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Grit dog

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Have had the old Freedom Wagon about finished for a while.
The kids both got new wheels for Xmas. Santa got older son got some pimp looking Konigs, staggered setup for his 06 Mustang GT. And St Nick managed to get these heavy bassturds on the sleigh for our younger boy! Reindeers were p!ssed off aboot it…lol
Went old school cool mobsteel, Detroit Steelies. 20x9, 3.5 backspace and 35-12.50-20 red letter Grabber X3s.
They are obnoxiously heavy, tires and rims equal offenders. But run very true and took less weight to balance than I expected.
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Nicely done.


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Man Grit, I LOVE the looks of that truck ! !!

Keeping it old school looking is a good plan, at least I think so.

You can't go wrong with those old steelies ! I bet that wheel/tire combo will sling some mud and do some humming while rolling down the asphalt. [emoticon]


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That is a great looking truck!

Having a bad a$$ ride, or sweet ride, will build character/confidence in good boys.

Have you got a pic of the Pony, with the new pimp wheels on it?

Jerry





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GREAT looking truck.
Are you going to help him realign his bumpers? They both look misaligned. It’s a proper three man job. 2 to hold the bumper correctly in place and one to tighten the bolts.


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Boomerweps wrote:

GREAT looking truck.
Are you going to help him realign his bumpers? They both look misaligned. It’s a proper three man job. 2 to hold the bumper correctly in place and one to tighten the bolts.


Good eye. While both bumpers are as close or closer than many came from the factory, the rear bumper is prolly +- 1/8” in all directions. The little twist you see is permanent from the camper tie downs.
The front is also gnats arse left or right but about 3/8” in/out from side to side, which is what you see. Front also has a little twist actually and a good scar from something substantial on the side you can’t see.
I’m maxed out on the in-out adjustment on the front bumper without shimming one of the frame horn mounts.
But it’s not a show truck and well, yeah that. And it has 2 very good condition OE bumpers.

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ford truck guy wrote:

Man Grit, I LOVE the looks of that truck ! !!

Keeping it old school looking is a good plan, at least I think so.

You can't go wrong with those old steelies ! I bet that wheel/tire combo will sling some mud and do some humming while rolling down the asphalt. [emoticon]


Thanks!
Yeah it will but she’s a little too perty to go muddin. The reduced offset or more howeve you look at it pushed the wheels out about 1.5”. Intentional and looks tough but I gotta lift the front a bit more to accommodate. Also known. Just ordered 1” zero rates to pick the front up a tad.

Tires are quieter than expected actually but they’re like all mudders they’ll get a little louder with time.

They are ridiculously heavy though lol.
Wheels are 50-51lbs and tires are 78lbs/ea.
the combo is a solid 25lbs heavier than the 37s on our other truck!

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MFL wrote:

That is a great looking truck!

Having a bad a$$ ride, or sweet ride, will build character/confidence in good boys.

Have you got a pic of the Pony, with the new pimp wheels on it?

Jerry


Here’s a pic of the Muskrat! He picked his “moms” wheels, lol. They are almost the same as my wife’s car, hahaha.
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Yes both kids have learned a sense of responsibility and pride and care…
And they’re kinda spoiled but both are working very hard at their duties and goals as young men. I’m as proud of them as they are of their cars.

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It’s rubbing off too. Older boy said he helped changed some guys tire last week.
Said “Dad, he really didn’t know what he was doing and his jack wouldn’t work and he was trying to lift it from the rocker panel. So I got my jack and found a spot on the frame and got his car lifted for him without damaging it.”

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ford truck guy wrote:

Man Grit, I LOVE the looks of that truck ! !!

Keeping it old school looking is a good plan, at least I think so.

You can't go wrong with those old steelies ! I bet that wheel/tire combo will sling some mud and do some humming while rolling down the asphalt. [emoticon]


They’re a new twist on old wheels.
Back in the day the sizes were 16”, 16” or 16”. Or 16.5s a few years before that model.
Now Detroit steel wheels and US Wheel make “big” steelies.

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