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    Default My Chevy K25 returns

    Bought this from a friend in 2007. Not a 6x6 but rather a 4x6 - trailing rear axle and a rather long fellow. Had a 350 Small block on a 4 speed manual box. Ai revs 3000rpm at 120km/h needless to say 4km/liter. A lot better than the army issue 4.9 liter straight six it came out with.
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    Default Re: My Chevy K25 returns

    Oh yes Pleeeze..........PLEASE post Pics and just keep on posting ........

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    I removed the rear/rear axle and shortened the loadbox. It looked cripple, but at least it could turn and get over a brick without lifting a rear driving wheel.
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    Default Re: My Chevy K25 returns

    Wow! n Nomad op steroids.

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    Default Re: My Chevy K25 returns

    A thing of beauty! Does it still have the Chevy V8 and 4-speed box? 3000 r/min @ 120 km/h seems perfect for that setup.
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    Default Re: My Chevy K25 returns

    I've always wanted one of those. I'm pretty sure there should be more running around, the SADF had dozens?
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    Default Re: My Chevy K25 returns

    At that stage, I was playing with bigger size boats and was a firm believer of huge V8's and Auto boxes for retrieving boats from the beach - especially Sodwana and Southern Moz. Out came the 350 and bought a 454 big block and a 4L80 box and did the conversion. It was a powerhouse of note and could move a building - if the building was a filling station. 1.8 km/liter was a good indication of where things were going.
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    Default Re: My Chevy K25 returns

    ......Ek like jou Name op die K en die Boot.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Oh yes Pleeeze..........PLEASE post Pics and just keep on posting ........
    This is the story of this van and where we are at this stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I've always wanted one of those. I'm pretty sure there should be more running around, the SADF had dozens?
    You cannot belief how scares these old kokkerotte became. A lot was given to SWA and a lot was auctioned. Most was left to rot in the graveyards as it was a very cheap 4x4 with heaving drinking habits.

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    Default Re: My Chevy K25 returns

    Quote Originally Posted by Naas le Roux View Post
    You cannot belief how scares these old kokkerotte became. A lot was given to SWA and a lot was auctioned. Most was left to rot in the graveyards as it was a very cheap 4x4 with heaving drinking habits.
    Naas ek moet net....Ek is seker jy bedoel 'heavy', maar nog steeds van pas, want na baie 'heavy' drinking habits, kom heaving....

    Nice Van...like jou nuwe engine.
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    Default Re: My Chevy K25 returns

    However, one thing lead to another and I sold the lorrietjie to a very close friend of mine with the understanding that it will come back someday. Louis did a lot of mods on the exterior with regards to fuel capacity - 2 200lt stainless tanks. 100lt water tanks and a lot of customizing to the interior and overall just to make it more comfortable.

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    Louis bought a Iveco for the boat and the Chevy came back to me to use at the shop - mostly it just stood outside.
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    Sadly Louis passed away....... and I bought the Chevy back. It is standing proud in the shop.
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    Default Re: My Chevy K25 returns

    But I have a itch.....I want to do a Studebaker body on this formidable chassis and drive train. What do you think?
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    Default Re: My Chevy K25 returns

    Very cool piece of kit! It seems often 6x6 is pretty much more trouble than it is worth and when the rear axle is un driven it is even worse. Which is a pity because 6x6 just seems more awesome than 4x4!


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    Default Re: My Chevy K25 returns

    Oom Naas ek is ene oŽ en ore

    Kan nie wag nie

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    Default Re: My Chevy K25 returns

    Dit sou verseker 'n unike "build" wees, en 'n baie lekker speelding.

    Maar die K25's is klaar so skaars. En met die "cab forward" uitleg gaan mens seker redelik baie moet verander aan die stuurstelsel, rat-hefbone en dies meer om die Stud body op te sit? Sou dit nie dalk beter wees om die Studebaker body op 'n ou Safari of Cruiser chassis te sit nie? Of dalk selfs 'n Y60 Patrol?

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    Default Re: My Chevy K25 returns

    Quote Originally Posted by Naas le Roux View Post
    But I have a itch.....I want to do a Studebaker body on this formidable chassis and drive train. What do you think?
    I think you're destroying an iconic classic to make a Gas Monkey / Diesel Brother monstrosity. But that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I think you're destroying an iconic classic to make a Gas Monkey / Diesel Brother monstrosity. But that's just me.
    BUt what a monstrosity! Could on not just make shoehorn a Cummins BT6 into the truck? That would make an awesome tow vehicle.

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