Keith Bai­ley & Tom Boyd: 2005 Bruiser Ken Smith: 1971 Chevy K20

4 Wheel & Off Road - - CONTENTS -

DRIVER: Ken Smith CO-DRIVER: Harry Wag­ner

Ken Smith is the new­est ad­di­tion to the cronies. He was an in­vited reader back in 2013, lent Rick Péwé his CJ-10 to lead the trip in 2015, and last year drove the sup­port van for the video crew. So with that many dues paid, this year Hazel made it of­fi­cial. As a U.S. Army he­li­copter pi­lot, Smith has the right tem­per­a­ment to deal with what­ever comes up on the UA, such as when he re­peat­edly dented his awe­some K20 swapped onto a 2001 Ram 2500 chas­sis. The truck av­er­aged 20 mpg and had a range of over 600 miles, so Smith would of­ten go days with­out need­ing to re­fuel.


ON?: 4

FA­VORITE PART OF THE TRIP: Mount Wash­ing­ton at sun­set and get­ting to wheel each day. It was beau­ti­ful coun­try­side with per­fect weather all week. >DRIV­E­TRAIN

EN­GINE: 24-valve Cum­mins TRANS­MIS­SION: NV4500 TRANS­FER CASE: NP241

FRONT AXLE: Dana 60 with 3.54

gears and Detroit Locker

REAR AXLE: Dana 80 with 3.54

gears and ARB Air Locker >SUS­PEN­SION

SPRINGS & SUCH: Stock Dodge

Ram 2500 sus­pen­sion

TIRES & WHEELS: 315/75R16 Falken Wild­peak M/T on stock K20 rally wheels with hub­caps STEER­ING: Stock Dodge Ram 2500 WINCH: Warn VR12-S

OTHER: Well-used Pre­mier

Power Welder

WHAT BROKE: Ra­di­a­tor and rear

driv­e­line. Lots of dents too.

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