Some guys just make us sick; green with envy, that is. Maurice Rozo is one of those fellas who shows up with all the cool toys and makes us wonder what we're doing wrong. Maurice has been working very hard for more than 10 years to make a name for his 4x4 shop, Off Road Unlimited, and when it was finally time to build his own rigs to head to the dirt in, he and his crew of top-notch techs built the combo you see here. The white '72 Blazer was originally assembled for a customer, but when it came up for sale, Maurice purchased it as a shop trail rig in case he and the guys wanted to go wheeling over the weekend. Plus, it's a great example to show off what the shop could do.
Then to make towing the big GM that much easier, Maurice and crew built probably the sickest '05 dualie on the planet. With less than 300 miles on the odo, this black Chevy hauler was torn apart in ORU's Burbank, California, shop, given its signature solid axle swap, and outfitted with just about every aftermarket component that would make it tow, recover, and cruise better.
Imagine waking up Saturday morning, cruising to your favorite mud hole in that smooth extra-wide dualie, muddin' till the cows come home behind the wheel of a big-Boggered Blazer, and then cruising home again in style. Yes, we're jealous. We're sure you are too.
|’72 CHEVY BLAZER |
|Engine: ||454 big-block, Doug Thorley headers, Holly carb, K&N filter, |
| ||MSD ignition, Flowmaster exhaust |
|Transmission: ||TH400 with Art Carr trans pan and shifter |
|Transfer Case: ||NP205 |
|Front Axle: ||Kingpin Dana 60, Teraflex T-locker, 5.13 gears |
|Rear Axle: ||Corporate 14-bolt, Detroit Locker, 5.13 Gears |
|Tires & Wheels: ||TSL Boggers 19.5/44-15 on 15x14 Allied wheels |
| ||with bead locks |
|Suspension: ||Custom Atlas Springs, Bilstein 5100 shocks |
|’05 CHEVY DUALIE |
|Engine: ||Duramax Diesel with TTS power programmer and |
| ||exhaust and AFE air-intake system |
|Transmission: ||Allison with Mag-Hytec trans pan |
|Transfer Case: ||NV263 |
|Front Axle: ||Ball-joint Dana 60, ARB Locker, 4.56 gears |
|Rear Axle: ||AAM 11.50, 4.56 gears |
|Tires & Wheels: ||Pro Comp custom wheels with Pro Comp 37x13.50x17 |
| ||X-Treme A/T tires |
|Suspension: ||Custom Atlas springs, ORU solid-axle swap, sway bar, |
| ||airbag, and King shocks |