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Old 12-12-2007, 03:32 PM   #91
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What I wouldn't give for an old '73 Highboy again...

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Old 12-12-2007, 04:50 PM   #92
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This is our GU 4 Nissan Patrol with 36"muddies, dual air lockers and a 4"lift kit. There is not many places in Aus that this wont reach.




I also drive a 07 Ford FPV Super Pursuit Ute. A bit smaller than those US Trucks, but they handle like a dream.



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Old 12-12-2007, 04:56 PM   #93
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This is our GU 4 Nissan Patrol with 36"muddies, dual air lockers and a 4"lift kit. There is not many places in Aus that this wont reach.

When did y'all start getting ProComp tires down there?

The lowered street truck brands you as a young punk, needing people to look at you - seeker of attention, supporter of the economy.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:00 PM   #94
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When did y'all start getting ProComp tires down there?

The lowered street truck brands you as a young punk, needing people to look at you - seeker of attention, supporter of the economy.
They are Micky Thompson Baja Claws. But we do get Procomps down here as well.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:16 PM   #95
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Not mine. Saw this one in action at Barnwell Mountain Rec Area near Gilmer, Tx the weekend before Thansgiving. Thought it was worth a photo.

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Old 12-12-2007, 05:43 PM   #96
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HOLY CRAP! That's my old camper (lovingly, "The Chief"). And my old dog, etc. and that's my '02 trip you're talking about. What a hoot!!!

Actually bought it via ebay from a guy in Green Bay WI. With me in VA, we agreed that he'd drive it to Cleveland where I'd fly in to pick it up. I figured that if he could get it that far, it had a chance of being reliable. I drove it home, he hopped on a plane.

Griffin the dog and I lived in it for eight months and did the route pictured below (a MS PowerPoint special by yours truly). A good time was had by all - definitely used the 4WD capabilities more than once.

Got it back to VA and enjoyed taking it for spins now and then but ended up selling it again on eBay. Winning bid was from a guy in OH who had designs of raising the suspension and putting on some huge beach-crawler tires. . . . who knows?

But WOW, OH WOW! How fun to see it posted here, five years later. Thanks! That was cool!!!


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1978 Apache Chief with the "Wrangler" 4x4 option.
Tried to find more info on it but not much luck.
Was hoping a couple more existed in decent shape.

Guy bought it March 02 with 39k on it from an old guy that kept it garaged since 1978 with little use.
He then put 31k on it from 3/02 - 12/02 driving from Virginia to alaska, down to southern cal, a few side tracks in the middle, then back to virginia.

A few pics of the beast, map below was his 31000 mile trip in it.







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Old 12-12-2007, 06:34 PM   #97
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My old ride. She was kind of a show pony, but she was my show pony!

In hind sight, I wish I would've spent the money on a Unimog.





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Old 12-12-2007, 06:41 PM   #98
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My old ride. She was kind of a show pony, but she was my show pony! .....
Broncos are cool.
For serious off road and also running on road, I wouldn't take them past 35's.

The best size personal expedition vehicle.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:43 PM   #99
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Not mine. Saw this one in action at Barnwell Mountain Rec Area near Gilmer, Tx the weekend before Thansgiving. Thought it was worth a photo.

He's running too much air.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:45 PM   #100
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Broncos are cool.
For serious off road and also running on road, I wouldn't take them past 35's.

The best size personal expedition vehicle.
I was really happy with the 37" MT/R's in the third pic. That was later in the truck's life. The first two pictures are right after I got it lifted with 40x17 Gumbo Mudders. They were overkill and really sapped the life out of the truck. The MT/R's did as well off road too. Best tires I ever owned.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:52 PM   #101
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I was really happy with the 37" MT/R's in the third pic. That was later in the truck's life. The first two pictures are right after I got it lifted with 40x17 Gumbo Mudders. They were overkill and really sapped the life out of the truck. The MT/R's did as well off road too. Best tires I ever owned.
Even swapping diff gears wouldn't cure the prob.
You can even cut the sht outta the body, but the TTB front suspension isn't meant for really huge meats.

Being shortish with a 104 wheelbase has it's limitations, and also its benefits.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:56 PM   #102
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Always the X-Runner...



In addition to hauling some shit, you can strafe backroads. 6-speed manual and at least 0.9g on the skidpad are cool in a truck.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:57 PM   #103
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Yeah, I was on the verge of doing a straight axle swap before I sold it.

It was my daily driver. The gas would be killing me right now!
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:01 PM   #104
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Always the X-Runner...



In addition to hauling some shit, you can strafe backroads. 6-speed manual and at least 0.9g on the skidpad are cool in a truck.
That's not a truck, sorry.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:04 PM   #105
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As I purchased it.


When I sold it.
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