Cool Trucks

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Lone Rider, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    :lol3 Sounds like there's a couple stories here.

    Nice truck.
  2. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    And the gas mileage.
  3. NoahDL88

    NoahDL88 Vroom Vroom

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    There is a hill in the Tahuya offroad area that is not terribly steep, but it does tilt to port going downhill. I didn't go over that time, but scraped the rub rail a little bit.

    Going up a couple of weeks later I had my buddy riding shotgun and my girlfriend and her baby in the back seat and I hit a bump and it tipped right over. Fortunately the berm held it at about 55 degrees. Baby crying, girlfriend screaming bloody murder, my buddy and I tipped it back on the wheels and drove out no problems.

    Engine!

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    Size comparison with my buddies Subie

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  4. Drizzt

    Drizzt Ranger

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    What is this thing even? Besides looking stupidly top heavy it looks pretty flipping awesome.
  5. GP640

    GP640 Long timer

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    Pinzgauer.

    I've been lusting after a 6x6 version for years.
  6. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Very cool. There's a guy who imports them near me. I've seen his personal 6x6 on occasion. The 4x4 sure is small. How's the maintenance? I've thought about getting a Volvo C303 or a Mog 404 but I'm not sure if I want to deal with having to source parts.
  7. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    You probably don't: I bought a G-Wagen in the mid-80's that was a PITA to get parts for. A very EXPENSIVE pain-in-the-ass, and I can't imagine the two mentioned above would be any easier-- or in the case of the Mog-- cheaper.
  8. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    Is that a four cylinder laying on it's side? Kind of interesting.

    As far as sourcing parts for a rare vehicle, I think if it's not a daily drive (meaning you can leave it sit until you find the parts), hunting for parts might be part of the fun.
    I don't know about everyone else, but I've noticed that I actually enjoy the research and hunt for my next whatever, whether it's a watch, bike, truck etc.
  9. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Sweet ride Noah.
  10. NoahDL88

    NoahDL88 Vroom Vroom

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    Yeah, its an air cooled one off, two oil pumps and it's carbs came from a Porsch.

    I'm still thinking about swapping in a diesel, but the new diesel models are starting to come over from Europe, so the appeal is going away with the possibility of getting a diesel model for about 5-7k more then I've got into this one.

    Parts aren't so bad, wear items like plugs, wires and filters all have a parts conversion to a common US vehicle, and the expensive parts are available, but yes, they can be expensive. Fortunately they built this thing for your average 18 year old army kid that doesn't like maintenence and drives like a maniac, so normal driving and maintenence means you don't have to worry too much about the expensive stuff going belly up.
  11. Hardware02

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    Yeah, I totally get that. I get so pre-occupied when I'm doing the research on the next toy...:evil
  12. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    This was at Mecum's last week.:deal:D

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  13. Centurian

    Centurian Adventurer

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    Yes, they made a 150 and 350 version the 350 was a 4 door 8 foot bed truck chassis that they chopped the frame right in the middle of the front spring hanger for the rear leaves, then chopped the back of the cab out and fitted bronco sheet metal.
  14. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    For Sale near me...no affiliation, just cool:

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  15. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    Arnold's new truck:

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    Only $250k. And now that one has been made U.S. street-legal, others could follow.
  16. Hardware02

    Hardware02 Long timer

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    It's a Unimog? They've always been street legal.
  17. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Parked outside nice little neighborhood bar in NE Mpls.

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  18. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Looks like someone did a body swap on a later model K20 rolling chassis.
  19. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Not all are DOT Legal. The 25 year rule still applies. According to what I've read it's a brand new U1300.
  20. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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