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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Lone Rider, Dec 10, 2007.
Sounds like there's a couple stories here.
And the gas mileage.
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.
Size comparison with my buddies Subie
What is this thing even? Besides looking stupidly top heavy it looks pretty flipping awesome.
I've been lusting after a 6x6 version for years.
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.
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.
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.
Sweet ride Noah.
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.
Yeah, I totally get that. I get so pre-occupied when I'm doing the research on the next toy...
This was at Mecum's last week.
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.
For Sale near me...no affiliation, just cool:
Arnold's new truck:
Only $250k. And now that one has been made U.S. street-legal, others could follow.
It's a Unimog? They've always been street legal.
Parked outside nice little neighborhood bar in NE Mpls.
Looks like someone did a body swap on a later model K20 rolling chassis.
Not all are DOT Legal. The 25 year rule still applies. According to what I've read it's a brand new U1300.