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Crazy Vehicle conversions... (warning - pic heavy)

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Jags, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    I found a shot of the Pinzgauer.
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    [​IMG]And a few of the Jeep.
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    I have an interest in 4wd that are different from what everyone else has. I usually wait until I can find a good deal on one and then buy. Drive it for a year or two and sell it and get my money back out of it. Or only end up being out 1-2 thousand, which over a year or two is not much at all for the work I get done with my truck in a year or two. I have had my Tundra Crewmax for two years now. I think next Christmas time will be trade in or sell it outright and buy something different. Although I have to say I am very happy with my Crewmax. Has everything I need for space for wife, kids, hauling wood, etc. Might just put a heavy customs bumper and winch on it and keep it for a long time. I don't know. ;lol
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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Sweet Pinz and jeep, Gassy. I take just the opposite approach on my 4 x 4's. By the time I am done with them, nobody else wants them.;lol I don't like car payments.;)
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  3. ScotO

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    I found that '49 Willys in Trenton, New Jersey, where it had sat in a carport since the mid-1960's (had a Sept. '64 inspection sticker on it!). It was fairly solid other than a couple spots on the floor, the upper rear wheelwells, the lower section of the tailgate (all typical spots for these old wagons) and a couple other odds and ends. I'm after a "user" look, not a show Jeep by any means. I found an NOS set of Kelsey-Hayes 16.5x10 military rims (Vietnam era military surplus), gonna leave them blacked out and put some 34's or 35's on them. The axles are both late 60's J10 Dana 44's (fine spline, 4:27 ratio), gonna convert the rear differential to full floater and install a power-loc carrier back there. I'm getting excited to get back on that project, as my youngest son (who will be 12 this May) is showing interest in it as well. I guess it will be a father/son project, and that will make it even more enjoyable!
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  4. Delta-T

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    double thumbs up on the Pinz and Unimogs... I love me some ugly euro vehicles ( I really do mean that in the best possible way, Saab driver for many years).
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    It doesn't get any better than that.
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    I was curious to see how far this thread would go before a Unimog was mentioned.

    I have owned some type of Unimog for a good 15+ years now and I currently have a beater 1965 404. My wife wants to add to our fleet a Pinzgauer and I'm looking for a 416 so well see what comes up or both!
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    Pics? Come on - it can't be uglier than my FC.:p
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    That was our first family car that I remember, born in '48.
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    I've seen 'em set up with a knuckle for switching railroad cars.
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    Along with the utilitarian line of vehicles - I see several of these jap mini trucks around here. A drinking buddy of mine has one, I couldn't get in it without my knees drilling the dash and he wanted 8k for it.
    Little diesels with locking diffs and they can go just about anywhere an ATV/UTV can fit.
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    Yeah, I have looked at a couple of those. They were made for Japanese sized people, not American sized people.;lol
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    Some really cool trucks. I wouldn't mind owning a few of them.
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    Keep 'em coming guys. Immensely enjoying this thread.
  14. Jags

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    For those of you that need extreme off road capabilities:
    mudjeep.jpg
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    I'll bet if that smart thing hit the brakes real hard he could tip it right on to the windshield.;lol
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Holy crap - after your utube played, one in the list was this. Tell me this doesn't raise your blood pressure at all:
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    _g
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    There's a lot of crazy Russian off road stuff on Youtube.

    I think the Smart thing is pretty Stupid. I've never been a fan of really big tires and super high lifts.
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    Check out this one at about 2:45 in.
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Here's another.
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Even more....


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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Those are all pretty cool.
  25. MasterMech

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    Figured the wood splittin' one would kinda hit home here. ;)

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