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How much firewood can be hauled in a Jeep pickup?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by quads, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't consider them very "street-able" in todays world. The advertised top speed from the factory on mine was 53 MPH. They are one darn tough little logger though. I need to get a pic of the back bumper of this thing. Maybe you guys can fill me in on its purpose. Too hard to explain, but it was either for skidding or a hinge for a ditch witch or something.

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  2. joecool85

    joecool85 Minister of Fire

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    No worries about street-able really, my other dream machine is a lot bigger but the same top speed (55mph): M35A2 Duece and a Half :)
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    My '49 Willy's wouldn't go over 35mph. And even then sometimes the shimmy would get so bad I'd have to come to a complete stop and start all over again!
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine actually goes straight down the road - ya just ain't gonna get there fast. Truth be told, it probably doesn't come out of 4 wheel low-lock but every couple of years. And in these old skewl dudes, you don't drive them in 4 wheel drive on dry ground. Things will start coming apart. And in low in 3rd gear, your looking at a blistering 10-15 MPH.
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    Dude I am seriously jealous. I have been searching for a FC for years and haven't been able to find one.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    There are still some out there, but the collectors are picking them up now. Ya outta check out http://thefcconnection.com/ If nothing else, there are some really cool old pics of the FC's doing their things (and its a lot of things).
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    Hey Quads - what do think these old jeep pickups are hauling for a load. Bet it is more than 1/6th of a cord. :lol:

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    Nuther picture of the log load -unbelievable.

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    HOLY COW! I guarantee my Comanche would never be the same after that!
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    I looked at that picture and scratched my head to try and figure out the weight of that load ---- and gave up. Its gotta be heavy.
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    I haven't pulled the carpet in my Comanche to check the floor boards, scared what I'll find (or won't find) under there. My truck is pretty solid too, cab corners are rotten and a bit on the bed. Pretty good for a 22 year old Indiana Jeep. My CJ7 was rotten all over.
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    There is an FC about 5 minutes from me...despite all my effort, they won't sell it. :mad:
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    There is one here in town that is that way. It sits in the same place all the time. I don't think the guy even drives it but still refuses to part with it. Such a waste.
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    Yeah, sometimes people have "plans" for a project and will let the vehicle rust to the ground. It a shame. I know a guy that has a corvette that is in pretty rough shape. It was the FIRST vette to be fuel injected (6 banger). That car will have to wait until the guy is dead before it will ever see sunlight again.

    Sorry for the hi-jack. Lets get back to jeeps hauling wood.
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    Ha! Doesn't matter to me, I like Corvettes too. I've never owned one, but still like them.
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    Would be a real pain to fit much wood in one though.....
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    True. They don't have much of a back seat!
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