Dream Bush Vehicle

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  1. Sav

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    Land Rover Defender
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    I'm right there with ya, Sav.
     
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    Jeep Wrangler

    I got one...dream come true =)
     
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    Toyota Landcruiser FJ40

    Dream vehicle. Have a 1977 Im in the long process of restoring. Interested to see this thread take off!
     

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  6. Tarakian

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    I'm not into land rovers, give me something a little more hard core, like this:
     

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    plus 1 on the Wrangler. It goes anywhere the Rover can and can actually be fixed in the United States. The Defender is a great looking vehicle but its hard to fix and does poorly on the highway portion of the trip.
     
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    My wife keeps talking about how we need a Pinzgauer. I agree, except for that 60-70mph top speed.
     
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    +1 on the Rover Defender. My friend has one, it’s a sweet ride. A guy down the road from me has one rotting away in a field, he will not part with it, a shame to see it go that way. I have a line on an International Scout, another favorite ride of mine. That one has a complete spare engine in a crate ready to go. I currently drive a 2007 FJ Cruiser, that has never let me down in snow or mud, either, it’s my daily drive so I don’t want to abuse it too much, or modify it so that it would not be street legal.
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    Motor vehicle wise and old military jeep with an engineer trailer to tote along behind would suffice, maybe with a ROKON motorcycle in the trailer for when the jeep just couldn't go any further.
     
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    one of these would greatly increase my ability to get where other can't

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    plain ol john boat maybe add a 30 hp motor.

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    nice next generation greenland skinned kayak

    but most of all right now I need roof racks for my current kayaks.
     
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    My 2000 Z71 hasn't let me down yet. If I had the money to get one, a real military HMMWV is a nice ride ( the only drawback being its width). If I could actually find one, my number one pick would be one of the post WWII Jeeps that came with a PTO as I think that PTO would be really handy in the woods from time to time.

    David
     
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    Dream vehicle?
    Why dream when you can build and use it;
    Jeep CJ-7 (any short, light, 4 wheel drive, vehicle with a frame, would work as a starting point)
    4.56 gears,
    locking differentials, front and rear,
    SOA suspension,
    4:1 low range transfer case,
    35" BFG mud terrain tires,
    4.0 liter engine,
    multi-point injection,
    5 speed,
    front winch,
    on-board compressor, tools and welder (along with spare parts, fluids etc).
    Will crawl rocks, do deep mud, sand, gravel, snow and water (40+ inches). Gets better than 20 mpg on the highway and will cruise safely at 90 MPH +. Gets used on difficult trails (I didn't build it for the extreme trails/don''t like fixing body damage).

    If building another today I would likely start with a Jeep TJ, for the suspension.

    There is no stock or near stock, widely available, vehicle on the market that meets my needs (although the Jeep Rubicon comes close), they all need significant mods.

    Don't dream; Fabricate, then use, to get experience and have fun...

    Enjoy!
     
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    Jeep Wrangler or Cherokee, slightly modded.

    Maybe one day. Between little ones and bills, it'll be awile, hehe
     
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    If I had the money, I would get this one, but it would have to be repainted.

    1946 WDX Dodge Power Wagon, with hydraulic winch.

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    Awesome lookin truck Boss
     
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    The old M35A2, deuce and a half, 6x6. Get all 6 wheels driving and they were almost unstoppable. Almost unsteerable too for that matter.
     
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    My first.

    I drive my dream. '82 Jeep Scrambler. Just like I bought it in '82.
     
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    This is the way i roll into the bush
    and through the concrete jungle


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    So now I'm thinking these suggestions are all too practical and what I really need is

    YouTube - ARK II

    complete with a crew of "young people" and a chimp. Makes travel through the Planet of the Apes and MASH sets very easy ;)
     
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    So you're liking the new FJ, WW? I've had my eye on one since they came out but wasn't quite sure if they were like other mid-size SUVs - i.e. car-based.
     
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    Pimpin the bush :D
     
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    The Landmaster from Damnation Alley was cool, it was an entire working vehicle...back before the days of CGI.
     
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    I used to work with my brother at this Custom truck shop in st. marys Ga a while ago, and the most common problems with land-rovers, even ones that are not modified is the drive train and the axles have have made them notorious for random drive train issues at inexplicable times, with the exception of the older ones, the jeep with its unibody to me is the safer bet, plus to raise it for better ground clearence you can scavenge leaf springs off other vehicles and make bastard packs for almost any jeep
     
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    We used to drive past that vehicle every Sunday on our route over the Barham pass into Hollywood.
     
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    I’d say the FJ is a truck pretending to be a car. While it is certainly not an off road buggy, if you use your head, take your time and pick your lines there are not many places it won’t go.
    Wolf
     
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    I have always been partial to the M3-Halftrack! except i would like the tow package so i could haul the amphibian and cycle, talk about options!
     

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    Here you go. Think SMARTer

    I would not trade my moded Samurai for it though.

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    Stole it man... took advantage of the gas @ $4/gal a couple summers ago. STOLE it. Less than the price of what i went in to buy (Silverado Xcab...quite nearly 1/2 that price :eek: )
     
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    I'm with SkogKniv

    Jeep Wrangler, got one dream come true.

    H1, H2, H3, & Landrover recovery vehicle ;)

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    Jeep for me too, I now have a lifted Grand Cherokee, I sold my lifted Cherokee Sport last year.

    J.e.e.p.
    Just Empty every pocket
     
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    willys jeep would suffice as well!
     

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    This is my dream off roader and Ford power rules for me :D


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    my dad bought a VM van w/ the camper. unpowered steering n all. mint condition. sittin in his backyard... it is mine..but cant bring home as the neighborhood nazi's have rules against cars in driveways. anxious to take it out for its maiden voyage tho!
     
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    Oh I can see us travelin' aaaaaaalllll over in that! Right now our travelin' rig is a F250 with a slide-in camper. It's done us right.
     
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    Eary Ford Bronco. I had a 72' which I wish I never sold.
     
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    I had a '76 years ago. Man wish I had it back. Tuff, go anywhere machine.
     
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    I'm working on one right now. It's a 2wd '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee that I bought for $1200 bucks. I'm going to put a locker Differential in the rear and that should handle all my off road needs based upon past driving. Plus gas mileage should be better, and there is less drivetrain maintenance. I just put goodyear wranglers on it and it has plenty of ground clearance. I'll add a Hi-Lift Jack and a recovery kit. All's good.
     
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    My dream machine would be the 1953 Dodge Power wagon field ambulance I was issued in the 60's. It had a door between the drivers compartment, cowl vent, windshield that pushed open, hand throttle war time purple? interior lights and a front bumper winch.This thing would climb a wall.

    When the military surveyed it, As military personel, I was not eligible to bid on it. A civilian got it for 150. bucks. I'm still pissed about it.If memory serves me, it had 23,00 miles on it. In the back were 4 stretchers. Damn.

    If I ever hit the lottery, I'd buy a new HD 2500 Suburban with all the bells and whistles.

    Tony
     
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    Becareful what you wish for. That greenland boat could be closer to your garage than you think :) PM me.
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    Mine will (eventually) be an 86 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. I have to get some welding done, lift, bumpers, winch, and tires (read all of that as it needs more money spent on it) and it will be a pretty good bush vehicle. Not quite as nimble as the smaller Jeeps, but it should be really capable.

    Just Empty Every Pocket is right!

    Wishing for an M715 though
     
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    Dream vehicle - Unimog
    Current vehicle 02 tundra - goes most places I want to drive to.
     
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    Ooh.. I forgot about the unimog, I change my mind.
     

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