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Current Bushcraft Vehicle

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by tanman2003, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Newtown Mark

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    That's a great truck. Always wanted one.
     
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    Yeah, we've been exploring the north fork of the cda river...a little north of fernan area...maybe we can do some exploring when things dry out a bit. :)
     
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    That is a gorgeous-looking Rover. I drove them for years in the Brit Army. Everything from quarter ton air-portable, half ton short wheelbase, three-quarter ton long-wheelbase, and one ton V8s. In my opinion, with the exception of the pavement princesses attempting to pass for Land Rovers these days, real Land Rovers are the final word in four-wheel drive vehicles. I would have one, but they are so horribly expensive in Canada. The one you show would likely be in excess of $40K. When I see the prices they go for in the UK it fair brings a rear to my eye.

    Here's some examples of the prices they're going for here:

    http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Land+Rov...100818101119801/?showcpo=ShowCPO&orup=3_15_11

    http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Land+Rov...090713095531208/?showcpo=ShowCPO&orup=7_15_11

    http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Land+Rov...100401105621988/?showcpo=ShowCPO&orup=4_15_11

    Great looking rides, but way too rich for a guy on government pay (especially as a second vehicle).
     
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    The wife's "jeep" a 1972 M151A2 and my 1978 109 Land Rover. Don't let the spotless appearance fool ya', they're usually covered in mud and tree branch scratches! LOL!
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    Just built a 2 wheel drive Dnepr for those "light" excursions off road! So far it's a blast off road, but slow as hell on road!
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    sweeeet!
     
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    Just picked up this 2004 Ford Expedition. I have many plans for it.

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    15 years old still going...recently replaced the stock suspension with a simple 2 inch lift and 31ish inch tires to make it slower.

    its paid off and gets me where I need to go.
     
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    "its paid off and gets me where I need to go. "

    Those are the BEST ones!!
     
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    That is a very capable vehicle, especially with the small lift. I often miss mine, but I do love the Rubi I traded it in for.
     
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    Took my bushcraft vehicle for a trip to the middle of nowhere for some quiet camping:

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    Setup the Hammock & Tarp and relaxed for a while:

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    That's badass. I love the looks of those old Scouts.
     
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    more pics of my ole huntin, berry pickin, snow plowin, yard sweepin, wood haulin, buddy! 20160105_161357.jpg
     
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    20160105_161340.jpg hard workin Honder!
     
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    Good looking ride .
     
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    I know I've posted in this thread before but oh well. Coke ovens Florence AZ
     
  20. Hank McMauser

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    Traded my 99 taho for a pickup,its '15 ram 1500 quad cab, has the 5.7 hemi. Hope to have many good times with this rig
     

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  21. Davros

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    Thanks. Have 1 more minor thing to fix on her and I'll have to sell her. Getting in and out with the lift and 35's has gotten to be too much for me. Probably get a used 4 door and less aggressive mods.
     
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    Well here's my 2009 Jeep, 6spd, V6, (meh prefer the old straight 6 like my 85 CJ7 had). But it gets me where I need to go and he don't complain. View attachment 273957
     
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    I love the old straight six CJ's. Great motor. The carburetor? Not so much.
     
  24. gwynn1975

    gwynn1975 Misguided Wanderer Supporter Bushclass I

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    Just got the bumper and winch installed this week.

    2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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    Not a lot of snow but it was 8 degrees with wind about 30 MPH

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    Awesome Landy mate !
     
  28. nothinghead

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    Here we are on a late fall trip into the woods in my TJ:
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    And here I am getting to use the winch for the first time.
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    THe woman just got a toy too. No pictures of it yet, but it's a TW200. and looks like this:
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  29. Pastor Chris

    Pastor Chris Hardwoodsman #7 Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass II

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    Just scored a 1996 BMW R1100GS kitted out with lots of Touratech crash bars, amid plates and such. 22k Miles so it's still a baby. Working on adding bigger aluminum panniers. Quite a hoot to ride and it will get a lot of mileage this year on bushcraft outings. Kalahari Yellow is the color and makes a nice connection for me with my Africa missions work and trips.

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    I've been seriously considering getting rid of my suburban and downsize to an FJ.. Really like your rig..
     
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    Thank you! I've been really happy with it so far. I used to be a jeep guy but after test driving this, I converted. They're spendy, but worth it in my opinion
     
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    Magma FJ , makes me laugh , unless your driving underground it should be called lava . Other than being a rolling blind spot there such capable trucks , just wish the 6sp manual came with part time 4wd .
     
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    I had a 82' scrambler, loved that thing. It would go everywhere you pointed it. Still regret selling it. My new "get around" is a 94' landcruiser. She's great as well, but I do miss that ol jeep
     
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    Absolutely! Welcome to the family.

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    2005 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 trailering a 2008 Polaris Ranger 700XP. Ranger is lifted 2" with 27" mudgears. Not too many spots that Ranger can't get me to. Plenty of room for the wife and all our gear. image.jpeg . Geez people, now I want a jeep.
     
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    2015 Ranger Crew 900 vehicles don't need to be registered out here so she is my daily driver in the village and ice road travel.

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    Their are few places here in NJ that my 2000 5.0liter V8 AWD Mountaineer won't get me, and the Trek Superfly 5 will get me anywhere that it won't.
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    Me this past weekend, showing the Jeeps how to pick a proper line.
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  39. Pastor Chris

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    So an update on the BMW: I took off the original smaller plastic clamshell panniers, which might be good for going to the shops, but not for real camping (that sounded pretentious but I like to carry more gear than that). There are not a lot of racks made for this particular vintage of bike, and the ones on there are some sort of high-impact resin, or plastic, and that won't do, especially with the frequency with which I am laying this thing down in its side in sand and soft mud.

    I ordered a set of 70l aluminum Tusk panniers that are cheap, simple, durable, and fit the bill perfectly. I mocked them up on the factory plastic racks with various bits of hardware:

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    I the took the bike to a local construction business that I have an association with through the congregation. They have a genius inventor/fabricator there; a man a few words and much action. He took a look at it, nodded slightly, and said "I can do that"

    Two days later I had a custom fabricated 3/5 solid bar stock aluminum rack for the bike, bombproof! Here it is all done. I am planning a trip with a friend just after Easter for a few days riding and camping at Wharton State Forest in the Pine Barrens of NJ. They supposedly have 500 miles of unpaved trials and roads through the park that are open to any street legal vehicle. Should be a fun few days at the very beginning of April. Ill try to remember to put out the exact dates in a different thread in case anyone wants to join us!

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    The final piece to make this bike my own:

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    tusk, tusk ... :)
     
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    These guys. Just snagged the lx470 and about to make trail worthy. Still keeping the Tacoma.
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    ^^^need to replace them runnin boards with some rock sliders. Otherwise nice Land Cruiser.
     
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    My daily driver, when I'm not in the work truck, pictured with bugout trailer. May not be the most practical bugout rig, but it's great for long trips to anywhere, and making most Jeeps look clumsy on the trail.

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    Just got my first car, a 2004 range rover discovery se7. Has 98k miles on it. Already have plans for lifting it, new tires, a light bar and rack on top.
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