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Old 07-28-2017, 10:46 PM   #626
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I never commented on that '57 Unimog. WOW '57!! They were advanced off road vehicles even 20-30 years later. Still are. So this one is a former beach patrol unit. Very cool historic vehicle. Looks like a Folbot (kayak) on that restored one

Did I show this? If I showed it twice it's probably because there is nothing interesting or desirable about it
One of the first things I noticed about this was the fuel fill and that lead me to wonder how much fuel it holds? 75 gallons? 100 gallons? 200 gallons?
Then I started thinking about what its operational weight was? Because I'm sure they loaded it with all the tools you could cram in those boxes. And four people. I discounted the camper weight as it was a later add on. So rough guess fully loaded 11,000 lbs.
Wait a minute look at the camper. It goes all the way over the crew cab!!!!!!! It was orginal!!!!???? Yikes better add another 3500 lbs for a loaded camper of that size and age. Had to be an oil company rig as they were the only ones who could afford to keep it filled up.
Truly cool.
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:05 PM   #627
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That Dodge is Bad @$$
I agree! That thing has to weigh a bunch too!
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:34 AM   #628
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Yeah, heavy, long, and low. Not your ideal formula for the best off road design. I love that thing anyway. Definitely a relic to me. I guess I could afford to run it to the campground less than 10 miles from here, but there's no gas station between us.

I know I could use this!
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That's a sweet rig too! I know exactly what I'd do to both of them though.
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:37 PM   #630
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Yeah, heavy, long, and low. Not your ideal formula for the best off road design. I love that thing anyway. Definitely a relic to me. I guess I could afford to run it to the campground less than 10 miles from here, but there's no gas station between us.

I know I could use this!
Holy crow!, What an absolute beast!!!, Is that a W500 series?
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:52 PM   #631
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Yeah, heavy, long, and low. Not your ideal formula for the best off road design. I love that thing anyway. Definitely a relic to me. I guess I could afford to run it to the campground less than 10 miles from here, but there's no gas station between us.

I know I could use this!
Nice looking rig. I like it!
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Holy crow!, What an absolute beast!!!, Is that a W500 series?
I think so. That's one thing about Dodge back then, they put a lot of effort into trucks. They not only had 1t 4wds, the 1t trucks were built like a medium duty...such as the '92-up C3500HDs. They were actually ahead of their time with their trucks that seemed outdated
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:33 PM   #633
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I've always wanted a Willys pickup. Never wanted a Ford. But I want one of these F75s
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:36 PM   #634
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These were built for over 20 years, till '83 I think
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:56 PM   #635
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WOW special-K those trucks are KOOL, we have a automotive dealership here in town and they have some Import vehicles right hand drive, and they had some mitzutubishi jeeps that look just like the ole willy's jeep,with right hand drive they were so Kool, and they even had the willy's wagon that was made in the 80's and it even had AC in it, I wanted one of those so bad, I saw cars and some mini 4x4 vans that were diesels that were so KOOL too....they make some KOOL stuff over seas...
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:14 PM   #636
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They sure do. I know about those RH drive Jeeps. They were made bt Mitsubishi, I think. They, or whoever it was, bought the design from Willys. Flat fender, like CJ2As, right? So that dealer is in Radford? These are Brazilian. Here ya go, feast your eyes:

https://www.google.com/search?q=ford...iw=865&bih=402

How about the little Suzukis?

https://www.google.pt/imgres?imgurl=...act=mrc&uact=8
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I really like those Suke's Actually it's in Christiansburg hopefully this link will let you see there inventory...
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:01 AM   #638
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They have some cool stuff there. While I'm on foreign jobs...
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The yellow four door is totally cool. Is that a Russian make vehicle?
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:47 PM   #640
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Tell us more about it Special-K, is that stock as it sits or lifted, very interesting.
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I don't know much of anything. I've had that picture a while. I believe it is factory-built and is Russian. I'd have to look for the brand name. It's three letters
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A Ford I don't think I've showed
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That thing is Awesome .
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Another Marmon Harrington Ford.
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That's a tuff fire truck. Here's an old guy
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Saw so many of these old trucks growing up being 56 now, were just trucks doing their job then but now they just seem so much cooler and with style.
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I get a lot of nostalgia out of the early 4wds from visions of my youth. They weren't so common back and were bought out of need for the utility. I think it's cool all the attachments that were made using the truck as a mobile power plant, same as tractors. Things like 3pt hitches and PTO driven apparatus.
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dads 1957 international a120 3/4t 4x4....soon to be redone..
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Hey that's neat. Has he had it long?
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I just realized I goofed..that truck is the one I bought for a donor...his is identical except his is short wheelbase and red where that one is blue...although the red is long gone....and yes..its been in the family since 1959 or 60..if his memory is correct...
when dad bought his farm he needed a truck so he went to a farm auction that had 3 of these IH's for sale...he bid on all 3 winning none...he had x amount of dollars to spend and just lost out...as he was leaving a guy followed him to the parking lot and wanted to know if he still wanted one...he said well yeah thats why I was bidding..turns out this guy bought 2 of the 3 and only wanted 1...so he made a deal with dad and dad brought the old truck home...its been in the family ever since...
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