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Let's see your huntin' wagon

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Sisco, Dec 28, 2002.

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  1. Sisco

    Sisco Member

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    Nothing fancy here, '82 Silverado. Bone stock except for the paint and somehow the catalytic converter disappeared. (At least I don't worry about setting a stubble field on fire!).
    I'm the second owner, bought it six years ago from my brother-in-law. Had 40K miles when I got it.

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  2. dakotasin

    dakotasin Member

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    don't know how to post pics, so until i figure it out, you'll have to use your imagination...

    77 f-150
    fresh 351 w, 11:1 compression, 284 degree cam, roller rockers, and many other assorted goodies including msd.
    6" suspension lift, nothing on the body.
    35-12.50x15" tires.
    not sure of the mileage. have reason to believe that the 99,999 mile odometer has been flipped several times... doesn't matter, except for the body, frame, and transfer case, it is a new truck...

    the truck is black, and exhibits its age in a less than graceful manner (there is some rust...but it isn't too bad. a couple dents... again, nothing major... but, put together it adds up. :what: ).
     
  3. Sisco

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    The thing I always thought would make a great hunting vehicle would be a 70-72 Chevy Malibu station wagon mounted on a 4x4 chassis. Four doors - no waiting, plenty of room in the back for the dog. I know, a SUV would to the same thing but no SUV would be as classy.
    Unfortunately I lack the time tools & talent to put a rig like that together.
     
  4. labgrade

    labgrade Member In Memoriam

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    Had a Land Cruiser FJ-40. Had more kids & got a FJ-60 (the wagon). Had less kids & went to the Tacoma - just The Wife & me these days except for now & then.

    Removable tool box in the back for extra storage sometimes. Lose it when bigger bed space required.

    Mid-'60s, I used a '65 Mustang for crawling around NW LA (the good LA, not that Kali cess-pit). Got stuck a lot, met lots of locals that way & better hunting spots developed from there. ;)
     
  5. PDshooter

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    Well this was mine this year:eek:
    Last min, put together,.Ending up going out by myself, no one could get off from work:(
     

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  6. Soap

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    Don't laugh...

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class :what:

    I just traded my 4x4 Jimmy in since I don't do much hunting here at college. Once I graduate and have more time to hunt, I'll probably get some sort of rockcrawler to use for hunting.
     
  7. sasnofear

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    i cant afford one :) the joys of being a student!
     
  8. Sisco

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    I'm still waiting for someone to say "I bought a Hummer but I don't take it hunting, don't want to scratch it."
     
  9. justinh

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  10. Soap

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    justinh,

    Yeah I'm a dandy tenderfoot Easterner ;)
     
  11. KMKeller

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    Sisco... ummm..er..heh heh...

    '96 Isuzu Trooper
     
  12. Cain R

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    2002 Chev Super Cab long box 4x4
    2002 Polaris 700 Twin Quad
    1976 18' Holidaire Trailer

    Gotta figure out how to post photos.:confused:
     
  13. JoshM

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    Current ride 92 SWB Landcruiser SX. Normally I drive, a mate spotlights out the passenger window, and another mate sits [and shoots] from the left hand corner of the bonnet.

    This set up is regular saturday nite fun on a lot of back roads where I live.

    Me and my mates [including an auto electrician, an electrician, and a builder] modified a 78 SWB soft top Landcruiser as a "shooter shuttle".

    CNG conversion. The straight six flew past everything except gas stations.
    Homemade roll cage/bull bars. Pipe benders are wonderful.
    Extra Hella spotties.
    Custom alternator to pump the amps for the spotties.
    Big running boards, we could have two guys standing on each side. We also took the doors off.
    Tow ball mounted back plate for quick dismount.
    Winch.

    We also mounted a chair for the spotlighter on top of the roll cage center bar.

    I really need a digital camera.
    :mad:

    My brother in law uses a 2000 Mitsi Galant V6 station wagon, its not bad at herding cattle either :D
     
  14. Alerion

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    My 2002 F-150 is still a little too pretty to take offroad so I'll stick with my 1998 Cherokee. (Shown here taking a little jaunt in the Daniel Boone National Forest.)

    Tom
     

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    Here's another shot of the Cherokee with the totally-useless-but-otherwise-fun vehicle.

    Tom
     

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  16. Jeeper

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    As my name would seem to indicate I have a Jeep.

    Here is me out doing a little wheelin.

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  17. Bwana Earl

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    I formerly ran a '79 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser, mostly stock except for big wheels and lights. It was perfect for the mud, mountains, woods and whatever- once you got there! Beat you to death on the highway getting there, and no air conditioning.
    When I took early retirement I knew I would be spending a lot more time in my hunting ride so I located a low milage 94 Toyota FJ80 Land Cruiser that has every option they offered, really. Full time 4WD with front, rear and middle differential lockers plus all the yuppie leather and sound stuff. The doctor who owned it didn't even know how to lock the differentials! He almost fainted when he saw the bullbars, winch and light setup riding on 32 inch Super Gumbo Mudders I added. (I do polish out the limb scratches between Deer and Turkey seasons. It is sooo purdy)
    It will pull my front end loader tractor and disk to camp with no strain and carries a lot inside. All I sacrificed is some approach and departure angle and the gross national product of a small Central American country. But it does everything I need in comfort. Not only will my sweet Barbie ride in it, she will actually drive it in front of her friends!
    Exxon and Shell both sent me a Christmas card.
     
  18. Art Eatman

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    Scared my huntin' wagon half to death, seein' snow at Thanksgiving. First time I've seen that in 30 years!

    :), Art
     

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  19. 12GA

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    My huntin' wagon sees plenty of the white stuff. Doesn't seem to bother it much though. :D

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  20. bronco61

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    Can't get anywhere in a vehicle here so....

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  21. Jaegermeister

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    Danner!!!!!!!!!!

    Danner High Country

    I'm still looking for a nice old toyota four-wheel-drive pickup
     
  22. PDshooter

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    Blown chance?

    A few years ago I had the chance to buy a Jap,inport TRK 4X4 88-90? with a leaking "Head gasket"> The guy just wanted a 100.00Bucks? yea! it need a few extra things done.
    But I let the "Wife"talk me out of it!!!:banghead:

    I'll never let her do that again:uhoh:


    Shoot,Shovel,Shut-up
     
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