|02-04-2016 11:41 PM|
|02-01-2016 09:03 AM|
Got a port-o-potty for longer expeditions
|01-30-2016 08:56 PM|
This truck is a piece of art. I just drooled all over the key board. I need to find me one of my own!
|01-29-2016 04:16 PM|
If memory serves correct a CCLB ford is around 172"? The fronts pushed forward a couple inches as well so lets just guess around 174"?
It's undeniably a big truck and it drives like a big truck. That said, it also just goes over a lot of things that you'd otherwise go around. For a big truck that you can live in full time if you really wanted to, it's pretty nimble. But the only place I'll chase down the jeep crowd is in deep snow.
|01-26-2016 08:30 PM|
Any trouble getting around on the trails with the long wheelbase?
|01-26-2016 06:18 PM|
Been a little slow in this thread for a while so I figured I’d push it to the top with my junk. Looking through this thread it seems I recognize many of the contributors from the Expedition Portal.
My modernized old dog goes all over home base of Southern Colorado to Death Valley and everywhere in between. Each spring since 2009 it goes on no less than a 1,000+ mile Desert Trip for 7 to 10 days at a time to some random Southwestern destination as well as several trips to the CO mountains during fishing season. Yeah, I’ll admit the rest of the time it sits in the garage (No, the paint is not new…a buddy and I laid that down in 1998 in a barn in Michigan). It looks pretty but it does really gets used when it gets out! Probably the most maintained vehicle of the fleet because when it leaves the garage it is going SOMEWHERE and taking a beating not just running errands around town
Powered by an 8.1L/NV4500/NP205 4:56 cogs, Detroit’s front and rear, winches front and rear
|12-15-2015 10:07 PM|
|12-15-2015 11:47 AM|
You know; GT40 MKII-style .
|12-15-2015 10:20 AM|
Thanks, it's been a great setup! It's a brighter blue than Guardsman, but what a beautiful color that is
Took it south to Montana, then back up to Northern BC. Got about 18" of unplowed snow overnight. Never will complain about a daily driver on 38's again.
Brought it home, buffed, detailed, and retinted it. Then pointed it south to California for a few months.
|12-14-2015 11:23 AM|
An Alaskan Camper and what appears to be a 'Guardsman Blue*' Ford truck .
|12-14-2015 11:07 AM|
I think I may have seen you driving down 1 in baja. We were down there for a couple weeks around Thanksgiving...
I remember commenting to the wife "is that a 4x4 chinook???"
|12-12-2015 10:42 AM|
She's survived just over 7,200 miles (so far) since October 9th so I think it's safe to call her an expedition rig.
1977 Chinook camper shell on a 1983 Toyota (4x4 solid axle ) pickup.
Quick history: Home is North Pole, Alaska (near Fairbanks in the center of the state). Bought the original 2wd camper for $300 in July (2015), couldn't get the original engine running (seized), said "screw it" and bought the '83 pickup around the end of August, swapped the camper on in September, started snowing so we said "screw it (again)" and started driving the beginning of October.
From North Pole, Alaska (Oct 9th, 2015)
To Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (Dec 9, 2015)
"One of these things is not like the other..."
|11-20-2015 11:35 PM|
|11-17-2015 02:57 PM|
|11-17-2015 01:34 PM|
Maybe now Bread996 will approve of my truck. Tons of fun exploring and camping. Headed to Big Bend for some camping and exploring in January.
|11-05-2015 10:52 AM|
|11-05-2015 10:49 AM|
|11-05-2015 10:48 AM|
|rogueturtle||a few of the arrows in my quiver:|
|10-20-2015 12:43 AM|
|10-16-2015 02:31 PM|
|10-16-2015 08:32 AM|
I picked it up used, it's a 2003. There's nothing else around that will do what that does and go where I've taken that one, and still be warm at -20 for that price. No doubt they're steep, but they're also handbuilt one by one in the US.
Now if I could just get something like what Rocky is playing with, on one of his tray beds, in a telescoping system like an Alaskan but with a full bed footprint not a slide in.... that would be perfect!
|10-15-2015 10:01 AM|
|Greg5OH||checked out the campers website out of curiosity...27 grand?!?!|
|10-01-2015 05:42 PM|
1800 miles around Alaska the last couple weeks. Picked up an M1102 as well for longer trips/moose season/hauling bikes around Baja.
Got some dirt road and snow in the mix. The Alaskan performed great as always. The Ford is thirsty, but thats nothing new.
|09-16-2015 11:01 PM|
|09-16-2015 08:50 PM|
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