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02-04-2016 11:41 PM
Fisherman5299
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Originally Posted by DirtyLarry View Post
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











Awesome rig!
02-01-2016 09:03 AM
hardtrailz400 Got a port-o-potty for longer expeditions

01-30-2016 08:56 PM
MadMax87 This truck is a piece of art. I just drooled all over the key board. I need to find me one of my own!

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Originally Posted by Offroad Engineering View Post
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.



01-29-2016 04:16 PM
Offroad Engineering 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
CDA 455
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Originally Posted by Offroad Engineering View Post
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.

What's the wheelbase on your rig?


Any trouble getting around on the trails with the long wheelbase?
01-26-2016 06:18 PM
DirtyLarry 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
Jacob 76
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Originally Posted by Offroad Engineering View Post
Never will complain about a daily driver on 38's again.
I've been there. It's the same when everyone says it's "impractical and dumb" until they're stuck and need someone to come pull them out. Of course then "they always thought your truck was great"
12-15-2015 11:47 AM
CDA 455
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Originally Posted by Offroad Engineering View Post
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.

You need a very large white racecar number roundel decal on the rear passenger doors !


You know; GT40 MKII-style .
12-15-2015 10:20 AM
Offroad Engineering 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
CDA 455
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Originally Posted by Offroad Engineering View Post
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.


Now that is a nice set up .


An Alaskan Camper and what appears to be a 'Guardsman Blue*' Ford truck .





*


12-14-2015 11:07 AM
Berne
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Originally Posted by lawson_nate View Post
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.

NICE....

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???"

nice job!

--B
12-12-2015 10:42 AM
lawson_nate 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 this...



To this...



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
pappawheely
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Originally Posted by g-wizz View Post
i saw your truck at the MINT. looks good man
Thanks. I am putting together a fuel delivery system for it. Ditching the in-tank pumps for external and boosting my capacity up to over 50 gallons.
11-17-2015 02:57 PM
Bread996
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Originally Posted by wes8517 View Post
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.

Wes
Well, you said it yourself... "camping"
11-17-2015 01:34 PM
wes8517 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.

Wes
11-05-2015 10:52 AM
rogueturtle last one
11-05-2015 10:49 AM
rogueturtle another:
11-05-2015 10:48 AM
rogueturtle a few of the arrows in my quiver:
10-20-2015 12:43 AM
g-wizz
Quote:
Originally Posted by pappawheely View Post
Over 200 miles from the nearest 7-11.

i saw your truck at the MINT. looks good man
10-16-2015 02:31 PM
Andy351
Quote:
Originally Posted by Offroad Engineering View Post
Can't see the built XR650R in the picture? thats cause it doesn't matter how you get there. I was there for the sunset.
10-16-2015 08:32 AM
Offroad Engineering
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Originally Posted by Greg5OH View Post
checked out the campers website out of curiosity...27 grand?!?!
Can't put a price on a good time right?

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
Offroad Engineering 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
hardrider
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Originally Posted by El_Diablo View Post
Getting there...

Nice ride! Love the wheels what brand is it?
09-16-2015 08:50 PM
El_Diablo Getting there...

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