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Old 09-16-2003, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Better than a Cruiser...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=31880

Well, for my purposes. Anyone want a portaled pig?
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Old 09-16-2003, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool, yes.

Better than a Cruiser, no.
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Old 09-16-2003, 07:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The front tires are on backwards. Pretty cool, though.
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Old 09-16-2003, 07:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ive always liked those volvos better than the pinz.
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to quote myself FOR MY PURPOSES....

I am seriously considering picking up a Volvo in a few years to replace my dying daily driver mazda 2wd truck. Keep the 350 in the Cruiser, pickup a NPR diesel and use Cruiser tranny/case. Build a flatbed, I have a portaled vehicle capable of the overland travel I love. The 55 simply doesn't have the room anymore.

But I am not ready to get rid of it by any means.

Cables for the locker mechanisms showed up today. Front centerpins are being made, and by the weekend the axles should be fully welded, cleaned, painted and mounted.
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That thing is so AWESOME.

Its like the Scooby Doo van on Steroids!!!

There is either one of those or a Pinz. that lives in Moab.
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Old 09-16-2003, 07:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ask team puprle how cool they are
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Are you being sarcastic Roids? I know Ron is sold on them.
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Old 09-17-2003, 06:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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"Hey, Honey, you know that Volvo SUV you keep talking about...guess what? I *bought it* for you! Yes, I'm not kidding...what color? It's a very cool green, I think you'll like it! Perfect family car, just like you said!".....
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Old 09-17-2003, 06:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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"Better than a Cruiser" - wash your mouth out with 90wt! Seriously, they are very cool. That is quite a step to using one as a daily driver though isn't it?
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Old 09-17-2003, 06:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't think so. I'll have the same basic drivetrain under my FJ55 here in a few weeks (minus the diesel. )

Volvos are very driver friendly, compared to a unimog they drive like a regular pickup truck.

Sometime in the next year I should know....
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Old 09-17-2003, 09:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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there are a few of them Volvo's in town, a guy brought some in 4-5 years ago, never could sell em, think they are sitting someplace, he has hard top and soft top, 6kish I think. I drove one(my buddy replaced the motor for him) I wasn't all that impressed.

I kinda like the Tatra
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They kick ass offroad compared to any other stock vehicle. The best ones to get are the ones that came with soft top and a cage. They aren't as tippy as the ones with hardtop.
The tires should be mounted that way.
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The guy around the corner from me has a Pinzgauer. Same basic thing. He had new R+P installed so it will go faster then 50mph on the hwy! A cool thing on the Pinzg. is that it is avail 4x4 or 6x6 and you can convert the 4x4 to 6x6 for around 1K.
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I actually got to drive one of those things quite a bit (the C303) but a non portaled version but incredibly simple. On Main St. in Park City it certainly turned some heads LOL.. It drove sort of like a VW Bus, but was a sweet truck. It also had the Michelin Militaries, the roof was removable. That would, indeed, be a fun truck to tool around in.
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Old 09-17-2003, 11:08 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I noticed something on the 6x6 Pinz that we did an exoskeleton on.
The air cooled engine was very similar to a Porsche air cooled.
It even had similar badging cast on the engine and valve covers
and other places. Looked just like a Porsche badge but didn't say Porsche. Anyone know much about these to know if they are related somehow??

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P.S. I wasn't overly impressed with the 6x6 Pinz. Very doggish.
But cool factor was way up there!!!
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Old 09-17-2003, 12:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I drove one(my buddy replaced the motor for him) I wasn't all that impressed.
But did you drive it off road? More flex than a pinz, more power than a pinz (lighter too) and front and rear diff locks with 15" of clearance. Driving a cab forward is different that a regular truck, but they have so much more room.

I think the original volvo engine is a dog, one reason I want one is they are very adaptable. Try fitting a "normal" engine in a Pinz.

This is exatly what I want. Build a box for the back and take it everywhere.... (sorry about the cut and paste)

http://community.webshots.com/album/89407258AfSzBa

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