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    I used to have one of these. Damned if it couldn't go about anywhere. It even had full skid plates on the underside.

    I don't think it had much more than 80hp but it weighted next to nothing.

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    surely there must be someone from either michigan or vermont or minnesota with fond memories of the eagle



    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I have a few memories of the eagle, none are fond.

    After getting stuck in the snow and not being able to engage the 4x4 my father sold it 2 days after we got back from hunting that year. Fortunately I had followed in my Willys.

    It is also the car I took my drivers license test in. The opposite of a proper 4x4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoePorter View Post
    that is cool, did you get it in Ca.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    surely there must be someone from either michigan or vermont or minnesota with fond memories of the eagle



    A neighbor still owns one. I see him in it quite a bit in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    A neighbor still owns one. I see him in it quite a bit in the winter.

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    A friend had an Eagle for decades, and loved it. I haven't seen Cliff for a few years (since I moved away from Bridgewater), so he might still have it.
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    Will a 6x6 Lada Niva qualify herelada 6x6.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayman View Post
    Will a 6x6 Lada Niva qualify herelada 6x6.jpg
    What axles?

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    Tire scrub much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    the "Ziebart Factory Rust Protection" must be rock solid
    Rockers have rust, but I think that's it. You should see some of the Dodge Ram trucks running around here--I've never seen so much body rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    So I'm not the only guy here who still appreciates plain jane options on trucks? Bare metal interiors, vinyl seats (perhaps with a truck stop seat cover) and vinyl floor mats. . .

    Since about 1998 or so its become increasingly difficult to buy such a trim package on a domestic truck, and in the last decade an impossibility on a Japanese truck.
    2008 Vinal Floor, + floor mats, cloth seats, hand crank windows, V6 power .... but 2 Wheel Drive (which means better gas mileage for a healthier planet)...

    But it's "real" 2 wheel drive, Allison locking rear end.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    surely there must be someone from either michigan or vermont or minnesota with fond memories of the eagle



    my uncle owned 2! not alot of interior space in the "way back"

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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    The Thai army seem to use a smaller Unimog

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    lada quad.jpgyou didn't say it had to have round black wheels

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    My aunt had an Eagle wagon, and I mean she had it for a LONG time. That thing was the cat's ass. It went everywhere and did everything, regardless of road conditions.
    The best thing about it was the motor, indestructable straight 6. The downfall was the motor, which was far more thirsty than any subaru.

    They lived on the beach, and the salt air had its way. The body was fine, but everything else got so rusty that their mechanic put his foot down one day and said "you're coming to the auction with me next week and picking out a car. I'll warranty whatever car you buy, but you can't ever bring this thing back here."
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    I'm not sure what these are? They aren't actually a Humvee, are they?

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Russia developed (or copied) the Studebaker. Not sure if this is a Russian copy, or a Chinese copy of the Russian copy of the Studebaker.



    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Russian







    Equivalent era American



    and, another Russian / Chinese one still in Army use at the old Air America base in Long Chieng

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Anyone know their Citroens? Is this one a 4 x 4? I know they made plenty.....



    Same trip I saw that, I met the Austrian couple traveling in this rig. I'm keeping an eye open for some sort of Japanese 4x4 truck to build into something much lower budget than this. Has to be able to carry one or two motorbikes - preferably outside
    and probably an aluminium boat on top.

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    This 4x4 has never looked right

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    But it's pretty hard to stick and it will lift 4400 lb 16' straight up.

    Daniel and I have essentially the same truck,though his is few years newer.
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    And some look like garbage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    And some look like garbage.
    Thank you for that useful forum contribution.

    Meanwhile... here's an expedition truck that I've been following the build story on. It's a Mitsubishi Canter 4x4 that the guy bought ex-Railways for $6,500. His budget is $20k all up. He spent about $4k putting a turbo on it. Wheels were the next most expensive bit. Built the rest himself.

    canter.jpg

    Note that he's carrying firewood in that pic. The system is simple

    canter1.jpg

    and he carries a bike

    canter2.jpg

    He de-rated it to 4,495kg, so that it is cheaper to register and it can be driven on a car licence, rather than needing to get a truck licence.

    It does highway speeds and isn't too bad on fuel. I'd rather do it with a pop-top to give standing headroom... but that adds a bit to the complexity. Oh, and I'd prefer it without the crew cab. Set up for two only
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseO30 View Post
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post

    It does highway speeds and isn't too bad on fuel. I'd rather do it with a pop-top to give standing headroom... but that adds a bit to the complexity. Oh, and I'd prefer it without the crew cab. Set up for two only
    I am not sure on the Canter, but I know many trucks of that type here in the states can be had with three abreast seating.. yes, feel bad for the one in the middle.

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    The one I sold looked more like a trail Runner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    I'm not sure what these are? They aren't actually a Humvee, are they?

    I Googled and this is what I found:

    https://www.quora.com/What-are-simil...-to-the-Humvee

    On pure looks alone, doesn´t seem to have any Italians with their fingers in the pie

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