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#1 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 04:25 AM

Check this thing out.I would say they kind of wasted a good Jeep.



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Posted April 08, 2012 - 04:41 AM

Each to his own, I suppose. I didn't see much fun in it.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 05:42 AM

Check this thing out.I would say they kind of wasted a good Jeep.


I agree, i also think the same thing when I see a classic car (especially one of my favorites) on a 4-wheel drive chassis. But as Greg said above, to each his own.

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Edited by Michiganmobileman, April 08, 2012 - 05:44 AM.


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Posted April 08, 2012 - 06:30 AM

Looks like one of those projects that seemed like a good idea over a few beers but ends up being a lot of work for nothing much at the end. I'd much rather restore the classic Jeep!

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:28 AM

The body looks like one of the import body kits and the tracks have no ground following ability and it is more like an old dozer than an all terrain vehicle.

IMHO a waste of money and, as Brian points out, beer.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:44 AM

Yep, that Jeep with rubber tires would go nearly anywere with a lot less racket and a little bit smoother ride too.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 08:18 AM

Kinda looked like "Red Neck a palooza" in the beginning there. I bet you'd end up with kidney troubles after a trail ride.

As for why they did it, I think it was Mt. McKinley syndrome.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 09:12 AM

Likely just a case of these fellows were tired of the I-H Scouts driving around them while their Jeep was stuck and they were trying to even the playing field!

;) :bigrofl:

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 10:13 AM

The body looks like one of the import body kits and the tracks have no ground following ability and it is more like an old dozer than an all terrain vehicle.

IMHO a waste of money and, as Brian points out, beer.




Looks like an M38.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 11:06 AM

Take a look at this one. Looks like alot more fun in a tracked vehicle. Kurtee


Edited by Kurtee, April 08, 2012 - 11:07 AM.


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Posted April 08, 2012 - 11:34 AM

Take a look at this one. Looks like alot more fun in a tracked vehicle. Kurtee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_iup2jXQqI


This one actually has individually shocked road wheels which allows it to absorb changes in ground contour where the other one just has the road wheels mounted on a solid frame. Some engineering actually went into the second one.

Edited by GTTinkerer, April 08, 2012 - 11:36 AM.


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Posted April 08, 2012 - 05:32 PM

Take a look at this one. Looks like alot more fun in a tracked vehicle. Kurtee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_iup2jXQqI




Ha ha,I was actually watching this last night.




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