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rycov 11-15-2011 02:53 AM

any one know anything about old military vehicles?
 
I've been looking at some cars online and don't really know what i want. i've been thinking that an old military vehicle would fit me perfectly. i'm really rough on everything and i break all my things (not on purpose, just wear **** out really bad). i always have to buy really sturdy simple things so i don't break them. i was wondering if any of you know of some different types of cars that might work for me. i did see one that i liked, called a VW Thing, but i couldn't find many and they were kind of expensive from what i saw. i also like the Jeep wranglers and those types, but just wondered what else was out there. thanks guys!

Misplaced_Canuck 11-15-2011 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by rycov (Post 3486838)
I've been looking at some cars online and don't really know what i want. i've been thinking that an old military vehicle would fit me perfectly. i'm really rough on everything and i break all my things (not on purpose, just wear **** out really bad). i always have to buy really sturdy simple things so i don't break them. i was wondering if any of you know of some different types of cars that might work for me. i did see one that i liked, called a VW Thing, but i couldn't find many and they were kind of expensive from what i saw. i also like the Jeep wranglers and those types, but just wondered what else was out there. thanks guys!

I'd buy a fuel-injected 90-96 Jeep Wrangler well above a Thing. Easy to fix, easy to work on, and parts are cheap. Downside is the mileage, around 15 mpg.

M_C

rycov 11-15-2011 03:24 AM

Eh, i don't really go anywhere other than work and home. I just don't want my **** to break. Thanks for the info! I'll look those up.

Any other types of vehicles that fit in this category?

Homercidal 11-15-2011 12:20 PM

Wrangler and Cherokee are pretty basic and easy to fix and pretty rugged, considering.

I couldn't recommend any military vehicle because they are either pretty much like a civilian vehicle, or just not suited for driving on roads.

There are some VERY rugged vehicles out there, but you pretty much have to be a millionaire to buy one.

My recommendation is a Wrangler. If you want something a bit more refined, then a Cherokee. Or some Toyota trucks, etc.

Airborneguy 11-15-2011 12:53 PM

Jeep! Jeep! Jeep!

I love my Wrangler. My mother's boyfriend has a '46. Mine is 2010. My advice is to get a TJ (96-05) if you want to beat on it a bit. It will take it like a champ.

JohnTheBrewist 11-15-2011 03:38 PM

I'd suggest a 50s to 70s truck with a 6 cylinder engine and manual transmission. Although not a true military vehicle, these were used a lot by the military. My '59 International with a straight six could pull down a house! My '66 Clark Cortez Motorhome is also powered by a /6.

Those old 6 cylinders were pretty indestructable, very simple to maintain, and there's plenty of room in the engine compartment to work when you need to. Parts are still readily available, and you should be able to find one pretty cheap.

rycov 11-15-2011 08:12 PM

also if anyone feels like turning this into a show you're jeep/ bad ass 4x4's, feel free!

Misplaced_Canuck 11-15-2011 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by rycov (Post 3488854)
also if anyone feels like turning this into a show you're jeep/ bad ass 4x4's, feel free!

There.

http://i54.tinypic.com/x25lz9.jpg

M_C

Airborneguy 11-15-2011 08:58 PM

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My old TJ and my new JK:

hamiltont 11-15-2011 09:06 PM

I used to have a '79 CJ7. It was a 4 wheelin' fool. It went in 2-wheel drive where most 4X4's had problems. Had a 304 that ran like crap until I opened it up a little with a 500 CFM Holley and headers. Wish I still had it now. Cheers!!!


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