Re: Back country vehicles

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Posted by Jerry K. on October 09, 2003 at 19:32:35:

In Reply to: Re: Back country vehicles posted by Jed on October 09, 2003 at 19:12:09:

Yeah, I've seen a lot of different vehicles thru the years, but for a good multi-use vehicle I've had good luck with a 3/4-ton 4X4 pickup. I can drive 70+ on the freeways, with AC, CD etc. yet crawl around the backroads pretty well. Sure it's a bit longer, wider, heavier than optimum, but it's a good compromise. Mine is a daily driver/commuter, 12 mpg, but plenty of power for towing & climbing.

That Deutz diesel option sounds interesting. Probably would do well in a '68 - '72 GM pickup, for maximum rebuildability. To me (and I don't have Ford experience in that vintage), those are the highest & best in USA technology. Pre-smog & plastic, and other than fuel injection & modern transistor ignition, have we really improved a lot on the chassis & body? Blazers of that vintage also rate high in my book.

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