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  • #16
    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    How about a 1986 Red Ford?
    If it was a good ole' red stepside Chevy like in Red Dawn I would be perfect but as this is a Ford.....yeah, I think it is good enough for our purposes!

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    • #17
      It would make good target practice for molotov cocktails.

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      • #18
        I have found the ultimate bug out vehicle....

        http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Mili...3A1|240%3A1318

        A bloody Scorpion Light Tank

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        • #19
          In College Station, Texas! Dear lord someone buy it so it doesn't fall into the hands of an Aggie, lol. I can just see the rampage after King O. is crowned next week.

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          • #20
            i like it!
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            • #21
              I owned one as a child, it was part of my 'Matchbox car Collection'. 7 years ago I was out looking at horses near Corvalis, OR and saw a Brit armoured car parked in a driveway. Not a Scorpian, but a Foxhound, 4X4? What you really want is a soviet MBVT(?) (the large 8 wheel drive APC with lead shielding and ABC filters, I think it is amphibious as well).
              Last edited by kenno; 10-29-2008, 04:33 PM.
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              • #22
                But it is Brit!!! Nothing against the Brits, but their mechanical history is not too good. In fact, if you think about it, their crowning glory the Jaguar, was a piece of crap before Ford Motor Company bought them out.

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                • #23
                  Nothing wrong with a Brit auto that a GMC suspension,V-8 and drive train, AND a complete re-wire will not fix
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                  • #24
                    Being the unfortunate former owner of TWO British auto's...yes, including the Jaguar in my younger days....I must admit the criticisms to be true. I will say though that the Jaguar engines were a thing of beauty. Handling was also lovely with a grace no German auto could come close to providing.

                    The abomination that Ford has produced is all the ugly without any of the grace. Give me a '60s XKE convertible any day.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by das View Post
                      Being the unfortunate former owner of TWO British auto's...yes, including the Jaguar in my younger days....I must admit the criticisms to be true. I will say though that the Jaguar engines were a thing of beauty. Handling was also lovely with a grace no German auto could come close to providing.

                      The abomination that Ford has produced is all the ugly without any of the grace. Give me a '60s XKE convertible any day.
                      My last foreign auto was a 1980 Mercedes 300CD. That had the longstanding 3 litre turbo diesel, was a 2 door coupe and had no top end. It would handle as well at 140 as it did at 65. Not that I would EVER violate a speed limit mind you.

                      I finally hit 380k on it and donated it to the Dallas CAN acadamy for the tax write off. You do not hear of the old Jags doing that.

                      I do agree the old Jags looked pretty nice.

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                      • #26
                        I drove a XJ12 sedan in the 1970's. The 6 Webber carborators were a true nuisance untill I met an ex-RAF piston engine mechanic. It took that guy 30 minutes to tune that car by ear, what a beauty, at idle you could not sense that the motor was running! The car drove great, but I had to take it back for a tune-up every 6 months!
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                        • #27
                          The XJ spun up like a jet engine and the sound of the engine is still in my dreams. I had the fuel injection 1985 version and will admit it worked exactly as advertised with the ladies. ;-)

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                          • #28
                            The way to go is amphibious APC. The Alvis Stalwart is a great one. The problem with these big military vehicles is they cant get out of their own way. If you have to didi mow through some woods that 5 ton or duece 1/2 not going to make it far, not because its not capable but because its too big. The same thing can be said for certain APC's. I have been searching for the perfect vehicle for a couple weeks now and I have found that the best bet besides a amphib APC (heavy, maintenance nightmare) is a Land Rover Defender 110, Volvo c303, Unimog, HMMWV, or similar vehicle. They have to have snorkle deep water fording kit, the works. I have also looked into Hannible roof top tent for these vehicles. Neat stuff

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                            • #29
                              i'm looking for an m715 chassis to fit a cummins 6bt engine into(the 12 valve model).in my humble opinion this would be about bullet proof for a reasonably fast escape.

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                              • #30
                                I would think that there would be a bunch of 715's out there. I did not like the ride as well as the M-37 which (if memory serves) had a longer suspension travel. But the 715 was a stout chasis. I am sure you can find the 715 through a google search.
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