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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by sheepdip, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Those old tall thin tires would go places that the new vehicles couldn't touch . They cut right down through the soft stuff to solid ground.
     
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    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    It also helped considerably that those old rigs didn't make enough power to spin a wheel easily.
     
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    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    They just look better this way. This one had the original wood wheels and flathead and went pasture racing:p before the transformation.

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    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!
     
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    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    makes me want to buy one of those after that torture test. too bad no one makes cars with such quality anymore.
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Years ago I had a complete, unrestored 5 window that I ended up giving away. It was in bad shape but I did drive it (being towed) down the WA side from the old Bonneville before they flooded it. The brakes still worked even and a good thing too! Had a Hemi and transmission to go into it just no time an money back when I was in my early 20's. Gave the rig to an acquaintance over her in Vanc.


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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    When I worked for the DOT here in WA (1968-1998) they gave me an old IH to drive had really skinny tires but I could drive on fairly fresh sand dredged from the Columbia River when they built I-5 through Woodland to Dupont Crossing. Never got it stuck enough to do anything but rock it out. Then they gave me a newer rig with wider tires. It would get stuck just driving on a soft shoulder. Got my old truck back.


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  9. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    That was just a fun day in the jeep. It would be good to find an area like that now.