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Not a garage queen

Post by Dailydriver » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:51 pm

Absolutely love my daily driver,
I have put 21.000 miles in one year.

Pics from resent Death Valley trip, it was only 1600 miles trip in 4 days
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1985 Humvee daily driver

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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by Dailydriver » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:57 pm

More pictures
I got this Humvee in terrible condition and wanted to build daily driver and it’s was accomplished.

Super reliable vehicle, 12 volt Toyota setup,
Manual glow plug heater system
H1 6.5 TD
4l80e with stand alone controller.

This Humvee is not for those who drive 40 miles in a year and complain why I have put Toyota seats, or Mercedes electricals or Ford parts.
I plan on driving 50k miles a year this year.
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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by robymn » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:11 am

Like it! Good job on transforming that Humvee into a nice DD.

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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by YLG80 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:52 am

That's a nice truck. I like it !
Can you give more information on that tent that you can deploy on your truck.
Is that sold in the US?
That's a cool camping solution.
I have an original and rare tent like that was made by the Germans after WWII: the Touricamp
We had a lot of pleasure with that Touricamp installed on my Isuzu Trooper (long frame), while we were traveling with our 4 kids :)!
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It deploys in an eye click and you can remove it from the roof and install it quickly on the ground.
Last time I've used it was on a monospace van.

It is like this.... with a very heavy steel structure. (original folder from 1955)
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I don't dare anymore to install such a heavy structure on a modern car, other than 4X4.
I believe that another similar concept is made in Italy. I've seen one used by the competitors of the Paris-Dakar raid.
Could you tell me if yours is sold in the USA? Is that heavy? I guess it's made in aluminum.

Thanks
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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by Cal.Bar » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:28 am

Most of us drive Jeeps that are over 70 years old. Get back to us when yours is 70 + years old and let us know if you're still putting 20000 miles a year on it


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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by Dailydriver » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:58 pm

Cal.Bar wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:28 am
Most of us drive Jeeps that are over 70 years old. Get back to us when yours is 70 + years old and let us know if you're still putting 20000 miles a year on it
Kind sir, 46 horse power Land Rover crossed continents without issues, that 70 year old Jeep is probably more reliable than new cars. Age of the vehicle has nothing to do if somebody wants to drive it everywhere and enjoy it
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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by Dailydriver » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:05 am

YLG80 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:52 am
That's a nice truck. I like it !
Can you give more information on that tent that you can deploy on your truck.
Is that sold in the US?
That's a cool camping solution.
I have an original and rare tent like that was made by the Germans after WWII: the Touricamp
We had a lot of pleasure with that Touricamp installed on my Isuzu Trooper (long frame), while we were traveling with our 4 kids :)!
Touri-camp_Web.jpg
It deploys in an eye click and you can remove it from the roof and install it quickly on the ground.
Last time I've used it was on a monospace van.

It is like this.... with a very heavy steel structure. (original folder from 1955)
Image2-1.jpg

Image3-1.jpg
I don't dare anymore to install such a heavy structure on a modern car, other than 4X4.
I believe that another similar concept is made in Italy. I've seen one used by the competitors of the Paris-Dakar raid.
Could you tell me if yours is sold in the USA? Is that heavy? I guess it's made in aluminum.

Thanks
Yves
I love that picture of the trooper.

Tent I have on my Humvee is universal rooftop tent, I made the rack myself, it bolts on the bed, and roof tent is made to bolt on top of any roof rack,
Yes they sale those tents in USA, now they are very popular.
1985 Humvee daily driver

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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by Dailydriver » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:21 am

Pictures from recent trips.
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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by YLG80 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:01 am

I'm gone show your beautiful pictures to my wife.
Perhaps she will suggest to find and acquire an Humvee :)!
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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by Mark Jesic » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:34 am

Dont sell the jeep though Yves.

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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by Cal.Bar » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:42 pm

Dailydriver wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:58 pm
Cal.Bar wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:28 am
Most of us drive Jeeps that are over 70 years old. Get back to us when yours is 70 + years old and let us know if you're still putting 20000 miles a year on it
Kind sir, 46 horse power Land Rover crossed continents without issues, that 70 year old Jeep is probably more reliable than new cars. Age of the vehicle has nothing to do if somebody wants to drive it everywhere and enjoy it
You missed my point. As I said 70+ year old vehicle generally do not run 20,000 miles a year and while they can be daily drivers, it is NOT the norm. Sure, jeeps did many remarkable things in their day. But their day was 70 years ago. If I put 2K a year on mine that will be a lot.

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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by Dailydriver » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:40 pm

Cal.Bar wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Dailydriver wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:58 pm
Cal.Bar wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:28 am
Most of us drive Jeeps that are over 70 years old. Get back to us when yours is 70 + years old and let us know if you're still putting 20000 miles a year on it
Kind sir, 46 horse power Land Rover crossed continents without issues, that 70 year old Jeep is probably more reliable than new cars. Age of the vehicle has nothing to do if somebody wants to drive it everywhere and enjoy it
You missed my point. As I said 70+ year old vehicle generally do not run 20,000 miles a year and while they can be daily drivers, it is NOT the norm. Sure, jeeps did many remarkable things in their day. But their day was 70 years ago. If I put 2K a year on mine that will be a lot.

I think the only downside of the older Jeep would be the speed, isn’t it 43mph top speed ?
But seriously how can someone see one driving and not be amazed by how little and beautiful it is.
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