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Title: hunting rigs
Post by: travo on March 06, 2005, 09:20:33 PM
well,guys, looking to buy a new vehicle for hunting.  just wondering what you all drive, how youve got em set up, and how you like your ultimate hunting machines. my old 87 ranger is crappin out, and the wifey gave me the go ahead! now i need an expert opinion. the expert didnt answer his phone, so i though id ask all of you. ;D
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: Big58cal on March 07, 2005, 01:46:32 AM
Right now, I've got a '99 Chevy S-10 extended cab.  It's 2 wheel drive, but has pretty much taken me anywhere I needed to go.  I've been thinking of trading it and getting a Chevy Colorado though! :mrgreen:  This one will also be extended cab also, but I'm about half tempted to get 4 WD with this one.  I'm planning on keeping it for quite a while, and there's no telling where I may end up during that time.
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: ellwoodjake on March 07, 2005, 05:31:26 PM
Here's my ride. It's served me well over the years. It's only got 240k miles. But they're all highway miles. Most of them driving to church on Sundays :wink:
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: Big58cal on March 07, 2005, 07:33:32 PM
I thought since your "enlightenment" from PETA, you were going to have to paint that old beater? ???
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: CZSQ on March 07, 2005, 08:43:48 PM
I have a 95 nissan pickup 2wd that go's thru most anything... but Ellwoodjake, I would be prowd to be seen in your PETA bomb anytime. They must love that !
God bless you man.
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: MOSPARKY on March 08, 2005, 12:23:35 AM
Now there's a question I've been tempted to ask.Somehow I figured BC for a Bowtie man.I can't go there.They don't like me.I drive them and things go wrong that shouldn't happen but once in the lifetime of the vehicle,get me out of it and someone else can drive it for 2 yrs and never turn a wrench.Got so bad my step-dad wouldn't even let me wash his.Shame,cuz I really like some of them and they seem to be the most available.
Don't have a hunting rig right now since my old dodge gave up the ghost(MOPAR=Mostly Old Parts And Rust)The wife and I are sharing her escort for now,but I'm eyeing up a 94 explorer 4wd.If that happens,the evil hoards will learn there's a new sheriff in town and he ain't interested in names,just headshots and body counts.
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: huntsman on March 08, 2005, 01:06:18 AM
I'll post a pick of my Ford Focus on friday,I SHOULD have it back from the shop by then.
SOME damn DRUNK CUT ME OFF AND I HIT SOME GUYS DURANGO!!!!!
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: huntsman on March 08, 2005, 01:07:08 AM
I'll post a pick of my Ford Focus on friday,I SHOULD have it back from the shop by then.
SOME damn DRUNK CUT ME OFF AND I HIT SOME GUYS DURANGO!!!!!
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: huntsman on March 08, 2005, 01:08:05 AM
Sorry about the dual post,my mistake. :-[
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: John Andrews on March 08, 2005, 03:55:48 AM
I have a big truck, a Toyota Tundra extended cab 4X4, 4 door, V8 with all the bells and whistles. It eats snow and mud.  I love my truck. My last truck was a Toyota T-100, V6, 4WD. I traded it when it reached 60,000 miles on it because I wanted MORE POWER!  For folks buying a truck, go ahead and get the 4WD, you will get your $ back on trade with another 4WD, when you trade. So, you pretty much only pay for 4WD on your first purchase and then trade 4WD for 4WD on your new one.
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: firekidd on March 08, 2005, 05:32:31 PM
Ford ranger....   Extended cab, 4x4  gonna keep that one as long as I can!!!

no complaints at all.
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: Big58cal on March 08, 2005, 08:55:04 PM
MOSPARKY, if you're having trouble out of the bowties, I'd hate to see what your luck is going to do to a Ford! :shock:  Hope your cell phone batteries are charged and you've got some comfortable shoes to wear! :wink:
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: MOSPARKY on March 09, 2005, 12:26:47 AM
Always and Always....I haven't been too impressed with her ford or any of the Mopar stuff in quite a while,think I need to go back to horse and buggy.Those are still american made aren't they? ;D
I'm just not gonna invest alot and start saving for the next one immediately.I just hope whatever POS I get breaks down in hunting camp ,not in the driveway.
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: John Andrews on March 09, 2005, 10:37:01 AM
Get a Chevy or a Toyota and you will be happy happy happy! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: john on March 18, 2005, 09:47:57 AM
1976 jeep cj5,half top
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: C.N. on March 22, 2005, 08:30:57 PM
I drive an 87 Chevy G20 fullsize van.  Custom  ( did it my self ) camo paint job. No real bells or whistles, just a fold down seat so I can sleep after huntin all day. :mrgreen:
  Its kinda like a portable huntin blind. But a bit heavy. To bad its illegal to hunt from a vehicle. :-\  I could drive into the woods, park , and hunt. :roll:
  If i had a digital camera I'd post some pics of it. And some photo shop pics of what I wish it looked like. :'(  :twisted:  :shock:  :roll:  :D
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: travo on April 02, 2005, 09:23:57 PM
well, got myself a FORD explorer,1998 model, which is the first vehicle since  i have been married that is worth more than $2000 and less that 15 years old that is all mine! it is a 2 door sport, 4x4. its about time to get a truck that i can take more than 60 miles away and not have to worry about it breakin down. just re-camoed the ranger,too, and the boat, and the trailer, and fixed the $100 camper, so life is good right now.
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: AKAKID03 on May 31, 2005, 12:02:24 AM
i dont drive  :-[ :-[
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: John Andrews on June 02, 2005, 11:40:45 AM
i dont drive  :-[ :-[
:wink:Then , get a plane!
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: buckslayer on November 02, 2005, 08:05:28 PM
had a chevy now moved up with a f-150 supercrew it is the ultimate hunting rig
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: squirrelslayer on November 02, 2005, 08:35:37 PM
94 GMC jimmy 4 door, 4 wheel drive (makes life easier) i like it, its a great hunting rig but in a few years i will move up to a truck......thinking about a 04 chevy  HD 4 door or a 97 f-250
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: rice river on November 04, 2005, 06:34:47 PM
I have a '02 Jeep Liberty 4x4.  Everyday vehicle but during hunting season it's great.  I can fit down most 4-wheeler trails and not scratch it up.  Turning around can be hard.  The other half has a '04 Chevy xcab longbox HD with all the bells and whisles.  I do enjoy having the xm radio when your out of radio stations.  Must be nice huh!  I want a Tahoe.  I need more room with the little guy and two dogs and all the stuff for the hunting shack.  Plus we have a 4 place snowmobile trailer & boat that my jeep doesn't pull to well.
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: Dragon on November 04, 2005, 08:26:53 PM
Now I've got an '04 F-350 crew cab dually 4X4, plenty of room inside for everything but not good for mountains or narrow roads.
The best hunting rig I ever had was a '79 GMC short bed 4X4, was all beat up with dents and the usual GM rust....could see the road through the floorboards and I painted it camo but it had a posi front and rear so it would go anywhere until the transfer case came out. I'm not really a GM guy anymore but the older ones were great for hunting.
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: occ on November 05, 2005, 02:48:00 AM
92 jeep Cherokee 175,000 miles totally worn out but it is mine. Won't go where the old CJ5 would but I'm older now and know that if I can't get there I probably didn't need to be there any how. It looks a lot like Ellwood's vehicle a real Dog Hauler only thing is I drive it everywhere. When the Evil One makes me put on a clean pair of jeans and take her someplace we take her 96 Cherokee.(she cleans it out and washes it once in a while), and there is room for more than 1 person to get in and sit down. I tell anyone brave enough to get in mine that if anything gets in their way just step on it,if it squeals step a little harder.
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: elkhunter_30-06 on November 16, 2005, 05:43:52 PM
Get a dodge ram your problems are fixed. Get good mud tires 245 75 R16s 4 inch lift kit and two wernen wench on in the front and one on the head ache rack and make it hunter green. mine is a 98 dodge just like that... good luck hunters.
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: Eric Hazelip on December 31, 2005, 03:32:35 AM
Just wanted to ask John Andrews How do you like your Tundra? I hope that it is the best truck you have ever had. I work for Toyota at the Princeton Indiana plant where your truck was built and have been working there since the start of production of Tundra started. We are very proud of our big trucks and are glad to know that sportsman like  you are enjoying them.
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: Zero on February 08, 2006, 01:52:20 AM
Run a dodge custom rig, 2500 series ona 10 inch lift with all custom syspension on 47" tires. It gets me wherever I do need to go. Like town.

http://thelaircrew.tzo.org/my%20baby.jpg

Its a play toy I dun want to do so much more to it, but it gets the job done :)
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: John Andrews on February 08, 2006, 03:16:01 AM
Just wanted to ask John Andrews How do you like your Tundra? I hope that it is the best truck you have ever had. I work for Toyota at the Princeton Indiana plant where your truck was built and have been working there since the start of production of Tundra started. We are very proud of our big trucks and are glad to know that sportsman like  you are enjoying them.
Eric, you folks put a lot of TLC into building my truck, and I want to thank all of you folks there that built my truck.  :)  O0  I have to say, it is the best vehicle I have ever owned. The truck I traded in on my new 4X4 Tundra was another one I bought new, a '94 Toyota 4X4 T-100 V6. The T-100  had only 60, 000 miles on it when I traded. There was a line of folks that wanted dibs on the T-100 when I traded.  What I really like about the Tundra also, is the extra room with  the extended cab, and it's great having a high performance V8 under the hood.  :)  O0 I got the off road package, and the tow package, too. The truck handles like the muscle truck it is, but rides really great.  Toyota put a lot of research into what folks really want and need in a truck. I must sound like a Toyota commercial, huh?  :wink:
Title: Re: hunting rigs
Post by: Korean&Proud on February 08, 2006, 07:32:56 PM
Im huge Ford Fan myself but have owned toyotas in the past and they have NEVER let me down, those things will run forever and take you wherever  O0.

K&P