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If you did not have a Jeep - What kind of rig would you build?

I have always liked Jeeps and think they are a great platform for building a capable rig, however I always wondered what I would build If I did not choose a jeep. If jeep made a full size truck I would have probally have bought one, but considering they do not have a practical full size truck for my needs I have bought several Toyota trucks. My buddy also has a FJ40 and I have come to think that Toyota has some cool vehicles to build both past and present.

Here is what I would build if I did not have a Jeep. Post up with what brand and type of rig you would build. Thanks!

FJ45




I also like the FJ55 for a rig that has more room


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post #2 of 305 Old 06-23-2010, 10:59 AM
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Suzuki Samurai or a Geo Tracker

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Probably something along those lines...I'll just stick to my Jeep though.

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I would def. build a 1976 Dodge Ramcharger with the full poptop and 440 big block with a manual trans. 60's and 40's ftw!!
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Definately an early Bronco...


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Ow my margins!

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3rd gen 4runner





My dad gave me the choice that I could build our current 3rd gen to how I'd like...or I can get a wrangler. I sometimes regret my decision but I love my Jeep. Love 4runners though. 1st and 3rd gens are my favorite. I think they are the most solid vehicles I've ever seen.
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id build a scout.

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prior to getting my first jeep (an XJ, 4-5 years ago) I was into lowered S10's and making them go fast. had I not gotten into jeeping, I have no doubt that I would have a V8 powered 2wd S10 pickup or blazer, or I'd have a SYCLONE or TYPHOON.

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after having been in jeeping for a few years now, I am hooked. if I were to get rid of the jeep and not buy another one I would go back to S10's, but I would build a solid front axle off road crawling version, instead of the lowered go fast versions I used to want.
my current daily driver is a slightly lowered (3") S10 ex cab p/u. I have pondered MANY TIMES the idea of putting a 2wd XJ front beam axle under it but on YJ leaf springs (spring under) and YJ steering, grabbing an explorer 8.8 rear and flipping it under the rear leafs and throwing some 33's under it and still DD'ing it.
I still think this would be an awesome and yet EASY project to tackle and it would give me a really cool and unique daily driver. the only thing that keeps me from doing it is the fact that the truck is dead nuts reliable and still gets 20mpg.
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Nice choices everyone!!! Keep them coming!!!!
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I would def. build a 1976 Dodge Ramcharger with the full poptop and 440 big block with a manual trans. 60's and 40's ftw!!


On a 1978 3/4 ton GMC chassis--lift 8"-440 cu/ 727 auto/ 4.11 gears

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88 mitsubishi Mighty Max SPX 2wd. i would build it to a desert runner


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