German diesel 60 spotted in Kennicott, AK

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  1. coldtaco

    coldtaco

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    Whent to Kennicott/ McArthy, AK. this past weekend and came upon this 60 from Germany, Had alot of cool stuff. Ran into him again and talked with him for a short time. They had started in South America and are finishing up Ak and heading into Canada, I am assuming probably to head back east somewhere to put the cruiser back on the boat and return home. Just thought I would share some pictures:)
     
  2. roscoFJ73

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    The 60 series are probably the best long distance cruiser you can get for the price.
    Not too many $6-7k vehicles that you can drive halfway around the world and back again in relative comfort:cool:
    I think I would have found another place for those fuel cans though,.
    Id hate looking at them for 15000 miles through those little mirrors:D
     
  3. HZJ60 Guy

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    What is up with the windshield?
     
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    Josie'sLandCruiser Stop calling it a "FJ."

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    Hi All:

    i think they might have a removable windshield screen, made of steel mesh, etc. intended to protect the windshield from flying gravel, etc.

    Regards,

    Alan
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  5. Landpimp

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    and from people throwing things at it

     
  6. brownbear

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    ya I would agree that the windshield is set up to prevent rocks being thrown at it.

    Didn't anyone tell this guy you can buy fuel everywhere in NA. everywhere there is road. And everywhere the range of a gas sucking V8 can make it.

    he's got a lot weight on that roof. Nice to see it can handle it. would be funny in the corners.
     
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    Thus probably the reason for the cans-fuel maybe not so easily available in SA.

    -Kevin
     
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    It's funny when you consider the way these people are prepared for driving in Alaska and Canada, as someone says, you're never more than 200kms away from the next Chevron/7-11. Perhaps it's a different story in Patagonia or Columbia?

    My hat's off to them for making the trek, must have been expensive to ship the truck across the Atlantic.
     
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    Tapage Club 4X4 Panamá SILVER Star

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    Can you see how many leaves have in rear springs .. ! !!!
     
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    I would suggest they prepped the truck for South America, and would hazard a guess they have a film on the inside of the side windows which will hold the glass from assault long enough to get away (one hopes).

    Prepping for South America would account for the axtra fuel tanks too.

    North America on the other had was most likely a breeze with the details they appear to have considered.

    Kudos...

    gb
     
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    Come on guys' - he's German.... always well prepared for anything ;)

    Awesome adventure though...
     
  12. crushers

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    if it is a gasser with all that weight and wind resistance he might need that fuel on the road to Alaska... 6 mpg <maybe>
     
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    looks like a diesel.

    and all that weight on a SF rear axle ;)

     
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    i was thinking the same thing...
     
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