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Tacoma for overlanding

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  1. VooDooPope

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    Agreed.
     
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    Reminds me of this:

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landmaster


    Landmaster

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    Promotional picture of the Landmaster from Damnation Alley
    Type Amphibious APC
    Place of origin Studio City, California
    Service history
    In service
    1977—
    Used by film, television, & car shows
    Production history
    Designer
    Dean Jeffries
    Manufacturer Jeffries Automotive
    Unit cost US$350,000
    Produced 1976
    No. built 1
    Specifications
    Mass
    23,000 lb (10,000 kg)
    Length 35 feet (11 m)
    Armor 3⁄8-inch (1 cm) steel plate
    Main
    armament

    6 autocannon
    2 bazookas
    Engine 427-cubic-inch (7.00 L)
    Transmission 5-speed Allison
    Suspension 12-wheel tri-star
    Ground clearance 2 feet (0.61 m)
    Speed 55 mph (89 km/h)
    Steering
    system

    hydraulic rams
    The Landmaster is a unique 12-wheeled amphibious articulated vehicle constructed by Dean Jeffries at Jeffries Automotive in Universal City, California, for the 1977 science fiction film Damnation Alley. Despite the appearance of two Landmasters in the film (achieved with process photography and models), only one was built, at a cost of $350,000 in 1976.[1]

    History[edit]
    A staple of Southern California car culture for many years, the Landmaster was parked in full view next to Dean Jeffries' automotive shop on Cahuenga Boulevard in North Hollywood, California from 1977 to 2005.

    The Landmaster was sold to a private owner in 2005 and was restored to its original condition as featured in Damnation Alley. The Landmaster was then on the show car circuit for several years.[2] In 2007 it was featured at the San Francisco Rod & Custom Show at the Cow Palace in San Francisco[3] as part of special exhibit with other notable movie and TV cars.

    Sometime in the late 2000s, the Landmaster was vandalized while in storage. The damage was relatively minor, but repair and restoration were required again. In March 2014, Landmaster was moved from its storage location in Campbell, California to a new maintenance and storage facility in central California (see photos and gallery).

    In 2016, the Landmaster was moved to Gene Winfield's Custom Shop on Sierra Highway between Rosamond, California and Mojave, California. It can be seen from the road and is open to public viewing during the week.

    Construction[edit]
    Popular Science described the Landmaster:

    Three independent drive sources running from a gasoline power plant. Uses semi truck parts in the drive train. Can operate with the front or rear wheel trinary out of commission. Side and top hatches on the main unit and rear and top on the after section. Full running lights and brake lights for urban street use. External video camera is mounted on the forward pylon located just behind the front top hatch. Could also house the antenna. All pylons are hardened and armored. Can operate in water and will remain sealed when fully submerged. Can float while half full of water.[4]
    While the film is fiction, the Landmaster vehicle is real. In the story, the Landmaster was designed to use as many standard truck parts as possible, so that any junkyard would have whatever was needed for repairs. The real Landmaster is powered by a 390-cubic-inch (6.4 L) Ford industrial engine, and uses the rear-ends of two commercial trucks and an Allison automatic truck transmission. It features a fully functional, custom-built "tri-star" wheel arrangement, which could actually help it crawl over boulders. All 12 wheels are driven, but only 8 are normally in contact with the road surface at any one time.[5]

    The vehicle was steered not by turning the front wheels, but by bending the middle section with hydraulic rams to effect a turn, similar to large construction equipment. The Landmaster's bodywork was made with 3⁄8-inch (1 cm) steel plating, which helped it tip the scales at over 10 tons. The design's strength allowed it to survive a 25-foot (7.6 m) jump during testing with no damage.
     
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    don't know any of the details about this one

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    where actually is it? i'd like go too :)
     
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    https://www.descendonbend.com/registration

    I’m assuming you are asking about Descend on Bend. It’s in LaPine Oregon (just outside Bend OR) over Labor Day weekend. It’s a great time. I think there were over 300 vans there this year with live music every night, pot luck dinners, conservation workshops and other van life related events. over the 5 days I didn’t see anyone being an asshole. Everyone was friendly and having a good time. I’m going back next year for certain.
     
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    Do we see you anywhere in this vid?



     
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    73475272_2564040737018970_3873365695542591488_n.jpg

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    Nope that was created the year before.
     
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    another one

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    Somehow, the chains just pull this whole thing together as a super serial killer ride.
     
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    I like the tires lashed to the side like he's going to dock and doesn't want his van bumping into the van next to him.
     
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    No love for cybertruck? :)
     
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