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jonmyrlebailey 02-23-2013 08:51 PM

Looking for good ideas for safari trucks.
 
My safari trucks need all the proper brush guards and other gear for the African safari big-game hunt. Khaki custom paint is fitting too. Warn inches? Light bars? Roll bars? Canvas canopies? Safari seats? Lift kits? Tires? What about protection from charging rhinos and elephants? What type of business in America can properly accessorize the Toyota safari rig? I might have a couple double cabs too.
http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2bbfd428.jpg

Maybe this Ford as a safari home on the road. Do I need a fuel tanker truck? A potable water truck to travel all over the Dark Continent? A few open Land Crusiers in same khaki livery?
http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/...psf6721146.jpg

Oowen 02-23-2013 09:03 PM

Winch, bumpers, armor, safari seats, snorkel, class f tires (not kidding), land cruiser with desiel engine and stick shift.

Oowen 02-23-2013 09:04 PM

Are you planning on a hunting safari type operation? Or tourist let's go take pictures

jonmyrlebailey 02-23-2013 09:04 PM

land cruiser?
 
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Originally Posted by Oowen (Post 6489552)
Winch, bumpers, armor, safari seats, snorkel, class f tires (not kidding), land cruiser with desiel engine and stick shift.


the pickups are no good?

Oowen 02-23-2013 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jonmyrlebailey (Post 6489557)
the pickups are no good?

Not for what you are planning to do.

OZ-T 02-23-2013 09:07 PM

Where in California will you be bagging these elephants and rhinos ?

Oowen 02-23-2013 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by jonmyrlebailey (Post 6489557)
the pickups are no good?

Also knowing what type of operation you are running would help

Haslefre 02-23-2013 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by OZ-T (Post 6489572)
Where in California will you be bagging these elephants and rhinos ?


Hollywood.

Rich91710 02-23-2013 09:10 PM

http://personal.linkline.com/rlockyer/wtfcat.jpg

jonmyrlebailey 02-23-2013 09:10 PM

No camera tourists...hunters and guns only.
 
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Originally Posted by Oowen (Post 6489555)
Are you planning on a hunting safari type operation? Or tourist let's go take pictures

provisions for gun racks need to be made too....some vehicles will be used to carry supplies, equipment, spare parts etc. ... one truck is planned to carry a refrigeration unit in back and another would be a a sanitary truck with a custom lavatory in back

mainly in Namibia, much of the African savannah and also the jungle where it is navigable by truck

every truck will have the in-dash navigation system

the hunters and other people in the party don't need to sit in external safari seats: just inside the cabs when under way: vehicles will be dismounted for going after animals on foot

is the armor for charging rhinos?

cmack 02-23-2013 09:12 PM

I think a pontiac aztek might suit your needs better mate.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0001_large.jpg

Monster Coma 02-23-2013 09:13 PM

Hahahahaha^^^^

jonmyrlebailey 02-23-2013 09:14 PM

no, the trucks really would go to Africa
 
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Originally Posted by Haslefre (Post 6489584)
Hollywood.

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jonmyrlebailey 02-23-2013 09:17 PM

explain why 4x4 pickups don't
 
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Originally Posted by Oowen (Post 6489564)
Not for what you are planning to do.

work for African hunts?

they are very spacious for gear as opposed to the jeep-like things

Oowen 02-23-2013 09:17 PM

1.no need for lavatories that's what the bush is for.
2.most of the hunting I found was road hunting, trackers will ride up top looking for game, it is also quite fun. With hunters sitting inside the truck it takes longer when an animal is spotted to get ready.
3. Charging rhinos and elephants!! Really??? They only charge if the babies are threatened, if so just shoot them. No amount of armor will proctect you!
4. You will also need a roller across the bottom of the bed and a rear winch. Plus leaf spring rated for like 3tons(not kidding)

jonmyrlebailey 02-23-2013 09:18 PM

type of operation
 
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Originally Posted by Oowen (Post 6489573)
Also knowing what type of operation you are running would help


plains game and dangerous game

Oowen 02-23-2013 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by jonmyrlebailey (Post 6489627)
work for African hunts?

they are very spacious for gear as opposed to the jeep-like things

No vehicle that is used in America is tough enough for africa

OZ-T 02-23-2013 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by jonmyrlebailey (Post 6489636)
plains game and dangerous game

Just rent some rigs when you get to Namibia

Hit up my friend Mr Click Click Dirk , here's his rental site

http://namibia.safari.co.za/Namibia_...e-namibia.html

Oowen 02-23-2013 09:21 PM

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Buy something like this and be done with it.

MonkeyProof 02-23-2013 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by OZ-T (Post 6489572)
Where in California will you be bagging these elephants and rhinos ?

San Diego wild animal park would be my guess..wonder how much are the annual passes :cool:


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