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That's cool right there now! We just went to lookout last Saturday and I'm looking for a truck/camper to keep over there. It's pretty cheap to do and I can run my skiff over from time to time in the fall instead of paying 125.00 to take the truck over.

Make sure you post up when you get it!
 

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Put padlocks on the hood.
Desperate people will rob you blind. You can get pretty desperate over there.
I've also known of vehicles getting vandalized in the lot...because you were on "their" fishing hole.

Had a friend that not only had his battery stolen but all of plug wires swapped up on his school bus over there. Fishing on somebody's hole no doubt.
 

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I want an old 4x4 and a slide in camper myself. Would solve the issues of how can I pull a boat and a camper! Older truck the better. Easier to fix.
 

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It's very difficult to find a 3/4 ton 4x4 long bed that is in reasonably good shape, mechanically sound, and at a decent price to put on beach detail.
Most of them are beat all to crap and short beds have taken over the pickup market.

I've never liked a short bed truck.
 

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If I am building a 2wd play truck, low and fast, I like a Short bed. Otherwise it is for utility use and needs to be a long bed. I'd like to find an old 70s model, no or minimal electronics, limited or no emissions junk to deal with. 70's GM or Ford preferably. They are out there I'm just not in the po$ition to do it right now.
 

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You can't put it on beach detail with the fenders already falling off it. You won't have much left in a year or two. Friend of mine runs mid size school buses on the beach. He buys them from school districts well inland.
Rigs them out, and keeps them in storage on and off the banks. About 3 years and you can literally start poking holes in the fenders with your finger. At that point he buys another bus and starts rigging it out. By the time it's done he can retire the old one.
 

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Man if you want one, there is 2 of them on the side of 24 in between morehead and cape Carteret. One of them even has a matching trailer to go along with it. I thought it was a broke down convoy that pulled off to the side of the road until I got up on them.

Look to be in almost new shape. If anybody wants the number I can get it for you.
 

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Odd that this thread popped up all of a sudden. Last week on I85 near Lexington I saw a home engineered surf fishing battle wagon. They took an old Dodge 2500 pickup, ditched the bed and built a full size camper with cab-over on the back complete with windows, AC, a full size 6 panel exterior door and propane. On the side they had a few sets of pegs for hanging waders upside down. On the supports for the cab over they had a bunch of rod holders. Quite the rig.

The state of NC sells the old school buses for relatively cheap, 3-4K for an old full size bus that might have some kind of mechanical issues.
 

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Odd that this thread popped up all of a sudden. Last week on I85 near Lexington I saw a home engineered surf fishing battle wagon. They took an old Dodge 2500 pickup, ditched the bed and built a full size camper with cab-over on the back complete with windows, AC, a full size 6 panel exterior door and propane. On the side they had a few sets of pegs for hanging waders upside down. On the supports for the cab over they had a bunch of rod holders. Quite the rig.

The state of NC sells the old school buses for relatively cheap, 3-4K for an old full size bus that might have some kind of mechanical issues.

Have a friend that runs mid size buses on Cape Lookout. Cut the wheels, widen them and weld them back together and put wide sand tires on them. He never gets stuck. Regular stove, full bath like at home. Fold down bunks. Porch off the back and water barrels on the roof. They'll last 3 or 4 years before they start falling apart.
 

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Man if you want one, there is 2 of them on the side of 24 in between morehead and cape Carteret. One of them even has a matching trailer to go along with it. I thought it was a broke down convoy that pulled off to the side of the road until I got up on them.

Look to be in almost new shape. If anybody wants the number I can get it for you.
You need the trailer to bob the truck. The bed on a deuce weighs about 3 grand. You take that bed off, remove an axle, chop the frame and take the bed off the trailer and mount it to the truck frame. You shed right much weight and get her up to 60 mph.
yea, I would be interested in a number.

I think they would make a good truck.
They are pretty dependable and simple mechanically.
 

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You need the trailer to bob the truck. The bed on a deuce weighs about 3 grand. You take that bed off, remove an axle, chop the frame and take the bed off the trailer and mount it to the truck frame. You shed right much weight and get her up to 60 mph.
yea, I would be interested in a number.

I think they would make a good truck.
They are pretty dependable and simple mechanically.

I will get it for you tomorrow when I go that way. Like I said, it was two of them and they looked (from the rd) to be in really good shape.
 
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