We Took Jeep's First Truck in Almost 30 Years Through a Flood - Here's What Happened

Amos Moses

Well-Known Member
First Name
Trae
Joined
Feb 7, 2020
Messages
57
Reaction score
104
Location
North Florida
Vehicle(s)
71 highboy, 78 bronco, 79 bronco, 81 bronco, 84 bronco, 86 bronco, 91 bronco, 97 f250, 98 mazda b2500, 2011 f250
The biggest part is “ford isn’t serious”.... I hope they can prove that view wrong.
They're gonna have to I imagine, views like that can hurt a product in the long run.
 

BAUS67

Well-Known Member
First Name
redneck
Joined
Jan 3, 2020
Messages
466
Reaction score
527
Location
Central PA
Vehicle(s)
88 5.0 LX, 08 F-150 Stepside, 13 Explorer XLT, 97 Jeep Wrangler
Very interesting :clap: Troller can wade trough a lot of water also. Won't take the aftermarket long to have a snorkel for the Bronco.
 

dmtndan

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dave
Joined
Jan 2, 2020
Messages
155
Reaction score
253
Location
Texas
Vehicle(s)
1991 Silverado, 2014 Malibu
31.5” inches ;)
I remember watching these in highschool and almost convincing my dad to drive down to Ole Mexico with me to pick one up for a cool $16-17 USD.... then the research came with the US safety stuff and by the time it would be legal it would be a helluva lot more than that and it didn’t happen. I was excited when the ranger came to the states again, but it doesn’t perform and isn’t as versatile as it’s competitors here. I mean seriously... the back seats don’t even fold.
 

HoosierDaddy

Well-Known Member
First Name
Eric
Joined
Mar 6, 2016
Messages
375
Reaction score
529
Location
Indiana
Vehicle(s)
1969 Bronco, 1968 Bronco, 2010 Legacy GT 1985 M1028 (Chevy
Vehicle Showcase
3
That was a kick ass video!
Now I know what was happening when I had to ford some deep water in my F250 7.3PSD some years back,

I was basically idling through with no issues and decidied to give it just a bit of throttle...it was dark out, like 2AM dark, and the bow wave pushed over the head lights ... of course it was muddy water, so it had the effect of turning out the lights. That startled the shit out of me.
I got through and never gave it much thought until some weeks later, doing some maintenance and discovered a soaked air filter...... I had gotten VERY lucky.

I was towing my Dad's Ranger (Boat) at the time..... I've always wondered if that thing was floating along back there.
I was shitting too many bricks to think about looking back. LOL

Looking back, it was a supremely stupid move on my part.
 
Last edited:

BAUS67

Well-Known Member
First Name
redneck
Joined
Jan 3, 2020
Messages
466
Reaction score
527
Location
Central PA
Vehicle(s)
88 5.0 LX, 08 F-150 Stepside, 13 Explorer XLT, 97 Jeep Wrangler
Is that Clearfield County mud you are quadding through there?

For the record the pic is my son, he loves wheeling:D. Can't wipe the smile off his face every time he goes. But more to your question ……. it is Bloody Skillet ATV trails in Centre country. I live about 45 minutes east of the Skillet. AOAA is 45 minutes south of me. I haven't been out to Clearfield yet. He just got certified, took me almost all summer to get in a class. If I can get away from work might make it out there this year.
 

FirstOnRaceDay

Well-Known Member
First Name
Devin
Joined
Feb 7, 2020
Messages
317
Reaction score
396
Location
Toledo Ohio
Vehicle(s)
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis, 2017 Honda Civic, 2019.5 Chevy Silverado
That was a kick ass video!
Now I know what was happening when I had to ford some deep water in my F250 7.3PSD some years back,

I was basically idling through with no issues and decidied to give it just a bit of throttle...it was dark out, like 2AM dark, and the bow wave pushed over the head lights ... of course it was muddy water, so it had the effect of turning out the lights. That startled the shit out of me.
I got through and never gave it much thought until some weeks later, doing some maintenance and discovered a soaked air filter...... I had gotten VERY lucky.

I was towing my Dad's Ranger at the time..... I've always wondered if that thing was floating along back there.
I was shitting too many bricks to think about looking back. LOL

Looking back, it was a supremely stupid move on my part.
most new vehicles have a pretty sensitive MAF sensor. Working for a towing company for a few years. You see a lot of Sedans hitting puddles. Then shutting down because the tiniest amount of water got in the filter.
 
OP
Ride Em Bronco

Ride Em Bronco

Well-Known Member
First Name
Al
Joined
Sep 25, 2019
Messages
61
Reaction score
72
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle(s)
2008 Jeep Liberty Sport
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
For the record the pic is my son, he loves wheeling:D. Can't wipe the smile off his face every time he goes. But more to your question ……. it is Bloody Skillet ATV trails in Centre country. I live about 45 minutes east of the Skillet. AOAA is 45 minutes south of me. I haven't been out to Clearfield yet. He just got certified, took me almost all summer to get in a class. If I can get away from work might make it out there this year.
I heard of the ATV & motorcycle trails there - never been there but sounds awesome. :clap: But the mud reminded me of some of the areas in Clearfield County I used to take my motorcycle through in the 60's before there were ATV's. And then the ATV's came out and we used to hate them - because they ruined all our motorcycle trails. :shock:
 

BAUS67

Well-Known Member
First Name
redneck
Joined
Jan 3, 2020
Messages
466
Reaction score
527
Location
Central PA
Vehicle(s)
88 5.0 LX, 08 F-150 Stepside, 13 Explorer XLT, 97 Jeep Wrangler
I heard of the ATV & motorcycle trails there - never been there but sounds awesome. :clap: But the mud reminded me of some of the areas in Clearfield County I used to take my motorcycle through in the 60's before there were ATV's. And then the ATV's came out and we used to hate them - because they ruined all our motorcycle trails. :shock:

The state used reclaimed mine lands to use as ATV/SXS trails. but there are still areas that are untouched by the mines and you get to ride on the old logging roads. Some places use the state forest roads as trails, you can always catch an old logging road on those too.. The state has really changed it's view in the last decade or so and they finally realized how much revenue it brings in each year.
 
OP
Ride Em Bronco

Ride Em Bronco

Well-Known Member
First Name
Al
Joined
Sep 25, 2019
Messages
61
Reaction score
72
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle(s)
2008 Jeep Liberty Sport
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
The state used reclaimed mine lands to use as ATV/SXS trails. but there are still areas that are untouched by the mines and you get to ride on the old logging roads. Some places use the state forest roads as trails, you can always catch an old logging road on those too.. The state has really changed it's view in the last decade or so and they finally realized how much revenue it brings in each year.
Now if the state would only allow us to take our Broncos on those trails! :crackup:
 

PAPA old school

Well-Known Member
First Name
Ryan
Joined
Oct 28, 2019
Messages
56
Reaction score
29
Location
Mississippi
Vehicle(s)
1974 bronco. 2018 chevy z71
effective but fugly, looks like your driving a car with that front end
 

Top