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Old 07-26-2009, 10:00 PM
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73 Vega conversion to Hunting Vehicle

I have an old 1973 Vega station wagon that I would like to increase the ground clearance by 12 inches so I could use it as a hunting vehicle off road. I had thought about using extra tall wheels and tires, raising the car, or a combination of the two. Top speed requirement would only be about 10 to 15 miles per hour. I only have $200 in the car so anything goes, as long as its not too expensive.

Can anyone give me an idea of the best way to go about doing this?

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Old 07-26-2009, 10:18 PM
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Put the body on something like a S-10 4x4 frame and running gear??
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s10 4x4 frame and drive train plus a body lift kit or some hocky pucks drilled out in the center to give it extra lift or better yet use the transportation u have now and buy a good mountain bike if its for hunting .u can go where cars or trucks cant go. and be super slient getting to your tree stand. i used to be a registered Maine guide and i'd use a bike when ever possible to get to a lot of remote stands. hell with those 3 wheelers or offroad 4x4 's yeah, deer cant hear you coming with those things.
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youre gonna spend way more to do so much work to this car than to just buy an old 4x4 blazer or something. this car would be better suited restored or converted for racing

you should be able to very easily sell it for a good chunk of cash or trade for a nice 4x4 because there are many ppl looking for a car like this to stuff a BB into and race

surprised you dont have ppl beating your door down wanting it,

on a side note i practically grew up in one of these wagons in the mid 80s here in town my mom owned one it was mint condition bright pumpkin orange and black interior. we had it until i was around 12 or 13 we used to drive it from central IL here to keokuk Ia across the miss. river bridge for groceries very often i recall.



i have a pic somewhere i need to find and scan and upload
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I have an old 1973 Vega station wagon that I would like to increase the ground clearance by 12 inches so I could use it as a hunting vehicle off road. I had thought about using extra tall wheels and tires, raising the car, or a combination of the two. Top speed requirement would only be about 10 to 15 miles per hour. I only have $200 in the car so anything goes, as long as its not too expensive.

Can anyone give me an idea of the best way to go about doing this?

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