1973 Wagoneer - Full Size Camping Goodness

Dr. Marneaus

Station Wagoneer
Well.

With an odd feeling in my heart I am here to report I have taken payment on the jeep, and it will be shipped off to Kentucky in the coming weeks.


What a ride this has been.
10 years, nearly 30,000 miles.
I bought it as a college graduation present to myself.
I proposed to my wife on a trip we took with it.
It gave me 10 stitches.
It ate thousands and thousands of my dollars.
It's kept me laying away many nights pondering or worrying.
It's been up to 10,000' elevation.
It's been down to -190' elevation.
It's visited bunches national parks and state parks.
It's spent tons of nights camping.
It's brought me into numerous communities.
It's made me numerous friends.
It's been recognized by strangers on the road, trail, and in campgrounds.
It's been the cause for many smiles, and many frowns/curse words.
It's created a ton of good memories.


Anyway. It's a weird feeling, but it was time to end this chapter of my life. We'll see what I feel like when it gets loaded onto a truck and drives away though. It definitely wont be forgotten.

Here's to you, Wagoneer.

2010:
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2020:
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Todd n Natalie

Observer
Well.

With an odd feeling in my heart I am here to report I have taken payment on the jeep, and it will be shipped off to Kentucky in the coming weeks.


What a ride this has been.
10 years, nearly 30,000 miles.
I bought it as a college graduation present to myself.
I proposed to my wife on a trip we took with it.
It gave me 10 stitches.
It ate thousands and thousands of my dollars.
It's kept me laying away many nights pondering or worrying.
It's been up to 10,000' elevation.
It's been down to -190' elevation.
It's visited bunches national parks and state parks.
It's spent tons of nights camping.
It's brought me into numerous communities.
It's made me numerous friends.
It's been recognized by strangers on the road, trail, and in campgrounds.
It's been the cause for many smiles, and many frowns/curse words.
It's created a ton of good memories.


Anyway. It's a weird feeling, but it was time to end this chapter of my life. We'll see what I feel like when it gets loaded onto a truck and drives away though. It definitely wont be forgotten.

Here's to you, Wagoneer.

2010:
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2020:
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Congrats on the sale. I'm sure it's bittersweet. What's next?
 

Dr. Marneaus

Station Wagoneer
Congrats on the sale. I'm sure it's bittersweet. What's next?
Not 100% sure. I've had a few ideas floating around in my head these past few years. I'd honestly love to find a Late 60's/70's F250 4x4 and sell my 2wd '74 F250. Ive been saying to my wife, if the F250 had been a 4x, I would have sold the jeep long ago.

Or maybe an old flat fender willys.

Either way, it's not going to fill any type of serious overlanding role. The new jeep will have to do that.
 

shortbus4x4

Expedition Leader
Very nice Highboy. I have a 67, I first rode in it when I was three days old stretched out between my mom and dad on the seat back in 1972. My dad bought it in spring 1972 a few months before I was born. It started life as a 2 wheel drive camper special and in the mid to late 70s got put on a 72 crewcab 4x4 chassis since we lived up in the mountains. I learned to drive in it and hauled firewood for spending money in high school with it. Looking forward to your build on yours.
 

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