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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:00 PM
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Not a rover but cool nonetheless
A similar one is for sale on BaT
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:03 PM
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Vent cover is cool . The front shot of the Himalaya looks soulless...kind of how I feel about a Toyota LandCruiser. Very capable yet...antiseptic.

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Was that the one by Kindig it designs? Or a different one?
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:08 PM
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FC and Power wagons are the shit!!! I have wanted to add both to my barn for a while!
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:50 PM
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Anybody else wonder why one builder is trying to hide things under "unique" panels and the other has nothing to hide?
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Old November 6th, 2014, 02:12 AM
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Pretty sure that Himalaya is just trying to showcase the engine bay--carbon fiber intake and all. The Icon just isn't right. The oversized turn signal/indicators are out of proportion and look more like a toy than I would care for. The front bumper is atrocious. Bad proportions, too tall for its width, just doesn't flow at all. The wingtop vent is just plain dumb for anywhere that has snow. I love icon builds typically and the guy definitely knows his stuff. But the more I see his details the more I don't like it--and it isn't me being a purist---it is scale and proportion that he has screwed up.

Those engine transplants are sexy, though. So is their attention to finish details.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 02:54 AM
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Anybody else wonder why one builder is trying to hide things under "unique" panels and the other has nothing to hide?
Interesting comment from someone who hasn't actually seen either truck. I guess an aesthetically clean presentation is too much to expect for the worlds largest auto show.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 04:10 AM
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Anyone know the story on this 110
I'd love to watch someone try and get that spare tire up on that rack and back down.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 07:44 AM
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Seems to me both Icon and Himalaya have pretty pro engine bays. The Himalaya isn't my thing but it looks better than the Icon. Davis is spot on, proportions are so off on the icon.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 08:12 AM
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Why put all that effort into doing an engine swap only to use the old coolant expansion tank, though? The icon 110 is too tall? If anything it needs to be taller. You are looking at the grey one in the thread called icon 110? There is hardly any room between the tires and the flares. Terrible bumper and turn indicators, yes. I'll bet the engine swap makes more sense/is more complete compared to the other one.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 09:15 AM
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Agree the ladder needs to go. Would think a step or two could be integrated with the spare tire swing.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 12:33 PM
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The FC and Powerwagon were also at Overland Expo in Flagstaff this year; I couldn't even bribe a sit in the FC, let alone a test drive. 1 of a kind so doubt it's on BAT.

What is on top of thet Futurliner, looks like a photon torpedo!

Love the art deco look!
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Old November 6th, 2014, 12:49 PM
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GM Futurliner! Those are cool.

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Trey had the "Bitchin Rides" show on and we watched Kindig Designs do their thing on this futurliner.
On this one the sides opens up to display a cut away display of an early jet turbine engine.
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So it IS a photon torpedo! Of sorts....
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Old November 6th, 2014, 01:23 PM
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Interesting comment from someone who hasn't actually seen either truck. I guess an aesthetically clean presentation is too much to expect for the worlds largest auto show.
Interesting first comment from someone who made an account in 2011....
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Old November 6th, 2014, 01:31 PM
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Interesting first comment from someone who made an account in 2011....
Based on the commenter's location, I suspect he may have close ties to the truck in question. Hampstead, NC is just outside of Wilmington.

This is purely speculation of course.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 02:04 PM
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The FC and Powerwagon were also at Overland Expo in Flagstaff this year; I couldn't even bribe a sit in the FC, let alone a test drive. 1 of a kind so doubt it's on BAT.

What is on top of thet Futurliner, looks like a photon torpedo!

Love the art deco look!

The FC at Overland Expo was a prototype recently made by Jeep, that SEMA one is just a restored original FC so different ones I think. Here's the one you're thinking of:

http://expeditionportal.com/votd-jeep-mighty-fc/

Yea that Futurliner is wild - not cheap either, only $4.4MM:
http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Archi...TOUR-BUS-15395
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Old November 6th, 2014, 02:38 PM
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Trey had the "Bitchin Rides" show on and we watched Kindig Designs do their thing on this futurliner. On this one the sides opens up to display a cut away display of an early jet turbine engine.
I was really impressed by the episodes of Kindig restoring that thing. The top piece alone looked heavy as hell and a bitch to maneuver. The fab work was insane! I loved how stuff like the wiring looked so correct.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 02:49 PM
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Agree the ladder needs to go. Would think a step or two could be integrated with the spare tire swing.
I think I am the only one that digs that side mounted ladder. First, I very much doubt this vehicle is going to see tight trail where it could get ripped off.

And second, while I don't have any experience with roof top baskets on Defenders I have loaded and unloaded a ton of times (usually in freezing cold and snowy conditions) gear from a roof mounted Thule box. I always go up the side of the vehicle and use the tires to get a good stand to get stuff out and in. And back in my landscape/construction days we'd always get into the beds of dump trucks from the sides. Looking at this I could monkey myself up the side easily using the ladder, tire and cage for good foot and hand holds.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 03:26 PM
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FC and Power wagons are the shit!!! I have wanted to add both to my barn for a while!
Mmmhumm...me too. Gorgeous. Love a good car show. Was talking cars with a co-worker and come to find out he's into vehicles too. He went got his ipad and showed me over 200 pictures that he had taken at a car show...200!?! I thought I was bad!
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Old November 6th, 2014, 03:39 PM
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i also like side ladders. if they are beefy enough they could be trail armor and also reinforce the rear corner protectors.

the tub aluminum is like bubble gum.

imho, using a side ladder is preferable to standing on the tires, especially since they are round enough that they present a real slip hazard.
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