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Alaskan Adventure !
« on: September 17, 2016, 08:18:36 AM »
In Nine months my wife and I will be heading out in the Cruising Wagon on an epic Pinto road trip from Wisconsin to Prudhoe Bay Alaska! We will be going through North Dakota , Montana, then north to Dawson Creek B C. Then on the Alcan through British Columbia and the Yukon to Alaska.Return tip will be through Juneau , Prince Rupert BC, Spokane WA . If there are any members in Alaska or along that route let em know. We would love to meet you!
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Re: Alaskan Adventure !
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2016, 08:54:11 AM »
That's quite a trip, should be fun..
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Re: Alaskan Adventure !
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 09:38:04 PM »
Been in Alaska 4 times ! Love it ! Tried to move there back in the 80s !

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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 07:40:31 AM »
Way too cold up there, even in the summer. :D
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Re: Alaskan Adventure !
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 08:57:39 PM »
Summer looks like the best time, that's why we are going then. This summer they had some pretty warm weather. One day in Prudoe Bay it was 86 !
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Re: Alaskan Adventure !
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2017, 07:42:58 AM »
The clock is ticking down, only 11 weeks from this coming Friday! Been doing a lot of prep on the car. Repair gas tank,new tires,new springs,new shocks,new rag joint, new steering rack,Dynamat and insulate the floor,add cruise control , etc! aAgain if any one is on our route let me know, id like to meet you.
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Re: Alaskan Adventure !
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2017, 07:56:51 PM »
I rode to Prudhoe Bay on my BMW from Saskatchewan. It was a fantastic trip. I hear most of the road is paved now. We went in late June as the ice is mostly breaking up on the lakes.
The north side of Atigun pass is like another world.

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 01:26:05 PM »
Tell us about the cruse control please.
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Re: Alaskan Adventure !
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2017, 06:59:11 AM »
One week to go !!!! Dick the cruise control I put in is a Dakota Digital unit. It works great! I will post a separate post on it when I get back from the trip. I will be changing oil and packing the car this weekend.
 
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2017, 12:57:39 PM »
You must feel like a kid counting down the days until Christmas or the last day of school! Please post updates as you travel to Alaska. Have a safe trip and lots of fun!
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Re: Alaskan Adventure !
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2017, 03:48:18 PM »
Great , make sure you check you spare to make sure it has air , bad when you change a tire and the spare tire is flatter than the one on the car , ask me how i know  :o
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Re: Alaskan Adventure !
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2017, 05:06:10 PM »
Hope you have a wonderful trip!!!

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Re: Alaskan Adventure !
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2017, 09:18:56 PM »
I REALLY wish pictures showed normal here....

Some Mountains he will be driving by on the Banff Jasper HWY, about 65+ miles south of Jasper. Columbia Icefield area.
Mt. Althabasca




Near the summit on one of my climbs.




Athabasca Glacier one winter day.




This one is a night shot out my bedroom window of the camp I ran for Parks Canada.
Mt. Kitchener (FYI - the ice on top is over 500 ft. thick)





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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2017, 09:22:35 PM »
If you wish to see them bigger, click the white box so they are bigger.

Then right click and "save as" to your desk top or a picture file.
You will then be able to open them & see full sized.

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Re: Alaskan Adventure !
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2017, 08:14:29 PM »
When do you think you'll be back into Washington? 
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Re: Alaskan Adventure !
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2017, 07:54:26 PM »
After about 10,500 miles we have made it back home! the only repair required, replace a headlight! We made it up the Dalton Highway to the Arctic Ocean in Prudhoe Bay, 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Thes fall/winter I will put together Utube videos of our adventure.  The most northern Pinto in the World!!
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2017, 08:52:07 PM »
Glad to hear that you made it safely home from your Alaskan Adventure! Out of curiosity, did you have any trouble finding a replacement headlight? I don't know if Auto Zones are as plentiful in Alaska as they seem to be in the lower 48!
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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2017, 09:02:38 PM »
We were in Juneau when I replaced it. There was an O'Reilly there.
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« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2017, 09:27:04 AM »
What an adventure!  Glad to know the Pinto performed well and that you made it safely home!


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« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2017, 10:06:24 AM »
Did you meet any Pinto gear heads on your trip? You'll remember the trip the rest of your life. Well done!
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« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2017, 09:45:32 PM »
No other Pinto People, but lots of car people. We were a rolling one car, car show! We did get invited by the Antique Mushers to take part in the Anchorage 4th of July Parade. After the parade we also got invited to their club picnic . We also attended the Wasilla Centennial  Car Show. Also a community  Car Show in Skagway !
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« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2017, 11:42:24 PM »
Sounds like a lot of fun!


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« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2017, 10:28:07 AM »
Good to see (on facebook) you made it home safe and sound

what an adventure, thanks for sharing :)
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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2017, 11:56:00 AM »
That awesome ! A Pinto hero for sure :-)

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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2017, 10:16:38 PM »
While we were on the Arctic Ocean Shuttle  in Deadhorse we met a reporter that was doing an article on the Pipe line and the Dalton Highway. Here is the article that included my Pinto and I .


https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060059065
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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2017, 12:27:08 AM »
Way cool!!!


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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2017, 09:12:52 AM »
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« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2017, 07:32:37 AM »
Thanks for the designation! I love that pic! Although several years away I am already planning my next drive to Alaska with the Pinto!
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« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2017, 11:30:39 AM »
Did you have to work on the Pinto during the trip? How much was gas up north? Any part of the trip that did not go well?
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« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2017, 01:34:19 PM »
The luggage rack survived despite having a snowmobile sized cargo carrier on top!  Built "Ford Tough!"