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P500 ERV.....what a difference a day makes

Discussion in 'Pioneer 500 Builds' started by TeamCheap, Apr 23, 2018.

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    Shiny
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    Bought them at HubCapMikes.
    I weighed the cost of nothing, or hubcaps or just getting rims but with rims I'd get tires then the cost goes way up and I want to run stock tires until they are worn and we are familiar with E.R.V. (our Earth Rover Vehicle)

    I should have bought valve stem extenders, oh well thats for later.

    They are all steel and fit tight as in a PITA to get on, we rode around a bit on our property and they stayed on LOL.

    I just had to put something on, the stock rims are ugly especially since we are going to run the stock tires for a least this first year.
    yeah I know its a lot like putting lipstick on a pig but even still it looks better than a plain stock pig.LOL
     
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    I dont think there is enough mud around here to do the job, mostly sand. lol
     
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    Here is a picture of E.R.V. before we took it out on the trails for the 1st time a few weeks ago.

    I had a new badlands 3500 winch up in the garage so I bought a mount for it and will try to get it installed with synthetic rope on it next time we go up (next weekend).It's a lower mount position so the winch will be barely noticeable once installed.

    I'm planning major changes for the cargo rack area over the winter when it comes down state but those cute tiny little stock tires will stay until they have some wear on them.:(
     
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    Thanks.
    Waterford but we have another home near hale, going up this weekend mainly to mow but I want to go out for a ride on the bull gap trails.I need to get the rear filler panel in place between the window and under seat more than the winch.
     
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    We spent a lot of time at hubbard lake and Alpena visiting my wifes family but sadly the have passed so we hardly ever go that far up anymore.
    The snowmobile trails are a bit to big and boring for me I like the tight twisty trails, I'm hoping to run thru the southeast corner of bull gap trails this weekend to see how much they have changed over the last two years, I havnt been on the trail since getting wacked on my KQ400.
     
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    I have been getting some crazy/wild idea's for E.R.V. lately.........I may need to get more sleep or watch what I'm eating more.
     
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    So with the purchase of the P5 we sold our mule 2510 which we really liked but with 3" of suspension travel and being to wide to take on the 50" trails and top speed of about 25mph we had to let it go but I miss that cargo bed area.

    So my thoughts for our P5's (E.R.V.) cargo space is to just use our little old freebee trailer, it will work but BORING.

    Then I looked into wagon kits and I'm thinking about making one 4'x10' with a HF truck crane mounted to the front, OK cool, useful but not wild enough and not really part of the P5.(I will make one of these when I can as it is needed, you can get PT plywood that size)

    I also really like my idea of making an attachable cargo extender that can be detached when and where needed on it's own legs.(I will most likely make one of these in the future)

    Then idea's got crazy with an attachable rear end that would have a 4' x 6' cargo area with two extra driven tires making little E.R.V. with his soon to be front locker into a 6 wheel drive beast with a huge cargo area.This would take some work, lots of cash and turning it would be difficult even using weight biasing on the tires, best option would be lockable rear diff on add-on axle.

    For some crazy reason I have the urge to get some red ABS sheet and thermoform a new dash but with things relocated a bit differently, cup holders in the middle, huge glove box with lexan door, light switch on the right of steering wheel, move the MT/AT switch and add accessory switch locations, maybe even relocate the dash gauge. OK I admit it i don't really like the P5 dash but I am stuck with it.

     

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