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 Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one? 
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Post Re: Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one?
I stalked this board for 12 months before I found my vehicle. I literally knew of every 710K available in the US and Canada. THEN EI bought all of the ones worthy (all of the ones west of the Mississippi... 6 or 8 of them) ... for the Thor vehicles.

I ended up getting a 710K with the hard top removed (the top is in the movie) from EI. This vehicle was one of the ones I was going to buy. It was in Washington state. The original owner said there was "surface rust only". When EI bought it, they could only use the top and the door tops due to rust issues. Scott did an EXCELLENT job of telling me what I was getting... and what I was not getting (like this is not a Jeep with air con)... and how much work I would have (foolishly, I did not totally believe him).

Since then, the cost of pinzgauers has only increased, not necessarily because of market, but because I live in Calif. We can only have '74 or earlier (might have changed to '73) and new registrations have a one time carb fee of ~$3K (if I understand correctly). And, if the person is not active on this forum and the forum members cannot vouch for the vehicle that is for sale... there needs to be 20 to 30 close focus images shared and likely a visit.

Speaking from experience, if you want a K and do not see one in the US/Canada, then you will have to bring one from the EU. NOTE: If you are in Calif... your options are further limited due to year restrictions.

I added images to show my before/after. I was very fortunate that I did not buy the vehicle from the original owner.


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1971 710K S.... Hmmm, flat paint is great but shows everything. I'm thinking semi gloss will be better and more aerodynamic...
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Post Re: Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one?
Nice to see it saved from the scrap yard. Now you need some wood rails made.

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Post Re: Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one?
Nice job on making it into a "MK" - perhaps pull off the one bracket for the antenna tubes on the front.


Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:28 pm
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Post Re: Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one?
Haf-e wrote:
Nice job on making it into a "MK" - perhaps pull off the one bracket for the antenna tubes on the front.


Actually a KM... Platform is first M = 3 door platform, K = 5 door, then top.. :)

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Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:59 pm
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Post Re: Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one?
@Vince Thank you. It was slated by EI for parts but I needed a project. I am torn re metal tube vs. wood for the rails.... and I want a rack on top rear for cargo/sitting on.

@Haf-e Thank you. re the MK conversion... I had no choice. I tell people that know enough about Pinzgauers to ask, that Natalie Portman stole the top. The other bracket is missing because it was in the way of the euro license frame that I had added. I need it back... or a new pair of singles... for the pieces of 3/4 PVC pipe I hide in the big tubes. The small 3/4 pieces hold my HAM antenna vertically (Ed Fong's DBJ-2) when I use it.

Though the point of my post is 710Ks are getting scarce. During the 80's the ones that came here were lucky! Many went to Yugoslavia.... where they were not treated tenderly (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugoslav_Wars) and any coming from there now are for parts. Here, "normal" people do not take care of vehicles (military or otherwise)... or don't know how to. So, the local inventory keeps getting picked over.

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1971 710K S.... Hmmm, flat paint is great but shows everything. I'm thinking semi gloss will be better and more aerodynamic...


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Post Re: Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one?
David Dunn wrote:
Haf-e wrote:
Nice job on making it into a "MK" - perhaps pull off the one bracket for the antenna tubes on the front.


Actually a KM... Platform is first M = 3 door platform, K = 5 door, then top.. :)


After a good washing and copious use of 303 protectant... it is a '71 Pinzgauer 710KS (S= sport) :P

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1971 710K S.... Hmmm, flat paint is great but shows everything. I'm thinking semi gloss will be better and more aerodynamic...


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After a good washing and copious use of 303 protectant... it is a '71 Pinzgauer 710KS (S= sport) :P


The Pink Cow was never washed, the terrain just enhanced it.
The rub rail showed the dirt... it became tan, wipe the rail down and it was good for another year :wink:


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Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:29 pm
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Post Re: Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one?
Heading to back to the warehouse in Belgium after this weekend at the Allard show in Germany. You in the market for a 710K and can pay the $21,000-$23,000 price send me an email. There are many options. No need to offend but we get a lot of talkers and tire kickers. Go to out web store and put in a ticket with 710K purchase in the header.

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David Dunn wrote:
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After a good washing and copious use of 303 protectant... it is a '71 Pinzgauer 710KS (S= sport) :P


The Pink Cow was never washed, the terrain just enhanced it.
The rub rail showed the dirt... it became tan, wipe the rail down and it was good for another year :wink:


The Pink Cow is special. She is soooooooo.... nice. I would have bought that if I had the $$$$. Somehow you always get the special ones! 8)

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Post Re: Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one?
BobbyD wrote:

The Pink Cow is special. She is soooooooo.... nice. I would have bought that if I had the $$$$. Somehow you always get the special ones! 8)

Thank you, she was special... I never dreamt I'd ever have another Pinzgauer after her, It's surreal that I was offered a "new" 718K... the circle of life, from Pinzgauer to FMTV and back to Pinzgauer... :? isn't life strange
It's a shame it went to Canada, as it was legally Cal registered... but I guess it's payback for the rare Canadian MVs I have. :mrgreen:

But the Pink Cow didn't show up on my doorstep that way.
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I cringe EVERY time I see a Pinz with racks and bars bolted to the body like that... every fastener point had bad rust (beside the common Pinz places), hence why I went the 716KM way :mrgreen: .... much easier to do on a 710 or 712. :wink:

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Post Re: Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one?
ExpeditionImports wrote:
Heading to back to the warehouse in Belgium after this weekend at the Allard show in Germany. You in the market for a 710K and can pay the $21,000-$23,000 price send me an email. There are many options. No need to offend but we get a lot of talkers and tire kickers. Go to out web store and put in a ticket with 710K purchase in the header.


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