Here's a thread I meant to start right after I got my deuce, but I never did... Too much work to sort through and resize all the pics. But as it's restoration nears completion, here it is. Better late than never! I'll use this thread to post all pics relating to my deuce in the future... road trips, MV events, parades and such.
It's a 1968 Kaiser-Jeep M35A2, the frame is stamped 12-4-67. Plain-Jane. No hard top, no winch, no dropside... Just a plain old truck. I've since added a heater kit for the cold desert winters here, but the rest will stay as-is.
I bought it in January, 2006 from SS member Mark (NF6X), from an ad on his website, "Mark's Green Pages" http://www.nf6x.net/ which I stumbled across from a link at http://www.olive-drab.com/ while doing deuce research. I had wanted a deuce for a long time, having grown up right next to USMCAS El Toro, here in Southern California. I had been looking for the right deuce... One I could afford, was complete and restorable, and that was local. Mark's truck was just what I was looking for.
Mark's property in Riverside is on a former orange grove, and there are still groves of fruit trees in the area. This attracts rodents, and the area where the trucks were parked had a lot of rats. Rats think dormant trucks make ideal shelter, and my deuce was jam packed with nests... The empty battery box and under the hood were solid packed with twigs, sticks, and other debris. I wish I had pics of that, but I started clearing out nests to check for damage before I turned on the camera. Fortunately, they didn't chew anything... If it were mice, not rats, I would certainly have had to replace the wiring harnesses and hoses.
The truck was complete and in good condition, but had not been fired up... It was towed to Mark's house from DRMO Barstow and he never got a chance to work on it. He lives about 60 miles from me. I paid $2000, and another $340 to have it Landoll trailered to my house by a local towing company.
Most of this first set of pics were taken by Mark and appeared in the ad. A few were taken by me the day I went to look at it.