After close to a decade of waiting, I now have my very own deuce. It's sitting outside my window right now.
I've wanted one since my Dad got me interested in them (and MV's in general), telling me stories of his time in the service (Army, '64-'67). But I have never had either the money or a place to put it (or both) to get one.
Last year I bought my first house and I looked for 2 years for a house that had a big enough property to build a big detached garage and had room for a deuce.
So, on almost the 14th month of home ownership, I've added a giant eyesore to my property
I am really happy with the truck, it's a '67 Kaiser Jeep M35A2. New 465-1D in '89 or so, new late-style headgaskets in 2003. Airshift, winch, west coast mirrors, seat belt upgrade, etc. 2 year old canvas for the cab and the cargo bed. Got all the bows and whatnot, they just aren't pictured. Got an average 105 thrown in, it's an A1 model and pretty well used. The truck also has a dump conversion, which will be mighty helpful for all of my yardwork projects I have planned (and apparently, a few my Dad has planned).
I'll need a few things for the truck, like new windshields and a paint job eventually, but for now, it's a good driver. I think the brakes may be getting to the end of their life, as the pedal is pretty low. Stops the truck fine, but the pedal needs to be higher. Shifting action is stiff....grinded once on the way home, but that may have been user error. I also want to mimic Gerhard's bed hinge method so I can regain the stock bumperette's and pintle hook.
At this time, I really should thank Steel Soldiers and all the great people I have met here and learned from. Everyday, I learn something new. When I first started posting and asked a question about bidding on a truck from GL, two different guys who didn't know me from Adam offered to towbar my find home (RDM & 73M819). Joel (BFR) has gone with me on multiple Deuce missions and without his help, I would still be deuceless. Mangus580, Recovry4x4, RDixieMiller, Cranetruck and countless others have answered innumerable questions for me and made this a lot more pleasurable and a lot less risky (good tech support is only a click away). So to you guys and all of Steel Soldiers, I say thanks.
Hope you enjoy the pics (and video)
Also, here is a link to all of the pics from today's adventure: