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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2022 - July VOTE HERE! RUNOFF

    Gave the old gal a second steam cleaning this weekend to knock all the algae and "CARC crud" off her. If you don't have a Magnum Comet 4000 cleaner from your local auction house then you're missing out.
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    Deuce and a half A3 tires

    14.5r20 are the stock tire but have a reputation for unexpected sidewall failure. The closest surplus tire to replace it is the 365/85r20 through you can go a little bigger with the 395/85r20. Now, they will fit but are not a perfect. The conversion has been covered in detail here on SS many...
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2022 - July VOTE HERE!

    Its happened before. There's a runoff.
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2022 - July VOTE HERE!

    This is my HEMTT's eventual fate and she will go beside here sister below; the testbed for hydrogen prop engines and future of air warfare/travel. She will serve at the forefront of the next generation of setup and making history. I personally enjoy seeing our equipment continue to serve even...
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    5 Ton Gasser Rescue

    I bet a heavy steam cleaning will do it wonders. Those old Gold Comets are as solid as they are thirsty engines.
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    CUCV2/CUCV-II Owners, post pics and info of your truck

    Does anyone know if the troopseats for these Gen II trucks are unique or can an older set work?
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    CUCV2/CUCV-II Owners, post pics and info of your truck

    The color is closer to CARC 383 green than the photo shows, it's washed from the sun and camera. I think with time it will dull out and look pretty good. I'm thinking flat black rims, "US Army Official Use Only" on the door, and bumper markings to give some black contrast.
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    M42 duster

    I sold a non-runner that was incomplete 5 years ago for $15000. One was posted on facebook this week that was in pieces and allegedly complete for $50,000. A clean runner with release paperwork went for $220,000 (advertised, not sure of actual sale price) 2 years back. Armor is a pricey game as...
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2022 - July VOTE HERE!

    We did a crane test today to inspect hoses and seals - no issues noted. I always make the comparison to the M1084/M1086 Grove crane with their outrigger sensors. The HEMTTs don't have them and it prevents so much frustration. Start truck. Engage PTO. Toggle on. Toggle High idle. Get work done!
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    XM757 - 8x8 Tractors

    I have an M757 I've been slowly restoring and came across two more tractors near me. They're in fair to rough shape but at least rolling chassis with major components left in place. For anyone needing a parts truck contact me and I can get you in touch with the owner. I really don't want to see...
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2022 - July VOTE HERE!

    I picked this "ole gal" up a few months back from an environmental contractor that was selling out. She sat in a field with some FMTVs and hadn't been started since her active duty service life. The bumper was chalked up "Bad Starter DNR" so I investigated when it got home and the starter relay...
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    TX Military MRE - 06/21 Inspection - A & B Cases Available

    For some reason the web version of this site doesn't display pics or info so I'm reposting it below: You are looking at the newest menu of military MRE with FRH (flameless ration heater). These are not NOT Spokane civilian units. Case A and Case B available, one has the mythical pizza...
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    M915A4R2 Build and Modification Thread

    Look @silverstate55 .. the data plate has only so much space to write the nomenclature on after Simp is done with them. We are on M915A4R2E2-1.1 rofl In all seriousness we've been considering trying it at some point in the future. A late 90's FLD120 rear chassis would fit it nicely.
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    MV of the Month- July 2022

    1983 Oshkosh M977 HEMTT
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