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    Up powering an M43, engine swap, engine+ drivetrain, or engine, drivetrain, and frame

    Thanks for your reply. I'm leaning heavily toward swapping the body of the M43 onto the GMC 2500's frame. If we can't get the measurements to come out, I'll look at going the other way into the M43.
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    Up powering an M43, engine swap, engine+ drivetrain, or engine, drivetrain, and frame

    T Thanks for your reply. I studied several other LS 6.0 conversions done on M37/43s available on youTube and such, and I have pretty much come to the same conclusion as you suggest. Both methods are a major headache, but trying to refit the M37/43 frame with a modern drivetrain (even just...
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    Up powering an M43, engine swap, engine+ drivetrain, or engine, drivetrain, and frame

    Ah, the first reply is from one of the high priests of the Pentecostal HMV Church. (just kidding, but you used the word sacrilege) It's ok - I have faithfully (painfully) restored a 1945 DUKW, a 1942 WC-56, and am still working on two GPWs. My dues have been paid to the hobby in time...
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    Up powering an M43, engine swap, engine+ drivetrain, or engine, drivetrain, and frame

    I have a 1953 M43. I would like to put a bigger engine and disc brakes in it for long-distrance highway driving. I have a donor 2006 GMC 2500 stretch cab pickup w/ 6.0 vortec& 4L80E auto trans. I have completed the restoration on the M43 & repainted with crosses and correct numbers, etc. 1...
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    European Invasion: MVPA Convention

    Call Kay or Tracey at MVPA HQ -- they'll point you to the right person. Phone numbers are in Supply Line or Army Motors each issue.
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