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  1. montaillou

    Custom wheels

    Ok, so, looking at (Goodyear, Michelin) retread tires to save $$, and I've got a potential buyer for my tires with adapter plates & even maybe my (4) spare tires. I need to check out the steering to see what offset I'm gonna be using, but it looks like this project is gonna happen for me. I'm...
  2. montaillou

    MRAP adapter plate dimensional drawing?

    I plan on carrying one spare with me. I'm building what will be, in essence a tiny house, and space is at a premium. I would hope to be able to swap a tire on the road then bring it in to get repaired, but if the sidewall gets chewed up I'd like the option of being able to order a new tire as...
  3. montaillou

    M35A2 engine rebuild?

    If you're not in a particular hurry, while you're exploring the causes you can keep an eye out. I see the occasional good deal come up on engines. I picked up a spare engine a few years ago for under $200.
  4. montaillou

    MRAP adapter plate dimensional drawing?

    My issue with adapter plates are that tire places (I believe) won't touch your wheels with them mounted. Now, if you're working on your truck at home, this really isn't a problem, but if you're on the road away from home, this could be problematic. I've been modifying my truck for some extended...
  5. montaillou

    engine alternatives for the deuce?

    I really think it depends on what you want to use your truck for. Those of us that live in the West are usually not far from help in some fashion, even a tow truck that can tow a deuce if necessary. Also, my deuce is slowly moving away from the original in many ways, everyone's got their own...
  6. montaillou

    Canvas winch cover,...?

    I saw a thread on this sometime back, I thought the consensus from those present was a cover might trap moisture? I use Tri-flow. Though, I think any water displacing oil would work?
  7. montaillou

    Wood strip bed isolater

    I know the argument about how these things were engineered, but what about plastic? I see this relatively heavy plastic that is dense (pretty close to some hardwoods, though a little heavier), rot free, it's plastic so there is some flex. And it's just not a material that would've been around...
  8. montaillou

    Purpose of wood bed spacer

    So, are you bumping this 10 y.o. thread just ahead of it's anniversary for a reason?
  9. montaillou

    MRAP adapter plate dimensional drawing?

    If you have a CNC mill, could you make 2 or 3 piece wheels and just bypass the adapter plate altogether? Forgive my ignorance on CNC, but I'm looking at custom wheels because adapter plates come with issues.
  10. montaillou

    Speedometer sending unit adapter for 395/85R20 tires

    I do the math in my head. Rather spend that money on bling.
  11. montaillou

    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Maybe put an addendum identifying the driver like they do on race cars.
  12. montaillou

    Custom wheels

    https://www.petestirestore.com/44565R225-Bridgestone-L315-Commercial-Truck-Tire-20-Ply_p_9756.html
  13. montaillou

    Custom wheels

    So, I'm bumping my thread because I found a good source for 445 tires, and thought in case anyone else is thinking of going this route... So, it seems that Bridgestone now makes the XZL equivalent (L315), best price I could find was $870 + $100/shipping. But looking around I found this...
  14. montaillou

    Will 335/80R20 fit on Deuce stock rims?

    If you do decide to go the adapter plate route, check out Tri State Fasteners when you're shopping for nuts/bolts. I got my bolts from them and they were the least expensive, and they gave a further discount because I bought more than 50 and even shipping all the way across the country they were...
  15. montaillou

    Will 335/80R20 fit on Deuce stock rims?

    Maybe use a better term here, in the future... Also, if you search in evil-bay for "mrap adapter plates" you'll see some for ~$100 each. You're not likely to find less than this price.
  16. montaillou

    Portable or Bluetooth speakers in a deuce?

    What about noises you should be listening for, like sirens, can you still hear them?
  17. montaillou

    Custom wheels

    Well, that was informative. So, Boyce doesn't do 22.5, but they referred me to a company in eastern Washington (Kennewick) that will do the larger wheels, plus they're close enough (300 miles) for me to pick up. A 22.5x14 (steel only), for the deuce is $570, painted & 2 weeks to make. Powder...
  18. montaillou

    Custom wheels

    So, this is kind of experimental at this point. I currently have adapter plates on MRAP wheels (super singles). Which work fine, but no tire place will touch them. I've been thinking of getting a wheel specifically fit for the deuce. Now, I know there is a shop in the US (somewhere in the...
  19. montaillou

    Just Bought an M35A2

    As it stands now, I'm not worried at all. I think the most likely scenario is a drunk ex-miltary who decides to go for a joy ride (I chain the steering). I'm just thinking about the future. Eventually, I hope to have some stuff in the cab worth stealing. I've also dumped a lot of money in...
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