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  1. M813rc

    Storm's a-comin'

    My trucks have been through much higher winds with the covers on and came to no harm. That said, if you can take it down, why not? Better safe than sorry! Cheers
  2. M813rc


    That's interesting. That is definitely not how the fenders on my truck are done, nor any of the others I have seen. My fenders are permanently mounted tight to the bed and have the seam filled, no rubber gasket. My understanding is that all the kits were provided by GM, and were all the same...
  3. M813rc

    Need some help on identifying some marks on M886

    NG0LC2 is the US Army registration for that vehicle. The camouflage is MERDEC Winter Verdant Green 34079 Field Drab (brown) 30118 Sand 30277 Black 37038 Look in the manuals forum for TB 43-0147, which is the manual for MERDEC (often called 4-colour) camo. There is an official pattern for the...
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    As stated above, all military CUCV duallys were conversions. M1028A2s were also converted from M1028A1s. The only real difference between an A2 and an A3 is the transfer case. That said, there are dually Chevys out there that were military, but are not CUCVs, they are just similar Chevy 4x4...
  5. M813rc

    USMC the end of the tanks

    I see both sides of the argument. There are valid points for a "lighter more mobile" force, but sometimes you need a tank to do a tank's job. The light armour is fairly easy to defeat, particularly with today's weaponry that is available to foot soldiers. And from past Marine experience...
  6. M813rc

    What did you do to your trailer today.

    Various trailers need an auxiliary power wire to provide for equipment items they might have. In the case of my FHT (Humvee 5th-wheel shelter carrier) 37 provides the 24v needed to power the electric brakes. The downside was that the M1028A2 I pull it with didn't have power to the 37 pin on...
  7. M813rc

    Won a MKT90 today on GSA!!! What %#$& do I do with it?

    Putting a good tarp over it, well secured all around to keep things from flapping, is a very good idea. As is keeping things at low speed. We're all now waiting for the vicarious pleasure of seeing what's inside! Cheers
  8. M813rc

    Deuce-LMTV Size Comparison

    They really are pretty close in bed size, the FMTVs are just really tall, and the cab is enormous by M35 standards. The cargo cover itself is about 11" taller than an M35's. I put an MTV cover on my M813, the sides came most of the way down the bed. (M813 and M35 fitted cargo covers are the...
  9. M813rc

    Source for quality replacement floormat

    Me too, but I was an M60 gunner. Semper Fi, brother!
  10. M813rc

    Source for quality replacement floormat

    If you try again, the LMC is good, but you do have to work it a bit with heat. Well worth the effort. 0331 USMC-style? Cheers
  11. M813rc

    Deuce-LMTV Size Comparison

    Here are a couple of a deuce behind an LMTV. I don't want to embarrass Reloader64, so I won't mention that his deuce quit on the way home from Temple, and I towed him back to DrJay's shop. ;) Cheers
  12. M813rc

    Lockheed T33 well some of it

    There is a guy near me with the fuselage of a Mig-21 UTI (2-seater) in his driveway. So, Setoyota, how do you get in it to play? :p Cheers
  13. M813rc

    Source for quality replacement floormat

    I bought it from LMC about 10 days ago. It is the 'high hump' version, appropriate to all 4WD trucks. Part number is below. The TC shifter hole isn't cut out, I just cut a diagonal X in the rubber when it was all snugged down to stick the shifter through. I decided not to cut around the fire...
  14. M813rc

    Another Oh-58

    That is so cool! looking forward to seeing your progress. Those were fun to fly. Cheers
  15. M813rc

    Proper slobber tube /Road Draft Tube routing?

    I don't know about the manual. but all three of my deuces have the tube in front of the front axle, extending to about the level of the pumpkin bottom. The M185 had the longest tube, it extended well below. The other two are just a bit shorter. Attached is a picture of the M185 during...
  16. M813rc

    M151a1 ROMAD's jeep

    As Maccus said, the 65Kxxxx is the registration. 65 means the Air Force took that vehicle onto its inventory in 1965. It is not necessarily the year the vehicle was built. For example, if they took on 25 former Army 1964 build jeeps in 1965, while awaiting their own new ones, the old Army...
  17. M813rc

    Source for quality replacement floormat

    I haven't put them in my 1009s, but I just installed a floor mat from LMC in my 1028. I took it out of the box and unrolled it out across the hood to sit in the sun for half an hour. That softens it and gets any wrinkles out. Be careful, it also gets quite hot! Then we laid it in on the...
  18. M813rc

    Just picked up. 1986 M1028A2

    As an M1028A2 converted from an M1031, yes, it should have had an NP205 transfer case because it was used to run the compressor and generator in the original maintenance box. But unless you want to run those off a PTO, or are super concerned about originality, you should do fine with the 208...
  19. M813rc

    Looking for color codes for this faded CARC paint

    That scheme is MERDEC Summer Verdant, so it shouldn't be CARC paint. After the mid-80s, most vehicles would have been painted in 383 camo if they got a repaint. Interesting how long MERDEC lasted on some vehicles though! My M109 and M185 are both in MERDEC and were both surplussed c.2008...
  20. M813rc

    CUCV Master Keyed?

    Over time I have replaced the ignition cylinders on all three of my CUCVs (two M1009s and an M1028A2). The CUCV standard key will not turn any of the new lock cylinders I have. All three locks came from O'Reilly Auto Parts simply because there was a store a couple of miles from where i used to...
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