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  1. 1stDeuce

    Talk to me about getting an M1078...

    Well, it's been 7 years since I sold my 1st (and only) Deuce, as well as the two M1008's that I had back in MI... Wife and I are building a house in Colorado over the next two years, and I've been looking for a sub-26,000gvw / sub-$4000 dump truck. I haven't found anything that isn't going to...
  2. 1stDeuce

    Another way to lower an M1101/M1102

    Greetings! I'm going to use these trailers as a base for brush fire units, and using a 12" riser for the hitch just isn't a great option. Of course the first thing I did was to pull the runflat 37's and toss on some 285's. That brought the hitch down 2" or so, but it's still too high. In...
  3. 1stDeuce

    Rear hitch on M1101 / 1102?

    Rear hitch on(--> Stacking) M1101 / 1102? Gents, likely getting back into MV's pretty soon in the form of getting a M1101 trailer. I have searched all I can search, and haven't seen where anyone put a rear receiver on the back of one of these trailers. Is the rear xmember strong enough, or...
  4. 1stDeuce

    M38A1 info

    Ok, I'm surfing around and looking to see exactly what I have, and not finding much here on ss. Is there a better site for this?? I checked out G503 and found almost nothing useful there either... I'm intrigued by the fact that the M38A1 I have is tagged as such, but has the re-enforcement...
  5. 1stDeuce

    '55 M38A1 saved from the scrapper!

    Well, went up north to help a friend build a deck, and came home with a '55 M38A1. Owner wanted it out of his garage, where it's been for at least 5 years. I have the maintenance book that came with it when it was surplussed out, and it shows Wurtsmith Air Base as the last station for this...
  6. 1stDeuce

    Crew Cab M880?

    Not sure if this started life as a military vehicle or not, but I've been drooling over it for a few days and thought the M880 fans would appreciate it. (Cell pics, sorry...) I keep meaning to ask who's it is, as it's parked at the Quality Inn where I'm staying. It makes me want one, but the...
  7. 1stDeuce

    Flame heater and WMO

    Ok, I didn't see too much on the subject, so I'll ask... I run WMO in my deuce a lot, and when the weather turns cold, I end up significantly reducing the concentration to get the flame heater to work. (Or I end up shooting it with either...) Anybody put a separate fuel reservoir on the...
  8. 1stDeuce

    Grooving my 11.00's for snow

    Ok, I've checked out all the grooving threads and come up mostly empty... Looking for some ideas or opinions about grooving my new (Eeek!) 11.00's for winter service this year. I am not oblivious to the likelihood that this will also greatly improve wet weather performance, which is somewhat...
  9. 1stDeuce

    M1008-A1 project begins

    Well, I love a good buildup, so I figure I'd post some pics and words on my fall M1008 buildup... I bought two M1008's last summer, and painted up and sold the green one last fall. The tan truck had a blown trans, but started and ran good, and had less rust. (It's also missing the rear prop, as...
  10. 1stDeuce

    Deuce Bus...

    Well, I just came home from a vacation in Colorado and Utah... Check out what we found in Moab, UT... I'm pretty sure this isn't currently being used, but it is set up to haul mountain bikers out of town so they can ride nasty trails... Interesting to say the least... C
  11. 1stDeuce

    Modern inner hub seal??

    Ok, I keep reading all the hub seal discussions and trouble, and it's getting close to time to flip my hubs for singles, so I'm getting ready to re-seal it all too. I had one seal start dumping last year, and found that there was no outer seal on that hub, so I just filled the diff and live...
  12. 1stDeuce

    Singling my deuce... with Firestones??

    Ok, I am finally in a position to buck up for some new treads... I already have some older deuce wheels designed for singles, so it'll hopefully not look quite so skinny out back once they're mounted up... My question is this... has anyone had any experiences good or bad with Firestone...
  13. 1stDeuce

    MK17 Rear units went Cheap?

    Ok, I haven't been to GovLiquidation lately, but a random visit today has me just about sick... It seems they just offed a bunch of LVS MK17 rear units in GA. The posted prices, which I hope are wrong, are all less than $1000. Mostly a LOT less. Those trucks have a really nice...
  14. 1stDeuce

    My 1008 update... Now FS!!

    Ok, my first M1008 is finally on the road!! I ended up doing some bodywork and painting it to kill off the rust and make it a bit more presentable... You can read about that here: http://www.steelsoldiers.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=27606 It's pretty nice to drive, so long...
  15. 1stDeuce

    Painting my M1008

    Well, I have two M1008's thanks to a moment of weakness early this summer, and due to other projects (house) I haven't done much with them. Since it's more than time for one of them to go, and only one is currently a driver, I'm painting it in celebration of the unseasonably warm weather this...
  16. 1stDeuce

    New trailer... Needs landing leg bracket.

    Pics of my new 101A1. The good: Has a stellar solid body, four gas can mounts, and a slave recepticle on the front. (probably a gen trailer?) Even has the rear landing leg. Good tires too! The bad: Needs the folding bracket for the landing leg, as it was broken off and laying...
  17. 1stDeuce

    New to me CUCV's...

    Was using another thread, but it's getting long... Anyway, I finally picked up my two new 1008's. Was unsure if one was going to be a 1008 or a 1009, as there was a photo swap on GL, but I knew that when I bid. Both trucks from Lansing, MI yard. Camo truck fired right up on it's own...
  18. 1stDeuce

    Deuce trans pushing/falling out of 5th...

    I drove my deuce 300 miles from southern MI to the eastern UP for the 4th of July... It really wasn't a big deal for the most part, but I can tell you that I have no immediate desire to drive it back down in August. :) My new issue is that the trans seems to not really like to stay in 5th...
  19. 1stDeuce

    Auction process worked for me!!

    Ok, I've read with interest the recent discussion about the latest GL auction methods, and I've gotta say, they're working for me... :) I came home from work today to check on some local lots that were ending at 6PM, and they all said "closed" on the main page a little after 5PM. All of...
  20. 1stDeuce

    Deuce trans tough to shift??

    I've been messing with my truck around the farm some now and I'm starting to think that it's excessively difficult to shift... It seems to have a LOT of slop in the lever, which makes hitting the gates difficult, and the detent springs to hit the 1-R and 4-5 gates are really stiff... Is this...
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