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  1. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    Well my parents, girlfriend and myself decided to go to Gettysburg with the trucks at stay at a campground. We took the 109 out on it's first long voyage. Almost 210 miles one way. Didn't miss a beat. Before the trip I had to replace the transfercase because there was alot of metal in it when...
  2. muthkw25

    Internet hotspot in m109a3

    I am looking at options for internet in my m109a3. Once doors are close currently there's no communication with outside world. Does any one have any internet setups on their trucks?
  3. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    Finished painting the m105a2 w/ s250 shelter. Painted gladhands and new hardware for dataplates. Taking truck and trailer for a spin today so see how it handles before taking the truck out on it's first voyage.
  4. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    The tires came with new flaps and I bought brand new tubes. I think the 10r20s would be a good choice if you want a little bit more speed at top end. I wanted all the power I could get towing a m105a2 w/shelter on top of a heavy m109a3 to begin with. So I chose the 9r20s. Also because if there...
  5. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    No issues whatsoever. People have told me that the m109s have a harmonic vibration when driving that feels like a tire is out of balance. I had that issue driving it home. The new tires don't have that at all.
  6. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    And a few more with a couple night time photos...
  7. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    Here are the rest of the photos to go with the last post. Photos of the truck were on a drive today with adjusting the fuel.
  8. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    Tons of progress made since last update. I finished up the floor and got the table, two cabinets and two leather recliners, air mattress and fridge inside the truck. I I got the last coat of paint on the outside of the box as well and installed the new reflectors on the truck. I painted the...
  9. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    Thank you! I appreciate your kind words. Plan is to finish up the inside and get one last coat of paint on the van box outside and install the pyrometer. Then I gotta paint the trailer to match. More photos soon!
  10. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    I used an orbital sander for the hood, doors, outside of box. I didn't need to soda blast at all luckily. On the frame and underside of box I used a wire wheel to take off all the rust and old paint. On areas when using bedliner, I didn't smooth the surface. The bedliner will fill...
  11. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    Thank you for the compliment! You could do that but diamond plate would be expensive with the rhinoliner. But it could be doable. It might not be comfortable to walk on with bare feet. As long as the floor is sealed up nicely with paint and the Mats protect the wood, it should be ok. It...
  12. muthkw25

    M125 Cargo Truck Cummins V8 300 Powered

    Great thread so far. Looking to see your build progress! Are you doing a frame up restoration?
  13. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    Got the floor installed recently and took the tape off the windows and all the controls inside the box. I bought 3/4" x 3'x3' rubber mats from tractor supply that connect together. These have holes so if water spills it can evaporate and not sit on the wood surface and cause any rot. They...
  14. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    Since last update I was able to prep the inside for paint. And got the walls lightly sanded and the floor vacumed multiple times. Decided to paint the box with 686 card tan. Color really lightens up the inside. Floor is going in next.
  15. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    Data plate shows it's a m109a3 but it has two outlets on the passenger side. And the data tag on the box above the pioneer tool kit says it's a m185 so they must have removed the old box and just put a m185a3 box on the truck, or tbe data plate could be wrong.
  16. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    Thank you! It has been coming along great. Today I got the rest of the windows tapped of and dad and I finished the deadbolt on the box so someone can't lock me inside the box. Prepping the Walls and floor and getting ready to paint this weekend. Getting excited to see the final product!
  17. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    Since last update I managed to remove the benches inside the box. What a pita. But good news is I was able to get them out and start cleaning up the inside. I ended up removing the old screens and installed brand new ones with copper screen and new stainless hardware. Plan is to tape them up...
  18. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    Thank you very much I'm sure it's been decades but good news is it's going to look better yet.
  19. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    Well I got alot accomplished since last update. Got the whole outside box sanded and primed. Applied herculiner to the roof to seal the top and seams to prevent any water leaks. Painted the whole outside as well. Gotta get a couple more coats but it's starting to look like a truck. Dad helped...
  20. muthkw25

    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    I wanted to keep the original size because I will be towing a trailer with the build. Wanted the truck to have the same torque and power while towing up grades. The new tires are a heavier ply then the stock tires and have more aggressive look while still giving me a radial tread for longer...
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