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    In 2009 TWRIGHT and I won two auctions in WI (he got a goat I got a M37). This is the M37B1 I won for $2525 as it looked when we picked it up. It has 4.89 gears, a Detroit locker, lock outs, Winch and Hardtop. I am finally getting ready to do a full restore on it. More pictures to follow. The "plan" is to have it done in a year. (notice the trailer brake controller?)
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    Nice start.

    Plan to keep it stock or modified?
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    Mostly stock. Biggest changes will be 4 wheel disk brakes and dual master cylinder.
    1951 Reo M48 Deuce Tractor
    1962 Dodge M37B1 w/w
    1951 Willys M38

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    Alrighty then..let the pictures of your progress begin

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    Nice looking truck. Nice to see these trucks getting restored.

    Good Luck on your project.
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    Looks like you have a good, solid, truck to work with...
    Keep us posted on your progress.
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    Nice! Much better base than what I started with.
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    Nice truck.
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    WOW - what a pristine vehicle to restore - you hit the end of the rainbow.
    Keep pictures coming - you have a spectator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zout View Post
    WOW - what a pristine vehicle to restore - you hit the end of the rainbow.
    Keep pictures coming - you have a spectator.
    Pristine isn't how I would describe it. There is some pretty good pitting corrosion, in fact the bed side in the back I am not using. I have replacement fenders, bed side, running boards, 1 section of grill guard and MACCUS got me a replacement cab for a retirement present last December. I also removed the bed and had them water/glass blasted. I recently cut out the cancer on the bed parts and welded that up (see the different primer). There were about 8-9 spots including filling in the ends of the bed sides. Front fenders are again off and welded up four drilled holes in each one. Truck is coming in the garage Friday for disassembly down to the frame.
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    1951 Willys M38

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