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    Just picked bought this beauty, going to pick her up tomorrow. Runs and drives, only thing it really needs are the following:
    1) Correct Seat Cushions and Covers
    2) Tool box to replace the 50 cal ammo can that replaced the tool box behind the driver's seat.
    3) Correct top bows, currently has modified M151 top bows.
    Jason Green
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    1958 M56 90mm SPAT ("Scorpion")
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austringer View Post
    Just picked bought this beauty, going to pick her up tomorrow. Runs and drives, only thing it really needs are the following:
    1) Correct Seat Cushions and Covers
    2) Tool box to replace the 50 cal ammo can that replaced the tool box behind the driver's seat.
    3) Correct top bows, currently has modified M151 top bows.
    Beauty must be in the eye of the beholder...I don't see anything.

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    Sorry, was in a hurry to get to a meeting... here you go. Also, needs 6.00x16s as it has 700s on it right now.

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    1958 M56 90mm SPAT ("Scorpion")
    1968 M274A5
    1969 M706
    Bazooka, flame throwers and WW1 / WW2 Class 3

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    Wow, that is a beaut! Nice find.

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    YAY! You rescued another Mite!!!

    I'm surprised that it has the early windshield. I noticed a couple of things under the hood. It looks like the voltage regulator is newer/smaller than the one that's in my wife's Mite. Did M422A1's come with electronic voltage regulators? Regarding the hose from the air intake to the air filter - what is the hose made out of?

    I have a favor to ask you. Could you please post pictures of the straps that you have on the passenger and driver side openings? I'd like to add them to my wife's Mite. I'm not sure how they mount behind the seats. Thanks!
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    Would be happy to, as stated previously, I'm going to pick up tomorrow.

    Regarding the regulator, will more than likely swap it out for the correct mechanical one. I have a pile of nice ones from years of collecting crap. The hose from the intake to the air cleaner looks like a radiator hose, which I will eventually swap out for the correct looking one. I'll get the pictures hopefully tmw for you. I did buy a M151A1 out of California the week before last and it's supposed to arrive today. Came with a trailer. Let me know what you think of this trailer....

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    The trailer looks nice! I really like desert verdant MERDC camouflage!!! Either it's a M416B1, or it was modified to look like a B1.

    Are you planning on replacing the MUTT tires on your Mite with new 6.00x16's? I highly recommend that you call Coker before the end of the year. I created this thread that contains the information.
    http://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthr...rom-Coker-Tire!
    ODFever
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    1984 M1009 CUCV Blazer (Mine)
    1960 M422 Mighty Mite (My Wife's)
    1967 M416 Trailer
    Daily Driver: 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Crew Cab Dually 4x4 5.7L Hemi 5 Speed Manual
    ...and an incurable case of OD Fever

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    It's an original M416B1 (serial number 5XX) with a delivery date of 9-65. Might leave these tires on as I sorta like them. Need to fix a few oil leaks first.
    Jason Green
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    1958 M56 90mm SPAT ("Scorpion")
    1968 M274A5
    1969 M706
    Bazooka, flame throwers and WW1 / WW2 Class 3

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    I dont deal much in the smaller vehicles but this one sure looks like a very fine specimen!!! Congrats much on your find!
    Karl

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