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    I was searching to for the stock wheel size on the 5 ton SEORTM and a video for KIA Military Vehicles popped up in the search.
    Even though it was from 2010, there were some pretty unique designs presented. Maybe a new source for parts.
    Just wander into you local KIA dealership and get parts for your shop van.
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    I find it interesting that on the 2.5 ton models, when the video shows the underneath the torque rods have a metal plate on the back of them that appears to be there to stop the potential pull out failure of the end bushings. Curious why if that is how they being manufactured now, why none of the replacement bushings are designed with a plate to lock them in. I just rebuilt a complete set to put in my truck and it has me thinking of adding that. I'd think that a machine shop could easily drill and tap the backs, then bolt a square metal plate to back of rod to eliminate/minimize chance of end getting pulled out.

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    The KM451 ambulance would make a nice off-road camper. I think I am going to place an order at the local KIA dealer - just kidding.
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    Wow, I never would've thought they did military trucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mos68x View Post
    Wow, I never would've thought they did military trucks.

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    Their version of the Deuce is what the M35a3 SHOULD have been, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michigandon View Post
    Their version of the Deuce is what the M35a3 SHOULD have been, IMHO.

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    A good discussion on Kia MVs, Kia 2.5 ton truck pic, and links to more threads are here: https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...rea-army-m35a2
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonedoc View Post
    I find it interesting that on the 2.5 ton models, when the video shows the underneath the torque rods have a metal plate on the back of them that appears to be there to stop the potential pull out failure of the end bushings. Curious why if that is how they being manufactured now, why none of the replacement bushings are designed with a plate to lock them in. I just rebuilt a complete set to put in my truck and it has me thinking of adding that. I'd think that a machine shop could easily drill and tap the backs, then bolt a square metal plate to back of rod to eliminate/minimize chance of end getting pulled out.
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    I spotted this model kit today and thought of this thread. I built a 1/35 M35A2 when I was a kid, it's long gone but this one would be a fun complement to a US kit.
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