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    Did more recovery planning today. Tentatively planned for about the 7th/8th of October. Stay tuned...
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    Slight change of plans. Going to go recover her in the spring and at least get her as far as Kansas, if all works out according to plan.

    Was having a bad day and put it up for sale yesterday. For all of maybe four hours tops. Started getting PMs on Facebook of "You're selling it already?!" and "I am extremely disappointed in you" so I was convinced to pull my ad.
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    Don't lose faith just yet. The emotional pain from losing that much money when you purchase it is only temporary, the permanent financial drain on your wallet just for owning one is a completely different story lmao. All jokes aside, just get it home, or at least someplace where you can work on it and you'll feel much better. I'm sure that once you start turnin some wrenches on it and you'll be giddy as a schoolgirl. hopefully i'm only a couple paydays away from getting mine runnin and back on the road again.
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    That's what I was persuaded to do. Not lose faith yet. 3000 bucks is a lot when you're a broke college student, but one day or another I'm looking into it. Should be interesting.

    Do keep me posted on yours. I'm curious to hear that goes. I was talking to 98G about mine and the subject of your truck came up as it happens.

    I don't think may people can say "Yeah, my first vehicle was an old army fire truck" much less an M928A1. I've only seen or heard of about three others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71DeuceAK View Post
    That's what I was persuaded to do. Not lose faith yet. 3000 bucks is a lot when you're a broke college student, but one day or another I'm looking into it. Should be interesting.

    Do keep me posted on yours. I'm curious to hear that goes. I was talking to 98G about mine and the subject of your truck came up as it happens.

    I don't think may people can say "Yeah, my first vehicle was an old army fire truck" much less an M928A1. I've only seen or heard of about three others.
    I have plenty of threads for it. If you ever have any questions, just go ahead and ask on any one of them.
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    I absolutely will! I've always had a very soft spot for the M939 series trucks, particularly the XLWB models. Many other enthusiasts have even told me I'm nuts with this one, but given their relative rarity it's worth bringing this one back to life.

    The only fear I have is if the frame is toast...then I'd have to part her out. But even in that case, I'd have a parts truck I might keep for when I got another, running, M939 variant.
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    So when do we get to see some pics of this truck? It would be interesting to see what is causing so much consternation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelspinner View Post
    So when do we get to see some pics of this truck? It would be interesting to see what is causing so much consternation.
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    IMG_4847.jpgPardon the awful screnshot of a photo taken during an inspection by fellow member Lindsey97...
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