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  • sandcobra164

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  • Kaiser67M715

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  • Scar59

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  • dougco1

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  • Migginsbros

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  • USAFSS-ColdWarrior

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  • Coffey1

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  • Floridianson

    4 5.33%
  • bigmike

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Thread: Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2018 - August VOTE HERE!

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    Default Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2018 - August VOTE HERE!

    1. sandcobra164
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    2. Kaiser67M715
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    3. Scar59
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    4. dougco1
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    5. Migginsbros
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    6. USAFSS-ColdWarrior
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    7. Coffey1
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    8. Floridianson
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    1969 M35A2 wo/w, hoist in bed, heater, Ooga horn, Recentered HEMTTs and 395's, "Candy Smasher"
    1968 M543A2 Wrecker - You know, for heavy lifting...
    1984 M931 - SEMTT project
    198? M270 trailer TBD...
    1985 M1008 - SMOKEY 8" lift, 37" humvee 24 bolt wheels/tires, turbocharged.
    And a few M105 and M101 and other trailers

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    Already fighting for the lead!!! I'll tell you why I think my truck is worthy of your vote. He's lived a good life and has a very supportive family. He came to me from 4th Ranger Training Battalion on Ft. Benning, GA as a base model M923A0 that had never been to rebuild. Just basic maintenance for years and years supporting the school house. I've checked and he does not have a Ranger Tab. Once in Civilian hands, I started with a thorough PMCS and washing. I'd made it into the big leagues! I quickly decided that I wanted to upgrade the tires. Member CGarbee on here traded me a set of take off 14R20's in exchange for the 10 Goodyear G177's. Member Atomic and I made the long trip to North Carolina. While I had the wheels off and the truck on stands I cleaned and packed the wheel bearings and continued with servicing tasks. Next in line for the truck many long road trips to interesting places to participate in Parades. He met The Proud American Guntruck in his first Leesburg Spirit of Christmas Parade. He's performed many local hauling duties for fellow SS'ers, picking up goods that they purchase from the GP site in Albany, Ga. I really owe it to the old truck to get it sandblasted and painted as I haven't worked on the cosmetics quite like I should. Through it all, he's only put me walking once. He's a good solid truck that puts smiles on everyone's faces but most importantly to my little buddy Briggs. Even in the 95 degree heat, General Non-Sense carried him to and from his Birthday Party. And of course we had to bring the trailer "just in case" we run out of space. Lastly, my truck plays well with others as you can see in the pictures and is likely one of the only 5 tons in South West Georgia pictured with snow on it! Thanks Kindly for your consideration. Joseph
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    220KAK 26' Box Van Trailer

    This restoration is a work in progress.... Very, Very SLOW progress so far.




    She's currently parked in our back yard in such a position that photos worthy of posting are nearly impossible to be had. We have not done much toward her restoration yet as she's currently serving "dry storage duty" for various tools and equipment.

    These photos are "as found".
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    The interior of the 220KAK is seemingly ORIGINAL woodwork with the bump-rails and all. Only the right rear cargo door is missing its original plywood inner skin.
    The oak flooring has been covered with some thin sheets of compressed board, presumably due to wood rot on the base floor planks.
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    Close inspection of the aluminum roof shows years of west Texas hail exposure with numerous dents.... Battle wounds, of course. Thankfully, the roof is weather-tight. The slight puddling seen on the floor in these photos is because the doors had been left open and we had had a rainstorm the night before.


    Branded on the upper interior just forward of the cargo doors.
    This number "662" is also showing in very faded white paint on the outside of one cargo door.
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    The original Date Plate:
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    Model: 220 KAK
    Mfg. Ser. No. 21287
    NSN No. 2330-542-2511
    Vehicle Wgt. Unloaded 10250 LBS
    Payload Maximum 36000 LBS
    Gross Wgt. Maximum 46250 LBS
    Date of Delivery 1-13-1960
    Contract No. DA-20-113-ORD-24272
    U.S. Property USA702100
    Axle K-20-6A, Brakes 6 In.
    Wheels Budd-65350-8
    Drums B-1826-1
    Supports Homan M-2000
    Suspension Neway-632-1
    Inner Brg. Timken, Inner Cup 653
    Outer Brg. Timken, Outer Cup HM 212011




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    She's wired (Original Equipment) for BOTH 24V Mil-Standard Lights AND 12V Commercial Standard Lights with separate circuits all the way to the back where she's got two sets of taillights. I have not yet chased the circuits, but I believe that the corner and upper marker lights are connected to only the 12V system.
    As you can see in this photo, the 12V connection box is heavily damaged. I have not yet find a "correct" replacement for a historically accurate restoration.

    HISTORY:

    Built in 1960 by the KINGHAM TRAILER COMPANY in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

    To the best of my knowledge, this is a rather RARE MV to be found nowadays.

    Only one other time have I found anything on the internet about a 220KAK. A few years ago there was one that popped up in an GSA-online auction. It was located in Orange, California and was in decent shape for being of the same vintage, although the auction notes said "Rust Damage". The one at auction was 1959 vintage, S/N 31175. Ours is a later vintage but bears the lower SN 21287, so we cannot tell from the SN how many might have been produced.

    I have seen some photos of these trailers at ammunition facilities - factories, dockside (both in the States and Vietnam), etc.
    They are officially a "Dry Goods Van" trailer, but I believe they were often used as "Sea Containers" for ammunition. Their short bodies and high payload would indicate that the density of ammunition masses in ammo cans would easily rationalize the need for such a compact yet heavy-duty design.
    Being wired for both 24V & 12V electrical connections would also indicate "intermodal" functionality.

    When we found her, she was languishing in an electrical contractors storage yard. When I inquired about her the old guy told me she'd been in that yard for almost 10 years and had, for the decade or so prior to that, been serving his business as a support/storage trailer at his larger job sites.
    Since her undercarriage is all heavy steel, and her superstructure is all aluminum, and also considering her wooden floors and inner skin, the best local scrap price I was quoted was $0 - TOO labor intensive to dismantle!! So, I gave the guy a $400 bid and he bit!!! Not a bad price for a bit of history, huh?

    So now, she's awaiting my serious efforts at restoration. We've now also acquired an XM818 as motive power for her mobility. I really have no excuse for not giving her the attention she deserves.



    As for my Poll Campaign.... I'm not really expecting to gather many votes. She kinda looks like the UGLY DUCKLING.
    I figure that just getting the word out that this NEARLY EXTINCT and yet beautifully restorable MV is still around MIGHT help us locate another of her pedigree... and, if there IS another, that they may breed and produce offspring, too.
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    This is our 1987 Freightliner Unimog FLU419 SEE (small emplacement excavator). We purchased this "small" truck with multiple features like a "leatherman tool" from a guy near Nürnberg/Germany. Also this vehicle was manufactured in Germany it was send to Freightliner Oregon to be finished to a SEE.
    Due to the cold war after WWII this truck made his way back to Germany to support US forces in Germany. We were very lucky that the SEE is in very good condition, little used, and mostly sheltered most of his life. Similar to sandcobra 164 we use the SEE often for family fun and technical entertainment.
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    Man, all great candidates. Bias to the wrecker because the nick name was "??? the wrecker man".. Name changed to protect the guilty.

    Love them all
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    Installed two ton crane.
    And what truck looked like when I got it.
    Member of peanut gallery

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    Ken,
    Great work! I was wondering why the bed was set back so far. Now that I see it started as a tractor, I realize you had to leave room for the factory transmission cooler. I'm sure I'll get the see a closer view of the truck in October when we go to Durhamtown!
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    IMG_0505.jpgIMG_0508.jpgIMG_0514.jpgThis is the M936 that Danial Morgan recovered for me out of Warner Robbins. Basically kept is as delivered. Fresh fluids and filters. Drives like a charm and everything works.
    I have a complete BII inventory for it now.
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    I'm not saying let's eliminate all the stupid people. I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.



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    Not sure why the saw mill photo loaded. Do not Vote for the 36" Oscar. The wrecker has stacked several logs at the mill.
    I'm not saying let's eliminate all the stupid people. I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.



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