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    Welcome from south Florida
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    Welcome to the site, Get a 5 ton, and leave it as is. Drive it, use it, Enjoy it first before modifying it and get used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmetalmiki View Post
    Welcome to the site, Get a 5 ton, and leave it as is. Drive it, use it, Enjoy it first before modifying it and get used to it.
    Agreed. They are fun trucks, even bone stock. I admit I have been considering getting another to drive daily at first, but eventually part out for the axles to put under something else. With that said, in bone stock form the M939 series 5 ton truck is what I would consider one of the best vehicles ever built and probably one of the most user-friendly MVs for the newly minted enthusiast just getting into them.
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    "I'm in this weird predicament where I know where every grease zerk on an M939 series truck is, but can't even fix a Briggs & Stratton lawnmower. Is that any indicator?"

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    Another welcome from Florida, go with the 5 ton as folks here recommend, you will have more fun & never regret it.
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    Welcome to the madness. As you can see from some of the posts, FMVs are a lot like Lays potato chips.

    Dare you to get just one.
    A day without rivnuts is like a day without a Humvee mod.

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    Howdy from just north of Houston. Welcome to the site and thank you for your service!


    Now quit wasting time. Get your truck(s) and post pictures. We like pictures.
    1972 Reo Motors M35A2 w/w
    1987 Turtle Mountain M105A2 (2/11 VSE Rework)

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    1966 Am General M35A2 wo/w
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    I was originally shopping for a deuce but wasn't liking the prices and conditions I was finding, plus dealing with delivery prices but I found a 809 series 5 ton nearby that was in decent shape. I was a little skeptical at first, but I'm a total convert now. The deuce is a great truck, legendary in fact, but I do enjoy my fully hydraulic power steering. It drives as easy as an F-150 or Silverado. LOL...I might change my tune the first time something big, heavy and expensive breaks but we'll see.

    My point is, don't fear the 5-ton. You won't go wrong with either type of truck.
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    (Isn't owning one of this insanity enough??)
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