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    I just purchased the M37, good driver condition. Owner thought it was a 1958 M56, but he isnít an expert. Had this configuration when he and his father pulled it from a hog farm 15 years ago. They fixed it up and enjoyed it, now I am looking to bring back to life as a parade and fun cruiser.

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    So it is definitely an M37 with the long wheel base and heavy winch, so does that make it a M56 variant of some sort? Also has original spotlight. Does not have the door mounted spare, rather mounted in front of a normal size M37 bed?

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    My plan was to mount some 11.00R16 Michelins on the stock rims, assuming of course I can locate some. A fresh coat of paint (sorry, but 18 years in USAF means the Navy must go). New fluids, etc. and drive...

    Winch functions properly and starts easy, so just need to give general service.

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    The m56 is the long wheelbase chassis. If it is a 1958 it would be an m56b1. There are pieces of the door carrier still on it. Your truck very likely had a utility body on it when it was made.
    1952 m37
    1956 R2 Crash Truck
    1953 m101
    1958 xm389
    1986 m1009

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    Yes, I am also intrigued on what the original bed configuration would have been. I wasn't sure if any came with the smaller bed and gap, which is actually quite convenient as a platform. Perhaps I can find the door carrier pieces and locate the tire back on the door.

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    I would guess it was an m201b1, CMU-3, or CMU-5. They had the spotlight on the fender.
    1952 m37
    1956 R2 Crash Truck
    1953 m101
    1958 xm389
    1986 m1009

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