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Thread: Steelsoldiers’ BIG M756A2 Project!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepsinker View Post
    So, when are we starting the Cummins swap?
    Would love to do a 6BT swap in a deuce sometime, but not in this one. It’s going to stay as stock/original as possible. I had a chance to drive one of the military 6BT conversions some years ago. It had the air-o-matic steering too. Was a sweet machine.
    Chris Stansbury, founder of Chris' CUCV Homepage in 1998 and Steel Soldiers in 1999.

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    1962 Dodge M37B1

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    I used the 756A2 to haul our rented scaffolding back to Sunbelt Rentals this past Saturday. When I got there, one of the guys in the yard said, “Hey, you’re leaking fuel all over the parking lot!” I jumped out and raised the hood to investigate. I discovered that the injection pump supply line had been rubbing against the return line long enough to wear a hole in the supply line. Thankfully, the Sunbelt guys loaned me some tools and gave me a barbed fitting to repair the line. I cut the line in half, shoved the barbed fitting into place, and then I was good to go! After I fixed that, the guy said, “Hey, you know you have a headlight out, right?!” I didn’t know that, but I guess I wasn’t surprised.

    Who carries the correct clear fuel fuel line for the deuce? I’m going to go ahead and replace all of it.
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    Chris Stansbury, founder of Chris' CUCV Homepage in 1998 and Steel Soldiers in 1999.

    Current:
    1969 Kaiser Jeep M756A2
    1962 Dodge M37B1

    Gone, but not forgotten:
    M1009, M35A2, M1009, M561, 404 Mog, M818, M923A2, M931A1, M1008, M925A2, M998

    HUGE M925A2 Build Thread: https://bit.ly/2uPlSnZ

    HUGE M923A2 Build Thread: https://bit.ly/2uO2g3K

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    Careful don’t want anything bad to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredo Corleone View Post
    Careful don’t want anything bad to happen.
    Will do. I have a feeling that the more I drive it, the more problems I will find. Considering it sat around for the better part of 16 years, I shouldn’t be surprised.
    Chris Stansbury, founder of Chris' CUCV Homepage in 1998 and Steel Soldiers in 1999.

    Current:
    1969 Kaiser Jeep M756A2
    1962 Dodge M37B1

    Gone, but not forgotten:
    M1009, M35A2, M1009, M561, 404 Mog, M818, M923A2, M931A1, M1008, M925A2, M998

    HUGE M925A2 Build Thread: https://bit.ly/2uPlSnZ

    HUGE M923A2 Build Thread: https://bit.ly/2uO2g3K

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelsoldiers View Post
    I used the 756A2 to haul our rented scaffolding back to Sunbelt Rentals this past Saturday. When I got there, one of the guys in the yard said, “Hey, you’re leaking fuel all over the parking lot!” I jumped out and raised the hood to investigate. I discovered that the injection pump supply line had been rubbing against the return line long enough to wear a hole in the supply line. Thankfully, the Sunbelt guys loaned me some tools and gave me a barbed fitting to repair the line. I cut the line in half, shoved the barbed fitting into place, and then I was good to go! After I fixed that, the guy said, “Hey, you know you have a headlight out, right?!” I didn’t know that, but I guess I wasn’t surprised.

    Who carries the correct clear fuel fuel line for the deuce? I’m going to go ahead and replace all of it.
    I had to do a similar repair, but used rubber fuel hose and hose clamps. about 2 inches long each slit lengthwise, on the line that had the leak we put two hose clamps side by side on the spot, with the slit 180 degrees away form the hole. On the other line we put the clamps near the ends. That way there was the additional rubber and clamps to wear away before it became a problem again. YMMV.
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    The chain for the rear PTO was rusted solid when my dad got it years ago. It came off of Kenny’s incredibly rusty M756A2 from Puerto Rico, so no big surprise there. I decided to try one of those new fangled rust dissolver products to see if I could save it. Evapo-rust has really good reviews on Amazon, so I bought a gallon of it and have been soaking the chain in it for the last couple of weeks. It did a great job removing all of the surface rust and scale in just a couple of days, but the chain still wouldn’t move. After another week in the soak, the chain finally began to move with considerable effort. It seems to be getting more and more flexible with each passing day. I’m going to give it a few more days in the tub, and then I’ll wash it with hot water and soak it in ATF. The nice thing about the Evapo-rust is it’s non-toxic and can be dumped when you’re done with it.
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    Chris Stansbury, founder of Chris' CUCV Homepage in 1998 and Steel Soldiers in 1999.

    Current:
    1969 Kaiser Jeep M756A2
    1962 Dodge M37B1

    Gone, but not forgotten:
    M1009, M35A2, M1009, M561, 404 Mog, M818, M923A2, M931A1, M1008, M925A2, M998

    HUGE M925A2 Build Thread: https://bit.ly/2uPlSnZ

    HUGE M923A2 Build Thread: https://bit.ly/2uO2g3K

    Father, lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone.

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