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    Default MV Addiction filled. Reis the Beast M1078A0 is born

    Well, as it states, and thankfully with some outstanding SS members help, I finally have Reis the Beast home. Shes was rescued from Fort Bragg in July 2018, and spent thru April 2019 stored not far away in NC.

    So I thought I would start my own lil corner.
    Side View lmtv.jpg1357455_6002_159_0001.jpg
    Some history on the truck- [3ESC264CSSB] 3rd EXPEDITIONARY SUSTAINMENT COMMAND, 264TH Combat Sustainment Support Battalion- This from the bumper markings, 1st level, there is additional markings deeper, but that will have to wait. Also, from some paperwork found under the seat-it was used May 2018 for a "Warrior on the Water" event May 4 2018 in NC.
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    Mechanically, she drives..as I drove it from the drop off to the house,about 2 miles. Electrically she has some gremlins. Cant shut it off without pulling 52, trans shift 3 to 4 was very hard, no master switch function, eventually, after the short drive trans would go ** and you would have to shut down and restart. Some little stuff, Unable to tilt cab, battery cables needs replacing, 1 head light out, No lights on Ctis, rear emergency glad hand missing, air dryer connections loose, driver door lock missing, pass door latch needs love, grill warped,pass door window and opener handle missing. Needs a wiper arm and wipers/ horn do not work

    Good stuff, oil looks brand new, with 5/18 on the filter, difs and planetary, trans fluid spotless, tires on front 50% or better, spare and rears 90% or better, paint looks great, brakes at least 98%, no cab rust with exception of minor rust at base of steering wheel floor plate.

    I have gutted the cab, fixed the door window seals, got both windows rolled up. Ordered a replacement lock from advanced automation [do they make them out of gold-way too much], replaced the head lights with leds, and picked up two napa 6tls and an odyssey 2250 6tl, waiting to get the 2nd one [too much]. I have the 3 batts on charge and they are up to 13.20. In the end I may go for 6 group 31's similar to Sean Fillner/Abel build. So both 6tl's and odesseys will probably come up available in the future.

    Parts i have available- factory passenger seat in good condition, driver seat, bottom cushion needs replace, factory com wiring harness, troop seats driver side fiberglass/alum.

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    I am leaning towards expo type-looking for a cheap s280

    I welcome all comments, criticism or suggestions.
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    Yup, my Bragg LMTV has a similar laundry list of deficiencies. Seems like the SOP at Bragg is run it until it won't move and then off to auction.

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    My driver seat looks just about like that. Found most of the material in a mouse nest behind the dash panel. At least the little bugger didnt appear to chew on any of the wiring

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    The mouse I found in my M-1081 was in the shape I like to find them, a pile of bones & fur between the seats. The deuce was not so lucky, passenger seat cover was chewed out & a nest made of it found later under the seat.
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    I have an MTV 1083 with the same dang trans going blank issue. Haven’t had time to mess with it, but will be following along to see what you have going on. Good luck.
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    Look at the wires where they go through holes in the dash. Others have found issues there. Particularly those in same hole as the fuel pedal arm.
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    coachgeo thats where i am headed, and one of the reasons i gutted cab..i am first working batteries and primary 12v/24v to fuse pdp. Its got several electrical challenges that could be related. process of repair and eliminate

    thanks for the suggestion, much appreciate
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    Well, today was a great day, I received my gold-almost-unabtaineum drivers door lock. I took a picture, because it didnt seem like 200 smackers worth, maybe its the grade of the gold and unobtaineum its made of.
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    4 PAOZZ 0FW39 12417478 LATCH,DOOR,VEHICULA LEFT SIDE...... 1


    Advanced Automation was quick to ship, and got me the part I needed.

    Now I can put the door back together
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    Today was another great day, with a fed ex delivery.

    Recd my new door seals via amazon, these are a good fit

    2 MOOZZ 0FW39 12422655X SEAL,NONMETALLIC MAKE FROM P/N 12422655 (0FW39) CUT TO LENGTH..

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I6XMZJQ/ref=cfb_at_prodpg

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    Another great day with two deliveries. A set of over door convex mirrors, and new front turn signals. Some future projects planned for Reis the Beast.

    Velvac 715198 Stainless Steel Convex Mirror (Over The Door)

    Grand General 78260BP Pearl 4" Amber Round LED Park/Turn/Clearance Light (Includes Light, Grommet & Pigtail for Trucks, Trailers, RVs, Utility Vehicles)

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