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    Thanks to everyone for the kind replies and comments!

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    Just realized I forgot to post a pic of the dash left side detail in the OP... Doh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menaces Nemesis View Post
    Just realized I forgot to post a pic of the dash left side detail in the OP...
    Too nice...it hurts....too clean....it looks classy and pretty....like the imaginary "M3500" (the civilian upmarket version of the M35A2; like M998 and Hummer H1)
    MVPA member. 1974 M35A2C w/w "Queen Lola", rebuilt LDS-465-1A, "D" turbo, Waterloo Overdrive upgrade. Med towbar, 11.00R20 Goodyear G286, flipped hubs, remote brake fluid reservoir, spin-on filters, bypassed FDC, LED taillights, LED headlights, LED turn signals, WESTACH EGT/boost gauge, AVM lockout hubs, LED convoy light, LED lollipop lights, HMMWV seat on air ride base, M211 dash passenger grab handle, hood lift kit, 24V solargizer/battery minder, ether start kit, flasher module mod, heavy duty dog bone ends, M35A3 aluminium fuel tank.

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    Default This is just awesome 😎 beautiful daily driver!

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    I'm posting this with tremendous gratitude to everyone who has contributed to this site over the years, and to everyone who keeps SteelSoldiers up and running. This site has been a fantastic resource in helping me to build the exact daily-driver I wanted to own. Bobbed 1967 Kaiser-Jeep M-44 series w/Shortened M35A2 bed. Not everyone's taste I know, but if you like what you see here, please hit the thanks button at the bottom of the post... enjoy.

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    Hydraulic power steering. AVM lock-outs. I designed and fabbed up the pinion flange "bling rings" with stainless hardware. I also designed and fabbed the twin-damper steering stabilizer, and milled the spring perches for the 3 degree caster mod. Rear axle has ARB diff-locker. Axles, transmission, and transfer are all remotely vented to dedicated under-hood filter.

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    I finished the interior in black/dark titanium with stainless/silver trim. I designed the cab-width seat riser/console unit to suit my needs as a shooter. The open-ended design allows long gun storage underneath. Cup holders are double-wall stainless with lined bottoms. The seats are Smittybilt wrangler units, with covers that I found on ebay and modded to fit. In-cab heater and AC works well due to; 80 mil butyl/157 mil closed-cell foam lined roof, carpeted 360* tub-surround lined with 1/2" foil-faced batting. Floor is insulated with 80 mil butyl, 1/2" foil-faced batting over the tunnel and extending up firewall, carpet with thick custom floor mats. Doors are insulated with 315 mil closed cell foam under the carpeted panels. Doors are also sealed 360* with a secondary seal system. Window to door sill openings are sealed with custom made belt mouldings. I installed foam filters in the cowl vents (not shown, sorry) to keep dust out of the cab.

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    I machined the dash overlay from black 1/8" high-impact ABS, and attached it with urethane mounting tape (less chance of rattles). Changed the instrument panel layout to add the pyrometer, replaced the temp and air pressure gauges, removed the bezels from the other gauges, stripped and refinished them in metallic silver. Ground the lenses down to 150 grit (they were deeply gouged) then machine polished them back up to 5000 grit before hand polishing and recrimping the bezels back on. Did a total flame heater and air operated wiper delete, and moved the air flippers for the transfer and rear diff lock into the left side of the dash. Wipers are electric. Also installed self-cancelling turn signal unit along with Doghead's civvy flasher mod. Found the back up camera on Amazon. Black pearl shift knob is from Twisted Shifterz. Converted the plastic dash bulb covers/high beam indicator to nickel-plated steel, and radially polished them along with the knob above the heater controls, which actuates the passenger cowl vent (got tired of reaching across the cab to open/close it).

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    Prepped and sprayed the bed with Raptor-Liner. Battery box is one of the few things I've farmed-out to someone else... had an HVAC buddy do it in stainless (thanks Kirk). Detailed out and refinished the interior of battery compartment and tool box. You can't see it in the pic, but I installed polyethylene glide strips on the battery box slide rails... makes the box slide out super easy and keeps the rails from metal/metal contact with the box.

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    Here's the accompanying YouTube video (on my YouTube channel, and when I compete in Cowboy Action Shooting, I go by the alias "Maker-Wright")



    Thanks again, and have a great week!

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    Although it's not my style, it's very nicely done. I am impressed with all the work that has been into it!!! thanks for posting it.
    1953 REO M35a2 Multi fuel Deuce /NJ National Guard
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    1973 AMG M35a2c w/w Multi fuel Deuce

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    that is some fantastic work!
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