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    ID #283347 it appears

    Interesting trailer.
    Cool find.

    Like mentioned, the Marines are masters of reusing/modifying the equipment they have to do the mission.
    1987 M1008A1 (2)
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    I would concour to the A1 designation as the the tall curvy parking brake handles were on the earliest m101's

    Very cool trailer.

    I have a m116 with a custom bed that used diamond plate similar to this. It was a radar trailer for aircraft traffic control. Army unit that I picked up at Ft. Rucker. Serial # was in the low teens if I remember correctly.
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    60's ? m116a1? radar trailer flatbed
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    We got it sandblasted top and bottom this evening. A coat of rustoleum rusty metal primer tomorrow. I'll get a picture if we get it done.

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    We put a gallon of rustoleum, rusty metal primer on it and almost got it all covered. Just a few spots left on the underside. Next week weather permitting it will get the flat green behr ultra premium. I always get a kick at the product names. I got a gallon of icecream last week it was super premium. Plain premium just doesn't cut it anymore. DSCN1802.jpgDSCN1801.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2deuce View Post
    We put a gallon of rustoleum, rusty metal primer on it and almost got it all covered. Just a few spots left on the underside. Next week weather permitting it will get the flat green behr ultra premium. I always get a kick at the product names. I got a gallon of icecream last week it was super premium. Plain premium just doesn't cut it anymore. DSCN1802.jpgDSCN1801.jpg
    Great find....it looks like the predecessor to a 105.

    My experience is to use more primer than one coat under Acrylic Latex, premium or not. I've got rust coming right back through the water based paint over time, especially when I only put one coat of rust inhibitor red oxide.

    I have taken to trying to put on more layers of primer and getting an oil based second coat that seals the porous nature of that red primer. The Rustoleum rattle cans in camo have been my choice andit seems to hold up well and will adhere to the acrylic latex. There are some other oil base camo but I have not used it.

    Edit...try a place with flat black Rustoleum enamel and see if the Behr will stick. I think it will.
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    I have done several trailers with Rust O leum then top layered with Behr Marquee and it has worked well. Home depot can mix any of the federal paint color codes. The Behr marquee current "green" is really flat. When put next to carc it is an extremely close match.
    1984 M923 "Maj. Zippidy" who now is equipped like a M925A1
    1991 M998 HMMWV

    1990 Kasel M101A2
    1968 Case Master M101A1 with fuel tank and gen set up
    1991 Eastern Technologies M105A2
    60's ? m116a1? radar trailer flatbed
    xm1073 flat bed 7 1/2 ton


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    I've had good results with the rustoleum RMP topped with Behr latex. The only problem I had was when the metal was heavily pitted and I only put on 1 coat. Using a roller it left a few thin spots that did need more paint and those did rust through again.This time I gave the floor 2 coats, because that was where the rust was the heaviest, but I will inspect it all again to be sure.

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