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  • VenomInjected

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  • Migginsbros

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  • 1943ht

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Thread: Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2019 - October VOTE HERE!

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    #3 - VenomInjected

    Alright everyone... here she is...


    1967 Kaiser-Jeep M-715 5/4-ton

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    History as best I can tell:
    1967-1981 Minot, ND
    1981-1996 Fort McCoy, WI
    1996-2006 Minnesota Forest/Fire/DNR services
    2006-2015 Privately owned in Northern Minnesota
    2015 to current: I took ownership and began restoration.


    This project started out with a goal of returning the truck to glory, not knowing from 15' away that its been "modernized... but gain modern day reliability and easy spare part sourcing; all while gaining the ability to utilize todays roads at modern speeds. (+55mph)

    *The original Dana 60/70 closed knuckle drum axles were replaced by modern Ford Dana 60 Kingpin/Sterling 10.25 axles and upgraded to disc brakes in all 4 corners.

    *The original Tornado 230, T98 transmission, and NP200 T=-case was replaced by a Cummmins 5.9L Turbo Diesel, ZF5-5 Speed OD, and NP205.

    *The original NP200 T-case parking brake drum was machined and fabricated onto the modern NP205 to still have all OEM style levers in-cab.

    *A new modern baffled fuel tank (26 gal GM) and safety relocation were added, power steering, and hydroboosted power brakes from a 2010 GM HD Duramax truck were also added.

    Enjoy the journey!

    Here it is complete minus the soft-top vs. Day 1 in its fire dept-yellow:
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    Down to its good bones for powdercoat

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    Time to add modern power using some 3D-CAD (Mechanical Engineer by trade)
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    Lets add some modern steering, brakes, fueling and axles!

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    Time for USMC 24052 Forest Green!
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    Time to Re-assemble and add new wiring and dash/guages and some floor courtesy night lighting!

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    Engine fits like a GLOVE!

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    Finished product and even hauls the M101A2 around nicely!

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    And of course... a little drive video... Let that turbo sing!
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    5.9 Cummins / Ford ZF / NP205
    Dana 60 Kingpin / Sterling 10.25

    1989 M101-A2 Trailer

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    This straight 6 cyl. direct diesel injected watercooled mercedes benz M352 engine is good for up to 55miles with 5 passengers(driver included).

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    The main task is to pull an push on plain surface but you can also have fun in rough terrain.


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    Migginsbros

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    IMG_2345.jpgpatcalg 3.jpgpatcale 2.jpgpatcalf 2.jpgDSCF1600.jpgDSC_0110.jpg I installed the M52A2 air cleaner a few years ago, as I plan to install an LDS engine when my good running LDT engine calls it quits. Two years ago I installed the 10,000 lb. winch and PTO, along with a canvas winch cover from John Tennis.
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    1972 M35A2C W/W, 1986 M105A2, 1953 M38A1, S250 Shelter. "He was old and wise, which meant tired and disappointed" T.E. Lawrence

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    Going for a replica or a tribute or maybe a bit of both? 8[QUOTE=hndrsonj; since I have so many M37 spare parts (and another truck), I'm going to build a M37 ARMY Gun Truck. [/QUOTE]
    3 each M35A2's 2 WO/W, 1 W/W:
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck “Sparky”
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    Hndrsonj, your restoration is top notch. Attention to detail is incredible. I envy your abilities. My vote hands down.
    1971 M35A2
    1965 M105 trailer
    1965 Lubrication trailer converted to an Indian hauler.
    1941 Indian 741 motorcycle
    1965 M543A2
    1985 M1008
    2001 M-Gator
    1940 M16 halftrack
    MVPA # 33222

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffhuey1n View Post
    Going for a replica or a tribute or maybe a bit of both? 8
    I am leaning towards the Guntruck "Otto". I should have also added before it has the 4:89 gearing and a front disk conversion. Notice every grease zerk is painted yellow...
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    1951 Reo M48 Deuce Tractor
    1962 Dodge M37B1 w/w
    1951 Willys M38

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    ADHD or what.
    Quote Originally Posted by hndrsonj View Post
    I am leaning towards the Guntruck "Otto". I should have also added before it has the 4:89 gearing and a front disk conversion. Notice every grease zerk is painted yellow...
    brakes.jpgbrakes 2.jpgbrakes 3.jpg
    1971 M35A2
    1965 M105 trailer
    1965 Lubrication trailer converted to an Indian hauler.
    1941 Indian 741 motorcycle
    1965 M543A2
    1985 M1008
    2001 M-Gator
    1940 M16 halftrack
    MVPA # 33222

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    Voted, some tough choices but the clean progress pics on venom injected compelled me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1943ht View Post
    The "African Queen" a 1943 M16A2 MGMC Halftrack recovered from East Africa in 2006 This "Preservation Project" is dedicated to preserving her unique history and combat record as a salute to all those crews who served on her thru 4 conflicts: WWII; Korea; Vietnam; and Africa.

    It's not a restoration, it's an ultra rare vehicle preservation of #315 of the original 413 M16's rebuilt for the Korean War. And while I have done multiple restorations the challenge in a preservation project is finding the original equipment and doing all the work without replacing with new old stock or replica parts. You just can't ring up the halftrack parts store in Iowa or Minnesota and order new replacement parts. They are in most cases made of unobtainium.

    The other challenge is researching the vehicles history of service etc. The Queen has served in 4 conflicts on 4 continents and is currently configured as she would have been when shipped to the US Army in Korea in 1952 with the exception of her Batwing armor which is being preserved for installation this winter.
    Got my vote anyway for sure.
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    M45 530C TFFT fire truck
    1942 Ford Jeep (with underfloor tulsa winch)
    1945 Willys Jeep (with V8 flathead Engine) And overdrive.
    Packard Staff car. (WW11. General Pattern Tribute).
    Ural Military Motorcycle.
    Ex Army Hyster 4 ton Fork lift.
    Onan 7.5 kw ex army generator.

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    My twitchin' votin' finger hasn't yet pushed any buttons on this month's ballot.

    By the "process of illumination" I'm trying to "shed some light" upon the best choice.

    This month's stable has some fine thoroughbreds in it..... Such a tough choice!



    So... Candidates, please CONVINCE me who should get my vote, please.

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