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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrmag1 View Post
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    Helped a friend pull a old yellow Ryder truck out of some clay ruts. Thing had been sitting for years and I pulled her out of the 1' ruts like it wasn't a thing. Dropped the deuce into low range and pulled her right out.
    We've all been there helping pull someone out of trouble and yes it is fun !

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    My first time driving my Deuce I naively/stupidly drove to a nearby dry riverbed in the high desert in Southern California to "just try it out". Well the sand was much softer than I thought and the front axle immediately sank to the axle tubes and both rear axles were digging in. The thought of trying to dig out a 14,000 pound truck just terrified me plus the shame of getting so stuck didn't add joy to the situation. Well I never have really driven a Deuce for close to 40 years at that time and never have had need to engage the transfer case in low range or engage the front axle even the few times I drove one in the Army, I sat and started to pull levers and flip switches to see what would happen or if I would dig in deeper............ Well the shame turned to pure joy and the terror became a big smile on my face as that 14,000 pounds of green camo in a brown desert river bed "popped" out of the sand and drove where I steered it as if nothing had happened. On one hand I was happy to be alone because I really didn't want to "share" being stuck but when it just popped up on the surface and drove so easily I really wanted to have been able to "show off" how really cool these old trucks are. After that I bought a complete set of manuals so I could sit and read how to use and maintain it. I know the TM's are available on line but I like to have a hard copy to refer to, and anything on line is of little use if the power is out plus I remember the manuals I used in the Army when working on helicopters, kind of a connection to the past.
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    I had a couple nice red oak boards in the garage, so I put on some stain and few coats of poly. Looked pretty good on one side, so I spent the weekend doing the same all aound the cargo bed.
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    speaking of snatch blocks, I found on that weighs about 60 pounds! Too big for my deuce winch...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Privatewrench View Post
    I had a couple nice red oak boards in the garage, so I put on some stain and few coats of poly. Looked pretty good on one side, so I spent the weekend doing the same all aound the cargo bed.
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    Everytime I see one of your guys trucks in a big garage / Barn I get incredibly jealous...... Sucks having to PCS every 3-4 years lol.
    1971 M35A2C " Marauder"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrmag1 View Post
    Everytime I see one of your guys trucks in a big garage / Barn I get incredibly jealous...... Sucks having to PCS every 3-4 years lol.
    Such true words!
    1988 M35A2c

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatadeuce View Post
    speaking of snatch blocks, I found on that weighs about 60 pounds! Too big for my deuce winch...
    It can't be that much over sized, whatadeuce- my Skookum weighs in at around 105lbs!

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    Shookum?
    1982 M35A2 WOW
    1971 M35A2 W/W, and BOMB HOIST
    1968 M185A3 under restoration
    1952 M108 W Multifuel Engine
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    1942 WC52 W/W gone
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    10kw WW2 generator on trailer-GONE
    Reenactor 63rd Inf.Division, New York
    Class #3 Tax Stamp HoldER
    82 ABN MOTOR POOL, 1969-1971






    US ARMY, 82 ABN, motor pool, 1969-1971

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatadeuce View Post
    Shookum?
    Name brand of a high quality snatch block.

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    Privatewrench, I really like the look of the stained finish of the wood slates for the bed sides, I guess it is like the old "woodies". Very nice work!

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