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    Amen! When I get out of the army the Gama Goat is the second toy on my list right after I buy a jeep preferably a m151.

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    I had one before, sold, now have another one. They are alot of work, but worth all the smiles, odd looks and waves you get when you drive around in it. Get one.
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    Im with you scorpion, cept my starter list is flipped. Loved the M151 when I was in the Corps!
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    ALL the "spare" drivers on my trucks list to get to shows LOVE driving the goat! well capable of keeping up with the convoy..a crowd puller, ( the engine sound is really addictive!) and the looks on the faces of Mr. Public. ? PRICELESS!
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    All pro from here, i have two, one is all original and restored, i use it as a daily driver to work all summake. er, put 8000 miles on it in two years, my other one is modified, i pulled a 500 mile total mileage detroit and installed a custom sall block chevy 400 small block, quieter and more top end. some parts can be hard to find, but by and large if you are really a decent mech its all a piece of cake . dont believe all the garbage about hard to drive, difficult mait, dangerous to drive, its all crap, they are simple in design, and well layed out. If you have worked aviation mait, its real easy, if all you worked was M35 mait, its not as open or easy to get to things.. All in all i have had few issues, an altenator or stater here or ther and a few switchs. Good luck

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    Thats alot of miles in 2 years.

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    I still like the looks I get on me daily driver

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    Yay man, good work.
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    I seen my share of goats, went for a ride in mud and hills, lots of fun. I didn't know the mileage was that low. I have an M37 now that hit 10mpg on a real good day. Just a stupid question, could the back trailer section be removed and driven with only the two axles, or would this effect the steering? I don't know, never owned one, never saw one that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majorhitt View Post
    . Just a stupid question, could the back trailer section be removed and driven with only the two axles, or would this effect the steering? I don't know, never owned one, never saw one that way.

    From what I've heard, driving a 'goat w/o it's trailer attached was rather dangerous (may have been against regs but I'm not sure) as the tractor unit with it's really short wheel base would be prone to roll overs. To answer your question, yes the M561's tractor unit can be driven without it's attached trailer.
    Matt

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