Allison M916 + Mk48 Cab = 6x6 "FEMTT"

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I could see him putting tracks on it but knowing how much Soni loves his steel plate I don't think you will ever see amphibious or VTOL.:-D
 

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Thanks Mark!
I will, and I do still need those boxes....tried to text you but no answer....I hope all is well with you!
 

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That looks awesome Soni! I am really digging that plate out front. Are you going to do protection for the headlights too? A couple small bars welded across over the lights to the other side of the plate would work I'd think. Exceptional work.
Thanks for the nice compliments! I will have to implement some kind of headlight protection as you mentioned. I would like to have it removable though, that way I can change bulbs without having to remove the whole top of the bumper.... :)
 

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as everyone else has said excellent work! I would never look at that and think it started life as a standard style truck instead of cab forward. For the light protection how about plate steel surround that bolts to your armor then a expanded steel insert, as long as mesh was fairly large open it shouldnt cause any problems with light. I'm actually using expanded metal for a homemade grill and headlight guards on my samurai. (threw together a pic for basic idea)steelmesh.jpg
 

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as everyone else has said excellent work! I would never look at that and think it started life as a standard style truck instead of cab forward. For the light protection how about plate steel surround that bolts to your armor then a expanded steel insert, as long as mesh was fairly large open it shouldnt cause any problems with light. I'm actually using expanded metal for a homemade grill and headlight guards on my samurai. (threw together a pic for basic idea)View attachment 411756
Nice! Even with a picture of the design....that is pretty much what I had in mind....and thanks for the drawing!




So I worked until 22:30 hours the night before last on finishing the main supports for the top cross bar on the front bumper. Then we got hit by another snow storm and so there was some digging and sweeping yesterday and today.

But every time we had it cleared off and started working on the truck.....HERE COMES ANOTHER SNOWSQUALL!!!!

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Awesome Job!

Ok when you're done, I'll need you to build one for me on a HET chassis! (I'm only 1/2 joking!) I'd LOVE to have one like this too!
 

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If you can supply the M931 and the Mk48 cab, we can certainly talk..... I would really like to do that combo, I think it would make a great truck! :beer:
No fair Soni, you've got me looking for donors now...
 

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Yes fair, I'm serious! So just keep looking.....it will be a few more weeks before the FEMTT is done.... :patracy:
 

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Steering

Got a break in the weather and was able to finish the steering setup. I'm very happy because when I turned the steering wheel to the right....
THE WHEELS ACTUALLY TURNED TO THE RIGHT!!!!! :jumpin:


When designing this setup, I made sure that none of the components can come undone in use. One of the little tricks that I do on steering yokes, is to put a small welding "dot" on the inboard end of the keys, so that they can not work their way out of the yokes, or interfere with the u-joint! (see photo)
Also, the shafts are built so they are trapped between their respective components, so unless the parallel shaft gearbox or the steering box itself are unbolted, the stub shafts can not slip of their gear shafts!

This out of the way, I started on the front hood support / fender mount. This is the only thing left to fabricate, before I can take the cab back off, do the remaining welding on the inside of the protective tub, primer & paint and bolt down the cab for the final time!
Very exciting stuff....!!!!:grd:
 

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Yes fair, I'm serious! So just keep looking.....it will be a few more weeks before the FEMTT is done.... :patracy:
Well I know where there's a 939 series rolling chassis. It doesn't have an engine/trans though. I also see a few possibilities coming up for auction that might be a better candidate (actual 931's A2's exactly). Where did you come up with your cab? Would only the PLS cab work or would a HEMTT work as well? (I know they're different, but I'm wondering about the steering and cab tunnel)
 
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