Buying First M1008...

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So Starting a new Thread with some additional pics. Game plan is make it mechanically sound and safe (tires, brakes, electrical, motor, transmission, all new hoses, etc), just clean up the interior, prime and paint exterior in the same camo pattern. Will have fiberglass troop rack and seats. Also will have top bows. Then good to go. This truck has only surface rust. Has spent the last half of it's life in Arizona, so very sound.:-D

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Why the second thread when you have another one for the EXACT same thing ?!

Mods will merge this I'm sure
 

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:-DWell every plan has it's challenges. Looks like the engine in my original vehicle had major issues. I had a 2nd vehicle I had evaluated when I found this one, so I will be going with this vehicle. Plan is the same...just a different vehicle. This one was a Marine...so looks like I will have to learn the Marine Hymn! Here are some pics....

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The pictures are from Jack's Gov'T Surplus in Tucson Az. He has quite the assortment of M1008 and M1009 vehicles. I have worked with Jack and Josh on several vehicle projects over the years. He also has many M-37 and M715 trucks.
 

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Update on M1008 Restoration... Getting the interior ready for its face lift. Putting in a new Dash, Flooring and seat covers once have painted truck interior. Engine runs great. Here are some Pics of latest progress...20161104_091050.jpg20161104_091702.jpg20161104_091747.jpg20161104_092351.jpg20161104_092403.jpg20161104_094915.jpg20161108_125025.jpg20161108_125044.jpg
 

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Well the day has finally come! The project is complete. I am pretty proud on how it ended up...but I am partial to it! LOL...:beer: I will take it for it's first excursion this weekend. Going to be going to the Military Vehicle show in Tempe AZ. Here are a few pics of the finished product...GEDC0413II.jpgGEDC0414.jpgGEDC0421.jpgGEDC0419.jpgGEDC0418.jpg
 

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Thanks for the great comments. We broke it in by putting in a 400 mile trip from Tucson to Tempe. Only one item to work on after the break in trip. Speedometer had us going about 85 mph.... GPS said 59 mph...:) Had a great time at the Military Vehicle show in Tempe.

For the question on flooring, I got the floor cover from LMC Truck.
 
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