M125 Cargo Truck Cummins V8 300 Powered

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Very nice find. Congrats. Do you have any leads on the 2 davits and the troopseats? I am sure since those are both the davits are near impossible to find and are M125 specific.
 

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Dirt71 that is an extremely cool find and pretty darned SPECIAL! I have always loved the 10 ton Macks and owned one for for a couple months, saved it from the crusher then sold it to a buddy who was restoring another one and needed a parts truck, the truck I had came with the 844 ci Petrol engine and somewhere in its life it threw a rod out the bottom of the pan, BAD way to drain the oil for sure! Good luck with this new baby and I look forward to more pics!
Karl
 

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Dirt71, welcome back to the 10-tons! I remember reading your extensive posts during the restoration of your previous trucks, I really enjoyed them.

Great save on the 300 Cummins unit! That's a neat piece of history. Is this going to get a bolt-by-bolt teardown and restoration like your previous endeavors?
 

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Dirt71, welcome back to the 10-tons! I remember reading your extensive posts during the restoration of your previous trucks, I really enjoyed them.

Great save on the 300 Cummins unit! That's a neat piece of history. Is this going to get a bolt-by-bolt teardown and restoration like your previous endeavors?
Thank's for the welcome back Mike, I do not have the facility I once had to do a bolt-by-bolt teardown and restoration like I did in the past. But I will do the best I can with what I have to work with, that being my back yard.
 

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Thank's for the welcome back Mike, I do not have the facility I once had to do a bolt-by-bolt teardown and restoration like I did in the past. But I will do the best I can with what I have to work with, that being my back yard.
I can definitely relate to the back yard workshop! No shade tree mechanic'n for me. Out in the boiling hot sun... The only good thing I can say is that having lots of cardboard to throw down on the grass is a nice plus. Get it dirty, pick it up, toss it into the recycle bin and grab some more.

I recently added power to the gazebo and stuck up a ceiling fan. Makes it a nice place to go sit down and cool off.

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I can definitely relate to the back yard workshop! No shade tree mechanic'n for me. Out in the boiling hot sun... The only good thing I can say is that having lots of cardboard to throw down on the grass is a nice plus. Get it dirty, pick it up, toss it into the recycle bin and grab some more.

I recently added power to the gazebo and stuck up a ceiling fan. Makes it a nice place to go sit down and cool off.

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Look's nice but I don't think my 10 Ton will fit...😁 I will be putting up a pole barn soon and concrete.
 

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That's okay, my 5 Ton won't either, but a cold bottle of water and time under the fan makes it easier to go at it again. I keep thinking some of those concrete blocks that Wes Simpson helped move would be just the thing around here... I know a guy with a M936 and a trailer to move them with :cool:

Just gotta see if i can get by with it. Code Enforcement here in the great state of Mecklenburg (county) is just about a pain. Zoned industrial though - and sometimes it is easier to claim ignorance than get permission.
 

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Great thread so far. Looking to see your build progress! Are you doing a frame up restoration?
 

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Great thread so far. Looking to see your build progress! Are you doing a frame up restoration?
No sir not at this time....don't have the shop like I once had. Just going through the truck mechanically at this point and then pressure wash, wirebrush scrap and then a Motor Pool style paint job is all I can do right now. Maybe one day I will be set up where I can do a really nice frame up restoration.
 

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Is this truck sort of a holy grail of 10 tons? Did the PO know what they had?

On another note it would look good with a piece of towed Artillery behind it....
 

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Is this truck sort of a holy grail of 10 tons? Did the PO know what they had?

On another note it would look good with a piece of towed Artillery behind it....
I used to own an M125. At one point, I was talking to Jack Tomlin (long before he passed away) out in Utah about acquiring the correct artillery piece that was towed with the truck. When I heard the price, I gave up on that!
 

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According to the Military Standard that I have for that particular vehicle it is an M125A1 w/V8 300 ci diesel engine
My M125 was 13 trucks before yours according to my Mack historical documents and they are actually on the same production sheet that Mack sent me.
12/17/1957 - 1/20/1958
Super find.(y)
 

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According to the Military Standard that I have for that particular vehicle it is an M125A1 w/V8 300 ci diesel engine
My M125 was 13 trucks before yours according to my Mack historical documents and they are actually on the same production sheet that Mack sent me.
12/17/1957 - 1/20/1958
Super find.(y)
Yes sir it is a Super find, I have not heard back from Mack as yet with conformation on what I'm pretty sure I have, but it sound's like with the document's you have confirm's it. Will you give me a call 904-891-0444 David
 
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