New to the family.....M715!

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exhogflyer

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Last week I picked up a 1968 M715 that I've been in contact with the owner for quite some time. Finally decided to pull the trigger and I'm glad I did ! Great shape, runs sweet, and literally rust-free! Needs some love and lots of little things, and I'm finding parts are quite hard to find. BUT we all have lots of time on our hands now right? I'll be posting progress pics as I go into the project.
 

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Looks incredible! You have the hard to find part, the tailgate!!! What are you looking for? I have a 715 take off parts stash. EDIT: saw your want ad.
 

exhogflyer

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Ok, fixed a few things last couple of days:
Last time I drove it ( sunday) noticed throttle was NOT opening up very much, was completely misadjusted. I rebent the link and adjusted it to get full throttle
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I also noticed the shifter flopping around like something was missing. I unscrewed the top cap, pulled out the shifter and noted the pivot pin worn with grooves in it. Parts are not available, so I made a pin out of an old drill bit and reassembled. Shifter ball was in good shape. Works like new!
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Looks incredible! You have the hard to find part, the tailgate!!! What are you looking for? I have a 715 take off parts stash. EDIT: saw your want ad.
I’m looking for a front winch bumper and frame extensions . Maybe the winch , I hear a M-37 winch is the same thing?
 

exhogflyer

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I’m looking for a front winch bumper and frame extensions . Maybe the winch , I hear a M-37 winch is the same thing?
I believe the winch is the same, short bumpers are still available. I have not seen the center bumper/ winch mount. You may be better off finding a parts truck but they're hard to find ( winch trucks)
 

exhogflyer

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Ok, some minor updates. I made up a set of tailgate chains,unwound the winch cable, cleaned, lubed, and rewound the proper direction and installed the 4' leader chain and serviced the winch boxes. Acquired a set of 5 spare wheels and 1 brake drum, got a battery box and outside mirrors. Also located glove box latch,foot starter switch, tailgate bumpers, all filters, and may have found correct 24v starter and alternator. I've determined ENTIRE wire harness is missing/cobbed so I'm going to be rewiring entire truck using schematics ( I like wiring). Pics to follow
 
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