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Robo McDuff

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Apart from being build in WW II and heavily used by the military, any known military history of this specific machine? This is also a POMS surplus?
 

Guyfang

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We need to talk to Tim about a new calendar. I may not be able to get them all sent to me first and then send them out, but need to talk to the Post Mistress. I got wacked on the hand last year, for it being too heavy, or the customs tag had a price that was over some NEW limit. Cant remember. Maybe Tim can dredge it up from his burned out brain cells.
 

Mullaney

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We need to talk to Tim about a new calendar. I may not be able to get them all sent to me first and then send them out, but need to talk to the Post Mistress. I got wacked on the hand last year, for it being too heavy, or the customs tag had a price that was over some NEW limit. Cant remember. Maybe Tim can dredge it up from his burned out brain cells.
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Yes Sir... I found out (too late) that it needs to be broken down in to three packages if I remember correctly - to come in under the weight for last year. According to my notes 16 ounces was SUPPOSED to be the magic weight for APO packages. After the fact...

I have been gathering the pictures for the first ten months so we can be ready as soon as December is decided. I haven't asked for permission to do them again, but I had planned to have a 2022 version.
 

INFChief

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From there I started looking around for ways to "improve" her.... I started small;

A friend of mine gifted me a 5 gallon Jerry can, so I ordered a strap from our very own @Valence After my boy spent a LOT of time prepping it, sanding it and painting it, we got it mounted correctly

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From there, I decided I needed convoy lights... after ordering a set from @jraney I got them and decided to install... I'm sure many of us remember the cluster that was me trying to figure out how to install them. After giving up on the military instructions, I decided to install them and run power from my console toggle switch instead of the convoluted method the Army uses...

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After painting the hardware black, mounting and testing... I have convoy lights!

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Shortly thereafter, my PCB took a dive, so I researched and bought the needed solenoids from O'reillys and rebuilt it.
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At this time, I saw a member was moving and selling some convoy signs, so I reached out...
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Then @m715mike pointed to a great deal from @Csm Davis for some new bows and cargo cover... after meeting him and picking up a SWEET NOS kit, Bertha had a new dress...

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While I was at Jeff's house, he casually asked "Do you need an antenna?"

My answer? "Of COURSE I do!"

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During all of this, I was scrolling FB marketplace and got in touch with a man who had some "Chemical decontamination units" and he was cool enough to gift me one.... while deciding where to mount it, I realized Bertha already had matching holes in her driver's fender for it!

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So here she is, 10 months later.... I have a M105A2 that I'm also working on, so that may be another thread....

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And a "then and now"

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Promote that kid.
 

M.Ellis

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1971 Kaiser Jeep M35A2

Truck features:

8” lift (black rock fab)
53”s
Power steering
Dump bed
15,000lb winch
ARB air lockers front & rear
Block heater
12 volt inverter
Hood strut kit
Headlight guards
5 ton toolbox
Some led lighting
Dual dash rifle mounts
Rear sliding window
MRAP steps
Lock out hubs
Boost/pyro gauge



Future upgrades:

Dual circuit disc brakes (hopefully this winter)
5.9 Cummins swap










I enjoy driving the truck as much as I can. Got 2 best of show trophies out of 3 car shows I took it to this past summer. Kids love it and I love it. Always gets a crowd wherever it goes. Have some plans with toys for tots this year and some parades next year.


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Tracer

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Yes, each valve has his own cam. A view behind the cam cover of a 45cui. That explains the 'noisy' idle. ;) :cool:
Chris, here's a new Evo Sportster engine. 70 years after your 45ci. flathead came off the assembly line, new sportsters still have the same 4 cam design. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree in Milwaukee. :cool:
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