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patracy

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1. m715mike


2. kendelrio


3. M.Ellis


4. fuzzytoaster


5. ldmack3


6. Crf450x


7. ToddJK


8. Aussie Bloke


9. eric67camino
 

Mullaney

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Welcome to the MV of the month poll sponsored by Consolidated Press. If you need decals, magnets, stencils, or anything printing related, please give them a call!




Now, onto the vote! Please vote for MV of the month! Feel free to campaign in this thread, but please keep it here and not via PM.

1. m715mike


2. kendelrio


3. M.Ellis


4. fuzzytoaster


5. ldmack3


6. Crf450x


7. ToddJK


8. Aussie Bloke


9. eric67camino
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Wow guys! It is a heck of a race! Lots of really nice vehicles...
 

M.Ellis

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I acquired my truck not because it was a military vehicle, I just wanted a big 4x4. I was planning on a square body truck build. Plan was to run Rockwell’s, 48” tires, and a duramax swap into a 87 Chevy truck. Started pricing what I needed. Long story short, just didn’t have the funds to do it my way. Then I saw my first bobbed deuce. And well I started pricing and I could afford to do it this way. I know most of you on here don’t like to cut up trucks and bob them but it’s my truck after all and it works for me. Also no offense but I didn’t want it to look military when I was done. I wanted it different from the crowd so to speak. I love my truck and it has been good to me. So here’s a list of what’s done and what’s to come.

1971 Kaiser Jeep C-turbo bobbed M35A2

8” black rock fab lift
53” good-years
Dump bed
Power steering
Relocated steering column (angled more towards windshield easier to drive)
Lock out hubs
ARB air lockers front and rear
15,000lbs winch 24 volt
Hewitt 15psi boost gauge
Isspro pyro gauge
Clinometer/altimeter
Custom snorkel
5 ton truck tool box where spare tire would go
Headlight guards

Soon to come upgrades:
Dual circuit brake set up
Black rock fab disc brake kit.
Spin on oil filters and fuel filters
Coolant filter














Hope you all enjoy the pics. I love this
truck. Attracts a lot of attention whenever I take it out.


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Crf450x

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I guess I’ll share a little bit about mine…
1985 m923. The biggest thing that sets it apart is the 13 speed Eaton Fuller. I’ve also added an ht60 turbo. Plus a ton of other smaller, less exciting, things. I don’t use the truck for anything other than a toy but it does a great job on toy duty. I’ve put about 3000 miles on it so far and enjoyed every one of them. I’ll get a better video one of these days….. https://youtube.com/shorts/t_k4AeFDEi4?feature=share
 

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piratexpress1369a

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I acquired my truck not because it was a military vehicle, I just wanted a big 4x4. I was planning on a square body truck build. Plan was to run Rockwell’s, 48” tires, and a duramax swap into a 87 Chevy truck. Started pricing what I needed. Long story short, just didn’t have the funds to do it my way. Then I saw my first bobbed deuce. And well I started pricing and I could afford to do it this way. I know most of you on here don’t like to cut up trucks and bob them but it’s my truck after all and it works for me. Also no offense but I didn’t want it to look military when I was done. I wanted it different from the crowd so to speak. I love my truck and it has been good to me. So here’s a list of what’s done and what’s to come.

1971 Kaiser Jeep C-turbo bobbed M35A2

8” black rock fab lift
53” good-years
Dump bed
Power steering
Relocated steering column (angled more towards windshield easier to drive)
Lock out hubs
ARB air lockers front and rear
15,000lbs winch 24 volt
Hewitt 15psi boost gauge
Isspro pyro gauge
Clinometer/altimeter
Custom snorkel
5 ton truck tool box where spare tire would go
Headlight guards

Soon to come upgrades:
Dual circuit brake set up
Black rock fab disc brake kit.
Spin on oil filters and fuel filters
Coolant filter














Hope you all enjoy the pics. I love this
truck. Attracts a lot of attention whenever I take it out.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I like that...way cool

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maddawg308

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I don't know about you, but I'm really diggin' that M35A2 that Aussie Bloke has. I think the whole "let's put giant tires on it and make everything shiny" thing has been well overdone in recent years. Something can be said about just a nice, original configuration truck in a decent standard paint scheme this time around....
 

M.Ellis

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Forgot to mention the truck also has keyed ignition, keyed door handles, block heater, and a 20 amp 12 volt inverter. MRAP steps to help get in this truck. The air lockers use a front axle lock air switch and I custom made the bracket so the switches are together. Also put in the dual rifle holders on the dash. All dash lights have been upgraded to white LED’s and clear lenses instead of the red. The front axle and air lockers indicators use LED’s as well with amber light indicators.

The boost and pyro gauge pod was made by member US6x4 I also have a hood strut kit to help open the hood and keep it from slamming down on anyone working under the hood. It was made by member 4xDesign just didn’t get it installed yet. The the hood will work like a modern truck hood. Some more pics










 
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kendelrio

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Starting with the most recent add ons to Bertha...

Got a beacon light kit:

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Proceeded with installation... of course we remember the problems I had with lenses...

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Fortunately I'm past that... cleaned, derusted and painted all the hardware black to match..

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Had to figure out how everything went together:

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Got everything wired

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Mounted them today (with help from an awesome helper!

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In all her glory...

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And of course I have to show off my DOME LIGHT!

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Tracer

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I don't know about you, but I'm really diggin' that M35A2 that Aussie Bloke has. I think the whole "let's put giant tires on it and make everything shiny" thing has been well overdone in recent years. Something can be said about just a nice, original configuration truck in a decent standard paint scheme this time around....
maddawg308, I agree. I like that as issued look.
 
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ldmack3

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More than just a pretty face.

In the 12 months I've owned my first MV, besides 1,000 mhrs in rust repair I completed the following:

Replaced both front and rear wiring harnesses.
Both front turn signal assys and rear brake light assys.
All gauges except tach and speedo.
Turn signal control
Brake rubber hoses and steel axle lines.
Both front brake cylinders.
All banjo crush washers
Brake Master cylinder.
Rebuilt air pack.
Replaced 2nd steel fuel tank with aluminum tank.
Rubber fuel hoses.
Tank selector valve.
RH fuel lift pump (external)
RH front axle and all seals and bushings in outside of differential on both sides. (In work)
Compressor regulator
All radiator hoses
Installed block heater.
Windshield and door weather
stripping
Both hood hinges including extensive repair of cracking
Oil press sensor
Replaced tailgate pins with Grade 8 bolts.

Future projects:
Gut interior and finish painting
Rebuild seats
Replace rusted out floor pan
Insulation to all sides
Plug all firewall holes
Overhead panel with control switches
Back up camera, horn and lights
Side marker and turn signal lights
Raptor bed liner
Repaint crane used for loading/unloading spare
Secure mount in bed for spare

BEFORE & AFTERS

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eric67camino

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There is a great collection of vehicles this month, so I suppose that I should do some "campaigning".

This is my dump truck. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Built by Mack, she started life in 1952 as a M51 gasser. She served with the Army, getting rebuilt at some point into an M51A2. She got the multi-fuel engine, but still retains the 1:1 top gear transmission. Didn't get the overdrive unit. So we get there, we just don't get there as fast.

In the late 90's, she retired from her military career. Buy she wasn't done serving her country. Moving to "Rock Post Country" (so named because the land is so flat and treeless that they cut limestone into post to build fence, not kidding), she enlisted with volunteer fire department in Sylvan Grove, KS. There she served another nearly two decades having shed her dump bed for a tanker.

Now finally done with her service, she hangs around here at my place. A member here was able to locate me a replacement bed, and we got her back in an original style paint job. I did keep the white from the fire department paint job on the bumper and mirrors because I thought it accented nicely.

Not getting much of a workout these days but does help out with limb clearing chores on occasion. She takes me to work sometimes. Even got dressed up and was in a christmas parade to help support a veteran assistance group.

There's lots if maintenance, repairs, and upgrades left to do, but aren't there always. This truck has been the product of a life long dream. It's lots of fun and gets lots of looks.
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ldmack3

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There is a great collection of vehicles this month, so I suppose that I should do some "campaigning".

This is my dump truck. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Built by Mack, she started life in 1952 as a M51 gasser. She served with the Army, getting rebuilt at some point into an M51A2. She got the multi-fuel engine, but still retains the 1:1 top gear transmission. Didn't get the overdrive unit. So we get there, we just don't get there as fast.

In the late 90's, she retired from her military career. Buy she wasn't done serving her country. Moving to "Rock Post Country" (so named because the land is so flat and treeless that they cut limestone into post to build fence, not kidding), she enlisted with volunteer fire department in Sylvan Grove, KS. There she served another nearly two decades having shed her dump bed for a tanker.

Now finally done with her service, she hangs around here at my place. A member here was able to locate me a replacement bed, and we got her back in an original style paint job. I did keep the white from the fire department paint job on the bumper and mirrors because I thought it accented nicely.

Not getting much of a workout these days but does help out with limb clearing chores on occasion. She takes me to work sometimes. Even got dressed up and was in a christmas parade to help support a veteran assistance group.

There's lots if maintenance, repairs, and upgrades left to do, but aren't there always. This truck has been the product of a life long dream. It's lots of fun and gets lots of looks.View attachment 845702View attachment 845703View attachment 845704View attachment 845705View attachment 845706View attachment 845707
Well deserved rest for the ole girl.
 

Tracer

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There is a great collection of vehicles this month, so I suppose that I should do some "campaigning".

This is my dump truck. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Built by Mack, she started life in 1952 as a M51 gasser. She served with the Army, getting rebuilt at some point into an M51A2. She got the multi-fuel engine, but still retains the 1:1 top gear transmission. Didn't get the overdrive unit. So we get there, we just don't get there as fast.

In the late 90's, she retired from her military career. Buy she wasn't done serving her country. Moving to "Rock Post Country" (so named because the land is so flat and treeless that they cut limestone into post to build fence, not kidding), she enlisted with volunteer fire department in Sylvan Grove, KS. There she served another nearly two decades having shed her dump bed for a tanker.

Now finally done with her service, she hangs around here at my place. A member here was able to locate me a replacement bed, and we got her back in an original style paint job. I did keep the white from the fire department paint job on the bumper and mirrors because I thought it accented nicely.

Not getting much of a workout these days but does help out with limb clearing chores on occasion. She takes me to work sometimes. Even got dressed up and was in a christmas parade to help support a veteran assistance group.

There's lots if maintenance, repairs, and upgrades left to do, but aren't there always. This truck has been the product of a life long dream. It's lots of fun and gets lots of looks.View attachment 845702View attachment 845703View attachment 845704View attachment 845705View attachment 845706View attachment 845707
Eric, your right. I've owned my truck for 14 years, and I still have a to do list. As you said. There's maintenance, repairs, and upgrades. Seems never ending.
 
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Tracer

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For Father's day/birthday, my girlfriend was sweet enough to buy me an overhead console/backup camera/Bluetooth stereo/dome light combo from www.thosemilitaryguys.com

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Of course installation took longer than expected..🤷‍♂️

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So now I have toons, light at night and a back up assist/rearview mirror
Ken, I really like that back up assist/rear view mirror feature. Makes backing your truck up a lot safer.
 
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