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Link Posted: 5/25/2013 10:58:55 AM EDT
M35A2 will run on "straight gasoline" so long as you follow the 12-Gallon Gasoline/1-Quart Motor Oil ratio when filling the tank. That's right, for every 12 gallons of gasoline pour in one quart of motor oil!
Link Posted: 5/25/2013 12:51:20 PM EDT
Yup, when my cousin bought a Duece, it came with the TM and gave the ratio for running gas, with the purpose of oil being lubing the injector pump IIRC.



$4000 bucks private sale, priror to auction it had been depot serviced at Tooele and was a NG generals staff truck, so it never got used.



It was IMMACULATE.



I just wish he would have used the money to pay me instead since I was working for him at the time.
Link Posted: 5/25/2013 9:53:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/25/2013 9:54:52 PM EDT by LittleRock]
neither
I had a deuce and got rid of it after 3 years
it tequires a lot of work and maintenance
you will have to drop lot of money into it

just get an old diesel Ford 350 or Chevy 3500
it will be less trouble, better off road, not as loud and you can go faster than 55 mph

Link Posted: 5/25/2013 10:16:19 PM EDT
I've decided I'm going with the M925A1. It was rebuilt a few years ago & all parts & systems are working. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!

Thanks for all the help guys! I joined steelsoldiers.com. I've been spending a lot of time over there. The truck is about 250 miles away, so I have a nice roadtrip. Since I farm, I have to wait til it rains again & I get a day off to get it. Can't come soon enough.
Link Posted: 5/25/2013 10:22:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GRATIOFLASH:
I've decided I'm going with the M925A1. It was rebuilt a few years ago & all parts & systems are working. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!

Thanks for all the help guys! I joined steelsoldiers.com. I've been spending a lot of time over there. The truck is about 250 miles away, so I have a nice roadtrip. Since I farm, I have to wait til it rains again & I get a day off to get it. Can't come soon enough.

Bring ear plugs.
Link Posted: 5/25/2013 11:06:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Madcap72:

Originally Posted By GRATIOFLASH:
I've decided I'm going with the M925A1. It was rebuilt a few years ago & all parts & systems are working. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!

Thanks for all the help guys! I joined steelsoldiers.com. I've been spending a lot of time over there. The truck is about 250 miles away, so I have a nice roadtrip. Since I farm, I have to wait til it rains again & I get a day off to get it. Can't come soon enough.

Bring ear plugs.
+1 on that

Link Posted: 5/26/2013 2:03:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GRATIOFLASH:
I've decided I'm going with the M925A1. It was rebuilt a few years ago & all parts & systems are working. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!

Thanks for all the help guys! I joined steelsoldiers.com. I've been spending a lot of time over there. The truck is about 250 miles away, so I have a nice roadtrip. Since I farm, I have to wait til it rains again & I get a day off to get it. Can't come soon enough.


I have plans on getting a M35, except i would love it if I only had a 250 mile drive. Mines more like 500.
Link Posted: 5/26/2013 11:08:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GRATIOFLASH:
I've decided I'm going with the M925A1. It was rebuilt a few years ago & all parts & systems are working. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!

Thanks for all the help guys! I joined steelsoldiers.com. I've been spending a lot of time over there. The truck is about 250 miles away, so I have a nice roadtrip. Since I farm, I have to wait til it rains again & I get a day off to get it. Can't come soon enough.

cool! whats the price if you dont mind
Link Posted: 5/26/2013 1:12:26 PM EDT
$10.5k for truck & trailer
Link Posted: 5/26/2013 5:25:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2013 5:25:31 PM EDT by czechsix]
See if you can get them to throw in any specialty tools - budd wrenches, the gladhand air adaptors and hose, nato and adaptor jumper cables, torque multiplier, etc etc. All of that crap adds up pretty fast.

You'll enjoy the truck plenty.

Hope you have at least 1" air impacts, and enough compressor to run it!
Link Posted: 5/26/2013 6:07:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By czechsix:
See if you can get them to throw in any specialty tools - budd wrenches, the gladhand air adaptors and hose, nato and adaptor jumper cables, torque multiplier, etc etc. All of that crap adds up pretty fast.

You'll enjoy the truck plenty.

Hope you have at least 1" air impacts, and enough compressor to run it!


That, and an air wrench with enough ass behind it. My cheap Kobalt couldn't keep up.

LC
Link Posted: 5/26/2013 8:06:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2013 8:11:14 PM EDT by hobbsar]
Wedge brakes suck.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Crack+up+in+reverse!-a0213957944

And the above references my earlier comment about reverse in low range.
Link Posted: 5/29/2013 5:52:33 AM EDT
We sold a '53 deuce (gas multifuel) with no bed. Buyer wanted it for a snowplow, drove it from S.A., TX to somewhere in Wisconsin. Would not have made that trip if you paid me a year's salary! A bed-less deuce (at least that one) liked to start hopping from side to side around 45 mph.

We have another '53 chassis we'd like to sell, moved the firebody (brush truck) over to a '73.

The one nice thing about the '53s was the auto tranny. Shifting and steering around a brush fire can wear a guy out.

bill
Link Posted: 5/29/2013 4:02:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By czechsix:

Originally Posted By Madcap72:

Originally Posted By GRATIOFLASH:
I've decided I'm going with the M925A1. It was rebuilt a few years ago & all parts & systems are working. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!

Thanks for all the help guys! I joined steelsoldiers.com. I've been spending a lot of time over there. The truck is about 250 miles away, so I have a nice roadtrip. Since I farm, I have to wait til it rains again & I get a day off to get it. Can't come soon enough.

Bring ear plugs.
+1 on that



Is it really that loud? I plan on driving up Sunday to get it.
Link Posted: 5/29/2013 4:07:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GRATIOFLASH:
Originally Posted By czechsix:

Originally Posted By Madcap72:

Originally Posted By GRATIOFLASH:
I've decided I'm going with the M925A1. It was rebuilt a few years ago & all parts & systems are working. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!

Thanks for all the help guys! I joined steelsoldiers.com. I've been spending a lot of time over there. The truck is about 250 miles away, so I have a nice roadtrip. Since I farm, I have to wait til it rains again & I get a day off to get it. Can't come soon enough.

Bring ear plugs.
+1 on that



Is it really that loud? I plan on driving up Sunday to get it.

Yes. Better to have and not need.

I only say plugs, because muffs would be very obvious, and a lot of states frown on driving with headphones or earmuffs on.

A comfy pair of electric ear pro would be nice.
Link Posted: 5/29/2013 4:09:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2013 4:10:12 PM EDT by Madcap72]
Turn your speakers way up, and hold them to your ear while playing this video.

Rode Shotgun from longview to redmond in an M-35 that my cousin picked up with no earpro.


It was not the WORST thing in the world, but is was fucking LOUD.






Link Posted: 5/29/2013 4:10:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GRATIOFLASH:
Originally Posted By czechsix:

Originally Posted By Madcap72:

Originally Posted By GRATIOFLASH:
I've decided I'm going with the M925A1. It was rebuilt a few years ago & all parts & systems are working. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!

Thanks for all the help guys! I joined steelsoldiers.com. I've been spending a lot of time over there. The truck is about 250 miles away, so I have a nice roadtrip. Since I farm, I have to wait til it rains again & I get a day off to get it. Can't come soon enough.

Bring ear plugs.
+1 on that



Is it really that loud? I plan on driving up Sunday to get it.


YES!
Link Posted: 5/29/2013 4:48:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Madcap72:
Turn your speakers way up, and hold them to your ear while playing this video.

Rode Shotgun from longview to redmond in an M-35 that my cousin picked up with no earpro.


It was not the WORST thing in the world, but is was fucking LOUD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q7x6fpGvn0

Embedded for ya


Link Posted: 5/29/2013 5:01:41 PM EDT
Embed fail, I am no use as a man!



Thanks bud!
Link Posted: 5/29/2013 5:30:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/29/2013 6:03:05 PM EDT
About 3 yrs ago I bought a 68 m35a2. Me and another guy drove it back from Keyser WV in two days. It was loud as fuck. We'd take turns about every 3 hrs or so. It was nice to get out of it and climb into my pickup. It was 1187 miles. We got about 12 mpg on the trip back. I sold that one and bought a 93 A3 and drove it back from the middle of Michigan. Somewhere around 800 miles. It was a much better drive home and still got about 12 mpg.

Now I'd like to trade the deuce off for a 5 ton. I haul water to cows with it and the 5t would handle the load better.
Link Posted: 5/29/2013 8:38:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GRATIOFLASH:
Originally Posted By czechsix:

Originally Posted By Madcap72:

Originally Posted By GRATIOFLASH:
I've decided I'm going with the M925A1. It was rebuilt a few years ago & all parts & systems are working. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!

Thanks for all the help guys! I joined steelsoldiers.com. I've been spending a lot of time over there. The truck is about 250 miles away, so I have a nice roadtrip. Since I farm, I have to wait til it rains again & I get a day off to get it. Can't come soon enough.

Bring ear plugs.
+1 on that



Is it really that loud? I plan on driving up Sunday to get it.

Yeah, they're really that loud. M35A2 and my Unimog S are right in there together...after an hour you can shut them down, get out, and my ears are literally ringing. Ear pro FTW. Agreed with using plugs instead of muffs, even though most troopers completely ignore you. There's always that one guy........
Link Posted: 5/29/2013 8:59:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2013 9:02:16 PM EDT by gaspain]
I put 250 square feet of butyl rubber (Fatmat) on the entire interior of the cab and under the hood. I dont need ear plugs, its quiet. Was $600 but worth it.
Link Posted: 5/30/2013 5:30:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wookie1562:

Originally Posted By Madcap72:
Turn your speakers way up, and hold them to your ear while playing this video.

Rode Shotgun from longview to redmond in an M-35 that my cousin picked up with no earpro.


It was not the WORST thing in the world, but is was fucking LOUD.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q7x6fpGvn0

Embedded for ya

http://youtu.be/-Q7x6fpGvn0


Must be running larger tires on that Deuce than the stock 9.00 x 20's.

LC
Link Posted: 5/30/2013 9:07:00 AM EDT
Yep.

Not a good speed to be at in a deuce.
Link Posted: 5/30/2013 10:35:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LongueCarabine:
Originally Posted By wookie1562:

snp


Must be running larger tires on that Deuce than the stock 9.00 x 20's.

LC
IIRC it says so in the video info, which is why they used the GPS for speed.



Link Posted: 5/30/2013 11:41:07 AM EDT
My M109A3 pulling against over the road trucks. 130 hp vs 400 to 550 hp. I pulled 234'.


Duece in a truck pull
Link Posted: 5/30/2013 11:45:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Madcap72:

Originally Posted By LongueCarabine:
Originally Posted By wookie1562:

snp


Must be running larger tires on that Deuce than the stock 9.00 x 20's.

LC
IIRC it says so in the video info, which is why they used the GPS for speed.





My 68 would do about 58, which was kinda scary and fucking ridiculously loud. The 93 only does about 52, but it's a comfortable 52.
Link Posted: 5/30/2013 11:49:01 AM EDT
my bobber will max out at 65, but its no fun. 55 is comfy and will get 10-12mpg.
Link Posted: 5/30/2013 11:54:35 AM EDT
The one my cousin picked up drove like a giant car and purred along at 65 like it was NBD.
Link Posted: 5/30/2013 8:17:17 PM EDT
I've gotten 52 mph out of mine, and could have gotten more, but I really don't want to run it anywhere near the red line.

My Deuce is very comfortable at 48 to 50.

LC

Link Posted: 6/2/2013 7:26:32 AM EDT
I picked up my M925A1 about 45 mins west of ST Louis yesterday. The trip back was about 250 miles. Not bad at all. I didn't wear any earpro, & I had a little ringing going on when I finally got home. Any of you familiar with I55 south of ST Louis, know that that's rolling terrain. On the downside of hills my truck would get up to 75-80. On the upside, 60-55, depending on the grade. I love the truck, & I believe I'm hooked! The guy I bought it from also had a Humvee in mint condition! I know the rules, I'll post pics when I get a chance.
Link Posted: 6/2/2013 7:35:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By buck19delta:
i thought you only had to have a cdl license, if you were a commercial driver?? if its your personal truck you dont. do all farmers with semi's have to have cdl licenses?

even after looking at this thread on it, im still not sure.


http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_8_35/498226_Is_a_CDL_needed_for_5_ton_6x6_truck_.html

If the vehicle meets requirements for whatever class of CDL it falls under you need that CDL, commercial use or not. Farmers have an exemption if they are using it for local or intrastate use.
Link Posted: 6/2/2013 3:33:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gentry85:

Originally Posted By buck19delta:
i thought you only had to have a cdl license, if you were a commercial driver?? if its your personal truck you dont. do all farmers with semi's have to have cdl licenses?

even after looking at this thread on it, im still not sure.


http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_8_35/498226_Is_a_CDL_needed_for_5_ton_6x6_truck_.html

If the vehicle meets requirements for whatever class of CDL it falls under you need that CDL, commercial use or not. Farmers have an exemption if they are using it for local or intrastate use.


In NC they have two different types of driver license the class A,B,C, CDL and the class A,B,C Classified. You can have a tractor trailer and drive it on a Classified A license as long as you don't leave the state and are not for hire
Link Posted: 6/2/2013 4:17:27 PM EDT
Everytime one of these 2.5 ton threads come up, I start looking for one and hope my wife doesnt notice it in the yard. Cant hide in the safe.
Link Posted: 6/2/2013 6:57:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OverScoped:
Everytime one of these 2.5 ton threads come up, I start looking for one and hope my wife doesnt notice it in the yard. Cant hide in the safe.


They are camoflauged. She'll never notice unless she trips over it. If that happens, tell her it was a wedding gift.
Link Posted: 6/2/2013 6:59:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/9/2013 9:21:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2013 9:26:09 PM EDT by GRATIOFLASH]
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My M925A1. I love it! Sorry for the crappy cellphone pic. It was manufactured in Sept 86, so it's only a couple of months younger than me, but it was rebuilt in 08, and it's immaculate. Runs great, rides great, and it has new tires. Now I just need to add an MG mount
Link Posted: 6/9/2013 10:06:40 PM EDT
looks great!
Link Posted: 6/12/2013 7:59:02 AM EDT
With all of the people warning about the safety at highway speed, specialized tools needed, noise..., why not just buy a used F-450 or Dodge 4500 4x4? The cost would be the same or less than a running and driving A3 and be alot easier to live with with almost all of the same capabilities.
Link Posted: 6/12/2013 9:57:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brazos609:
With all of the people warning about the safety at highway speed, specialized tools needed, noise..., why not just buy a used F-450 or Dodge 4500 4x4? The cost would be the same or less than a running and driving A3 and be alot easier to live with with almost all of the same capabilities.

its not about easy
Link Posted: 6/12/2013 10:25:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brazos609:
With all of the people warning about the safety at highway speed, specialized tools needed, noise..., why not just buy a used F-450 or Dodge 4500 4x4? The cost would be the same or less than a running and driving A3 and be alot easier to live with with almost all of the same capabilities.

Even just a quick check shows that good shape a3's can be had around 10k, and 450's around 30K.



A 20K difference leaves a LOT of cash on the table to make a bomb ass M35.
Link Posted: 6/12/2013 11:30:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brazos609:
With all of the people warning about the safety at highway speed, specialized tools needed, noise..., why not just buy a used F-450 or Dodge 4500 4x4? The cost would be the same or less than a running and driving A3 and be alot easier to live with with almost all of the same capabilities.


Its exactly like the Jeep thing. You dont understand.
Link Posted: 6/12/2013 4:05:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OverScoped:

Originally Posted By brazos609:
With all of the people warning about the safety at highway speed, specialized tools needed, noise..., why not just buy a used F-450 or Dodge 4500 4x4? The cost would be the same or less than a running and driving A3 and be alot easier to live with with almost all of the same capabilities.


Its exactly like the Jeep thing. You dont understand.


And it can't be explained.
Link Posted: 6/13/2013 6:01:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By OverScoped:

Originally Posted By brazos609:
With all of the people warning about the safety at highway speed, specialized tools needed, noise..., why not just buy a used F-450 or Dodge 4500 4x4? The cost would be the same or less than a running and driving A3 and be alot easier to live with with almost all of the same capabilities.


Its exactly like the Jeep thing. You dont understand.


And it can't be explained.


Not only that, but the Deuce is very useful. If you've got a winch and a good set of chains, you can clear land with the damn things. I can haul plenty of firewood in it, use it to get to my hunting land, haul manure for my garden, the list is nearly endless.

All for a cost of $2500, plus a small monthly insurance premium. The cool factor is secondary.

LC
Link Posted: 6/15/2013 3:24:25 AM EDT
All for a cost of $2500, plus a small monthly insurance premium.


In gas roundtrip to the gas station?

Seriously cool vehicles

Link Posted: 6/15/2013 7:50:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GlockSlap:
All for a cost of $2500, plus a small monthly insurance premium.


In gas roundtrip to the gas station?

Seriously cool vehicles



LOL. Deuces get about 8-10mpg on diesel, not sure about any other fuel. It's not great mileage, but considering it's a 6.5 ton truck, not too shabby.

And after an initial investment in filtering equipment, fuel cost can be reduced to 1/2 or even 1/4 the cost of diesel.

LC
Link Posted: 6/15/2013 8:42:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LongueCarabine:
Originally Posted By GlockSlap:
All for a cost of $2500, plus a small monthly insurance premium.


In gas roundtrip to the gas station?

Seriously cool vehicles



LOL. Deuces get about 8-10mpg on diesel, not sure about any other fuel. It's not great mileage, but considering it's a 6.5 ton truck, not too shabby.

And after an initial investment in filtering equipment, fuel cost can be reduced to 1/2 or even 1/4 the cost of diesel.

LC

That is outstanding mileage considering how big it is. My 1974 F350 gets 8 MPG.
Link Posted: 6/16/2013 3:34:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GRATIOFLASH:
http://<a href=http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/lpaschall04/da7a1517-2d96-4d13-9a09-173cb82f47a1_zps8be9ecfa.jpg</a>" />

My M925A1. I love it! Sorry for the crappy cellphone pic. It was manufactured in Sept 86, so it's only a couple of months younger than me, but it was rebuilt in 08, and it's immaculate. Runs great, rides great, and it has new tires. Now I just need to add an MG mount


My wife saw it and said no before i could even open my mouth.
Link Posted: 6/16/2013 4:11:03 AM EDT
Yesterday my brother, my best friend and I were headed out to our old shooting spot to get in a little trigger time. It's an old abandoned gravel quarry about 15 miles from home. Used to be open land, but was locked up about 10 years ago by the landowner. Well, my friend knows him and he lets us go on it every once in a while.

This is in Central Louisiana, in the middle of nowhere. The nearest Interstate is 30 miles away.

So we stop at this convenience store and there are about a half dozen heavy military trucks, along with 3 or 4 Humvees, fueling up. Turns out they were Marines. Talked to one of them and they were headed to Ft. Polk.

The trucks were like the ones pictured below. 7 ton FMTVs. They make even a 5 ton truck look small. The tires on these things appeared to be nearly 4 feet tall.

LC



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