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    M750 van trailer

    I'm jealous, Congrats Simp! I am still trying to get a hand shake on the one I found.
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    M109 rebirth into M48A2

    Well, it's been a minute since I updated. COVID really makes traveling a pain so not a huge update. I was able to get a complete winch kit for the truck....I will probably add a rear facing PTO later to power the rear winch. On a related note, I found a trailer I am REALLY interested in...
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    M109 rebirth into M48A2

    I was able to track down photos of another similar trailer on this forum (how amazing is that) in this thread: https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/show-us-your-military-trailers.52277/page-41. @maddawg308 posted it from some time ago, pictures definitely make me believe it's a mil trailer...
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    M109 rebirth into M48A2

    @Mullaney - 100%, agreed it would be a nice trailer to have. I'd love to find out more about it, capacity...etc to see if it's to big for my needs (5 ton truck is my the biggest prime mover I have). If I can get better pictures I'll post them. @wheelspinner - it does look a little short in...
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    M109 rebirth into M48A2

    How time flies, I have been traveling a bit for work and havn't had to chance to post on here with updates. I was able to get out to my trucks and check on them, all is well and they both started fairly easily. They definitely need a bath but otherwise, I am happy COVID hasn't infected them🤮...
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    M109 rebirth into M48A2

    This is how the 109 currently sits, note the broken out front window from a recent storm in Ohio where it is currently stored. It will be getting moved to Tennessee in the near future where I can more easily work on it and have my wrecker available for the heavy lifting. Sitting next to it is...
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    M109 rebirth into M48A2

    I was able to get over and look at the roller M275 this weekend, sorry no pictures but it was buried back in a private junk yard. The truck was mostly complete minus the drivetrain and a few non M275 specific parts. Technically I passed on it, after some discussion on here and some research I...
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    M109 rebirth into M48A2

    Conelrad, I agree, I had read some concerns on here about the single circuit brake system used on the trucks. Both of my Deuce's have had the brake system re-done and I would do the same on whatever truck I end up getting. I've seen a few threads on here about full air brake conversion on 5...
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    M109 rebirth into M48A2

    Does anyone have any thoughts on full air brake conversion vs a hydroboost type system?
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    M109 rebirth into M48A2

    The 915 is just rear wheel drive right? I'm worried with how rugged our property is that front wheel drive is a required option. My big 816 wrecker slides around in the mud some days...I'd hate to think of getting that much weight bogged down in the mud.
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    M109 rebirth into M48A2

    @simp5782 - I was hoping you would chime in, my end goal is something similar to what you have and delivered my CAT 955 on. @NDT - I have looked at the M916 (4wd variant of the 915) but it's out of my price range for a side hustle...if the venture proves out maybe I will invest and update to...
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    M109 rebirth into M48A2

    It's been a while since I have posted thanks to COVID and a PCS keeping us busy through all of 20 and now 21. I have started looking at a tractor type truck for some projects I want and possible side business when I retire. I found a M275A2 roller close and it got me wondering what would be...
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    M109 restoration

    Finished painting for the winter...it's hitting -20s here in Ohio and then warming up to 40. Obviously this state has lost its mind. Truck turned out pretty good, I will still need a 2nd coat before I call it done. For now I am collecting up new axle seals, rubber brake lines and other parts...
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    M109 restoration

    Finished the wiper mod today, I borrowed this idea from another SS member. I used Anco 4763 Wiper Arm Adapter and took off the military hook end. The Anco adapter for right over the factory arm and I used a machine screw to secure in place like the military end did. Super excited to get this...
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    New Purchase...M816!

    It definitely makes a lot easier dumping and less turning to dump dirt. I ain't getting rid of it anytime soon!
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