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  1. Towerguy1

    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2017 - September VOTE HERE!

    Going with m38inMaine. Nice rig. :)
  2. Towerguy1

    USAF GMC 5500 utiity truck info needed

    Thanks guys, anyone have a parts source for the axles?
  3. Towerguy1

    USAF GMC 5500 utiity truck info needed

    Found this old critter, but its not a typical GMC 5500. It has Deuce rims, air over hydraulic breaks, Rockwell axles. and many other interesting "upgrades?....." Couldn't find a data plate but it appears to be an auger/drill truck possibly for setting poles. The derek and drill have been...
  4. Towerguy1

    Maine rally 2015

    Yeah...... things are getting a bit rough up here, and a new F-22 Raptor is just not in the budget.
  5. Towerguy1

    Maine rally 2015

    Might be a little soon. Have to get the troops rounded up...... we move a little slow on this site. Any others? I'll have to pm some people this weekend to get their attention. ...
  6. Towerguy1

    Maine rally 2015

    A few people have shown interest in another get together. I have traditionally had one on Father's day weekend in the past. Probably a different weekend will be better to allow time for planning and such. I am now in Dexter and will play host. I'm open for suggestions on a good weekend...
  7. Towerguy1

    New member from Maine, looking at buying a Stewart and Stevenson M 1078.

    Good luck on the bidding. There are a ton of laws that conflict each other. A pain for sure. Let us know how it works out. :)
  8. Towerguy1

    Maine Rally 2012

    Hey there. I remember you. No rally that I'm aware of. I may have a get-together of some sort.
  9. Towerguy1

    New member from Maine, looking at buying a Stewart and Stevenson M 1078.

    A deuce will pull a nine ton trailer, however it is under powered. Plenty of low gears to work with but slower than death on a hill. Most military trucks were designed to haul loads in the bed instead of on a trailer, as trailers off road don't work well. Should handle short hauls ok if your...
  10. Towerguy1

    Maine Rally 2012

    Welcome, there are a few of us on here. Some more active than others, but a good groop.
  11. Towerguy1

    Maine Rally 2012

    Not sure of any currently. But they turn up from time to time
  12. Towerguy1

    help me design a radio shelter

    I'm working on a shelter as well. Im incorporating a 40' pneumatic mast and pumps from an old TV remote truck and 2 25' Hurry Up masts to support antennas. Have most of the parts, just need money and time for final assembly.
  13. Towerguy1

    Maine Rally 2013

    Cool. Glad everything worked well for you. You did some nice work on your truck. Mine is due for a make-over. Might go to drab, but I find I kind of like the 3 color camo to..... I fired it up today. Woke from its slumber with only a minor problem. Needs a new starter switch, Still the most...
  14. Towerguy1

    Maine Rally 2013

    We are considering a spot in Penobscot as well as Dexter. Both have advantages and disadvantages. It will likely be optional Friday night for those early starters, through Sunday afternoon. Going to move it from Fathers Day weekend as several people have had stuff going on. But it will be around...
  15. Towerguy1

    Maine Rally 2013

    Its that time again..... Time to plan the 5th Maine rally. We used Maine Military last year with mixed results. Tried it do the usual overnight, only had one taker, then I was a bit under the weather and abandon ship. (Sorry Katahdin) still feel bad as he made the longest trip. Fine tuneing...
  16. Towerguy1

    Maine Rally 2012

    The WC was from Blue Hill, He stopped on the way by, attending another event. Plans to come next year. tourus, no trouble. its hard to plan arround everyones schedules. several regulars were cought up in other plans. I keep useing Fathers day weekend so its a memorable date every year so...
  17. Towerguy1

    Maine Rally 2012

    I plan to be there by 10am. Those comeing can call me 944-7706 if there are any malfunctions along the way.
  18. Towerguy1

    Maine Rally 2012

    Its more of a show, I had plans for a small off road course, but divorce and moving changed that. This year Im trying something different, we will see how it goes, and plan from there. there should be a coupl from southern Maine to convoy with.
  19. Towerguy1

    Maine Rally 2012

    As usual Be prepaired for a rustic type stay. (Dont want to impose to heavily on the store) but proper rest rooms will be available during store hours. after hours we fend for ourselves. I will bring an EZ-up type tent incase of a shower and a portable gas grill for cooking. Bring your own food...
  20. Towerguy1

    Maine Rally 2012

    Sorry for the delay, busy weekend. I was getting nervous that it was only going to be one or two. Starting to sound a bit better. Drinking will be after store hours, in moderation of course, dont want to stir thing up to much. I have seen several Military Cushmans, a couple in camo, one...
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