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    Steel Soldiers giveaway sponsered by shoptrigger.com for $250 store credit

    Throwing my name in the hat! Thanks shoptrigger.com for the sponsorship!
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    M38 potential project questions.

    I don’t know much on the M38s either, but I will say $4k seems high. Here in GA I watched a complete 1952 M38 with winter top, in better shape body wise and non running go for $1500 on FB market. But that’s just my opinion, based on things I’ve seen recent. I myself have spent all my time...
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2021 - November VOTE HERE!

    Congratulations @patracy and Smokey on MV of month!
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2021 - November VOTE HERE!

    I should have already campaigned by now for my friend @patracy, so forgive me for being a little late to the party. I’d like to encourage you all to vote for “Smokey”. He ran a tight race last month, and not only would it thrill Andrew to win this month, but it would also thrill me after the...
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    Tachometer hook up

    @patracy can probably tell more, but the Tach in his M1008 says Diesel on the face(like you have pictured), and is band clamped to the passenger side alternator housing. It reads off the alternator, I’m guessing similar to how a reluctor wheel works. How it was calibrated, he’d have to answer that.
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    CUCV Build

    I’m familiar with Imron brand stuff. Should hold up to whatever you throw at it. Looks like you got a good start on reviving the old truck. I’ll be following for the finished product.
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    CUCV Build

    Looks nice! You use base/clear? What color did you go with?
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    CUCVii Suburban Clone Build

    So it’s been a few weeks since I’ve got to work on my Suburban. I found some time to get the front end converted and fitted to the sealed beam style front. Now I’ve got to gather up a blackout light to go with the mount I have so I can get it and the slave plug fitted and the grill cut out. I...
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    Steel Soldiers giveaway sponsored by hawkerbattery.com

    I’ll throw my name in the hat.
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    New Member from Virginia

    Welcome to the site!
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    M1009 Windshield frame/pinch weld rust repair.

    All of the squarebody trucks in general I’ve ever worked on that had rust under the windshield rubber in the channel, was in the corners near two little drain like holes that are there. I’ve had to make the patch panel for the ones I’ve fixed. Are you getting a lot of water in the cab? Another...
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    New Member from Central Texas

    Welcome, From Ga.
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2021 - October VOTE HERE!

    Uh… Yea that’s what I did… totally was planned and not free hand…😁
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    CUCVii Suburban Clone Build

    Got a few more things in today for the build thanks to @HillbillyWizard ’s website. I know the Gen 1 slave bracket isn’t the same, and I’ll have to make a bracket to work with the GMT400 core support. The blackout switches are in nice shape and will service that part of the build nicely.
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    CUCVii Suburban Clone Build

    My understanding they came either way, be it gas or diesel. There are a lot of good threads I’ve been reading thru on these. @Stonepicker1 has a thread with some info on the 24v side and some other info related, where he restored a pickup, if you choose to go back with it during the restoration...
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    CUCVii Suburban Clone Build

    Nice! I’d love to find a Tahoe that was in service someday also. I’ll be looking for you progress! I don’t know why I’m drawn to the Suburban so much. Since I can’t find one of the few made, I decided to make one. I looked at it like this, if the military can convert regular civi trucks, I...
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2021 - October VOTE HERE!

    There may even be some dirt mixed in, giving it a darker color, but the picture does it no justification. It’s almost powdery like.
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2021 - October VOTE HERE!

    It’s not exactly white, it’s closer to the sand paint color. Here’s a pinch I just got from the vacuum cleaner. It’s a lot finer than sand we have here in Georgia(USA), and finer than play sand. I suspect either Middle East, or Western USA desert. But I’m not a sand expert, lol.
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    CUCVii Suburban Clone Build

    I’ll look into that then. I’ve got plenty of metal working stuff, and don’t mind making parts.
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    CUCVii Suburban Clone Build

    I had thought about the secret service variant, but I honestly wouldn’t have been as happy. side note: funny you mention Jack Ryan, I’m a big Tom Clancy book fan, I’ve read all of the Jack Ryan books. I stopped and didn’t read after the Jack Jr stuff. The Harrison Ford movies are great, the...
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