M59 and M342, what are the stock differences?

Eaglhawk

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Could someone tell me the stock differences in the M59 and the M342? From the limited, low-res pictures I have found on the web they basically look the same. I have one that I picked up from GSA but at the moment I am not sure which one it is, but I do know that it has the multifuel turbo in it. I will be heading out to the yard today to install an alternator that was stolen out of it when it was in the GSA auction yard....
THX, sorry all... I have been gone from the forum for a while, I have been overloaded this last year with work and family medical issues...
 

gimpyrobb

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M59 is short wheel base, different fuel tank, under drivers door if memory serves.
M342 is standard
 

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Here's a picture of an m59. Note the long fuel tank on the driver's side and short wheelbase. An m342 has a longer (standard) wheelbase and a similar but longer bed. The fuel tank on an m342 is on the passenger side, with the air tanks on the drivers side. Since you said it had a multifuel engine it's more likely to be an m342 or m342a2 as I've never heard of any m59 trucks changed over to multifuels (but that doesn't mean it never happened).
 

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Also worthy of noting, bed capacity is the same. The M342A2 bed is longer but has lower sides.
 

Eaglhawk

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Thanks for the info, mine is a M342. your pic of the M59 is cool... I like how short it is. I looked 9 years to find mine at a local GSA yard... I paid $4500 for it, the deuce trucks are the only big trucks that can make it up my mountain road. I have a few 5 ton dumps at the bottom but they are too big and bulky for that upper road while a deuce just slowly putts its way up to the top fully loaded.
 

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I may still have some troop seats if you decide you want some. Got any pics of the truck? Not too many around.
 
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