Well, I have been driving the M1009 for a while now (3 tanks worth) and has been pretty smooth but not flawless. The 1st issue was i lost the 2nd alternator. I figure i would try the DB electrical alternator since the starter has been good so far (and it was a lot cheaper than Hillbilly Wizard). It fit good and the pulley was the right size for my belt. However when i started the truck sparks shot out of the alternator. Not sure why, but the alternator still works and regulates at 14.6v. So i guess we'll see how long it will last.
I then got tired of driving in silence (or as silent as a M1009 can be). So i build a stereo system for it.
I didn't want to drill any speaker holes in the truck so i used 2 50 cal ammo boxes and used 160lb (40lbs each) neodymium magnets to hold them to the wheel wells.
I saw other people were using 30mm ammo cans as center consoles and i decided to do the same. I put the stereo inside the can and made a circuit system for buttons on the lid based on Ford's Sync steering controls.
The stupid drill bit walked on me while i was drilling the center button, but luckily it is hard to notice in the driver's seat.
The only thing i am a little concerned with currently is the alternator 1 voltage regulator. With the headlights and heater on it sits at 14.5v but with everything off i have seen it hit 15v. It will everntually come down on its own, but takes over 10min of driving. Is that a concern? Are the regulators adjustable?