90's throw back.....Manche build

Andy J.

wheels for beer
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Nov 5, 2005
Location
Winston
I’ve seen a lot of work vans running around with weighted tags. Although I have done no actual research, it seems that weighted tags are a thing for vans. No SUV-type loophole I guess.
 

NCJeeplover

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Jul 25, 2009
Location
Claremont, NC
If its titled as a passenger van no weighted tag is required. If is titled as a cargo van, you have to purchace a weighted tag. My first work van was a 12 passenger van and it had a regular tag. The van that replaced it was a cargo van and I had to put a weighed tag on it.
 

ckruzer

Infidel
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Jul 2, 2015
Location
asheville nc
nc laws blow when it comes to weighted tags

it is very easy to form an LLC and establish a "leased" vehicle in a State that agrees this type of common sense

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mcutler

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Apr 17, 2010
Location
mt.airy nc
Last minute mods to the manche.

New cooler mount, had only a soft side in the cab before- pain in the ass to access.

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And new goatbuilt driveshaft mount.

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.... and a last minute stop to eat lunch with Mattix... before loading for Dixie Run...


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Cutler

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mcutler

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Apr 17, 2010
Location
mt.airy nc
Impromptu entry in the local, 7th annual 89 Speed Shop car show. Still dirty from Dixie Run, first show, first win, Best 4x4.

Can you tell Mattix was excited we received a trophy?

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Cutler

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mcutler

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Apr 17, 2010
Location
mt.airy nc
Very cool to see this on top right cover of JP Magazine for January.
havent't recieved mine yet, but Ali Mansour, author and photographer did give me a heads up that it was out.

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mcutler

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mt.airy nc
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25 years of wheeling, boxes of magazines with post-it notes hi-lighting tech and fab, before internet, forums, and social media; in my eyes, magazine features have always been the pinnacle of flattery.

Thanks to Ali Mansour, JP magazine, and family and friends who endured and supported me for over two decades of off-road obsession.

Thanks,
Matt
 

ghost

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May 25, 2006
Location
Hartsville/Camden,SC
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Finally got to see this in person. What better place than coming up the entrance of Mason Jar.... was nice to finally meet you.
 

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mcutler

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mt.airy nc

NCJeeplover

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Claremont, NC
I think vans are very overlooked, for our needs. You can't buy a crew cab one ton (gas) of any brand for this price with similar mileage. Very low investment for a 3rd vehicle, that we'll still get much usage out of on the regular.

X2 on this. I think they are VERY overlooked. I'm still looking for a 14 passenger E-350 with the v10 and 5r110...That will be the wife's Excursion replacement one day.
 

mcutler

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Apr 17, 2010
Location
mt.airy nc
Alright, someone wants this...

I'm ready to buy more tools/expand building to further CutlerFab. Let's get this machine to a new, excited owner; and I can build more, well built machines to enter the wheeling world!

- there is now only one set of tires, but there are 6 of them with two of those being brand new- 39" Krtb's

- there are 9 wheels total

- there is new sheetmetal aging, custom applied by the wonderful rocks of Harlan Ky.

- included will be a spare complete 2wd Comanche for body panels, color matched to original build.

- windshield is damaged, but will be replaced for new owner.

____$36,500 !!!!!!______:smokin:

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BRUISER

silent.. but deadly
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Mar 17, 2005
Location
Raleigh
Sad to say no one bought the entire rig together, Happy to say I got a new long term project

Took the big trailer to Matts and emptied his driveway :)

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my son is getting the complete Manche that we will build next year ( he is 12)

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and when you need to unload something without wheels you get creative.

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ill start a thread some day when I actually start on this project
 

mcutler

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mt.airy nc
Sad to say no one bought the entire rig together, Happy to say I got a new long term project

Took the big trailer to Matts and emptied his driveway :)

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my son is getting the complete Manche that we will build next year ( he is 12)

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and when you need to unload something without wheels you get creative.

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ill start a thread some day when I actually start on this project
Just continue on here if you like buddy. Since we kept it in the NC4X4 family!

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BRUISER

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farmboy

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Apr 4, 2005
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@ Your Mailbox
This makes me sad that it came apart! Glad its staying local though.
 
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