Military Vehicles Thread

Lizooki

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Tacoma747

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Two 'non runners' that after a good bit of work seem to be good drivers. Haven't driven them far but both did well on a ride around the neighborhood.

Out of 12 I have here (2 still waiting to be picked up) I have heard 6 run. 3-4 more might run, two are parts trucks.

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YotaOnRocks

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Two 'non runners' that after a good bit of work seem to be good drivers. Haven't driven them far but both did well on a ride around the neighborhood.

Out of 12 I have here (2 still waiting to be picked up) I have heard 6 run. 3-4 more might run, two are parts trucks.

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What kind of price will a driving one have?
 

Tacoma747

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What kind of price will a driving one have?
I still have to put doors on them, lights, windshields, probably paint them, etc. But for a nice (looking and driving) runner I am figuring around $30k-$50k, (an ugly blue painted one sold today for $50k+ fees) but honestly will just have to see where the market is when they are ready. I am sure some will be cheaper, may have a fixer upper or two in the bunch that will be considerably cheaper.

The a/c blows ice cold in one of these. The other the clutch doesn't lock up, not sure if it has a charge or not but I have to check that too.

Out of the 14 I bought, two are definite parts trucks for me. Not to say they couldn't be repaired, but at the moment they are more valuable to me as parts. Possibly a third parts truck, it'll be way down on the list to fix up but it's definitely repairable. Three were missing steering boxes, that was a nice surprise.
 

Tacoma747

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Drove one today and got it up to about 55. No windshield is rough! Also got a steering box swapped into this one and got it running. It needs some air in the tires and ball joints checked before I can drive it more than around the house/neighborhood, I noticed one balljoint was loose.

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Don’t remember the years range but the 1151 series had a bad rash of the bolts holding the inner prop shafts to the rotors and they would walk out. Army solution was to pull, red loctite and reinstall. Also the front caliper bolts were known to shear under hard (emergency braking) due to the bolt not being the correct grade compared to the added weight of the armor. Because the run backwards due the portals the caliper would then get wedged upwards into the caliper bracket and make kind of a mess as the can get up into the bottom of the fan. Other than that the 6.5 turbo motor was awesome and O.D. actually made them fun to drive.
 

Tacoma747

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$30k to $50k!! I sure hope those are street legal and comfy for that price!
It's a hope, not a guarantee. One just like these on Facebook for $69k right now and it doesn't have doors! Granted, I think the dude is smoking crack. The a/c will work and they actually ride pretty good. Hit about 65 in one this evening, not much fun without a windshield. Not bad for a truck that the auction people said 'could not be started'.
 

Croatan_Kid

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You know them auction people put zero effort in to them.

My CUCV was listed as "non running". One of the batteries was dead. I swapped it out and drove it on a trailer 😁
 

Tacoma747

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This one is the 'latest and greatest' version I have, so at this point it's the one I am planning to convert to a 4-man pickup. It has a gear drive fan where the cooking fan is driven via a gearbox that is run off a driveshaft connected to the crank pulley. It also has aluminum caliper Wildwood brakes which are supposedly an 'upgrade'. The geardrive fan is nice because there is no hydraulic fan clutch, or so it seems. I have only driven it around at the house. It blows the air straight down and makes a HUGE dust cloud, so that is a stupid design for a convoy vehicle.... Or is it a smart design so the guys shooting can only see the first in line 😀

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