Originally Posted by jesusgatos
-> There is a potential downside to building on a military platform: international travel. These military surplus vehicles aren't even really supposed to leave the United States, but you can apply for special permits to take them out of the country. From what I understand, it's not much of a problem, as long as you're planning on returning with the vehicle. I think they're just trying to cut down on the number of US military surplus vehicles that end up in military service in places where we'd rather not see these types of resources (for obvious reasons).
I would be interested in seeing what sort of reaction you got from the Mexican authorities if you tried to take your truck Southbound. Back in the 80's they used to question motorcyclists that wore military-style boots although they have lightened up considerable since then ... at least around here.