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Old 11-10-2011, 10:34 AM   #2056
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The 'Burban pic reminded me of mine. I can't remember if I posted it in this thread earlier or not, so apologies if it's a repeat:

This is my one and only tow vehicle to get my car to the track a half dozen times a year. My wife has forbade me to 'restore' it because she says removing the various scratches and dings would ruin it's personality. It does need some corrective work to control some rust and peeling paint though. Totally stock except the wheels and a disc brake swap. Gets lots of attention at the track and nobody can believe I actually tow with it but it does really well once it's on the road. Not so much fun pulling out with the 3 speed and the highway axle though. Cost less than 3 grand, has antique plates and gets 15 mpg empty, 11 mpg towing. Other than not being able to hear the radio for the wind noise at 70, I don't see any advantage to a new truck for $400+ a month.

Any one else notice the irony of a BMW painted up like a BRE 510?
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:50 AM   #2057
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Now this would be cool!! I am in no way affiliated with anything remotely to do with this car. Except I want it!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290628871637+&viewitem=

You realize this rig is powered by an OM616? That is 65 HP and 100 ft/lbs... and they don't tune up very much. Seriously that rig loaded with that flippin parachute on top touring the rockies would not be my idea of fun.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:56 AM   #2058
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Swivel-frame PW's are rather rare.

Nice truck!
only a few were made..

there is some company remaking the swivel unit .. i guess is it real or?
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:57 AM   #2059
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You realize this rig is powered by an OM616? That is 65 HP and 100 ft/lbs... and they don't tune up very much. Seriously that rig loaded with that flippin parachute on top touring the rockies would not be my idea of fun.
Think of it as a new VW Westie. I want the tag to read PASHNC.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:11 PM   #2060
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Love those Power Wagons! It would be so cool to drop a turbo diesel in one of those....
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:07 PM   #2061
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Love those Power Wagons! It would be so cool to drop a turbo diesel in one of those....

This guy can make your dreams come true.

http://www.mseriesrebuild.com/photo_gallery1.htm

My favorite, the Timken M37 TD conversion.

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Old 11-11-2011, 09:39 AM   #2062
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Love those Power Wagons! It would be so cool to drop a turbo diesel in one of those....
It is cool.

I put one in an M37/43 & it worked really well. Noisy, though.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:49 AM   #2063
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My favorite, the Timken M37 TD conversion.

Cool truck, but that ridiculous chimney has to go.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:55 AM   #2064
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only a few were made..
The ancestor of the modern rock buggy?
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:11 PM   #2065
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The ancestor of the modern rock buggy?

Check out the British made Scammels with their articulation. Originally made as wreckers and used for tank repair and retrieval.

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Old 11-11-2011, 11:30 PM   #2066
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This is my truck. Its just an old beater, painted with a roller, free cap, cummins diesel, stick shift, power nothing, hand throttle as cruise control, simple as possible and just what I wanted. Its bounced off a wall, been stuck in the snow, run trails in Moab, can carry everything I own, plenty of space to sleep in it, been a party bus, and I've camped out of it more times than I can count. It isn't anything special but it has been all over the USA and into Mexico a time or two.

Alabama


Utah


Colorado


California


Arizona


I think its cool.

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Old 11-12-2011, 12:01 AM   #2067
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:59 AM   #2068
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Only one place it looked out of place.

Nice ride; I had '93 & I kind of wish I'd never sold it.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:09 AM   #2069
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Love those Power Wagons! It would be so cool to drop a turbo diesel in one of those....
I had a 1968 M37 with a built 400 Chevy in it. (Previous owner's work.) I still have the snapped axle and twisted driveshaft from plowing with it. My own take was the driveline could not take that kind of HP. I sold it and bought a 1968 Mog that outperforms it in every way and has been 100% reliable. I now look at old Powerwagons like wooden boats.- Nice to look at but I sure don't want to own one again.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:21 AM   #2070
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I had a 1968 M37 with a built 400 Chevy in it. (Previous owner's work.) I still have the snapped axle and twisted driveshaft from plowing with it. My own take was the driveline could not take that kind of HP. I sold it and bought a 1968 Mog that outperforms it in every way and has been 100% reliable. I now look at old Powerwagons like wooden boats.- Nice to look at but I sure don't want to own one again.
I had a neighbor with '66 Swiss Army 'Mog at the time I had my TD M37: it had the standard 2.2 liter gasser in it.

Take a guess who had to run point through some 5' snow drifts.

In my experience, older Unimogs are astounding until you need some wheel speed to churn through deep snow; then they're just frustrating. Higher elevations weren't given much thought apparently when the choice of powertrain was made.

Also, you can't really fault your M37's integrity when it had an engine MANY times more powerful than the one it was designed for. I snapped a rear axle shaft sidestepping the clutch on asphalt one time, and I couldn't curse anyone but myself.

Put a V8 in that 'Mog & I think the results would be similar; it too was designed for a gutless engine.
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