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Old 11-12-2011, 06:20 PM   #2071
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True about the either driveline not being made for the power, BUT that the M37 had an otherwise stock driveline and both differentials were open. I couldn't believe that an Army machine would be built like that, but those were the factory axles under it. Now the Unimog has factory locking differentials front and rear. I have pushed wet snow bigger than a mid size car with the Mog with studded chains on all 4 wheels. The Dodge just spun two wheels with the same chains, then snapped axles. Good thing you can still get OEM ones for cheap on ebay. Mine were still wrapped in cosmolene.
I don't know if you chanced to thump that axleshaft with screwdriver handle, but the steel they made those from is really soft, & I have a hunch that was intentional so the shaft would break before the more difficult to repair parts inside the pumpkin did.

Rebar has a clearer ring to it than M-series axleshafts.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:25 AM   #2072
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So Instead of a Titan, I think I may be on a hunt for a Mercedes Sprinter..
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:48 PM   #2073
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Hmmm I don't get the plate. I am really curious what the top speed on level ground of that rig would be. 50 would surprise me. Probably the only thing my U1000 could pass on the fwy. Remember the Mercedes 240D? same engine here.

PASHNC or P8SHNC. Patience. I drove a lot of VW buses. Would love a modernish version that didn't cost a bazillion dollars.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:55 PM   #2074
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I've been havin all sortsa fun with this one...











Although I'm not sure it qualifies as a "truck".

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Old 11-15-2011, 12:24 AM   #2075
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So you got it out of low range?
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:21 AM   #2076
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Inmate Al Tuna brought his '72 4x4 Custom C/10 to the Rebel Yell get-together in North GA this past weekend. It was his grandfather's truck.

Pretty much stock with the 350 and power steering. It's a time capsule in a lot of ways. Has the typical rust in the cab corners, but it's pretty solid otherwise. That 350 fires right up and purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.







Very cool truck. He towed his old Honda XR to the campout with it.

I'll shoot him a link to this thread.

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:05 AM   #2077
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Very cool truck. He towed his old Honda XR to the campout with it.

I'll shoot him a link to this thread.

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Thanks Chris.

Here is the rest of the old rig.

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Old 11-15-2011, 03:46 PM   #2078
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Inmate Al Tuna brought his '72 4x4 Custom C/10 to the Rebel Yell get-together in North GA this past weekend. It was his grandfather's truck.

Pretty much stock with the 350 and power steering. It's a time capsule in a lot of ways. Has the typical rust in the cab corners, but it's pretty solid otherwise. That 350 fires right up and purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.







Very cool truck. He towed his old Honda XR to the campout with it.

I'll shoot him a link to this thread.

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if it has the little dual-jet carburetor then I bet it has some decent throttle response too. Dad's old box stock '74 seems almost electric in its smoothness and snappiness
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:13 PM   #2079
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if it has the little dual-jet carburetor then I bet it has some decent throttle response too. Dad's old box stock '74 seems almost electric in its smoothness and snappiness
Its a Quadra-jet and it is smooth and snappy. If you open it up, you can watch the fuel gauge drop.
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:35 PM   #2080
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So you got it out of low range?

Yup. Did I forget to update my other thread?! Bein busy is no fun, but at least I'm workin.... She'll tootle along now- it will hold 50 mph but that poor motor is just SCREAMING. 45 feels a little more comfortable. Only got about 23 mpg out of the first tank, but thats running the poor thing at abt 7000 rpm to keep it at 45 mph.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:58 PM   #2081
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Yup. Did I forget to update my other thread?!
I might have forgotten to update my brain, so no pressure.

I still can't help thinking these things would be the duck's nuts in the summer time, what with the mileage they get.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:37 PM   #2082
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Meh.... the mileage isnt as great as I thought it would be... I'm sure the ones with the slightly bigger motors would do better. The reason my mileage is so crappy is because the poor motor is totally tapped out if your going 50. First two tanks were around 22 mpg, which isnt great but a heck of a lot better than the suburban and about equall with what our car gets. If you can live with so-so mileage (which would be REALLY good if you only went 35-40 mph), a low top speed, and very few creature comforts, it is definitely the "ducks nuts"... I love driving it so I guess thats what counts.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:09 AM   #2083
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:18 AM   #2084
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Inmate Al Tuna brought his '72 4x4 Custom C/10 to the Rebel Yell get-together in North GA this past weekend. It was his grandfather's truck.
I like 72's......................I've posted pics of mine before, but here it is again



The low-rider is not mine.



Looking pretty small here

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Old 11-21-2011, 11:28 PM   #2085
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