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JOSHUAZ2

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With my military background and my history in heavy equipment i have always wanted an MV. without a job and having a supportive wife I finally was able to get a few. I started with a 2 1/2 ton multifuel cargo truck and made it better for my intended use. what i was after was a big pickup truck that i wasn't afraid to ged a dent in. I removed the dual rear axles and put single rear wheels on it. to make maint a little easier i machined adapters so that i could use common napa oil and fuel filters. here are a couple of pics. i dont have any pics of the work due to a computer problem.

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ScubaSteve

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That is so bad ass I think I am going to faint.

I see those auctions all the time and think about how cool one of those would be....but don't have the tools or knowledge to work on the big stuff. I really like the enclosed trucks with the hard tops....several of those prepper folks have outfitted them with beds and generators. It'd make a hell of an RV....that's for sure!
 

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Just seen this. Do you drive that every day? Can you elaborate on your single wheel conversion?

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Chris
 

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fuel consumption not for thoses faint of heart. i love it. armstrong power steering ? local guy has one with a 10 ft plow hanging on it. soo frigin heavy it is near impossible to steer :) still love to have one.
 

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Yeah, I was reading up on these....top speed is something like 60 MPH. MPG is around 8, I think...not too bad considering there are jacked up civvie trucks that are about the same. Multifuel is nice...but God help you if you need to replace a tire :)

I've seen some of the variants which have hard tops, etc....seem to be popular with the Prepper Crowd. A great idea, but it definitely draws attention.:thinking:
 
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