Uber Snow Truck

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  1. Metalman

    Metalman Well-Known Member
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    One of our customers stopped by this morning to pick up a custom piece for his baby.

    There is a group of military fanatics that we make reproductions of hard to find military parts. We've made some pretty weird stuff for these guys.

    This guy paid $2,500 for his military truck.:D

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  2. goaljnky

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    God I hated driving that thing. Almost as much as I hated riding in the back of it.
     
  3. Tüls

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    I wanted an M35 transport when I was younger. I kinda still do. They are so cheap now. I think it would be fun to have a giant truck like that.
     
  4. Crashton

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    Sweet 6 X..... :Thumbsup:
     
  5. carman63

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    Yeah, I would have rather be driving than riding in the back. But I'd rather be driving a 5-ton with power steering than the Deuce and 1/2 ;)

    Got to drive both more than I would have liked :D
     
  6. david in germany

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    Former Army 88M here, I know every accessible inch of those things! I would love to have one!!
     
  7. Crashton

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    Hey Chuck is that the new Paceman? I see it's a 2 door. :lol:
     
  8. Justa Jim

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    Not so smooth in the ride department, but hard to get stuck, impossible to hurt and no key required. Guess that would be considered early "comfort access" system.

    Jim
     
  9. goaljnky

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    True, although bolt cutters were a good idea. I know our master driver was always loosing the keys to the padlocks on the steering wheels.
     
  10. carman63

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    Bolt cutters = 'master key' :D

    The Suburbans, OTOH.... I probably still have a key around here for those. LOL
     
  11. Justa Jim

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    The chain and pad lock welded to the floor always cracked me up. We had a flat piece of sheet metal, with a hole in each end that we hooked over the door handles of the cargo and pilots door, securing it with a pad lock to keep folks out of the Huey's. :cornut:

    Jim
     
  12. carman63

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    Since a few of you are former Army, do you have any of those PMI 'comic books' that the Army published?

    EDIT: PS Magazine is what I'm referring to. Apparently they still exist.
    https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/pshome.cfm
     
  13. Justa Jim

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    Yes sir. I thought Connie was hot, but then I was 20 and in a foreign, hostile country at the time. :cornut:

    Jim
     
  14. david in germany

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    TMI!!!:nonod:


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  15. maxmini

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    This rig has been around for at least 10 years now and it is at the base of Los Flores Cyn rite next to PCH. When i first saw it it was in perfect shape, polished wheels and trim with a sparkling black paint. Of course sitting outside 24/7 that close to the ocean takes its tole . As far as driving them , I spent a bit of time behind the wheel and you do get the feeling that there isn't much that can stop you .

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  16. Jason Montague

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    :cornut:They're even cooler looking when there's a machine gun ring with gun mounted over the vehicle commander's(passenger) seat.Reminds me of one of those 'biggest lies'.:Thumbsup: "Don't worry sir, the trucks will be on the(parachute) drop zone, it's all laid on.":frown2:

    Jason
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