Strangely, I don't have many pictures of the deuce. Most of what I have is from when I was building it right after I bought it, so mostly they are more technical pictures.
This is what it looked like when I bought it. It was an Air Force truck, and it had this HUGE drill in the back of it for drilling telephone pole holes or something. When I bought it, there was only a bit over 18,000 miles on it. A monster-drill truck just isn't a vehicle you have much occasion to use!
The truck originally had the huge gas straight 6 motor in it. Got terrible mileage, and so underpowered it could barely get out of it's own way! I got a good deal on a 1987 Ford F800 that had a 429 gas V8 in it, so the swapping began! The first picture is the original Continental gas 6 cylinder, the second is the new V8 with the Spicer 5-ton tranny behind it. This was a rather complicated swap. I had to modify quite a bit of stuff to get this new motor to work.
The old radiator on the left, new one on the right.
Steering box swapped in from the F800 with the drag link from a mid 80s International.
Seats installed from an Isuzu Trooper.
Painted the truck right before a trip to North Dakota. Obviously, this was before the single axle conversion.
About a year after the last picture was taken, I decided to make the truck a single-axle. This is the big pivot suspension setup that I removed.
This is what the truck looked like last time I took a picture of it. I still have lots of work left to do on it, including putting the bed from an M105 trailer on the truck.
This next truck is what I plan to have mine looking like, minus the camo paint job.
I'm really not sure of what I'm going to do with the deuce. The engine in it has major problems. I've actually been thinking about selling it. If it turns out that I keep it, I'll probably be swapping in a 5.9L Cummins with an Allison auto tranny. We'll just have to see how things go. Right now, the truck is sitting at a storage about 150 miles from where I'm living. It would be great to get it down here to do some work on it, but towing such a big truck isn't very cheap or easy. What I might end up doing is building a huge towbar and towing it here with my new bus!