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Old 07-07-2015, 08:41 PM   #1081
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:31 PM   #1082
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Now that is one odd duck. Anybody know if it is a production model...or a one off homebuilt?
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:36 PM   #1083
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How's this for an odd duck?? Joe

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Old 07-08-2015, 12:07 AM   #1084
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PhotoShop...no fair! But it is...interesting, Joe. At one point I was looking at Mil-Spec Humvees as possible platform to build a camper type rig onto. But the whole budget thing started looking scary.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:55 AM   #1085
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Is or was that a dump truck? It looks like a dump truck. Wonder if the back compactor still works....think of the possibilities around your trash & crapper.
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:30 AM   #1086
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PhotoShop...no fair! But it is...interesting, Joe. At one point I was looking at Mil-Spec Humvees as possible platform to build a camper type rig onto. But the whole budget thing started looking scary.
My father-in-law tried to talk me into getting one of those 6x6 military trucks for my conversion. Fort Polk had a bunch at auction that went for under $5000. Saw some 8x8 trucks too. That woulda been cool, but pricey.
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:54 AM   #1087
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My father-in-law tried to talk me into getting one of those 6x6 military trucks for my conversion. Fort Polk had a bunch at auction that went for under $5000. Saw some 8x8 trucks too. That woulda been cool, but pricey.
Thought about that with one of my M35 Deuces. Two big drawbacks - 1, the box I put on the back of one was WAAAAYY too small (12 foot) and 2, The air-over-hydraulic brakes were too labor intensive - read if truck not driven once every two or three weeks the master cylinder went bad. Swapped out DOZENS of these master cylinders due to sitting for other people. Got VERY pricey after a while.
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:02 PM   #1088
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Just me but I think I would put a swivel mount between at the "foot plate" incase the ground is not flat where it sits. And I'd angle the edges of the foot plates. That is, if I had the metal skills that you have.

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..Each will hang from a swivel mount and have a 4" x 5" foot plate on bottom.

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Old 07-12-2015, 05:48 PM   #1089
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You nailed it...that's the plan. Great minds run in the same gutter!
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:48 AM   #1090
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Them thar is nice jacks fer little fellers, but I ended up using these intermediate size ones--------. Jack

Thirty five tons each seemed to get the job done.
that's a nice jack, Jack!

here's a jack that would make everyone's life easier!
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