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JJ_BPK
02-05-2016, 09:36
I think this would be the perfect project truck.

Thin it out, don't need 22.7K GVWR,
put higher gears in the pumpkins for better mileage,,
add some creature comforts,,
maybe a camper top??

I like the idea of a retro-RAT Truck.

http://www.ironplanet.com/for-sale/Trucks-LMTV-1997-Stewart-&-Stevenson-M1078-LMTV-4x4-Cargo-Truck-Colorado/694029?h=5000%2Cq|m1078&rr=0.5&hitprm=go%3Dgo%2Ccommand%3DNewSearch%2Ckwtag%3DNav NewSearch%2Cq%3Dm1078&pnLink=yes

doctom54
02-05-2016, 09:38
Looks like a fun project!

Sdiver
02-05-2016, 14:40
I think this would be the perfect project truck.

Thin it out, don't need 22.7K GVWR,
put higher gears in the pumpkins for better mileage,
add some creature comforts,,
maybe a camper top??

I like the idea of a retro-RAT Truck.

http://www.ironplanet.com/for-sale/Trucks-LMTV-1997-Stewart-&-Stevenson-M1078-LMTV-4x4-Cargo-Truck-Colorado/694029?h=5000%2Cq|m1078&rr=0.5&hitprm=go%3Dgo%2Ccommand%3DNewSearch%2Ckwtag%3DNav NewSearch%2Cq%3Dm1078&pnLink=yes

So what, you're expecting to get Miles Per Gallon instead of Gallons Per Mile doing something like that ???

:D :munchin

mark46th
02-05-2016, 21:22
It needs some posts in the bed so I can hang my hammock....

JJ_BPK
02-06-2016, 08:13
What I like is the single rear axle & cab over. As a 2.5 ton, it's way over built for running to the store for a 6-pack. BUT....

I started watching the "Diesel Brothers" show. These guys are building some outrageous toys.. Check'm out.. :lifter

http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/diesel-brothers/

Boy gots the Jones.. :D



It needs some posts in the bed so I can hang my hammock....

Plus armor??

miclo18d
02-06-2016, 13:53
Some of these were used by B-tms in 3rd Grp.

"The Mothership"

JJ_BPK
02-06-2016, 13:59
"The Mothership"

duce-n-half w/4 seats?

nuff room for beer?

:D

Golf1echo
02-12-2016, 13:17
Any thoughts about what might be the actual price or references for Iron Planet?

Edit: Well Iron Planet is doing much better than Government Liquidators site currently and winning bids can be found out there, it looks like the big thing might be the gross vehicle weight. I purchased a civilian version ( definitely not apples and apples ) Izuzu NPR, even at 15,000 lbs there are some issues...in Kansas I was warned last time about a DOT number, even though my truck is personally owned and not used for commercial use the weight indicates the necessity of a DOT number based on the weight. The four wheel drive and locking differential along with the beefier construction is very appealing but highway travel not so much. Looks like a nice heavy duty vehicle....and just a few miles away.

https://www.*******.com/watch?v=h99gUlJB1Gc

Interesting behind the scene article about background: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2016/02/17/US-Army-seeking-to-improve-Medium-Tactical-Vehicles/8471455737247/