Monday, March 10, 2014

It's not a Stearman but...

Look what I found today. A Kaiser Jeep M715 1&1/4 ton truck.


And the owner wants to sell it at a fair price. Body is flawless (for a truck built in 1967) and it started right up. I drove it for a bit. No brakes, but that's a simple fix on these old war horses. Got a firefighting pump and tank in that back. On skids and slides right out. Get that out and paint it in period colors again and she'll shine.

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  1. Damn. Congratulations.

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  2. I once had a 67 3/4 ton Kaiser Jeep PU. That thing would climb trees, cross rivers, and retrieve lesser 4x4s (such as 3/4 ton 1980 Dodges) from deep arroyos. Trouble is, it got 2 mpg off road. A 40 mile range can get you in deep trouble wandering the Sonoran desert. But I did like that truck ...

    Q

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  3. WHERE do you run across such stuff?

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    1. I was just driving back from Winchester and there it was, sitting up next to a garage behind a bar. I u-turned and went back and inquired.

      But old army trucks are the best I can do. I really want an old Mustang but it seems that some guy in North Carolina found all those already.

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    2. LOL! I'm still looking for ya! No 6 bangers though. That's not right.

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  4. Yep. 289 Hi-Po. All the way.

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    1. Oh dang. You want a real K code? I gave up a long time ago on finding real ones. I will put the usual bounty out to see if someone runs across one. The problem with my Mustang hobby is I can no longer afford it. 30 years ago? No problem.

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  5. Nah, I'll accept anything that looks and acts the part. I'se cheap.

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    1. That is MUCH easier! Minions will be sent!

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  6. Found one, I see. Project pictures to come?

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    1. Possibly. I can deal with the price. I just want to look it over more thoroughly and the owner has to find a title for it. Apparently he never got one from the person that he bought it from.

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  7. Nice! I'm eating my heart out now. No GPS, no computer chips, no gummint monitoring ...

    Well done!

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    1. No electronic ignition. EMP = no factor.

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    2. No brakes! I guess that means that if the gummint (the Rev's words) gets in the way, you just run over 'em. Sorry about that, Mr G'Man, sir, I tried to stop, but.....

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  8. Nice. The M715s are really cool.

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  9. Sweet looking vehicle

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