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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    post war Power Wagon and set it on a GenII Cummins chassis.
    Flat bed dually. That would make a great 8-9 month/year delivery truck!
    Pre-war and DURING War surplused surely were beloved, up holler WBGVA.
    My favorite "Jeep", 'nam era, was the copy of the original "Gee Pee, medium" 3/4 Ton Dodge-derived 4 x 4. Laterite, abrasive Iron ore, wet OR dry, had run me through two whole dozen universal joints in but 12,000 mostly Long Binh/Saigon miles on that Mike-Foxtrot IDIOT's ABORTION of a Ford M-151.

    "New Process gear"?

    For a time I'd git a royal chuckle over the fiercest of beer-fueled arguments amongst Dodge, GM, and Ford lovers going on over whom had the best four-wheel drive PU.

    Whilst all three brands at the "1500" entry-level were a-settin' atop bought-in MOPAR-Aisen (Toyota JV) New Process goods!



    I hear those don't corner well
    Welllll. one DOES have to switch-OFF those silly accelerometers as the "puta utilizes to try to PREVENT a four-wheel drift & a lot more.

    Silly f**ker don't have no EYEBALLS, let alone 60 year of knowing the road, to plan AHEAD rather than BEHIND?

    And was programmed years before the journey by some fool at a 'puter driving a swivel-chair over in ENGLAND?

    Switch that idiocy TF OFF, and a long-wheelbase mini-limo on Conti True Contact adhesive gumboots can humble more than just a few "sporty cars" on bad-surfaced Appalachian 2-lane.

    DAMHIKT,


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    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    "New Process gear"?

    For a time I'd git a royal chuckle over the fiercest of beer-fueled arguments amongst Dodge, GM, and Ford lovers going on over whom had the best four-wheel drive PU.

    Whilst all three brands at the "1500" entry-level were a-settin' atop bought-in MOPAR-Aisen (Toyota JV) New Process goods!
    I know, right?! I always laughed as well. New Process, Saginaw, Dana/Spicer. They all had virtually the same drivetrain.
    The exceptions obviously were engine, slush-boxes, and Chryslers 8.75"/9.25" rear axle in 1/2 tons. And, GM's corporate axles after '77.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelieking71 View Post
    I know, right?! I always laughed as well. New Process, Saginaw, Dana/Spicer. They all had virtually the same drivetrain.
    The exceptions obviously were engine, slush-boxes, and Chryslers 8.75"/9.25" rear axle in 1/2 tons. And, GM's corporate axles after '77.
    I had a near-as-dammit "Love affair" with that narrow (Dana, IIRC) axled '79 Jeep Grand Wagoneer "Quadra trak" AMC 360 V8. Specially onct I shed that silly Caliphoney-yah-compliant two barrels jetting third barrel only farting carb in favor of a 4 BBL manifold and double-pumper off an AMC pony car.

    That said, git one rear wheel atop a dried dog-turd and the flex was such that yah couldn't open the rear tailgate 'coz the opening was out of plumb and square!

    The "AWD" eye-opener was an all-nations best AWD challenge one of the primo motor magazines ran. Pinky finger elevated "We fancy salmon sandwiches for tea, please!" crowd (f**ks sake? Ever try to CLEAN a bone-china teacup after steeping a salmon, mayo, and cucumber sammich in boiling water? Brits are NUTS to be that anti-teabag!) suspected poofter of a Land Rover did so well I went and bought me a factory OEM alloy wheel and put it by to see if'n I can raise meself a Land Rover on the cheap by planting that wheel in the back garden in manure and plenty of recycled Taddy Oatmeal Porter.

    My luck, that dam' wheel will be sterile and all it will grow is an all-wheel-drive unicyle... with an assymetrical tire-tread pattern!

    "Blessed are they who run 'round in circles, for they shall be known as "wheels!"




    But the killer was when they intentionally buried a Dodge "Power Wagon" hull, frame, and one side of the body deep in a sloped trench. Mostly on its SIDE!

    Game over!

    Well. No. It wasn't.

    That congenital rascal Brock Yates kep' eyeballing it. Finally pronounced that he believed he could get it OUT .... under only its own power.

    And then went, climbed in the clean side window as if it were a submarine in distress ....and DID exactly THAT!

    "Toughest FIVE letter word on wheels" then. "RAM" as "toughest THREE letter world on wheels" NOW.

    Folks jess cain't bee bothurd ta spell as well as usta bee!

    Why fight it? just re-badge the Dodge and take their money!


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    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    Folks jess cain't bee bothurd ta spell as well as usta bee!
    Pot, meet Kettle. Kettle, Pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfriedberg View Post
    Pot, meet Kettle. Kettle, Pot.
    Your Left Coast. Your lifestyle choice.

    I'm old-fashioned enough to stay with "tobacco".

    Never cared to try cannabis even ONCE.

    Ruin what you got!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Or, if I was a body man, I would go for a post war Power Wagon and set it on a GenII Cummins chassis.
    Flat bed dually.
    Shucks....you can buy one....
    dodge powerwagon parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Shucks....you can buy one....
    dodge powerwagon parts
    From the 814 even!

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    I want this one
    img_0075.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud View Post
    I want this one
    img_0075.jpg
    I don't think so.....you'd bump your head in the cab...myself as well.
    Try one of these on for size....with a big block cummins Naturally asperated in it (I don't recall hearing a dogwhistle
    when he drives it past the farm)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelieking71 View Post
    From the 814 even!
    You probably know of that guy, he's in west county,
    just west of girard.
    dodge powerwagon parts

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    Well, that was "precision Ground" 01 stock.

    My parts are only an inch long, so I was actually able to straighten it out to some degree and am currently making lemonade.
    I will likely lose a bit, but at least not the whole 6 feet!

    The barfeeder kept pushing when there wasn't a stop anymore, and I just couldn't find the right button quick enough.
    But then I wasn't anticipating a pretzel either.
    First time for everything I guess....



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    Think Snow Eh!
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    That might have generated a need for clean shorts

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    Well, not quite that dramatic - other than the loss of material and a fast approaching deadline.

    It's only 1/4", and it wasn't fast really, just a steady push from the feeder.

    Actually didn't really concern me all that much at first as I would just need to push it back in and reset zero.
    It's not until it started dooing it's rainbow impression that I got a bit more jacked up about the situation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Well, not quite that dramatic - other than the loss of material and a fast approaching deadline.

    It's only 1/4", and it wasn't fast really, just a steady push from the feeder.

    Actually didn't really concern me all that much at first as I would just need to push it back in and reset zero.
    It's not until it started dooing it's rainbow impression that I got a bit more jacked up about the situation.


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    Yes, if you heard the pump whine as the collet closed up....anticipating the spindle
    drive to be right behind.....

    Rainbow - Stone Cold - YouTube
    I won a bet on that song...I bet that the lead singer did, in fact say "Ice cold" near the end.
    "naw...your wrong, he never says that"....
    Sure enough ff to 4:00 and there it is.....

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    I think that he (Joe Lynn Turner) is a good singer.

    He did an album (Slaves and Masters) for Purple in 1990.
    Boy - were the old skewl Purple fans PISSED!
    They threw a pitchin' fit at a concert that I was at.

    Not sure how they could tell anything - the sound sucked balls...


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    Well, considering that we was to have built >3000 pcs of a lock block and pin for the upper turret on the MRAP back during The Crash, and then Navistar lost the job to OshKosh (presumably b/c OshKosh got themsleves in a financial pickle and needed the work) I don't really know if I could - in good conscience - own an OshKosh....

    Had we ran that job - that would have been a game changer during bad times!











    I don't know why - but the pic of the parts won't post here?
    BRH pic on this page:

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