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Old 03-23-2010, 01:52 PM   #21
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Hehehe, the guys at work decided I need to get some Biohazard, or Radioactive hazmat placcards for the side, and then put a bunch of 55 gallon drums in the back. And have some glow-in-the-dark goo leaking out of a barrel or two...
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:41 PM   #22
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Why do Ethan and Andy come to mind when I hear this?
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:20 PM   #23
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Look what I got today... drove home 150 miles, my ears are still ringing from sitting 4 feet from the straight-piped exhuast of a 7.8 liter turbodiesel at 2400 rpm....

Its a 1971 M35A2. Its titled as a Jeep, its a little confusing how all those wroked. Pretty much in the 60s up through 70-71ish, they were built by Kaiser Jeep, then for a bit while they sold Jeep to AMC, they were called General Products Division of Jeep, then finally by 72 they were AM General. This is a 'General Products' truck, so they ended up just titling it as Jeep...

Anyway, its a basic M35A2. LDT-465-1D engine (non whistler turbo, tags on the engine show its from 1993), 5 speed manual with overdrive, 2 speed transfer case (shift high to low on the fly!!), 2.5 ton toploading rockwells with 6.72 gears. Soft top, troop seats, I have the bows and canvas for the rear to make the large cargo area. Garwood 10,000lb PTO driven front winch with 200ft of 1/2" cable. 40x9" NDT tires.

Arrrhhhhh, arrrhhhhh, arrrhhh (in Tim Allen's voice)

Pick your parade, I think you would be able to get in to any of them. Woodward Cruise would be fun..

You just need a military jeep now to put in the bed or tow behind it!!
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:43 AM   #24
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OK... now, dont take this the wrong way...

But, how would a parade be fun? To me that would be torture driving for two hours at 15 ft at a time.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:01 AM   #25
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OK... now, dont take this the wrong way...

But, how would a parade be fun? To me that would be torture driving for two hours at 15 ft at a time.
The main reason I was hoping that Orion or Oxford has one, was because i would like to put Patrick's preschool in the back of the truck. So, its fun for them, therefore fun for me. I figured put it in 1st-low, it'd just creep along. Redline is 3mph in that gear. Father in law is a Vietnam (era) vet, and does some stuff with other veterans, so if there was a memorial day parade or something, that'd be fun.

I've never been to woodward cruise in my life, don't know if I'd go or not. I think its more for hot rods and classic cruising cars, not trucks and jeeps.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:16 AM   #26
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I guess also because I was dragged to so many parades when I was little... I hate them now. My Dad was a clown with the Shriners.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:33 AM   #27
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Why do Ethan and Andy come to mind when I hear this?
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:34 AM   #28
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I guess also because I was dragged to so many parades when I was little... I hate them now. My Dad was a clown with the Shriners.
Im with you , we have built so many floats on the flat beds for parardes im burned out with them .

I can see it being fun with the kids preschool group though .
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:11 AM   #29
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My Dad was a clown .
that explains a lot

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Old 03-24-2010, 01:05 PM   #30
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that explains a lot

I would have been disappointed if someone HADN'T posted something like that.
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