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Old April 8th, 2013, 09:37 AM   #101
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Power steering, etc etc already installed with a five ton. Will save a lot of time and money down the road.
sounds like you have been doing your homework. What do the 5Ts run compared to the M35s? What is the downside to the 5T vs the M35?
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sounds like you have been doing your homework. What do the 5Ts run compared to the M35s? What is the downside to the 5T vs the M35?
5 tons look to be running cheaper for much newer trucks. Found one in pretty damn good shape for $5000 yesterday.

Downside... Sheer size would be the only one I can think of. That and lack of multi-fuel engine.
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Here ya go, super single tires and power steering!
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Old April 8th, 2013, 09:58 AM   #104
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Size and weight on the 5 ton vs the 2.5 ton, is the drawback for me. Not sure on fuel consumption on the 5 ton.

Depends on what you want to do with it. For us, ours was a 'parade truck'... just to drive, most of the time. But I did lumber runs, pull stumps, some winch work, etc.

A 2.5 ton isn't *that* big.

M35A2:

Length: 277in
Width: 96"
Height 112" (to the top of the rear bows, its lower, if you don't have cargo cover on)
Weight: 13,000 w/o winch, 13,500 w/ winch

F350 Crew cab diesel 4wd longbed:

Length: 263"
Width: 96"
Height: 80"
Weight: 8,200 lbs

So, a deuce is like a foot longer than the biggest pickup you can buy, with 5000lbs in the bed.



I saw Barry asked about an M35A3, vs the older A2. Well, for what I did, I would never want the A3, because its an automatic. In my use, I loooooooove driving the manual trans. You feel like a kids pretending to drive. Top down, watching the smoke and roar of the straight pipe, shifting gears. Awesome.

If you were going to really work it, then maybe you want the auto. I hadn't heard that the cats and autos are vastly better. I don't think the 3116 is all that great.

If you really wanted a working deuce, then get one with a dead engine, and yank it. And then put in a DT466, auto, and power steering. The t-case is divorced anyway so any 2wd trans ought to work.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #105
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When the time comes I won't be doing a bobbed deuce.

It will most definitely be a bobbed five ton.

I want this
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Old April 11th, 2013, 12:41 AM   #107
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Size and weight on the 5 ton vs the 2.5 ton, is the drawback for me. Not sure on fuel consumption on the 5 ton.

Depends on what you want to do with it. For us, ours was a 'parade truck'... just to drive, most of the time. But I did lumber runs, pull stumps, some winch work, etc.

A 2.5 ton isn't *that* big.

M35A2:

Length: 277in
Width: 96"
Height 112" (to the top of the rear bows, its lower, if you don't have cargo cover on)
Weight: 13,000 w/o winch, 13,500 w/ winch

F350 Crew cab diesel 4wd longbed:

Length: 263"
Width: 96"
Height: 80"
Weight: 8,200 lbs

So, a deuce is like a foot longer than the biggest pickup you can buy, with 5000lbs in the bed.



I saw Barry asked about an M35A3, vs the older A2. Well, for what I did, I would never want the A3, because its an automatic. In my use, I loooooooove driving the manual trans. You feel like a kids pretending to drive. Top down, watching the smoke and roar of the straight pipe, shifting gears. Awesome.

If you were going to really work it, then maybe you want the auto. I hadn't heard that the cats and autos are vastly better. I don't think the 3116 is all that great.

If you really wanted a working deuce, then get one with a dead engine, and yank it. And then put in a DT466, auto, and power steering. The t-case is divorced anyway so any 2wd trans ought to work.
great info. What is the bed height of the M35?
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Old July 1st, 2013, 04:12 PM   #108
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Nother 5 tonner
http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/3935717845.html
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Old July 31st, 2013, 02:24 PM   #111
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5 tons all day long.....

http://www.govliquidation.com/auctio..._id,lot_number
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Old July 31st, 2013, 03:31 PM   #112
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Every now and then you see one reconditioned.

I missed out on an 818 via ebay auction that went for $7,800 over in Wisconsin. It was completely gone through (6 years before the sale) and extremely clean.

The more I look and learn about them the more I like the 8x8 Oshkosh 977 (any a2cargo really)series. 62mph top speed, engine break, 6 speed, 12.1L 450hp engine (stock) common tires and easy to work on. The build quality is very high in these with maintenance being focused on throughout the design. Most can be found with very low hours.
It knocked a 5 ton off my bucket list years ago. Still a pipe dream and will be for many many years.
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Old July 31st, 2013, 03:58 PM   #113
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I watch that site often, but for some reason, never see the 5tons with winches. Any body know why, or if one of the 20K winches can be added later?
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Old July 31st, 2013, 04:17 PM   #114
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I watch that site often, but for some reason, never see the 5tons with winches. Any body know why, or if one of the 20K winches can be added later?


Being sold seperately maybe? Or being pulled to be used on other trucks? Don't know. I would imagine they are pretty expensive winches, so they probably bring a premium selling them seperately.
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I don't know. You can usually find the 2.5s with a winch, and I've see 1 or 2 5 ton trailer haulers with winches, but never a 5ton carrier with winch.
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here is ours.

we traded it for a 73 cj5 we picked up for 2000 dollars (yup. even up)...

its my dad and I's "project"/toy/hauler etc. Ill try to bring it to a meet sometime.

we ran out of paint its a straight clean truck. no rust. 27k. continental turbo motor (multi fuel). made in michigan. the winch is MISSING! we are searching for one. that will be the next major purchase for it.

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Old February 24th, 2014, 07:47 AM   #119
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Here is one for you.... if you had bought Bitcoin low and then sold high

http://www.legacyclassictruck.com/

Here it is with price...
http://www.legacypowerwagon.com/Lega...Door_p_13.html


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Old February 24th, 2014, 08:07 AM   #120
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looks very nice, but for 180k wouldn't you expect the fender/tire gaps to match?
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