For Sale - M422A1 - VW Turbo Diesel

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For Sale - M422A1 - VW Turbo Diesel

Post by mspeters » Thu Dec 29, 2022 1:01 pm

1961 M422A1 Mighty Mite
Ground-up, well-sorted build for desert trail exploring and forest service roads.  Driven with respect for the 1/4 ton independent suspension driveline, this has proven capable on the mining roads of Nevada.   2,500 miles since build was completed in 2016.  California-title/pink slip with current ‘23 tags.  Cruises readily at 50-55 MPH.

Drivetrain
Built with a new VW 1.9L Turbo Diesel long block, new Bosch injection pump (modified by Giles Performance, Canada), stock VW K14 Turbo; and a new Jeep AX15 5-speed overdrive transmission with the 2” shorter Toyota R150 input shaft.  Rebuilt Spicer Model 18 transfer case with 3.2:1 Tera-Low gearing and disc parking brake with M151 adjustable handle. Utilizes Acme & Novak adapters.   SPAL brushless variable-speed cooling fan, custom aluminum double-pass radiator, and an oil cooler.

Toyota clutch assembly:  22RE-Turbo bell housing, pressure plate/disc & hydraulic clutch. 

Front & rear differentials fully rebuilt with new:  bearings/races, stub axles, yokes & Power-Lok clutch packs.  Larger diameter Spicer rear-halfshaft assemblies.  

Body & chassis
1/4 elliptical Leaf springs converted to coilover Fox units.  215x85-16 Firestone Destination MT tires. 2 matching spare rims & tires. Toyota 2WD truck power steering box, disc brake conversion with Wilwood rotors/calipers & GM hydroboost. Majority of body was re-riveted, epoxy primed and urethane satin paint. Powder coated frame/suspension arms/roll cage & bracing/rims etc. Easy-to-clean SEM 2-part urethane bedliner inside & undersides.   M151 bumper upgrade kit w/ends shortened. 12 volt system, dual AGM batteries w/marine combiner, Sealed fuse box, LED head & tail lights. Autometer 270-degree sweep servo gauges. GPS Speedometer.

Reproduction Mite canvas winter top with side curtains & doors.   Custom stainless fuel tank.   Includes a plethora of spares.  Well-equipped hauler trailer potentially available.   

$25K. Located in Sacramento area, California - SEND PM to contact

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Re: For Sale - M422A1 - VW Turbo Diesel

Post by Warren Duchesne » Sun Jan 01, 2023 2:30 pm

Can you call me 318-376-5023

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Re: For Sale - M422A1 - VW Turbo Diesel

Post by Austinmf » Thu Jan 05, 2023 12:15 am

Super super cool. Lots of work in this. Too bad there is no back seat.


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