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M1035 Restoration Completed-And now For Sale!

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:21 am
by Retired War Horses
Got tired of watching this truck sit, Drip, Leak Etc...Great Running and Driveing Truck. Once again I got a truck that has to me, 2 Major Flaws that will cost me a
S**t Load of Time and Energy...Line-X and Undercoating Protective Film. One of the Prvious Owners Did the LineX but the Undercoating was done by the Marine Corp
at Barstow During its Reset in 1993. THis truck is a True M1035, Has the Ambulance Body Wiring Harness installed with Backup lights as well as the correct 3 spd Shifter with Reverse installed. The Body Of the Truck in and out Has Not one Ding or Dent I can find, I removed all the Linex in about 2 Days, came off in large sheets, the prvious owner did not prep the body correctly for the LineX...good for me!, The Paint under the LineX is Minty CARC.
The Nasty undercoating is going to require I pull the Body off....stay tuned for more fun.

Oh, and in the Pics, if its Green it had LineX on it, the entire truck was TAN, So you can see to what extent the LineX had to be removed.
While the truck will not be as quiet now with both coatings removed, I just don't like my trucks to Not be Original, the undercoating, while applied by the
Marine Corp was a Maint Nightmare, it oozed when the truck was outside in the Heat and was as hard and a Rock when Cold out, made any wrenching almost impossible

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I figured since the Gas tank is out I would add the Fuel Tank access Panel in case I need to replace the Fuel sender Unit, I am putting in an A2 Fuel Tank:


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Re: Next up in the Restoration

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:47 pm
by kserumgard
Nice! Keep posting pics, thanks

Re: Next up in the Restoration

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:51 am
by fsutterbadass
very nice looking rig....what are your plans for it?

Thanks,
Freddie

Re: Next up in the Restoration

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:58 am
by Retired War Horses
Frame off restoration...New Everything, Refresh Motor etc....The Engine Runs great so Just a New set of Injectors and Rear Main Seal.
The rest of the truck I am updating to A2, It already has the Brake MWO, I did the Fuel Tank access and adding A2 Fuel Tank, A2 Seats, New A2 Frame Brackets...
What ever I can throw at it. I would like to do A2 Spring Purches but I dont have any springs...I will Look at tower park.

Re: Next up in the Restoration

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:00 am
by kserumgard
Cool, see you at tower park

Re: Next up in the Restoration

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:08 pm
by lt.luke
I figured since the Gas tank is out I would add the Fuel Tank access Panel in case I need to replace the Fuel sender Unit, I am putting in an A2 Fuel Tank:
. Is that original?

Re: Next up in the Restoration

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:53 pm
by Retired War Horses
Is what original?

Re: Next up in the Restoration

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:58 am
by lt.luke
TheHummerguy wrote:Is what original?
Fuel tank acces panel.

Re: Next up in the Restoration

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:39 am
by Retired War Horses
It's an MWO and standard on later model trucks.

Re: Next up in the Restoration

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:00 am
by lt.luke
TheHummerguy wrote:It's an MWO and standard on later model trucks.
ok.

Re: Next up in the Restoration

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:20 am
by Retired War Horses
Man oh Man...Getting this Black Goo off is a Real PITA...Here are some Progress Pics...Body had been Done and is almost ready for the Underneath to be Spayed.
THe Chassis is Problably another 3 weeks or more away before it Gets CARC'd....Just to much to Do....Plus the M1045 showed up, That on another Thread.

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New Airlfit Brackets...Starting to Cleanup nicely, The undercoating applied by the Marine Corp did me a favor in Hind site....there is Little Rust, Surface rust at Best.
Only where the paint may have peeled did it flash Rust. But other than that...that nasty stuff preserved the truck till I got it so It can now be taken back to how it looked from the factory....Well, M998/M1038 anyway.

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Oh....Yes, Nice 2 Man Pickup at DRMO yard...yes, its Going Bye Bye.
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Re: Next up in the Restoration

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:48 am
by Retired War Horses
Well, its Done....Here are Some Pics, start from the bottom.....LOL



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Re: M1035 Restoration Completed

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:59 pm
by Kevin Lockwood
Absolutely remarkable! Thanks for the post.

Re: M1035 Restoration Completed

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:33 pm
by Retired War Horses
Minus the frame,geared hubs, diffs, engine,tranny,tcase that were rebuilt by me, the rest is NOS.
Biggest job I have doe to date...thanks to that snot the MC sprayed on it. Going to stencil the hood US AIR FORCE....looks like some I've seen on base...same all green pattern.
I have started another in the shop for a customer, will go faster as he has the parts,money and no snot to clean off the entire truck and body.....man I'm a glutten.

Re: M1035 Restoration Completed

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:17 am
by fsutterbadass
That thing is freakin' beautiful, man....

Freddie