My M37B1 and Trailer.

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My M37B1 and Trailer.

Post by Pat Gray » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:25 pm

Thought I would share you all my M37B1. I have owned this for almost 15 years now and loved every min of it. It was from the Nevada desert and I stripped it down to the frame. It was used to haul water to their house, gold mining, hunting and just playing in the desert. Sid Beck was a great help in restoring it.
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Re: My M37B1 and Trailer.

Post by dpcd67 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:55 am

Very nice; M37s are my favorite military vehicle. One of them anyway. By far the most practical of them for restorers and drivers.
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Re: My M37B1 and Trailer.

Post by 70th Division » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:05 pm

Hello,

Thanks for posting !!

You have a beautiful and outstanding restored M-37 !!
It would be nice if you could post more pictures when you can,
as we all enjoy them , and appreciate a great Dodge restoration :D :D :D

Best Regards,
Ray

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Post by TopKick » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:00 am

Outstanding! 8)
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Re: My M37B1 and Trailer.

Post by Pat Gray » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:02 am

Where it all began....Goldfield, Nevada $1,800
A little beat up but really solid. The international next to it was really solid and strait sheet metal but the frame was broken and decided to go with the 1962 M37B1.
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Post by Pat Gray » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:31 am

This was when I stated to shop around for parts and ended up calling Sid Beck in Texas. After talking for a while about parts he asked for my address.
He started to laugh when I gave it to him, then he said "how about me dropping the parts of on my way to my old home town?" I said sure. A few weeks later he showed up with the parts and started to talk about people from his home town and I worked with one of his class mates!!. What a great friend!!
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Post by Pat Gray » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:03 pm

A few years later........ What a great time!!!! My first trophy's!!!!!
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Post by Pat Gray » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:09 pm

This is when I installed the radio. Even to this day I am still looking for things to add to it. (just picked up a hot water heater to install.) I will get it out when the weather gets better and take a few pictures on the back roads of Washington State.
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Re: My M37B1 and Trailer.

Post by Pat Gray » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:41 pm

Thank you for all the kind comments. It has been a lot of fun!!!
Please post your M37 picture too!!!!

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Re: My M37B1 and Trailer.

Post by dpcd67 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:28 am

Ok since you asked; here is two of my M37s; I have had 5 of them.
In this picture you see the early 51-53 version and the B1 version, 61-63. And the early paint, 2430 and late 24087 paint.
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Re: My M37B1 and Trailer.

Post by Pat Gray » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:58 pm

WOW!! Those are GREAT!!! 5 of them???? You have done a real Fantastic job with them!!

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Re: My M37B1 and Trailer.

Post by dpcd67 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:01 am

Thanks; there is one glaring mistake on the early one; I am sure everyone caught it.
I have sold 4 and only have the 63 B1 now. I can' t keep them all......
And this took place over 30 years too. Time flies.
And that is not to mention all the toy jeeps I have done; and I don't even like jeeps.
Yes, they are small and cute, but fairly useless, unlike a Dodge, which has some actual utility and feels and sounds, like driving a real vehicle.
Not to mention 1000 times safer if you get hit by a texting idiot.
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