New Mule owner, the mule from Full Metal Jacket

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New Mule owner, the mule from Full Metal Jacket

Post by Right360 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:33 pm

Most will have seen either the film or this picture
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Well my local shop http://www.thequartermaster.co.uk/ got hold of three Mules from a local farm sale, all had come from the farmer who worked at Stanley Kubriks estate in St Albans.
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A choice from three? Well I wanted the one with the Mutt steering wheel that can be recognised in the film
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All they did was fit a new carb and electric start, and it worked
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I toke it to War & Peace Revival Show
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I saw other mules and now know mine needs a lot of work to tidy her up!

(My first post so I hope the photos work)

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Re: New Mule owner, the mule from Full Metal Jacket

Post by hummermark » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:10 pm

Good looking piece of machinery you have there... I am so envious, to have that history but the seat on the mule in the still from the film that you have posted looks far more comfy! Even the dent in the fuel tank hasn't been fixed! Is that you driving it at the war and peace show?!
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Re: New Mule owner, the mule from Full Metal Jacket

Post by Chuck W. » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:56 am

Matt, great photos and story, thanks for sharing. Maybe you can find a good location and some reenactors and recreate the FMJ photo! Glad to know that the "Hollywood Mule" is alive and well, don't change a thing on it!
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Post by Thomas.Germany » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:55 am

The "Hollywood Mule" is since one year in Germany and now in Restauration in my privat Workshop.
I bought it at the War and Peace Show 2017 from Matt! :wink:

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Re: New Mule owner, the mule from Full Metal Jacket

Post by hummermark » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:42 am

Hi are you going to keep the m151 steering wheel and non collapsing steering column as per film and markings.
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Re: New Mule owner, the mule from Full Metal Jacket

Post by muleman7 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:50 am

With the low interior frame bed supports and the larger brake assy the mule appears to be a converted M274-A1 4cyl to a M274-A4 2cyl.

Your bed in one of your pics appears to be the M274-A1. It has a spacer block for one on the engine guard mounts, spacer blocks for a right hand muffler and a spacer block for the engine cover pull pin.

The Engine Cover with the 3 holes is a M274 Cover the A1 had a single hole and a pin on the back bed to lock it in.
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Re: New Mule owner, the mule from Full Metal Jacket

Post by Thomas.Germany » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:25 am

hummermark wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:42 am
Hi are you going to keep the m151 steering wheel and non collapsing steering column as per film and markings.
It gets again the movie markings and the bulge in the tank remains.
But I bought an original steering column with wheel because it works better.
I keep the m151 steering column from thr movie in my parts stock to show that it is exactly this mule.

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Re: New Mule owner, the mule from Full Metal Jacket

Post by murano3 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:34 am

Great job chap

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