Check out these photos of early mule prototypes

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Check out these photos of early mule prototypes

Post by Auto Shop teacher » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:50 pm

Notice the sloped footbasket and the angled steering wheel gearbox. I would hate to hit my knees on that thing, but the sloped footbasket might be nice, but cuts down on ground clearance.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-1956-Mecha ... 3675045757

Here is the Camp Pendleton Jan 56 house organ showing another early mule prototype.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-1956-Mecha ... :rk:7:pf:0

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Post by W. Winget » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:25 pm

$99 for a reprinted article, wow hate to see what that guy would want for a book if he published one.
Neat photos, interesting location for the fire extinguisher behind the seat.
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Post by muleman7 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:13 pm

Interesting that the Reg # for the prototype is USA 2450728

And the Air Dropped mule's Reg # is USA 2450725

Both have hub caps not lifting loops.

I have a very early M274 Reg # 2B3010, Ser # M274 10136 Date of Del 11-57 that has hub caps.
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Re: Check out these photos of early mule prototypes

Post by Auto Shop teacher » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:01 am

W. Winget wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:25 pm
$99 for a reprinted article, wow hate to see what that guy would want for a book if he published one.
Neat photos, interesting location for the fire extinguisher behind the seat.
V/R W Winget
I re-read the description, and they said "while this publication reprints articles from the Pendleton Scout, this is an original brochure and NOT a reproduction". Still never the less expensive for what you get. I would be surprised if it sells at that price.

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