Mutt Evolution

M151 modifications, sugestions, and ideas, official MWO's and unofficial field mods

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Mutt Evolution

Post by Garett0439 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:43 am

My dads had a mutt since he was in highschool(stock a1) However, the stock mutt didn't meet his offroad needs. Here are some pictures of the mutt that evolved from Johnson Valley's Hammer trails back in the early to mid 90's.

TDS

Top Truck Challenge 1995 4th place finish overall (next tire size up from his mutt was 35, he had 32's. And he was running open diff at the time. That's where he discovered the suzuki samurai locker fits in the mutt diff.)

Johnson Valley Dune back in the day

Oops! Miller Jeep trail, cottonwood camp.

Rubicon Trail
100$ Bet against a hummer H1 owner(first h1 over the rubicon) that he could twist the rock... he rolled the first time, 2nd attempt was successful.



rubicon trail

Local Riverbottom

Testing Fording Kits

Panamint City Mine

Surprise Canyon, drove down 7 waterfalls, no winch

Moab, Utah

Twisting Avalanche Engineering's Sniper Prototype

Deuce Ershim Trail

MODS:
2" drop on all suspension points, 2" square steal in between the body and front suspension
longer shocks, longer springs, home built drop pitman arm and 3/4 ton chevy idler arm drop 2 inches,
tierods reinforced, rear wheel camber adjusted and rear shocks replaced with rancho 9000's and moved to under fender, dual stock transmissions, dana 44 rear diff narrowed to stock mutt specs with an ARB air locker, cutter brakes, air compressor(powered by mutt starter motor),warn 24v 9000 lb winch,32 10.50 15 TSL swamper radials,stock front diff with sammy locker,custom u joints. Lots of other mild changes like turning rear bumpers upside down to increase departure angle, main jet drilled, dual exhaust outlets connecting to a 2", front bumper cut, CB radio, radio, etc..
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Re: Mutt Evolution

Post by Thumper14 » Sat May 07, 2016 2:30 pm

Awesome pictures!!! Thanks for sharing everything.

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Re: Mutt Evolution

Post by W. Winget » Mon May 09, 2016 6:12 am

Neat adventures, would be curious as to the year on the Suzuki Samurai differential parts: "That's where he discovered the suzuki samurai locker fits in the mutt diff.)"
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Re: Mutt Evolution

Post by Rickf » Mon May 09, 2016 11:25 am

The samurai locker is not a bolt in, there is machining needed on the side gears. That was all part of the mods made by the same guy that made the headers and a few other goodies an then he just up and disappeared. From Hawaii if I remember correctly. Somebody will remember who it was. Began with an R. Ron Reitfer, Reitford?
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Re: Mutt Evolution

Post by W. Winget » Mon May 09, 2016 1:45 pm

Not sure, I recall the Iranian 4x4 guys using a Unimog third member from memory as a replacement mod ( no parts availability)
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Re: Mutt Evolution

Post by Rickf » Tue May 10, 2016 6:59 am

Ron Reitfors, that was who was doing all of the mods but he just up and disappeared. He was making a nice header setup for them also.
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone

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