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MD Juan MBT/M100 tub - FINALLY FINISHED!
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RonD2
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use what PS Magazine #220 shows on page 52, slightly modified. I used a 2"x 6"

http://psmag.radionerds.com/index.php/Index_by_issue


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1951 M38 Unknown Serial Number
1951 M100 Dunbar Kapple 01169903 dod 5-51

“The only good sports car that America ever made was the Jeep."
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wilfreeman
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect- just what I was looking for! And I just happen to have a treated 2x6x8'. Thanks Ron
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, we made it to the rally and back safely!

I test fit the Jeep and M100 on the car hauler in front of my shop and checked the tongue weight using the bathroom scale method. I tried 3 different configurations before I came up with the winner. It was the closest to my goal 750# tongue weight. Two of the others were very light and the other was over 900#. This one came in at 810#. My car hauler has a 15'3" bed on it, so not very much room to move the vehicles around to change the weight.


We headed out only about 30 min later than planned. My wife was a trooper pulling the camper for the 3rd time - over 100 miles each way!


Once at the rally, it stayed on the road a LOT. Between me and a Steel Soldier buddy, it was being driven almost every hour during the day and a couple of times every night.


The "Jeep Guys" went on a short ride outside of the rally grounds Saturday evening. We went out the back gate to travel some country roads and gravel roads, looping back around to the front entrance. Then around the outside of Denton Farmpark, along a railroad bank to an old overgrown campground and back to the campsite. All in all, about 15 miles.


I think the highlight of the show was when my step dad took a ride to the bath house with me right before we loaded up the Jeep. He had only taken 1 ride in the Jeep all weekend because it is hard for him to get in and out of it. To my surprise, he asked if he could drive back to the campsite! He is an old Marine that was diagnosed as terminal a few months back - he said he had never driven a Jeep. He was smiles all the way!


While my Steel Soldier buddy was driving my Jeep, I borrowed his HMMWV and drove around the Farmpark. Then my wife decided she wanted to drive it - I think she found an HMV that SHE likes!


Oh, Ron, I am definitely going to have to put those loops on the trailer - I had 4 people ask why mine didn't have them! I know that the general public has no idea, but we Jeep guys sure know the difference!
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1953 M38a1
1964 USMC M38a1
'51 USMC M100 trailer, '54 M100 trailer, '90 M101a1 trailer
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http://m38a1usmc.wordpress.com (USMC M38a1 rebuild blog)
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RonD2
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, better get the icing on that cake Matt!

I've got to make that pilgrimage one of these years. Looks like a great time.
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, you should. Just make it a 3 or 4 night trip to make it work it.
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1964 USMC M38a1
'51 USMC M100 trailer, '54 M100 trailer, '90 M101a1 trailer
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might need to make it a full week, with a camping stop on the way there and one on the way back!

I don't have a big truck and trailer to haul like you do (and not about to buy them either) --- so I'd have to one-man convoy the M38-M100 there on the back roads, about 225 miles one-way. Very Happy
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