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MD Juan MBT/M100 tub

 
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wilfreeman
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:44 am    Post subject: MD Juan MBT/M100 tub Reply with quote

Has anyone on here bought and installed one on an original M100 (or MBT) chassis? Just wondering how much fitting is involved and how close it is to original (design). There is one for sale (fairly) locally, still in the crate, bought from Bensinger in 2016. The guy is asking $100 less than new price (plus I would have to go pick it up ~ 550 miles away). Thought if I could get it for $700, I could slap it on my M100 chassis and be done with that trailer.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, so I called the guy and asked for his lowest price. He said $650 - I told him I would be there Monday morning! I got there, checked it out, exchanged $$$, talked a little Army (he is a retired Bradley gunner - I was a gunner, but didn't retire), now with the VA, and headed home.



I uncrated it and was pleasantly surprised! It looked to be fairly well built and accurate. I found a few things that weren't right, like the stitch welded seams on the floor (instead of roll welding - I won't be floating it anyway, so waterprrof doesn't really matter to me), end panels that didn't fit tight and a place on the top rail that was flattened a little.





The fender mounting tab holes even lined up!




Overall, I am very pleased with it.

Here is a link to my blog post with plenty of pics of the uncrating and inspection: https://wp.me/P8ig4E-zC
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1953 M38a1
1964 USMC M38a1
'51 M100 trailer, '52 M100 trailer chassis, '90 M101a1 trailer
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW,, nice update. Thanks for all the effort to share the info.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yessir - I wasn't able to find much information on the MD Juan tubs online, so I thought I would share my own findings/info. I will update the blog page (and add some info/pics here as the project progresses.
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1964 USMC M38a1
'51 M100 trailer, '52 M100 trailer chassis, '90 M101a1 trailer
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