M756a2 soon to be an ATRV

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M756a2 soon to be an ATRV

Post by soul_hammer » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:02 pm

I finally got my M35a2 rig. This one is the NA version that is easier to start in the winter gets better MPG and has a higher top speed than the turbo versions. My plans are to set up a removable RV set up for it and use it around the farm as well.
Working on a flat black paint job on it right now.
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Post by soul_hammer » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:24 pm

Oh I forgot to add when Diesel prices go back up I already have a waste oil filtration system to feed her. Here is a video of the set up in this video I was having flow issues that have since been resolved.
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Post by Zembecowicz » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:35 pm

This is going to be great. I'm looking forward to seeing how she comes along.

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Post by soul_hammer » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:49 pm

Thanks, I am trying to come up with a way to get a travel trailer sans axles on and off like a bed camper for a pickup. Any ideas are welcome, I wish it still had the 30k pto rear winch behind the cab it would have made things much easier.

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Post by Falkin88 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:42 am

What about reinforcing the travel trailer and building four or so places on it that you could lock in some extensions then use house jacks to raise it high enough to back that beast under it and then lower them down. Kind of like how the jacks work on a slide in truck camper.

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Post by Beowolf » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:22 am

Very cool vehicle! And I actually like the black and nuclear green thing you've got going on. ;)

Looking forward to this project coming along.
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Post by Spectrum » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:55 pm

Falkin88 wrote:What about reinforcing the travel trailer and building four or so places on it that you could lock in some extensions then use house jacks to raise it high enough to back that beast under it and then lower them down. Kind of like how the jacks work on a slide in truck camper.
I personally like this idea.

I also like the project. I'd love to get my hands on one of those. 12V swap anyone?
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Post by nyarlotep » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:09 am

Cool idea. And nice truck! That green reminds me of the Constructicons :)
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Post by Paladin1 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:29 am

Nice project, look forward to seeing more.
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Post by Dawgboy » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:48 am

soul_hammer wrote:I finally got my M35a2 rig. This one is the NA version that is easier to start in the winter gets better MPG and has a higher top speed than the turbo versions. My plans are to set up a removable RV set up for it and use it around the farm as well.
Working on a flat black paint job on it right now.
And by Higher top speed, you mean it will do 50mph???
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Post by Stercutus » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:55 am

Dawgboy wrote:
soul_hammer wrote:I finally got my M35a2 rig. This one is the NA version that is easier to start in the winter gets better MPG and has a higher top speed than the turbo versions. My plans are to set up a removable RV set up for it and use it around the farm as well.
Working on a flat black paint job on it right now.
And by Higher top speed, you mean it will do 50mph???
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Post by Blasphemous » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:51 am

Nice looking truck! I have an NA model as well, but I'll be doing a turbo retrofit for the increased power. Mine has been put through MANY trials off road and on trails. I've pretty much tested every limit of the truck. Last time out, I broke my air-pack and lost my front brakes.

The battery and tool boxes have been removed from mine. As well, the fuel tank has been moved up into the bed and the spare tire carrier removed. Those got into the way too often and high-centering the truck too easily. You have really good tires on yours, they should be good for a while. I have 395/85R20's for mine that are going on to stock wheels.

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Post by Viper shtf » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:59 pm

That there is a sexy beast!
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Post by Vanniek71 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:09 am

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Post by PsycoBob » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:53 am

If you want to run waste oil or reclaimed fuel, replace the primary fuel filter with a Wix 24770 (NAPA 4770) base and a chunk of angle iron. Wix 33005 & Napa 3005 gets you a 3 micron water-block filter with a drain. A coffee can with a new one and a rag makes changing it a 1-minute job with no mess. It'll save your secondary filters from ever needing replacement. I bought a case for my M109a3.

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Post by soul_hammer » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:03 pm

Falkin88 wrote:What about reinforcing the travel trailer and building four or so places on it that you could lock in some extensions then use house jacks to raise it high enough to back that beast under it and then lower them down. Kind of like how the jacks work on a slide in truck camper.

I am thinking that may be the best route to go.

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Post by soul_hammer » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:05 pm

Dawgboy wrote:
soul_hammer wrote:I finally got my M35a2 rig. This one is the NA version that is easier to start in the winter gets better MPG and has a higher top speed than the turbo versions. My plans are to set up a removable RV set up for it and use it around the farm as well.
Working on a flat black paint job on it right now.
And by Higher top speed, you mean it will do 50mph???

Well more like 52 mph but hey faster is faster right. :clap: LOL

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Post by soul_hammer » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:06 pm

PsycoBob wrote:If you want to run waste oil or reclaimed fuel, replace the primary fuel filter with a Wix 24770 (NAPA 4770) base and a chunk of angle iron. Wix 33005 & Napa 3005 gets you a 3 micron water-block filter with a drain. A coffee can with a new one and a rag makes changing it a 1-minute job with no mess. It'll save your secondary filters from ever needing replacement. I bought a case for my M109a3.

Thanks for the heads up I will definitely look into doing that.

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Post by soul_hammer » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:10 pm

Sorry it took me a while to get back to you guys. So far I have just been going through the truck and doing maintenance to make sure it is GTG. The trailer fitting will most likely be happening next spring. I have run it in a few parades and had it off road a little bit but nothing serious yet next year I would like to enter it in a few truck pulls just for fun I figure in full lock low range I shouldn't have any issues pulling most anything really slowly. LOL

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Post by soul_hammer » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:11 pm

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Post by soul_hammer » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:58 pm

Well I got a jerry can mounted and the rest of the cab yesterday. Here are the pics.
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Post by crypto » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:52 pm

Oh man, in my dreams I have a bobbed version of one of these. sweet ride.
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Post by Zombie309 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:37 pm

So how would you convert one of these? I'd love to tackle this project but have no idea where to start.
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Re: M756a2 soon to be an ATRV

Post by soul_hammer » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:07 pm

Bobbing them is fairly simple if you have some mechanical ability and the tools required, otherwise a fat wallet will get it done as well.

Here is a pretty good article.
http://www.xm381.com/xm381/How_To/How_To.html

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