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Jinx
01-31-2012, 10:15 PM
As some of you locals know, (Charles, I'm talking about you) the canvas and bow supports over the cargo area of my M35A2 did not hold up during the last snowfall. All my snow removal was pointless since it collapsed anyways. I just finished removing the debris that was the cover and am now going to drive the truck topless for the foreseeable future, or at least until I get a better paying job and can afford a new top. Here's the pics.

http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120131_152629_small.jpg (http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120131_152629.jpg) http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120131_152616_small.jpg (http://www.systemjinx.com/uploads/IMG_20120131_152616.jpg)
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Charles
01-31-2012, 11:46 PM
Looks good even without the top.

Jinx
02-01-2012, 12:04 AM
Yeah, it's not bad. I drove it without a top for awhile when I first bought it. Had to take the top off so people could ride in the back during a parade.

cowman
02-01-2012, 12:11 AM
Seems like you ought to be able to pull some pretty epic stuff with that. Get a bunch of people to dress up as zombie soldiers for haloween or something.

lynchingacers
02-01-2012, 12:39 AM
might be able to make up some new supports
probably just a few tubes in a C shape and small sections bolted between them horizontally

Jinx
02-01-2012, 01:44 AM
Yeah, I could rebuild the supports. The uprights and C clamps are metal. It's the wooden cross members that cracked and broke. unfortunately it ripped the canvas pretty badly as well so I also need a new top. The canvas on the truck was very old. In fact it's obsolete. They are using camouflage vinyl covers now.

The current top looks like this:

http://www.tnjmurray.com/militaryvehicles/images/productimages/fs/M35A3%20CARGO%20TOP.jpg

TDSP
02-02-2012, 04:33 AM
Thread title: Misleading.
Content: Interesting.
Thing it needs: Moar naked girls in militaria costumes...

krasnyoktyabr
02-02-2012, 05:13 AM
When I was in Afghanistan some civilian contractors on Bagram had the most beautifully restored olive drab M35, they used it to move parts from place to place- gorgeous truck.

The one thing I always liked about the old 5 ton wrecker I had at Hood was that split winshield. Me and my TC would drive around (against regulation) with the windshield open, it was so awsome until we would get shit in our eyes. Then we would bitch about how next time we would wear eye protection, and always we would forget.

That fucking thing could NOT get out of its own way though, normal 5 tons were slow, the wrecker with its different gearing is a snail. A damn loud snail.

Charles
02-02-2012, 06:24 AM
Thread title: Misleading.
Content: Interesting.
Thing it needs: Moar naked girls in militaria costumes...

If we are given permission to add nekkid broads, then posting will commence. Till then, no posting.. :/

krasnyoktyabr
02-02-2012, 10:55 AM
might be able to make up some new supports
probably just a few tubes in a C shape and small sections bolted between them horizontally

I want to punch you for even suggesting such a thing...

Charles
02-03-2012, 01:40 AM
There is a place called "Idaho Motor Pool" in Nampa, Idaho that has a shittonne of rigs just like that. They may have what you need.

Jinx
02-03-2012, 03:50 AM
Yeah, I know them. Hard to drive a deuce around here and not know of Idaho Motor Pool. I bought my axle seals from them when my truck sprung a leak.

I don't have the $1K in cash to replace the top on the truck right now, so it's on hold until either a better paying job comes along, or this stupid economic depression ends. I'll probably be able to pick one up cheaper at the local SteelSoldiers.com meet this summer anyways. There is always someone who bought a pallet of parts at Ft. Lewis and is selling off surplus.

That reminds me, I've got some MRE's I bought last summer stashed around here somewhere. :looks around:

krasnyoktyabr
02-03-2012, 04:43 AM
You could always join the Army...

Jinx
02-03-2012, 04:57 AM
You could always join the Army...
I plan on becoming a uniformed member of the Federal Government. There's a Jeep thread on here somewhere where I talk about it.

krasnyoktyabr
02-06-2012, 02:28 AM
Not quite the same...