10.13.2013
Deuce engine/tranny removal -
Factory M35A2 engine tranny removed for Cummins/Allison swap...



09.29.2013
Donor vehicle sourced -
Replacing M35A2 engine/tranny for Cummins 5.9L + Allison Auto...



05.21.2013
Painting process continues -
Truck painted. Install M105A2 bed & paint next...



05.06.2013
Painting process continues -
Chassis painted. So close to finishing...



02.02.2013
Long, painful sanding & painting process -
Weather delays, $150 in wirewheels, $200 in primer, etc...



02.01.2013
Ouverson lockouts installed on front hubs -
After a long backorder the Ouverson front lockouts allow me to free up the axle shafts...



12.17.2012
Nord-Lock washers installed throughout for critical bolts -
I installed special washers that prevent loosening of critical bolted joints...



12.09.2012
Front & Rear Disc Brakes installed -
Black Rock Fab sent me a disc brake kit that bolts on the front/rear using Ford F550 parts...



10.13.2012
Air compressor fording intake tube installed -
I connected the air compressor intake tube to the air filter housing with a 1" ID x 1.375" OD reinforced clear PVC tubing w/polyester braid...



10.12.2012
Transfer case vent added -
I replaced the transfer case vent and connected the new fitting to the transmission & axle vent system...



10.07.2012
Coolant filter installed -
I installed a WIX coolant filter kit and coolant filter with diesel coolant additive...



10.06.2012
Slobber Tube & Axle Vents -
I installed a $7 SS slobber tube and put a front/rear axle vent system to the air filter housing...



10.05.2012
Power steering complete -
I completed the installation of a Waterloo Specialties power steering kit...



06.01.2012
Replaced the transmission -
3rd & 5th gear were going out, so I replaced the Spicer 3053A transmission with a rebuilt unit...



05.25.2012
Bobbed/Lifted now complete -
Drove the Deuce home from Ponchatoula today. The Deuce is now Bobbed/Lifted...



10.28.2011
Started Bobbing/Lift mods -
Dropped the Deuce off in Ponchatoula to start bobbing/lift mods...



04.16.2011
Automatic Air Drain Valves -
I got tired of crawling under the Deuce to drain the air tanks daily so I purchased automatic air drank valves...



04.01.2011
New Alt/Compressor Belts -
Existing Dayco belts are slightly worn. Swapped out for fresh NAPA Premiums. No pictures...



03.25.2011
LED Composite Marker Lights -
In the pursuit of a safer deuce the front marker (turn signal) lights will be upgraded to LEDs...



03.10.2011
LED Tail Lights Installed -
I ditched the incandescent tail light assemblies in favor of the newer, brighter technology of LEDs...



03.04.2011
Recovered from Georgia -
My wife and I went to Irwinton, Georgia to pick up the Deuce. Took us almost 14 hours to get home, but we had no issues whatsoever...



I picked up the Deuce in Irwinton, Georgia on March 4, 2011 after a lengthy search for a well kept tan Deuce with a winch. She is a 1970 M35A2 Two & 1/2 Ton (Deuce) Military Truck made by AM General. The Deuce weighed in at 13,530 lbs stock and she carried a max payload of 10,000 lbs in her 8x12' bed. She is powered by a LDT-465 engine made by White (478 cubic inch in-line 6 cylinder, turbocharged multifuel engine, 134 bhp, 330 lb-ft of torque).

I am the 3rd private citizen to own the Deuce after she was sold at a Government Liquidation auction on-line. The Deuce was previously modified by one of its previous owners - it was "singled out" by replacing the 10 OEM Non-Directional Tires (NDTs) with six 11.00R20 Michelin XLs. I recently bobbed/lifted the Deuce to mount 53 inch 16.00R20 Michelin XZL tires. Check out my progress on the modifications page. I look forward to many years with it...

      
MULTI-FUEL ENGINE

This Deuce can run on diesel, motor oil, tranny fluid, kerosene, veggie oil, gasoline...
VERSATILITY

Highway, mud pit, city traffic, and capable of running underwater with a fording kit...
TECHNICAL MANUALS

Extensive technical manuals for operation, maintenance, and overhauls...
ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

A Deuce was first on my checklist for the upcoming Mayan Calendar running out...
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