M35a2 deuce and a half, anybody have one?

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M35a2 deuce and a half, anybody have one?

Post by lx460 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:18 pm

I'm looking at one of these and the good thing is it's owned by a friend so I can look, drive and play with it all I want before I commit to buy. He had someone put a clutch in it. It starts, runs, and drives pretty good but holy hell its loud and slow AF. It's a non winch model with a hard top and regular bed. It's a 1968 but was refurbed in 1989. Any insight from owners or previous owners? What do you do with yours? How much was insurance for it?
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Post by 870Mike » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:24 pm

This guy has an 8-part series on YouTube about Deuce & 1/2 ownership, maintenance, etc...

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Re: M35a2 deuce and a half, anybody have one?

Post by Rentprop1 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:26 pm

There are a couple of forms online I believe one is called Steel Soldiers

if you just Google search military vehicle forms that will pop up

Also the guy that has that Army Navy store in Brooksville has a bunch of them in the lot across the street from the Army Navy Store you could probably play dumb and just go in there and looking at them let's see what he has to tell you check prices etc etc
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Post by 870Mike » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:28 pm

And here's a good read from Survivalist Forums:

http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=97182
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Post by lakelandman » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:38 pm

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Post by captain steinbrenner » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:27 pm

Just go to the strip club, you’ll have more fun with your midlife crisis bish.
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Post by jjk308 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:08 am

You wont be buying a deuce and a half, you'll be marrying it. It has a fair chance of soaking up your life. [smilie=012.gif]
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Post by lx460 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:48 am

jjk308 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:08 am
You wont be buying a deuce and a half, you'll be marrying it. It has a fair chance of soaking up your life. [smilie=012.gif]
These are the stories I want to hear but I'll neglect to tell the wife. Please share.
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Post by kmagnuss » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:55 am

Have you considered an old Defender? Just as loud, slow, likely to break down... but parts are everywhere and they're dirty cheap. Easy to fix too.
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Post by mgunner » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:10 pm

http://www.mvpa.org/
check this site for military vehicle collectors and such

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Post by lx460 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:14 pm

Thanks for the links. I need some ideas to sell the wife on what it's actually useful for. I've tried telling her the benefits of a multifuel 6x6 in case of the impending zombie apocalypse but alas, she was not very impressed.
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Post by paddledan » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:28 am

http://armyjeeps.net/armor1.htm
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Post by jjk308 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:29 am

I once lusted for a Ferret armored car but the starting sequence alone would take at least a half hour. I replaced that with lusting for a deuce and a half but had a stroke of sanity, prompted by my declining health, and permanently gave up on massive, impractical military vehicles.
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Post by Hotspur » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:54 am

That’s what I learned to drive on back in 1965. That and an M151 Jeep. Guess where I was?

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Post by jwillgym » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:49 am

Guy near me has a deuce and a half that has an old huge com box tied down to the bed. I believe its insulated and has a door etc.. Well he has now turned the com box into a camper and it's pretty cool, basically a deuce and a half RV that goes anywhere.
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Post by lakelandman » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:37 pm

They are so bad ass if I win the Lottery so getting one LOL :ber
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Re: M35a2 deuce and a half, anybody have one?

Post by flashooter22 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:39 pm

You may look into a LMTV as well...seem a little better to drive and more practical. Thinking of picking one up down the road once the house and garage are built.
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