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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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The wife and I were looking at a lot (real estate) yesterday, and parked on it was an old Army Jeep/Truck/NotReallySure. Can you guys help me figure out what it is?

The front looks kind of like a (maybe) oversized Commando. Straight up, flat, split windsheild. Glanced under it and the best I could tell it had two divorced transfer cases - I guess the front one was just for lower ranges... Some friggin' MONSTER pumpkins... and the wheels had to be in the 24" or better neighborhood - basically tractor tire type setup. The tires looked like good ole grave diggers - not that much bigger or wider than the wheels.

It had a flat bed behind the two seats (open top - no cab) but that could easily have been someone's mod... I think it was plywood. The bench for the seats looked like it was the gas tank.

And it had plows front and rear. Someone had been using it to lay/move gravel for a driveway.

Can anyone point me at some links to help identify this thing? I'll take some pics the next time I go out there.
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Sounds like a Dodge M37 to me.
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Yep, it's an ol' dodge weapons carrier... witout the bed. There were several variats, three, if I remember correctly. Did it look like this?





Now this is my kind of pickup! It dosen't go fast, but it will go almost anywhere, and IMHO makes the BRUTE look like a sissy girly-man car.
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Re: Possible find

After looking up a few links, I think that may be it. It looked to be in moderately rough shape, but a lot of it may be cosmetic. Looks like it could be one heck of a useful workhorse in shaping up the lot and driveway.

Are they rare? Is it worth fooling with from a parts/maintenance standpoint? Got any good reference links?
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