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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2001, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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M37 should I do it?

A friend of mine is wanting to sell his M37 and its in pretty good shape. He keeps in a garage and doesn't wheel it. I haven't looked really close at it, but it doesn't appear to have much if any rust. I know what he wants is too much for it, because I also know what he paid and he has pretty much done nothing to it. The only problem with this picture is I would have to sell the beloved CJ7 to afford it and do some work to it. Oh the agony what to do.
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Re: M37 should I do it?

Well, it is definately more unique than a CJ-7. Has better parts in it, and can fit some monsterous tires easily. The biggest question is...um...will girls dig it?

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Spare yourself the agony, and I will come get it. Just let me know where and how much.

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M-37's are way cool, but don't pay too much. There are tons of them available if you look. Just about every city or county motor pool has one sitting unused in a corner somewhere that you may be able to pick up cheap. If your buddies is in good shape make him a reasonable offer, but don't pay through the nose. If you will have to sell your CJ, you will have to be sure the 37 is what you really want. Otherwise you will really be P.O.' ed at yourself later. Old iron, especially old military iron can be a real PITA to work on and find parts due to the lack of info/parts avail. Turning one into a reliable driver can be an experience. I own an M-715 so I have been through it. It has been, and continues to be, more effort to own than a more "normal" vehicle. I am willing to put forth the effort because I love the truck. I have even gone so far as to sell my Dodge and I drive my 715 daily. I put 450-500 miles on a week, and they ain't the most comfortable miles I've ever driven. To me it is worth it, you have to decide for yourself if you feel the same. BTW I don't wheel my 715, the idea of body damage doesn't sit well with me. If you are planning to wheel your 37 try looking around and find price/availability on replacement body parts like fenders and such first, so you know what you're in for if you mangle one.

I don't want to rain on your parade, just makin sure you check the weather. I love my "M" and wish you luck with yours should you decide to go for it.

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Re: M37 should I do it?

That M37's

1. Short.
2. Squat.
3. Square.
4. Ugly.
5. Ultitarian.
6. Simple.
7. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

Hummm... everything my CJ is, only more so. I'm haveing a hard time figurin' the downside.

Yep, were I faced with the choice and If I KNEW I could get the '37 running reliablbe (you know... 38's, Auto, Fierro seats, CD/Stereo, and a diesel engine, auxilary heater!) enough to make it to the Work and Back for the next 15 years... The CJ'd be gone in a heart beat, I'd be dngerous...

Let them damn yuppie Beemer's [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img] cut in front of me on the Freeway, will you! You'd be hearin':

"But Officer, You just can't stop one of these things on a dime... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] they're just too heavy. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] He shoulda been driving a little better! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] Can I help it if he's [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]too stupid to drive? Let's be reasonable here, this is Natural Selection at it's finest..."

In fact, it's a good thing my firstborn's married and gone... or I'd threaten to sell her to get that M37... deisre is a terrible thing!

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