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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 03:09 PM UTC
More civilian LARCs

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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 02:27 PM UTC
Yes, you are right.

On the other hand, the A3 designation implies that it has been re-engined compared to the earlier versions of M35:

From Wikipedia:
"
M35A3
From 1994 until 1999, the M35A3 variant was introduced as part of Extended Service Program. Usually, A3 vehicles have a Caterpillar 3116 Diesel engine and had their manual transmissions replaced with automatic ones, as well as receiving numerous other improvements with a redesigned frontal appearance. No new A3 standard-transmission vehicles were produced, all vehicles being upgraded from previous configurations during the rebuild process. The exception is some M109A3 shop vans. A small number of M109A3s were upgraded to A4 specifications using the M35A3 upgrade parts and procedures. As-built original A1's are gasoline-powered, A2's use the LDS 427-2 multifuel engine, and A3 use the LD/LDT 465-1c multifuel engine. It is common, however, to find rebuilds of former gas-powered REO and Studebaker models having A1 and A2 multifuel configurations."

The re-engining I was thinking about was only a prototype.
Sometime around 1965 the Army tested a MAN diesel which was bigger than the original Continental engine and fitting it required reworking the front sheet metal which led to a reverse slope of the hood.

The M35A3 upgrade also introduced a reverse slope to the hood, see the vertical flat metal between the mud guards/fenders and the lid of the hood.

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Bobbed, early shape of side plate of the hood
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 02:19 PM UTC

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This one is interesting since it has probably been reengined
with a larger engine which required raising the hood



I'm not sure about that...Check out this picture of another M35A3 :

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Looks like the hoods are identical.

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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 01:24 PM UTC

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Also, if you guys have anymore military trucks in Fire Fighter colors will be great.



A very nice collection of ex-military trucks used for various fire fighting purposes: http://www.massfiretrucks.com/MGALLERY%20MILITARY.htm



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I love this one! I wonder what the story is behind the paintjob? "We had nearly finished painting but then we had to rush to a forest fire and while we were there someone stole the bucket of paint ..."


This one is interesting since it has probably been reengined
with a larger engine which required raising the hood:

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Edit: See Frenchys post below.
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:31 PM UTC
Ex-Dutch military trucks looking for new owners: https://www.trucks.nl/en/used-trucks/army-truck/
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:18 PM UTC

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Also, if you guys have anymore military trucks in Fire Fighter colors will be great.



A very nice collection of ex-military trucks used for various fire fighting purposes: http://www.massfiretrucks.com/MGALLERY%20MILITARY.htm
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:53 AM UTC
LMTV's and FMTV's :

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Another MTVR :



This WW2 Henschel fire truck was used after ther war by Tabor firemen (Czech Republic)

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(more pics and info here )

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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 09:48 PM UTC
This M35 has been converted by the GA Chivvis Corp :

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More similar pics here :
http://www.gachivvis.com/content/brush/brush_gallery.cfm

and here's the conversion set released by Black Dog :



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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 05:33 PM UTC

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Also, if you guys have anymore military trucks in Fire Fighter colors will be great.



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From Germany (Duisburg Fire Brigade):

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(the carried "vehicle" is used on railroad
https://bos-fahrzeuge.info/einsatzfahrzeuge/47146/Florian_Duisburg_AB_RuestSchiene/photo/47146 )

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Same truck, different loads :



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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 02:57 PM UTC
Love all of these and especially this MRAPs in police colors. Also, if you guys have anymore military trucks in Fire Fighter colors will be great.
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 02:20 PM UTC
Thanks for those 'Seep' pictures Frenchy.
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 02:36 AM UTC
Civilian JVBT-55 used to dig out a WW2 OT-34 flamethrower tank :

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Fire fighting Stalwart in Alberta :

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Diamond T 968 dump truck :

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Mixer truck :

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Civilian LARC V's :

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Sometimes the conversion includes more than a colorful paintjob

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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:01 AM UTC

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I don't suppose there are any pictures of the Ford GPA Amphibian (Seep) in post-military service.



There are a few on page 6

French fire brigade GPA :

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Another one from Italy :

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GPA's used by fishermen in Scotland :

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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:48 PM UTC
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Seep - 'Half-Safe'


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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:10 PM UTC
Amazing thread. I don't suppose there are any pictures of the Ford GPA Amphibian (Seep) in post-military service. I've found some which I shall add later, however these are of 'explorer' type vehicles, I'm after actual use pictures if any one would be so kind to oblige.
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:04 PM UTC
Sauna trucks from Russia (a.k.a Banya trucks) :

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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 07:29 PM UTC
Down Under, old CMP trucks never die, they just go faster

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This one looks like a Studebaker US6 :

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Another one :

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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 05:20 PM UTC
Thanks for pointing this out Robin I've edited my post.

Here are more views :

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Full size

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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 05:10 PM UTC
Testing if there was one space too many after the first img-bracket for image nr 642
/ Robin


Edit: Frenchy has fixed his posting so I have removed the duplicated image to prevent possible confusion and save some bandwidth
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 04:32 PM UTC
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http://www.unionleader.com/nh-people/scout-leader-turns-army-tank-hauler-into-a-unique-form-of-transport--20171016?source=RSS

From Australia :

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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 03:51 AM UTC

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but IMHO, we should stick to the original topic.... ;



Yeah, I might've pushed the limit a wee bit...

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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 03:24 AM UTC
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A few camper trucks :

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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 03:20 AM UTC
Wow - there's chop-shop owners out there with WAY too much time on their hands!
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 02:42 AM UTC
So you want to broaden the search ? OK

DC-3 food truck

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Converted DH Dove :

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but IMHO, we should stick to the original topic....

It's up to you...

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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:25 PM UTC
Whatever truck based Mi-8...or Mi-8 based whatever truck? Anyhow, this Frankenstein vehicle was used in Afghanistan during the 80's.

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The modern reincarnation of this flightless rotary-wing bird

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There are fixed-wing variants too. Well, sans wings, really...

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