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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 04:04 PM UTC
Various Ural 4620 camper conversions

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Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 03:11 PM UTC
WW1 Latil TAR artillery tractor in 1919 :

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in the 30's

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Custom cab on a Diamond T :

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Thorneycroft Amazon + 5 ton Coles Mk VII crane :

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Stylish firefighting half-track :

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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 02:36 PM UTC
High-end UAZ-452 camper conversions...

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...the low-end version

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Extreme off-road conversions

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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 02:25 PM UTC
Ural 175D converted to camper

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Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 08:14 PM UTC
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I hope these guys have a permanent discount at the local tire store...

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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 08:06 PM UTC
Off-topic, but this is sort of the low-cost version of #737...

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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 07:53 PM UTC
The MAZ-7907 was originally intended to be a millipede launcher chassis for the mobile ground missile complex of the 'Tsellina-2' ICBM. Only two were ever built; both of them are still at the MAZ factory (Minsk, Belarus), with one unit being cannibalized to keep the other running (true for 2012).

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Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 07:30 PM UTC

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Armoured cabs on civvie tractors? (741-746) They must deliver to some really rough neighbourhoods!



Looking at the size of the load they carry, I guess a few extra quintals of armor plates wouldn't make much difference

Sometimes the new owners were more imaginative. Here are more examples of custom cabs :

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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 06:20 PM UTC
Armoured cabs on civvie tractors? (741-746) They must deliver to some really rough neighbourhoods!

Keep 'em coming mon ami!
Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 03:54 PM UTC
Interesting trench digging half-track :

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Another HT-mounted excavator :

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Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 02:33 PM UTC
A few Pacific and Diamond T trucks still schlepping on French roads in the 50's and 60's :

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Vicious
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 04:08 AM UTC
After cyclone Debbie has hit as very very hard these guys and their trucks have been here for a year saving boats in places where others would not have put even a foot,they are pure legends ... thanks guys!

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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 03:31 AM UTC
These come directly from where I live ...

Airlie Beach "Ride the Duck"

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From tripadvisor
Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 02:59 AM UTC
North Metro SWAT Humvee :

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Full size

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Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 02:56 AM UTC
If you have a movie project and need some military props, you can rent one of these BUT... you musn't be too fussy about accuracy !

"Soviet rocket truck"
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"German cargo"
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"German half-track"
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"T-72"
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"Swat tank"
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Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 01:22 AM UTC
British humor ?

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Frenchy
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 10:55 PM UTC
Fire brigade ATS-59's :

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AgentG
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 09:31 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 ..."




My guess is they acquired a new truck and bolted on the equipment from the old, already repainted, truck.

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

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RobinNilsson
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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:
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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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Frenchy
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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.
ReluctantRenegade
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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/
ReluctantRenegade
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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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