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    Dodge M37, 1953

    I did a complete frame off restotation of this truck that I have owned for over 25 years.






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    Another that can only be described as magnificent........... A pleasure to see. It's the size of the toys that separates the men from the boys!

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    Smile M37s

    Nice job! These are wonderful vehicles, simple, durable and easily maintained. Interesting how the dash panel folds down to expose the guts inside. Fenders are heavy duty! On an exercise in the Mojave, one of these went over amazing obstacles. Low-low is about a walking pace. Also pretty good in snow with four wheel chains. Do much better with modern tires. Congratulations on your successful efforts.

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    Wow, all the work sure paid off. Fantastic vehicle, thanks for sharing.
    Why use a 50 pound bomb when a 500 pound bomb will do?

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    Memories.... saw a lot of them in Vietnam.

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    Thank you for your pleasant and welcomed comments, these trucks are easy to work on and many NOS parts are available to aid in maintenance or restoration. I took this one apart and rebuilt everything or added new parts to end up with what you see posted above. This is what it looked like when it was given to me. Took thousands of hours and dollars to bring it back from the dead-line of vehicles at the scrappers yard.


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    Exclamation M37 From the Ashes

    Carter, even more amazing considering what you started with!!!!

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    When I joined the army in 1974, that was my section attack vehicle. We did infantry battle drills out of the back of those...
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    Thanks everyone for your views and comments, I took a lot to bringing it back to life. I am happy that it was saved to show folks who never saw or knew what an M37 was, that it is one tough little rig.


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    It was a pleasure to see. I just wish that you'd kept a picture story/essay of the complete restoration. 'One picture...' and all that...... Maybe you did. If so, can we see a few more pictures? I did a 1969 Mini Cooper and a 1974 Norton Commando but kept a full pictorial log

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