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post #16 of 24 Old 04-13-2010, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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Bringing this back from the dead.

I got my M101A2 down to 1000 lbs, the tongue is 100 lbs. and it's four inches lower due to a spring under conversion.

Here's what I did:
Removed surge actuator/lunette - replaced with regular old A frame ball coupler
Swapped adjustable front landing leg for standard trailer tongue jack
The rear cross member was badly damaged by Private Snuffy so I simply cut it out
Replaced military axle w/5200 lb electric brake standard trailer axle - it has 12x2 8 lug drums and EZ lube spindles
Added small electric brake breakaway battery
No shocks

I think you could get down about another hundred lbs by using a 3500 lb axle with 10" brakes and lighter 15" wheels/tires. My eight lug steelies with LT235/85R16 tires tip in at almost 80 lbs each.

Nice! Lets see some pics!


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post #17 of 24 Old 12-29-2010, 02:22 PM
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I am interested too as I am looking at lightening the M101 or building an M416 style from scratch.
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post #18 of 24 Old 12-30-2010, 09:34 PM
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If anybody that has swapped axles still has the brake levers and cables, I would be interested. I need to be able to use the dump feature and mine are broken/missing parts.

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post #19 of 24 Old 06-11-2011, 12:47 PM
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Thinking of selling it now. Tows just dandy behind a Jeep and has electric brakes.

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post #20 of 24 Old 08-20-2011, 11:10 AM
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So is there a A3 version?
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post #21 of 24 Old 08-24-2012, 01:18 AM
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Picked up my m101a1. Painted, pintle flipped, new Lights and ready to test out.
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post #22 of 24 Old 08-28-2012, 11:44 AM
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My 101A2 it is a little heavy but tows nice.
Before and after.
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post #23 of 24 Old 08-29-2012, 12:32 AM
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My 101A2 it is a little heavy but tows nice.
Before and after.
That is awesome! Do you have a build thread on that and where did you get that top?
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post #24 of 24 Old 09-14-2012, 04:05 PM
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