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post #1 of 22 Old 09-13-2013, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Kaiser Krawler

Hey everyone, I thought you all would get a kick out of the truck my son and I are building.
We found a 1968 M715 Kaiser Jeep on line for trade. So we jumped on it. Turns out the original owner ( after surplus sale) was a mobile metal fabricator. He installed a civilian cab upper, doors and windows. It had a full overhead rack and two 4 foot tool boxes running down the sides. Very well built, and pretty useable if your a contractor or ...?





Since then we have put the ol mule on a big diet.
We have removed the tool boxes, lumber rack, rear fenders, stock fuel tank, and almost 20 inches of the rear frame and bed.
Also while replacing the leaf spring u bolts we have removed a couple leafs to allow the beast to flex ...a little, very little.
So as of now , I am just waiting for the money tree to start budding up. It needs a complete brake system rebuild and a new carb.








I will update the thread soon, we have a fire under our butts....Mainly the garage space is precious.
Thanks for reading

Brent.

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post #2 of 22 Old 09-13-2013, 09:47 AM
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Awesome. Keep it coming. How old is your son? This will make a great family project.

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post #3 of 22 Old 09-13-2013, 09:56 AM
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Nice, look forward to seeing this build come together.

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post #4 of 22 Old 09-13-2013, 10:57 AM
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post #5 of 22 Old 09-13-2013, 11:23 AM
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Subscribed.. neat stuff

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post #6 of 22 Old 09-16-2013, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks to all for the props..I am saving up for a gotpropane.com kit. In runs and drives, well it did until the wheel cylinders and the master cylinder pooped the bed. Always another little detail. It has a 401 AMC for power, and an adaptor to the stock running gear. 11r16 XLs, and seems to spin em real nice. So while I save for the new fuel system, my son (8) and I are building sliders, cage for cab, 110v power system, and on board air.

Should be an expensive winter. :-)
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post #7 of 22 Old 09-19-2013, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Here is a couple more shots from the build as it has come together over the last few months.


The faucet is plumbed to the 12 gallon water tank , but will be labeld "BEER".


More work this week to happen. I will keep ya posted. Trying to have it ready to wheel for TDS.
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post #8 of 22 Old 09-19-2013, 11:17 AM
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Thats sweet. But you could have a 12 gallon beer tank labeled "water".

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post #9 of 22 Old 09-20-2013, 10:37 AM
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Awesome.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #10 of 22 Old 09-23-2013, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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As she sits today.... I am actually sitting under my oak tree hoping for some money to fall out from a low flying plane or?..... Hope to get the intermediate shaft fixed tomorrow, and installed. Maybe I can sweet talk the wife into the funds for new wheel cylinders. Wish me luck

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post #11 of 22 Old 09-23-2013, 02:26 PM
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Looks good. What is the wheel base? Stock? I am maybe thrown off due to the lack of bed.
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post #12 of 22 Old 09-23-2013, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Looks good. What is the wheel base? Stock? I am maybe thrown off due to the lack of bed.
Something like 128" ish.... Have to throw a tape on it again. It is stock.
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post #13 of 22 Old 10-09-2013, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Got the int. shaft and the clutch push rod fixed yesterday. Now I have more little things then ever. Always something right.......
Brake rebuilds, new master cyl., wheel cylinders, line locks, and lines. Holly s! It never ends;-)
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post #14 of 22 Old 10-09-2013, 09:36 AM
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That thing is bad @ss.

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that thing is bad @ss.
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