I stand corrected! The rear tire mount threw me off. I was thinking about the civilian side mounted spare versus the MB rear mounted spare. I also noticed in the original photo the shovel and ax placement on the passenger side, whereas the MB had it on the driver side. Great photos and I can't wait until it is all finished.
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