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post #1 of 17 Old 06-13-2012, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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1966 M416 build

I picked up this very clean, 1966 M416 for $650. It was only two hours away. After looking for the past 3 years I jumped on this.

Bringing it home






It's very clean for being 46 years old



Plans

Bedliner inside (linex)
New cover
Two jerry cans and mount (for dirt bike)
Matching 16" procomp wheels
37" all terrain tires, with spare (most likely will mount on my future roof rack, along with water, chainsaw, another two gas cans, and some lights)
I think I'll paint the outside either all black, or lime green with flat black fenders.
I'm on the fence with the idea of cutting the back and making a fold down tailgate.

What hitch will give me the highest ground clearance? I'd toss in a fuel cell if necessary.

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post #2 of 17 Old 06-13-2012, 11:12 PM
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Day-ammm.. 650? In that condition??? For around here, that's a HUGE score! Congrats...

...and you suck. (J/K!)

Burlbook, who just spent 350 bucks for the steel to make just the FRAME of his soon-to-be off-road trailer

You have to start somewhere to get to the middle of nowhere.


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Thanks, but my rig is just a Prince among Kings. You folks gave me the answers to build it!
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I got it just north of philadelphia
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Last time all together as a stock od trailer


I tore out all the wiring




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Well that sucked
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There are like 12 layers of paint
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That's pretty sweet. Should be a good project. I can't wait to see the progress.

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Nice, I will be following this closely. I just bought (stole really!) this one

2 weeks ago for $100 (no lie!) and spent 4 hrs with a flap disk and $20 worth of spray paint at it looks like a million bucks

I'm gonna build a lid and put a roof top tent on mine! A great site that has a ton of these builds is expedition portal .com

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inca gold looks like yellow raped burnt orange and burnt orange decided to keep the baby. gross.
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Nice, I will be following this closely. I just bought (stole really!) this one

2 weeks ago for $100 (no lie!) and spent 4 hrs with a flap disk and $20 worth of spray paint at it looks like a million bucks

I'm gonna build a lid and put a roof top tent on mine! A great site that has a ton of these builds is expedition portal .com
That's a great deal. Things up here sell on Craigslist in a day or two, so not many choices to pick from.
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Dang that took some time! The military didn't skimp on the paint on these things. Even with 60 grit flap disk it takes awhile to make it look like that.

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Got it half primed



And tongue taken apart
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Dang that took some time! The military didn't skimp on the paint on these things. Even with 60 grit flap disk it takes awhile to make it look like that.
I have about 12 hours into it and 2 40 grits and 3 60 grit discs. This wasn't easy by any means. I went all the way down to the tiniest pit of rust to get it perfect. The other side is 90 % sanded. I took it inside the house so there will be no overnight rust. It's gonna be real fun with the 1" wire wheel on the drill to get inside the frame rails...
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So I just saw this picture. It says below it there are 14 body mounts http://www.jeepdraw.com/TM_9-2330-251-14.pdf (Page 32). My tub only has 3 along the rear, 3 along the bottom down the middle of the cross bars (I have an extra crossbar than the picture), and one on each side at the front most location. I do however have the mounting holes for the three tabs that would be along the front. Do you think they were added at a later date? Or have mine been taken off? Doesn't seem like the trailer was taken apart at all. It's a 1966. What year do you guys have and how many mounting bolts do you have? Thanks.
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