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Unread 07-15-2014, 09:12 AM   #1
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What kind of Jeep is this?

"Hey guys I found this neat little tow truck hidden back in some repair shops parking lot... I was wondering what kind of vehicle this was.

Alls I know is it has tow truck accessories on the back like the boom winch with all the controls and what not. It'd be so cool if this was a jeep because I was thinking about buying it."

that is originally what I had put up in 'Jeep General' thread and a guy sent me this way to get some better answers. Any ideas guys?

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Unread 07-15-2014, 09:14 AM   #2
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After poking around a little, it looks like a Kieser M-715. Maybe late 60's?
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Unread 07-15-2014, 09:21 AM   #3
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Yep military or fire m-715 be cool to have a wrecker ! :-)
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Unread 07-15-2014, 10:46 AM   #4
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Sweet! Thanks for your input guys. I think I'm gonna make this a little restore project of mine as long as things are not rusted up too bad.
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Unread 07-15-2014, 11:12 AM   #5
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yes sir a m715 it should have the tornado 230 under the hood. alot of people dont like them but personally i do.
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Unread 07-15-2014, 12:09 PM   #6
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Do you guys think this would be worth a project just for what you can see? And how hard would it be to fit a diesel in there. I don't believe it has a running engine under there. Guess it's time to start researching my head off for prices and options.

I've never done a restoration of any type before and I plan on using a combination of the standard equipment that came with it and modern equipment.

Any tips/tricks and advice would be awesome!
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Unread 07-15-2014, 03:19 PM   #7
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Its worth depends entirely on your plan, abilities, experience, and wallet.
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Unread 07-15-2014, 03:23 PM   #8
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You don't restore a truck like that for it to be worth it, you do it because a truck like that is awesome, and it deserves to be on the road again!

I really like that old beast.
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Unread 07-15-2014, 03:27 PM   #9
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if you can get it for a decent price and you don't mind working on it and doing things that it needs, go for it. being a jeep(especially an older one), it will give you headaches and make you cus. in the end though, they are usually worth the time invested in one.
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Unread 07-22-2014, 11:22 PM   #10
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It is VERY well used and you will find better M715s out there for relatively little, compared to a ground up restoration.

A restoration of a truck requires that there be something there to restore. Looking at that rig most of the parts I can see have been damaged in some way and you may be replacing more than restoring. The up side is that a truck is a simple beast, comes apart easily and has large size components that can be bashed back into shape.

I would only take it on if I was truly interested in the end product.
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Unread 07-23-2014, 02:04 PM   #11
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get it get it get it!! if its a good price. Toss the engine and those axles, unless you like driving slow on the freeway, for the trail they would be great.
As far as engines, if you can find a J20 or even a J10 parts truck, buy the whole thing and start swaping. Even better, if you get the tow truck stuff to work, hit the trails and impress folks
those are SOOO COOL and if I find one sitting in a yard like, I would jump on it, even though I already have 3 projects, well 4, son bought a comanche.
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Unread 07-23-2014, 11:13 PM   #12
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One other option is a RAT ROD, keep the patina on the paint and the wheels but fix the dash and seats and frame and put a decent engine under the hood, axles etc. It would be a very cool old bucket to draw up in and quite easy to work on, despite needing a ladder to get under the hood.
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That would be AWESOME with a Cummins turbodiesel and an Allison transmission! I think there's an older thread on here about a swap...
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