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post #1 of 10 Old 01-29-2012, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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A jeep of a different flavor

Not sure where to put this, as it's not a CJ, nor an MB or GPW, but here's my MUTT. It is made by AMG though.... It's a 1972 AMG M151A2.





1972 M151A2 #385605
1948 CJ2A #204362 (sold January, 2012)
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-29-2012, 12:00 PM
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looks pretty cool
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-29-2012, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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And a family photo or two...



1972 M151A2 #385605
1948 CJ2A #204362 (sold January, 2012)
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-29-2012, 01:16 PM
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Nice find. I had the distinct pleasure of driving one for a couple of years before their replacement by the Hummers. They are kinda rare due to the government chopping the surplus ones up for scrap.
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-29-2012, 01:29 PM
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Yours look to be in nice original condition. The M151 series is amazing on rutted and muddy roads and such conditions. But-- they do not do well as rock climbers.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-29-2012, 01:33 PM
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They both get a from me. I like 'em.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-29-2012, 02:09 PM
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Never seen a Mutt,but its cool
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-30-2012, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. And Rick, you're right about muddy rutted roads and general off road use. I've taken this MUTT across farmers' fields at 35 to 40 mph and it's an amazingly smooth ride. The one thing to watch with MUTTs is cornering. The older M151 and M151A1 had a bad habit of the rear wheel tucking under the vehicle when making a sharp turn, and the result was a roll-over. The Army tried to fix that witha differently designed rear end (resulting in the newer M151A2) and by the later addition of a ROPS cage. By the mid 1980s the damage was done though and the military began looking for a replacement for the MUTT series; many of the MUTTs that weren't sold ovverseas went through a pretty through demil program, first of cutting in half, then of cutting into quarters, and finally of crushing completely. Many ended up like this before the government sold them:

1972 M151A2 #385605
1948 CJ2A #204362 (sold January, 2012)
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-30-2012, 10:02 AM
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Lots of guys crap on the MUTT, but I liked them.
Took them places you would not believe!
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-30-2012, 10:08 AM
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Our unit still had them, when I joined the Army in January '91. We started getting our first HMMWV's in March '91 and got rid of our last MUTT in August '91. Like Rick7 said, they were great on rutted roads, but I remember you had to take it easy on tight turns, making sure not to go to fast. When I was at the Senior Leader's Course two years ago at Fort Huachuca, a guy in my class had driven his down from Fort Bragg. I was surprised to see it, because I thought DRMO had cut all of them up, but his was titled and registered.

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