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Old 05-28-2012, 05:58 AM
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Buying a Deuce and a half

The wife is in love with the truck and wants it to stay in OK when I leave to Alaska. So I made a deal with her. Let me buy a road ready Multi fuel Deuce to take up there and she can keep it here. She liked the idea and I like it also because I love to off road and explore and I would not be able to do that in the 450 without destroying it anyway. Any thoughts.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:24 AM
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There is a Company in MIssissippi that does Old Duece conversions making them 100% DOT compliant... i actually looked at one a couple years ago for a toy... ill try and find a link for you... they are very resonably priced as well..
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:27 AM
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That would be bad azz!!!! I watched a bit of that show "Doomsdayers" a while back and a guy had bought one of those for surviving the apocalypse, lol!!! Anyway he fueled with WMO for free and stored like 600gals onboard. Not the greatest ride, and to speed is like 60, other that that it sounds like it would be one hell of a trip!! Jealous...

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Old 05-28-2012, 06:37 AM
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we've had three in the family and they were fun. There is an auction in DE with two for sale in early June, but by then you'll will have already left the east coast

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Old 05-28-2012, 07:05 PM
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I looked through the trucks and all the deuces were A3's. I want an A2 for several reasons but thanks for the link anyway.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:50 PM
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You lucky **** lol :thumbup: good for you man hope you can find a good rig, i look forward to seeing what you make of it. I'm still working on getting my wife to support the upgrades on my 02 someday...

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Old 05-28-2012, 08:30 PM
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sounds sweet but what happened to the 1940 ford you bought?
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:53 PM
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I have an A2. The A3s are more expensive plus they have a lower top speed. Only 50mph even with a Cat.. The A2 is only 55. But anything close to 50 isnt advised for a long period of time.

I'm currently rebuilding and repainting mine. Once its completed i may just sell it. By then it will be solid olive green with black accents and on 48"s.

Also alot of them are in poor shape, youd be hard pressed to find a one that wont need some TLC. The paint on these trucks is also a big nuisance. The CARC is thick and flakes. I had the whole frame and bed sandblasted and will have the rest of the truck done in the coming weeks.

This is mine before it got dismantled..

Another note, mine doesnt like starting in the cold. 40* and below calls for some sort of assistance. Just a thought if you are taking it to alaska. Offroading is also a good work out since they dont have powersteering.lol
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:25 AM
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Mine will get the cab reworked and insulated with some good sound deadening layers for good measure. An after marker heater will be retro fitted and modern seats installed. A hydraulic assist steer kit will be thrown on as well as radial hiway tires. I hope to find a LWB truck, if not the frame will be stretched a little bit and a custom flat bed will be built so I can haul my goosenecks if need be. An auxiliary fuel tank in the 100 gallon range will be plumbed in and the whole thing will be converted to 12V if not already done.

Nothing has changed with the 42. I am just packing it up while I am in Alaska.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:44 PM
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Bobbed dueces are always cool
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