1984 AM General M923A1 5-Ton Truck

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1984 AM General M923A1 5-Ton Truck

Postby Brakelate » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:16 pm

So, when you can go big, why not go REALLY big?

A buddy of mine picked up this surplus truck cheap and though enjoying tinkering on it, was a bit intimidated to drive it and actually put some fuel through it. Well, why not use it as intended and see what 6-Wheel Drive and some big Super-Singles would could get us into... and hopefully, with a little airing-down get us back out of.

Believe it or not, it only has 11k miles and change on it, and is absolutely cherry, though a bit sun baked on the interior due to the previous soft top being beat and letting the weather in the cab. But, it has excellent paint, body and near new tires.

I get to take it out and play with it just to keep the batteries charged, the fluids flowing and the tires round whenever I want. I am just so very afraid of getting it stuck out in the sticks somewhere when I finally do get in over my head, and won't be able to figure out how to get it out! So, I cautiously tip toe around... as much as you can in a big, loud and proud 5-ton troop truck~! And stay close to where if I start to get into something, I might have at least a slight chance of recovering it with the Power Wagon and it's 12k lbs winch.

Until then, it's a real hoot! The Ultimate Big Boy Tonka Toy!
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Re: 1984 AM General M923A1 5-Ton Truck

Postby 03_SONIC_BLUR » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:49 pm

I believe that you guys who take long walks in the woods call that truck a six by six, no?
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Re: 1984 AM General M923A1 5-Ton Truck

Postby Brakelate » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:16 am

Yeah, Grandson of the Ol Warhorse "Deuce & a Half" 2.5 Tons of the WWII - Vietnam Era.
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Re: 1984 AM General M923A1 5-Ton Truck

Postby 03_SONIC_BLUR » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:30 pm

Awesome. Bet it makes a leg soldier a little misty eyed
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Re: 1984 AM General M923A1 5-Ton Truck

Postby SonicVenum » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:25 am

Have you dropped the boy off at school in that thing yet? :o
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Re: 1984 AM General M923A1 5-Ton Truck

Postby jhwalker » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:43 pm

Good Lord :!:
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Re: 1984 AM General M923A1 5-Ton Truck

Postby Brakelate » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:29 pm

SonicVenum wrote:Have you dropped the boy off at school in that thing yet? :o



No, but good suggestion~! We've cruised all around in it, and he LOVES it. Went and picked up a buddy of his who was coming over for the afternoon last week, and he had the same expression when we showed up out front: :shock:
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Re: 1984 AM General M923A1 5-Ton Truck

Postby SonicVenum » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:45 am

I think riding in a real-life Tonka truck is every little kid's dream! :lol:
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