Nice looking platform to start the project with. Not the best picture, but from what we can see, not too much surface rust, etc. Wonder what the base weight is on a G518 vs M416, and any significant difference in axle/springs?
yeah I just grabbed a quick cell pic before I unloaded it, I'll post pics during the buildup
very little rust, just surface orange
has the blackout cat's eye tails and stuff - data plate is missing tho so no idea who the manuf was or the year (several companies made them for the military, ben-hur,nash,checker, etc)
You can see the white star and numbers through the white paint on the front
It's bigger than the 416 so it's a little heavier, and it has a major axle under it, but I can still pick it up while someone slides a wheel on or off
416s are rated for 500lb payload, 518s are 1 ton.
Gotta get some different wheels, these are the same as on the deuce and half trucks and are 2 piece mankillers.
They like to come apart and decapitate people while airing up.
Eaton makes some steelies for it that use regular tubeless tires.
1/4 ton 416s use the same wheels/tires as MB Jeeps, 1ton 518s and up use the same 9.00x20 rolling stock as the deuce and a halfs and the other heavy military trucks - interchangable for flats in the field.