Re: [MV] Shop Van Box

From: Steve & Jeanne Keith (
Date: Wed Feb 05 2003 - 07:47:52 PST

I have taken deuce cargo bodies off and on a few times and installed one
shop van.

*******BE CAREFUL***********

I usually use pipe rollers or 1" wooden dowels to roll the body on/off.

Jack up the body and remove the wooden spacer.

Install 2x4 guides (4 places) clamped to the frame so they stick up to
prevent the body
from sliding off sideways. Try not to catch wires or brake lines inside the
with the C-clamps....

Install dowels.

Roll body while constantly checking the dowels and guides.

*******BE CAREFUL*********** the rivets on the tomp of the frame are like
bearings as far as the body is concerned!

Steve AKA Dr Deuce

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wilson, Robert J, TSgt, 177 IWAS/AOF"
To: "Military Vehicles Mailing List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 9:51 AM
Subject: [MV] Shop Van Box

> Has anyone out there ever changed there M35 to an M109? Is there any
> difference in the trucks besides the shop box? (i.e. suspension related,
> etc) What is the going rate of a shop box by itself? Does it bolt to the
> chassis with the same bolt pattern as the cargo bed?
> Thanks,
> Bob Wilson
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