Military Vehicles, June 1997,: [MV] M37/M715 debate

[MV] M37/M715 debate

David C. Decker (
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 19:28:13 -0700

Help! I'm being attacked by the Allen Clan!! I just love this page and
thank both Jim Allen and Steve Allen for their well written articles. I
believe that these discussions are for the betterment of the hobby. We
must remember that there are a lot of MV owners and gonna-be owners who
read these discussions, therefore, a good debate can serve to educate all
of us to the merits of different MVs. I think that maybe be can all agree
on certain points:

1) Keep the Military Vehicle as stock as possible and try to restore it
to original condition if at all possible. We are mere custodians of these
vehicles, we owe it to future generations to preserve them intact.

2) If a vehicle has already been modified way beyond the point of an
accurate restoration, don't screw it up any more. There are restorers out
there that may need the one part you have to complete their vehicle.

3) If a vehicle has been modified, try to keep the outward appearence as
original as possible. If you want to change things, keep the cutting
torch out of the picture and figure out a way to build brackets, etc. so
someone at a later date can restore the vehicle to original.

4) (I have some other items in my mind, but leave the list open for
discussion. What do you all of you think?)

My modified 715 is not the answer to everyone's idea of a 4WD truck, it
is my answer and choice. In fact, I am looking for a CUCV Chevy diesal
pickup to buy. As I stated, we all have our own likes and dislikes, thank
goodness. We also have the private right to state those likes and
dislikes, so start punching those keys and let's hear them.

Dave in Flagstaff,AZ.,USA
M715-Kaiser-Jeep, the finest MV ever built (subject for review)
M274-Willys Mule, ----well, a mule is a mule.

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