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Well, I've been working on getting this 1970 Kaiser Jeep Deuce and a half work done in the past year or so.  Finding the wheels I wanted was extremely difficult.

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It already has convoy lights - two yellow lights behind the cab - those wheels and tires have been described to me as 'MASSIVE SHOES' which OK, I guess.  But the last deuce I had I also did this upgrade.

It has a ten ton pto winch up front, I still have to install a remote control spot light with IR built in that I got with it, and has a military shortwave radio already installed in it (KD0ISL) so I'm good with that.

It's currently outside Denver at a friend of mines property.  I'm hoping to go up there over Memorial day and run it in the Commerce City Memorial Day Parade.  That was the first parade I ran my first deuce in back in '06 - had a great time, joined the club, have made a ton of good friends.  Twelve years flew by.

Just thought I would share that.

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WOW, Jim, that is a really cool piece of equipment. If my house sells in time, maybe I will see you there. I will be moving to the Fort Collins area which is about 2 hours North East. It would be worth the drive. And really? Mr. "post pics" Just one? is that all we get? LOL Mike
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Mike,

Fair question.  The problem is I'm 800 miles away from my truck.

I've had to rely on two long time good friends in the Denver area to get this done for me.  I bought the truck two years ago, come this Memorial day from another good friend, who is the president of the MVCC  -  Military Vehicle Collectors of Colorado -  http://mvcconline.org/

SO I've not actually seen my truck since Memorial Day 2016.  I even rode with my buddy Phil in his HMMWV.  That was fun.  And we rode in the Commerce City Memorial day parade.

I've also been a member of the forum Steel Soldiers since Nov 2005 - https://www.steelsoldiers.com/ -  I'm wallew over there as well.

The wife and I are planning a trip up to Denver over the coming Memorial day weekend and I'm hoping to drive my truck in the Commerce City Memorial Day parade on the Saturday before Memorial Day.

But until then, that picture is the only one I've gotten EMAILED to me.  The other three pictures I've gotten, I have no IDEA how to get them off my phone.  And I don't really care.  I've seen them.  The wife has seen them.  I've been in contact with my two friends and I'll take some pictures of my own come Memorial Day.  Once I do that, I will post more pix.  Until then, sorry about that?

And Fort Collins is a college town, but it's also becoming known as a retirement city for seniors.  We've looked at that town, and you are correct, it's two hours north of Denver, but it's a straight shot down I-25 South from Fort Collins to Denver.  It's a nice place to live.  The wife and I are still trying to find a place for ourselves somewhere in Colorado and we've looked at a lot of places, from small towns to large ones, north, south and west (not really interested in living on the plains of Colorado).

Hopefully by next year we can complete our search.  We know a lot of places we DON'T want to live, so we have narrowed it down.  A lot.  But we still have not found what we are looking for.  Closer, but not there yet.


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I'm not at retirement age (or college age for that matter) We are going to one of the surrounding towns like Bellvue, LaPorte, or Wellington. I will likely be working in Fort Collins. I anticipate seeing more pics of your rig. Maybe we will be neighbors. I was just razzing you about the 1 pic. It seemed only fitting. Mike
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Well, I've been working on getting this 1970 Kaiser Jeep Deuce and a half work done in the past year or so.  Finding the wheels I wanted was extremely difficult.

1970 Deuce with new shoes.jpg
 I never thought that I would miss these, but time is funny that way I guess. I did not get to drive these very often, but that sure were fun. Loved driving an Army vehicle that actually had a manual transmission. Pretty sure the last of those are out of the motor pools by now. Great ride, and seriously when you are reunited with your II (That was a stupid abbreviation I used for deuce haha), be sure to post some pics!

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Mark,

No big deal.  I WILL post more pictures once I have some I can post.

And harterrc,  yeah, funny thing about getting older, if you are lucky, you get to do things you enjoy.  I can't wait for my wife and I to move back to Colorado.  But for now, we are in San Angelo, Texas for the time being.

Maybe by next year we will have found a place and moved back to Colorado.  You never know what's going to happen next.

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Jim, I'm still in CT and waiting to go to CO too. Have you moved yet?  My old F.D. days had use using M-37's as Brush Trucks (brush fire response units). Whenever we needed military vehicle parts, we used Boyce out of Ohio. I don't know if they are still around but, they had an awesome selection of n.o.s. parts.  Mike
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