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Old October 3rd, 2010, 06:26 PM
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In over my head

I just picked this truck up on a trade. It was formally a mil vehicle and was de commissioned and sold for parts. I am looking at this thing hoping I didnt take on more then I can chew. It seems it has some serious shocks and such. Probly to handle the mil load. I am planning on cleaning it up. It had a fire at one time so anything electrical is out. Here is a pic.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Well....

The fairlead looks functional.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:34 PM
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I think I've seen that brush guard before...
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:36 PM
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I think I've seen that brush guard before...
I just spit out my coffee on my keyboard.

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:43 PM
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If that is the cage off a WMIK or RSOV then your project is officially awesome.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:48 PM
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If that is the cage off a WMIK or RSOV then your project is officially awesome.


Looks RSOV based on height.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:57 PM
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My first thought was bed frame / head board. But after studying it I'm going to have to go with twisted up swing set.

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Old October 4th, 2010, 09:06 AM
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it *is* a an RSOV. not just the cage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RS..._19,_2001.JPEG
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Old October 4th, 2010, 10:29 AM
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I just picked this truck up on a trade. It was formally a mil vehicle and was de commissioned and sold for parts. I am looking at this thing hoping I didnt take on more then I can chew. It seems it has some serious shocks and such. Probly to handle the mil load. I am planning on cleaning it up. It had a fire at one time so anything electrical is out. Here is a pic.

Not sure how you got that or how complete it is but hope you resture it. Did you by chance get an EUC or title with the truck ? Thats the document that says the US military is done with it so you can get it titled legally.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 11:12 AM
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I just picked this truck up on a trade. It was formally a mil vehicle and was de commissioned and sold for parts. I am looking at this thing hoping I didnt take on more then I can chew. It seems it has some serious shocks and such. Probly to handle the mil load. I am planning on cleaning it up. It had a fire at one time so anything electrical is out. Here is a pic.
You just completed the easiest part of your restoration/refurbishment - acquiring the vehicle.

Think long and hard about what you are about to undertake. Before you touch one bolt, it might make sense to try and pencil out the various rebuild costs and how much time you can devote to working on it; then - at a minimum - double both. See how you feel about it, then.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 11:55 AM
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That looks like way to much to tackle you should sell it to me.




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I just picked this truck up on a trade. It was formally a mil vehicle and was de commissioned and sold for parts. I am looking at this thing hoping I didnt take on more then I can chew. It seems it has some serious shocks and such. Probly to handle the mil load. I am planning on cleaning it up. It had a fire at one time so anything electrical is out. Here is a pic.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 12:39 PM
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That is unique. Probably worth a lot more than you paid for it too.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 03:25 PM
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You'll save money on paint, flat rattle-can black is all you need. I'm pretty jealous.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 04:39 PM
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She is ruff. I have been threw it pretty good at this point. I was hoping to get one that was still running. This one had some kind of engine fire so no motor. I have one with less then 10,000 miles on it sitting in the garage though. I rescued that 300tdi out of an overseas truck that had been blown up. I have some pics here. She is a true RSOV. The plan was to shoot the shit out of it on the range but I managed to talk them out of that. I will put some more pics up tonight.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 09:02 AM
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I'd love to see more photos of the truck!

This quote is from Army Magazine:

There are 12 RSOVs in the "Alpha Company" of each of the three ranger battalions. The vehicles are fielded in three platoons, each platoon encompassing two sections of two RSOVs and two Kawasaki KLR 250 motorcycles.

If this is correct there may be 35 more of these trucks in the U.S. inventory. I doubt many of those will make it into private hands.

Great find!

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Old October 7th, 2010, 03:24 PM
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Depending on the age be very very very careful touching anything that has been burned. Older seals will generate hydroflouric acid when heated excessively and there's no 'treatment' if you get that on your skin short of amputation.

Otherwise, it's a Rover, there's no way it can be so far gone that it cannot be rebuilt.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 04:28 PM
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Older seals will generate hydroflouric acid when heated excessively and there's no 'treatment' if you get that on your skin short of amputation.
That is a bit overwrought...

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Hydrofluoric acid is a highly corrosive liquid and is a contact poison. It should be handled with extreme care, beyond that accorded to other mineral acids. Owing to its low dissociation constant, HF penetrates tissue more quickly than typical acids. Because of the ability of hydrofluoric acid to penetrate tissue, poisoning can occur readily through exposure of skin or eyes, or when inhaled or swallowed. Symptoms of exposure to hydrofluoric acid may not be immediately evident. HF interferes with nerve function, meaning that burns may not initially be painful. Accidental exposures can go unnoticed, delaying treatment and increasing the extent and seriousness of the injury.[8]
Once absorbed into blood through the skin, it reacts with blood calcium and may cause cardiac arrest. Burns with areas larger than 25 square inches (160 cm2) have the potential to cause serious systemic toxicity from interference with blood and tissue calcium levels.[9] In the body, hydrofluoric acid reacts with the ubiquitous biologically important ions Ca2+ and Mg2+. Formation of insoluble calcium fluoride is proposed as the etiology for both precipitous fall in serum calcium and the severe pain associated with tissue toxicity.[10] In some cases, exposures can lead to hypocalcemia. Thus, hydrofluoric acid exposure is often treated with calcium gluconate, a source of Ca2+ that sequesters the fluoride ions. HF chemical burns can be treated with a water wash and 2.5% calcium gluconate gel.[11][12][13] or special rinsing solutions.[14][15] However, because it is absorbed, medical treatment is necessary;[9] rinsing off is not enough. In some cases, amputation may be required.
Hydrogen fluoride is generated upon combustion of many fluorine-containing compounds such as products containing Viton and polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) parts. Hydrogen fluoride converts immediately to hydrofluoric acid upon contact with liquid water.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 04:55 AM
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You'll see an R-SOV 110 in some of this video clip

shame about the crappy music!
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Old October 8th, 2010, 11:49 PM
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Very cool, sir!
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Old October 9th, 2010, 07:23 AM
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My Rovers and I are green with envy. Great find and good luck with the build. Somehow you need to replicate the guns!
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