If the electrical system goes, they're very easy to bump-start. That is, if you can park it on a slope.Well, yes and no. If it's running, it will keep running. Hell once she's running, you could take the battery out and it will still run until you kill the fuel solenoid. Battery could potentially get knocked out though, so restarting could be... challenging. They come with the NATO plug for slave cables standard. These still have the duece style split ring tire. So, these are the M32, M35, etc. series vehicles. I preferred the M932, M935 series, with the larger tires. Higher ground clearance, wider, stable, not sure if you'd have to change the axles or just hubs for a conversion. But, all told, I'd LOVE to put together a small fleet. Plus, I already know how to turn wrenches on them!!!
Just a little background on me. I drive 6x6 trucks for fun, not the military. (Thanks for your service, nj.) Some of my recreational road trips from Ohio include IN, MI, GA, NC, KY, TN, etc... I do all my own maintenance, and hunt down my own parts, with a little help from my equally nutty friends.The M35's I worked on had pull cables to shut off the fuel and you could do it by hand under the hood if the cable failed. You can replace the old grave-digger tires with the newer single wheel tires and rims, but have you ever driven one?
They are loud, slow, under powered fuel hogs. With that said, they are tough transportation and easy to work on IF you can find the parts. I had the pleasure of driving one to Ft Drum. It was like sitting in the first row of at the drag strip for 8 hrs. You better start doing pulling ups to be able to turn the wheels especially at slow speed and learn to drive with your thumb outside the wheel, not inside. If you hit a pothole or other object the wheel can jerk hard enough to break your thumbs. They handle and ride like a tank. You could have a smoother ride if you slide down a stair case on your rear end.
Don't worry about the batteries, they "should" live through an EMP. If they don't you can push/pull start one because they are sticks. Just remember to push the shut off cable back in first.
As hard as I sound on them, I do like them, but I have driven a '70 cj w/o a top in the winter just for kicks. It had 33" tires no power steering and a stock 4 cyl. It couldn't get out of it's own way, but it was one of my favorite vehicle.
Just make sure you can get parts to keep it running or else you have a nice lawn decoration. For what it's worth I spent 6yrs as a National Guard mechanic and 3 yrs as a driver before that. I'm not just talking out of my butt.
If you choose to get them, you can save a lot by spending the time to go to the DRMO yourself. The resale guys mark them up quite a bit. I've seen guys buy 2 at a time from the auction. Get one running and tow the other home. That's my opinion in a nut shell, let me know if you have more questions.
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I don't think I'll need that if I have this...... :scratchDamn! The fuel is cheaper. Around here people are changing from oil to gas heat and that makes plenty of 275g tanks available for bulk storage for free. Car Washes have 30 and 55 gal drums for free. Most scrap yards want the tires and gas tanks removed from junk cars so that makes spare on-board tanks free to cheap. Add one or two to the BOV and the trailer. After all, the price is right. For small 5 gal cans, I do like the US fuel cans and lever action donkey dicks and I few a couple. You're right Basey the screw on type are a pain, but they work fine. For the price I mostly use these:
They have a vent in the spout so they don't chug. Sure you can't mount them up-side down, but who needs to? I've never had one spill or leak on me. They are about $30 or so and I've found them at the home stores, tractor supply etc. As you can tell I'm cheap. I like to get the best bang for my buck. Nothing against those other cans ( I have some) but every buck I save can go toward something else I need. That's one reason I like a wood stove and wvo. They leave more $$ to "reinvest". Every $400 I don't spend heating the house or $70 to fill the tank allows me to put food on the table.
Oh yeah, almost forgot. It's related because trucks need fuel. Sure it probably belongs in the vendor section, but who am I to say it?
Some guys have used forklift or junk yard parts to add power steering. Pirate 4X4 has tons of DIY info. haven't been there in years, but I'm sure it's still good. A few companies make after market kits.