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by johnfal
June 20th, 2014, 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First ride in the mutt...
Replies: 25
Views: 3285

Re: First ride in the mutt...

Mmmmmm!! I must be missing something all my Mutts run reasonably quiet except for a couple of diffs that are starting whine. Even offroad they don't rattle and clank well not much depends on how hard and fast I hit the bumps or rocks. Talking of off road I have not posted any pics for a while, hope ...
by johnfal
March 6th, 2014, 9:59 pm
Forum: Mutts on parade
Topic: A Troop, 2ND Squadron, 17TH Cavalry M151A1
Replies: 25
Views: 9727

Re: A Troop, 2ND Squadron, 17TH Cavalry M151A1

I would also like to add, if the land had been defoliated surely there would at least be tree trunks, stumps or some evidence that there was once vegetation there, but the vast expanse of land shown behind the vehicles is totally barren. Even today when they clear the land for agriculture by burning...
by johnfal
March 6th, 2014, 9:14 pm
Forum: Mutts on parade
Topic: A Troop, 2ND Squadron, 17TH Cavalry M151A1
Replies: 25
Views: 9727

Re: A Troop, 2ND Squadron, 17TH Cavalry M151A1

Mmmm!!! I will remain sceptical until I get some more evidence on the location of the photo. In all my 11 to 12 years here and all the places I have been offroading here I have not come across terrain like that. I do agree it would look different if it had been defoliated but despite that there is s...
by johnfal
January 20th, 2014, 2:11 am
Forum: Mutts on parade
Topic: A Troop, 2ND Squadron, 17TH Cavalry M151A1
Replies: 25
Views: 9727

Re: A Troop, 2ND Squadron, 17TH Cavalry M151A1

Great job on the Jeep Snoopy, but are you sure the photo from the life magazine is Vietnam. I ask because:- a) the terrain looks wrong. b) Vietnam has little or no sheep and I have never seen any in my 11 years here. They have goats but not woolly critters like those in the pic. c) the writing on th...
by johnfal
January 9th, 2014, 5:39 am
Forum: Mutts on parade
Topic: My latest A1 - 11TH ACR Border Patrol Jeep
Replies: 23
Views: 8027

Re: My latest A1 - 11TH ACR Border Patrol Jeep

That is one cool looking jeep. Good job, well done.
by johnfal
January 8th, 2014, 3:49 am
Forum: Favorite Pictures
Topic: Mutt - getting tears in your eyes
Replies: 20
Views: 10233

Re: Mutt - getting tears in your eyes

Noted Richard and fair comment but none the less it will still be a challenge to put it back on the road I think. Mind you there might be a business opportunity here for those who want low cost good replacement panels but don't need them to be factory/machine perfect. I just need to figure out how t...
by johnfal
January 8th, 2014, 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We lost GR Webster today - aka Top Tiger
Replies: 53
Views: 9818

Re: We lost GR Webster today - aka Top Tiger

I never knew him or his family and never conversed with him but I always liked to read his posts on this site. He will be missed. Keep your eye on us from up there TOP, chip in when you can.
by johnfal
January 6th, 2014, 1:42 am
Forum: Favorite Pictures
Topic: Mutt - getting tears in your eyes
Replies: 20
Views: 10233

Re: Mutt - getting tears in your eyes

Richard I have an A1 in my garage that looks just like that, probably worse as its back is also broken, I originally bought it for spares. However last week I had the guy who restores my jeeps have a look at it and he reckons he can rebuild the body and chassis for under $2000 so watch this space. :...
by johnfal
January 1st, 2014, 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy new year everyone, is anybody still alive?
Replies: 35
Views: 3701

Re: Happy new year everyone, is anybody still alive?

A Happy New Year to all wherever in the world you may be.
by johnfal
January 1st, 2014, 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: MUTT photos from the weekend
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: MUTT photos from the weekend

The footwell strip is a Vietnamese thing as are the brush guards on the front. However I have found the footwell stainless strips very functional as they are hard wearing and protect the paint and metal of the edge of the footwell. If you don't like the stainless finish you can simply paint them.
by johnfal
December 16th, 2013, 11:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear Cross Member or Bumper
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Rear Cross Member or Bumper

Rick that is what I thought, I just wanted someone with more knowledge of mutts to confirm it. Many thanks.
by johnfal
December 16th, 2013, 5:48 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear Cross Member or Bumper
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Rear Cross Member or Bumper

A quick question, What gauge metal should the rear cross member or rear bumper onto which the tow hook and bumperettes are attached. I know the body is generally 18 gauge or about 1.2mm but was wondering if the rear cross member was the same?
by johnfal
December 13th, 2013, 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas tank repair
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Re: Gas tank repair

Here in Vietnam, they just cut out the offending parts and weld in new plates or just totally replace the bottom half. How they inert them I don't know, maybe I will ask tomorrow or in reality maybe it is better that I don't know :-) The tank on my current off road Jeep "Mighty Mutt" had a major reb...
by johnfal
December 11th, 2013, 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vietnam M151A2
Replies: 21
Views: 3429

Re: Vietnam M151A2

Hi Guy's, If that is an import from Vietnam then don't start looking for accuracy, the bulk of the A1 bodies were coverted to look like A2's by the Vietnamese because they liked the look of the A2 better. Also don't look for original body panels, most of the body repairs will have all been made by h...
by johnfal
November 24th, 2013, 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trail Riding with JohnFal in Viet Nam
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Trail Riding with JohnFal in Viet Nam

On the subject of UXO's I tried to keep them for the reality tours we go on :-) But seriously I would reckon that the bulk of the ordnance has been cleared as there is very little reports of anyone being killed by them in recent years. In fact the way I look at it the risk is very low compared to ge...