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#21 rmgill

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 1036 AM

It's a tweak to the chassis that is inherent in the design.

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The M34 and M35 were companion models with the only major difference being the bed and the rear duals or singles. The conversion, insofar as the duals/singles is concerned involves flipping the hubs around with the same bolt holes that the drum attaches with being the same as the bolt holes for the axle half shafts. The bearing races are the same inside and out. 

The reason for the singles gives higher road speeds, less unsprung weight, 1100s have higher load bearing capacity and a bit more ground clearance. Off road you're running the rears in the same path as the fronts so you're not making another channel in the mud after the front's have pushed their channel. So, you're better off getting through the sloppy stuff. 


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#22 Ivanhoe

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 1055 AM

 

As I pointed out to Northerners who laugh at Southerners and wintry conditions, ice hates everyone, no matter where they're from and wants to kill you.
 

If someone wants to kill you, that's an enemy.

If everything wants to kill you, that's Australia.

 

 

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#23 shep854

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 1145 AM

Yesterday I saw an SUV with TX plates that was liberally coated with ice and road grime, and some LA (state) buses carrying ice as well.
BHM really did get off light.
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#24 bd1

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 1207 PM

 

They do not use salt, it is sand, and you are right, we get icy roads a few times a year down here, but when we do....OMG.

When there's a lot of snow and ice on the roads, normally salt is dropped onto pretty much all of the roads. So that would require the stock of salt, trucks that can lay it all down in all parts on a moments notice so that the roads will be ready soon. But in Texas, the roads are very extensive, and major icy roads during daylight hours is probably rather rare. So to most texas law makers, it's probably not worth the additional cost to maintain the salt, trucks, and man hours to be ready on short notice throughout the winter. Thus better to play it safe for the few times icy roads to appear and close places for the day. Well just some thoughts, I'm not particular to the details about salt laying trucks.

 

sigh .....all you need to do is to put de-icing fluids on crop-duster planes and fly down the roads ....

 

 

as kelly bundy said - viola!


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#25 Mr King

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 1559 PM

I know some places have gone to using deicer based off of beet juice instead of salt. 


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#26 Panzermann

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 2127 PM

I know some places have gone to using deicer based off of beet juice instead of salt. 

 

so the cars get red sprinkles?  :blink:


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 2231 PM

 

I know some places have gone to using deicer based off of beet juice instead of salt. 

 

so the cars get red sprinkles?  :blink:

 

 

I was wrong it looks like they add it to the salt brine to help it deice at colder temps 

 


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#28 DougRichards

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 0428 AM

 

 

As I pointed out to Northerners who laugh at Southerners and wintry conditions, ice hates everyone, no matter where they're from and wants to kill you.
 

If someone wants to kill you, that's an enemy.

If everything wants to kill you, that's Australia.

 

 

FIFY

 

 

Just not with guns


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#29 Rick

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 0754 AM

I know some places have gone to using deicer based off of beet juice instead of salt. 

http://www.deeproot....with-beet-juice

 

Learned something new.


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#30 Charles

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 1150 AM

Using the de-icing liquid makes sense, just expensive. I mean, the road outside where I live hasn't seen a gritter since winter 2017!!!. I'm just waiting for an emergency that either the ambulance or fire brigade simply can't get to.
Winter tyres and all wheel drive is all you can do here.

Stay safe this winter.

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#31 Colin

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 1433 PM

It's a tweak to the chassis that is inherent in the design.

10646655675_975cd9dab1_b.jpg

The M34 and M35 were companion models with the only major difference being the bed and the rear duals or singles. The conversion, insofar as the duals/singles is concerned involves flipping the hubs around with the same bolt holes that the drum attaches with being the same as the bolt holes for the axle half shafts. The bearing races are the same inside and out. 

The reason for the singles gives higher road speeds, less unsprung weight, 1100s have higher load bearing capacity and a bit more ground clearance. Off road you're running the rears in the same path as the fronts so you're not making another channel in the mud after the front's have pushed their channel. So, you're better off getting through the sloppy stuff. 

That's not a Deuce this is a Deuce

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 1440 PM

 

It's a tweak to the chassis that is inherent in the design.

10646655675_975cd9dab1_b.jpg

The M34 and M35 were companion models with the only major difference being the bed and the rear duals or singles. The conversion, insofar as the duals/singles is concerned involves flipping the hubs around with the same bolt holes that the drum attaches with being the same as the bolt holes for the axle half shafts. The bearing races are the same inside and out. 

The reason for the singles gives higher road speeds, less unsprung weight, 1100s have higher load bearing capacity and a bit more ground clearance. Off road you're running the rears in the same path as the fronts so you're not making another channel in the mud after the front's have pushed their channel. So, you're better off getting through the sloppy stuff. 

That's not a Deuce this is a Deuce

t2f-nbq_10_04ii_058.jpg

 

 

Why not?


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 1522 PM

Canadian built M35 trucks which were bought in the eighties are known as MLVW. We called the 1950s built M135 trucks deuces or deuce-and-a-halfs.
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 1522 PM

Canadian built M35 trucks which were bought in the eighties are known as MLVW. We called the 1950s built M135 trucks deuces or deuce-and-a-halfs.
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#35 Tim the Tank Nut

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 1009 AM

the only real deuce is a CCKW...

everything else is just trading on GMC's fame!


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#36 Panzermann

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 1827 PM

 

I know some places have gone to using deicer based off of beet juice instead of salt. 

http://www.deeproot....with-beet-juice

 

Learned something new.

 

 

Interesting. So the brine is not only salty, it is also sugar sweet. :D

 

I wonder if it used in Germany? every autumn the roads are full of lorries and tractors hauling sugar beets to the refineries. hmm need to investigate..


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#37 Murph

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 0652 AM

It goes from 80 to 39 overnight.  Only in Texas can the weather be that crazy.  


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#38 MiloMorai

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 1004 AM

It goes from 80 to 39 overnight.  Only in Texas can the weather be that crazy.  

 

Chinooks in southern Alberta.

 

In Pincher Creek, the temperature rose by 41 °C (74 °F), from −19 to 22 °C (−2 to 72 °F), in one hour in 1962.[


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 0554 AM

Well we broke a 102 year record for cold.  23F yesterday with a wind chill of "COLD, Holy SH*T BATMAN ITS COLD!".  


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#40 Gregory

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 1305 PM

It goes from 80 to 39 overnight.  Only in Texas can the weather be that crazy.


Bah, when I lived in Wisconsin , there was a day where temps dropped 40 degrees in about 4 hours in the middle of the day.
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