by Chuck Culp
I got into the hobby back in 1997, when I bought my first military truck – an M715. From that point, I was hooked!
I went through a few CUCVs before I bought my first deuce. Because I can’t seem to ever leave anything alone, I proceeded to stretch the frame to make the first crew cab deuce with a 5-ton spare tire carrier and full (12’) bed on 46” MVTs.
After selling the Deuce, I found myself without any projects. Then, a week before Christmas, I won an M931A2 at auction.
Again, because that I cannot leave anything alone, I started buying parts. First came the winch. Then,LED lights. After seeing a M925A2 with a LWS weapons platform, I realized I needed one too! It took me over a year to find all the pieces for it. But it was worth it. I found that driving around in an M931A2 with a gun turret gets a lot of looks. But...something was still missing.
What’s a semi tractor without a trailer, anyway? About 4 months later, I found a really clean M146 trailer.
Seeing that the trailer was too low sitting behind the M931A2, I decided to add a lift and some 14-20s. To do this, I added a second set of frame rails to lift it and custom 6-to-10 lug adapters so I could run the same M931A2 wheels.
With the truck and trailer finished, the entire rig made its maiden voyage to Iola’s Military Vehicle Show in August 2014 (where all of the “after” photos were take). Since then, the truck has been run as a “military presence” (only in appearance) in several Memorial Day andVeterans Day Parades.