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Old August 5th, 2009, 09:59 PM
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Default My new project m725

I've been dreaming of having an expedition vehicle for a while. I started checking out Pinzgauers and Volvo troop carriers and ambulances but with a price tag of 16k they were a little hard to justify their cost. Then I started looking at older series II and III 109 Land Rovers. The LR were less expensive
but needed many pricey upgrades to make it expedition worthy.
Then while cruising craigslist I stumbled upon a m725 ambulance for $2500


Apparently it spent some time working for the Santa Cruz Fire Dept.
It is in pretty good shape with 18k miles and very little rust to deal with. It drives and stops o.k. for now I have a few upgrade in mind already thanks to all of you guys on this forum.
Please post picture of your m725

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Old August 6th, 2009, 01:35 PM
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sweet ride, looks clean and complete
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Old August 6th, 2009, 02:10 PM
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let the od madness begin...
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Looks like a nice start to a cool rig!

Welcome aboard......
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Old August 6th, 2009, 02:24 PM
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I hope this project fails.

Seriously, I've been able to keep thoughts of dragging a 725 home quelled for years. Tag it "expedition vehicle" and it suddenly changes the game.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 02:29 PM
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You know you want one, Doug.....And you know you will drag one home when it presents itself.

Will it end up parked next to the garage like an ARGO?
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Looks good! What are your plans with it?

I'm doing something similar Camper Special
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Hey Charles, keep us updated on the project.
I know about thr flip pac but what about drivetrain, etc

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Hey Panther,
Thanks for asking, actually I just started working on my m725 last month. I just installed the front dana 60 dually (spring under axle) with H1 hummer wheels. I also took the leaf springs apart and sanded away the rust and spray them with Slip Plate. I also used the Dyantrac high clearance u-bolt kit on the front axle which made the conversion a little easier. Just pulled the rear axle and springs yesterday, I hope to have it back together by next week. I'll post some pictures soon.
The flippac is under a tarp until the spring. In the mean time i'm considering repair and mounting options.

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Old November 21st, 2010, 02:07 AM
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Default SUA front daully

[IMG][/IMG]Although I'm not finished here are a few pics of my sua dually install using the Dynatrac high clearance u bolt kit. First here is the front spring before and after[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
The local shop wanted $100 to press out the old bushings and press the new ones in, so after a trip to Home Depot I started in on the spring bushings.
After 30 min. of pounding I was beginning to think that $100 was worth it. What
I needed was something that was the same diameter of the bushing. Then I spotted my Husky deep socket set, and they worked like a charm to pond out old bushings. Of course the 4 pound sledge Hammer helped too too.[IMG][/IMG]

Here is what it looks like with a dually d60 with H1 hummer wheels and
37"x12.50x161/2".[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
The tires stick out the fenders little as seen in the pictures.

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