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Postby flyboy740 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:16 am

So is the Encore a replica of the M151? I've heard much talk about them but until this post I've never seen one.
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Postby moose53 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:27 pm

it kinda is.... they took the parts from demilled mutts and made new bodies for them. The mutt guys generally didnt care for them since they didn't look exactly the same. On the plus side they used thicker metal and some people liked the tailgate.

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Encore mutt

Postby pinz712 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:30 am

I have had both - a rustfree M151A2 and the Encore - sure I wish I still had the A2 but untill I find another I will use the Encore. The body on the Encore is super tuff and stiff.
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finally painted the Encore

Postby pinz712 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:31 pm

Finally got around to finishing most of the mods to the Encore M151 in bought back in April. Still have to add rear lifting rings, shovel and axe mounts and jerry can. Roll bar padding and netting too.
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Postby lten1063 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:08 pm

Looking good and getting to look like a real MUTT. I sent you a couple of PM's. Look at them and we might be able to trade for the old black seat cushions for what you need to help to finish her out.

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Added jerry can

Postby pinz712 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:01 pm

Added the jerry can today - still more to do.
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TAN is Kool!!!!!!!!

Postby DaninNM » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:35 pm

This is just before I finished my restoration and put on the vehicle numbers and symbols. Tan looks great on Mutts...was told they were tan in middle east and north africa.

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Tan Mutts

Postby pinz712 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:40 pm

A friend stopped by today - early 151 owner - He couldnt stop saying how good the tan looked. It kinda grows on ya - the tan does.
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Re: finally painted the Encore

Postby Rickf » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:10 am

pinz712 wrote:Finally got around to finishing most of the mods to the Encore M151 in bought back in April. Still have to add rear lifting rings, shovel and axe mounts and jerry can. Roll bar padding and netting too.
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I thought I had submitted a post right after this commenting on the fabrication work but I guess it did not go through. That is some very nice and clean fabrication! I would guess you are not new to this type of work.

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the mods

Postby pinz712 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:02 pm

Have to admit this was my first Mutt modification - if we want to call it that. I made a drawing of the tailgate replacement on Autocad and had it laser cut. The square tubing design just kinda came about knowing it had to support the weight of the tire. I do TIG welding alot in my business so that wasnt a problem. I had the basic idea of what I wanted to look like and it just evolved from there. One thing I didnt think of was the folding of the top bows. I havent tried folding them down since the building/install of the tailgate replacement - not worried that much since its rare for me to have the top down anyways.
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Re: Tires on the MUTT

Postby JETFIRE » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:00 am

pinz712 wrote:Trail Mark M/S Radial LT215/85R16 Republic Tire says Google
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hi, are those tires tubeless or tube type?
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Re: New MUTT added to the fold

Postby pinz712 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:52 am

Those were tubeless - I sold that truck couple years back and it now resides in New Jersey
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Re: New MUTT added to the fold

Postby JETFIRE » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:12 pm

pinz712 wrote:Those were tubeless - I sold that truck couple years back and it now resides in New Jersey

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