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Re: M715 Owners - How do you like your truck?

Postby Ben Dover » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:18 pm

Dave Ball has a line on them.
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Re: M715 Owners - How do you like your truck?

Postby Warren Duchesne » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:39 pm

Gas tank renu . Great ! Warren Duchesne
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Re: M715 Owners - How do you like your truck?

Postby softskin_driver » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:23 pm

Go over to the 715 zone and there are a couple of people either selling new stainless copies or that's how I found my tank.
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Re: M715 Owners - How do you like your truck?

Postby junkmaster » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:25 pm

Ok, Thanks!
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Re: M715 Owners - How do you like your truck?

Postby Ben Dover » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:10 am

It makes a difference if you choose to maintain your M-715 in the rough with all the warts, or return it to original appearance and running condition. The cost of Original fuel tank and cosmetics will make you a believer. The Rubber Fuel Tank Filler Pipes are a concern and also expensive. Curious what the replacement M-715 fuel tanks sell for.
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Re: M715 Owners - How do you like your truck?

Postby Warren Duchesne » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:41 am

Ben I see no real difference in parts prices on the M37 or the M715 . I have restored and maintained both for many years . Please point me in the direction of cheap NOS M37 fuel tanks and sheet metal . I have found that most M715 parts are cheaper than M37 due to the M37 being more popular . Warren Duchesne
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Re: M715 Owners - How do you like your truck?

Postby Ben Dover » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:20 am

I never mentioned cheap prices, I have been peddling rare M-37 parts for years, Gas tanks and sheetmetal have always been a premium, am curious tho what the replacement M-715 fuel tanks and Radiators are selling for.
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Re: M715 Owners - How do you like your truck?

Postby Warren Duchesne » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:03 pm

I send my tanks to gas tank Renu and had several M715 radiators re-cored at my local radiator shop . Warren Duchesne
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Re: M715 Owners - How do you like your truck?

Postby softskin_driver » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:35 pm

Many already know but for those that do not Am General built for export many AM715's and the parts for them as well.
The Radiators are out there although made in Mexico. $300 each New. The fuel tanks that are NOS are $300 although the Stainless tanks are $650 and that's what I am going with as I am tired of many years of dealing with fuel issues in my collection of old iron. I have included a picture of the Stainless tank here is a description. These Tanks have the stock Baffle, Correct Shape & Fill Pipe, removable Siphon Line, correct stock sending unit mount holes, Fuel Hose Clips and drain fitting. All welded fittings are forged stainless fittings. The top and bottom of the tank have a weld seam with a 1” upturned lips for strength. The ends are 10Ga SS and have a lip all of the way around and are edge welded. They are pressure tested. Probably last long past my needs and this "new hygroscopic fuel". Anyone wanting info on where to get a stainless tank can PM me.
Joel do you have any NOS parts for the M715?
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Re: M715 Owners - How do you like your truck?

Postby Ben Dover » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:33 pm

Glove box Door, GI Issue Engine OH Gasket set, Some wheel seals , Maybe a wheel cylinder or two, some brake linings, possible set of spark plug wires, possible set of good used wires and maybe a used distributor and maybe a rebuilt waterpump. I had several Fire Dept's w/ M-725 Ambulances I used to support over the past 30 years, they retired them, the civ owners do not maintain them as well.
Rudy Roth @ AM General sent me the original Blue covered Jeep Factory TM9-2320-244-24 Manual (SM1030) and Change 1 (SM1033) back in 68. They were prepared by Jeep for Gov't use before the Army printed their own TM's. I used to buy M-715 Parts thru Jeep, Memphis and Transportation Parts as needed.
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