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M931A1 Restored 5 Ton MONSTER Military 6x6 Cargo Truck Cummins Turbo Diesel AUTO

USMC-Custom Shorty-Camo-Drop Side Cargo Bed-NO RESERVE!

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I got really lucky to find this truck as clean as it was. It was a Marine Corps truck stationed with

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Sep 01, 2014
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Seller Notes: I got really lucky to find this truck as clean as it was. It was a Marine Corps truck stationed with a detachment of Marines out of Hawthorne Army Depot (HWAD). HWAD is a U.S. Army ammunition storage depot located near the town of Hawthorne in western Nevada. It's a high/dry desert location that is the perfect place for service if you're a truck (not so if you are a service member;-)Trucks based here often see duty moving troops, but are most often used for moving weapons and ammo to and from live fire areas. Whenever live weapons are being moved, trucks are kept in the most maintained level of readiness possible, as it would not do well to have a truck loaded with munitions break down. Between 1984 when it was manufactured and today, it was only driven a total of 37,501 miles!We then tore it completely down and overhauled it over the last several months to bring it up to our standards and turned it into a radical completely custom "Shorty" Cargo Truck. Total document hours on
Make: AM General Model Year: 1984


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$1.00 Starting Bid

(And our guarantee that we will not cancel this auction early for a cash offer outside of eBay, as this truck is not listed for sale anywhere else - you have my personal word on that!)

Authentic Military Surplus



Fully Restored Custom Fabricated 1984/2014* AM General M931A2 Military 5 ton 6X6 Drop-Side 'SHORTY' Cargo Truck Conversion



Super Clean, Super-Straight Truck





-Automatic Transmission,

-ABS/Anti-Lock Brakes

-Power Steering

-Cab Heater & Defrost

-Front Axle Disengage

-Spring Ride Drivers Seat

-49" 14.00R20 Super Singles

-Cold Weather Starting Package

-10 x 8-Foot Drop-Side Cargo Bed

-Fully Insulated Soft Top on the Cab






*I got really lucky to find this truck as clean as it was. It was a Marine Corps truck stationed with a detachment of Marines out of Hawthorne Army Depot (HWAD). HWAD is a U.S. Army ammunition storage depot located near the town of Hawthorne in western Nevada. It's a high/dry desert location that is the perfect place for service if you're a truck (not so if you are a service member;-)


The depot covers 147,000 acres (or 226 sq. miles) and has 600,000 square feet of underground storage space in 2,427 bunkers. It is known as the world's largest depot and is divided into three ammunition storage and production areas, plus an industrial area housing command headquarters, facilities engineering shops, etc.


Trucks based here often see duty moving troops, but are most often used for moving weapons and ammo to and from live fire areas. Whenever live weapons are being moved, trucks are kept in the most maintained level of readiness possible, as it would not do well to have a truck loaded with munitions break down.


Between 1984 when it was manufactured and today, it was only driven a total of 37,501 miles!


We then tore it completely down and overhauled it over the last several months to bring it up to our standards and turned it into a radical completely custom "Shorty" Cargo Truck. Total document hours on this truck since the day it was manufactured is 1,623 - amazing!!


We have more than 1,000 man hours painstakingly shortening and restoring this truck to make it run/look better than it did when it first rolled off the assembly line! No expense spared.



NOTE: (to comply with eBay, DoD and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Part 121): No weapons, ammunition or un-demilitarized hardware in this No Reserve Auction.





Complete body off the frame restoration done on this truck - months of work to make it perfect!


Almost every major and minor mechanical part is new or rebuilt - from all the wheel bearings (inner and outer), axle seals and brakes to the Injection/Lift Pump, Injectors, Air Lines, most of the Wiring, Gaskets, Hoses, Fluids, Alternator and Batteries!


PLUS; Completely Stripped/Blasted and Painted from top to bottom -AND Bed Lined THIS MONTH!





Over 250 High Resolution Photo's and 1 Short Video below...

PLUS 100+ Bonus Pictures at the Bottom of the Listing from Past Photo Shoots


M931A1/939A1-Series Upgrades

- Allison Automatic transmission
- Improved power steering system
- Complete air brake system
- Improved cooling system
- Improved electrical system
- Three crew member cab
- Tilt hood


We started with the cleanest stock 6X6 M931A2 Tractor from the military that we could find (I cherry-pick every truck we restore) - this one was already in excellent shape! First, we pulled the 5th wheel off the back and the cab off the frame and went completely through the motor, stripped the frame and the body and reassembled it. A 14' Drop-Side Cargo Bed from a 1991 M923A2 donor truck was prepped, shortened by 4 feet and added to give you a cargo-carrying capability unmatched by almost any truck on the market.


The drop-side cargo bed gets a double coat of primer and two thick coats of a premium bed liner for durability and looks.  The frame and all body panels are stripped and prepped and then they get 2 coats of a high quality filler primer. After more sanding and prep, 2 coats of custom hand-laid custom four-color military camouflage paint goes, and once cured under the lamps, all the stenciling is replaced.


The interior, engine compartment and undercarriage receive as much (if not more) prep and attention prior to painting as the body did (makes no sense in my opinion to have the best truck on the block and then leave the interior looking like it just came out of Iraq;-).


We replace as much of the wiring, hydraulic lines, fuel lines and air lines as may be needed and then go through each axle and replace the inner and outer wheel bearings and axle seals regardless of how good of shape they were in. Then an excellent set of Michelin Monster 49" 14.00R20's and 2-piece wheels goes on underneath it all.


Anything else that needed work is replaced with new OEM parts - not repaired.


Back together, this truck is HUGE and very capable - it would be almost impossible to get this truck stuck with the 6-wheel drive.  Even with the size of this truck though, it is surprising easy to drive. The power-assisted steering is easier than a stock 5-ton once we are done with it and you can literally turn the wheel with one finger at any speed.


There's way too much work to break down and list here, but see the below video and the more than 250 high resolution pictures (and one video) in this description for all the details.




Clear Title on hand!  You can register this truck immediately for on-street use!!


Meticulously maintained and in PRISTINE original condition.


New/Fresh Paint, Bed Liner & Upholstery!


Great Workhorse or Recreation Vehicle!


Runs Great, Extremely Reliable, Has all the Extras, No Problem being an Everyday Driver;


·       Year; 1984

·       Manufactured by; AM General

·       Engine; Cummins; NHC-250

o  Type; 855 CI Diesel, liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated

o  Brake Horsepower; 240 horsepower @ 2,100 rpm (685 ft·lbf@1500 rpm)

o  Cylinders; 6 (in-line)

o  Fuel Consumption, Loaded; 5.5-6-0 mpg. Unladen; 8.5-10.3 mpg.

o  Idle Speed; 565 - 635 rpm

o  Mount (Front); Trunnion

o  Mount (Rear); Rubber biscuit

o  Oil Pressure at Idle; 10 psi

o  Operating Speed (engine rpm); 2,100 rpm

·       Tire Size; 14.00 X 20, 49” Tall

·       Steering; Sheppard Power

·       Weight (stock curb) Cab and Chassis; 21,140 lbs., GVW: 36,140 lbs. (on title after modification; 18,500 lbs., GVW: 26,000 - meaning you do NOT need a commercial drivers license to operate

·       Transmission; Allison Automatic MT546CR 5-Speed

·       Transfer Case; Rockwell 2 speed, High Range 1:1, Low Range 2.16:1

·       Axles; Rockwell Hypoid, Single Speed, Double Reduction

·       Differentials; Ratio 6:44/1

·       Electrical System; 24 Volt, Negative Ground, 60 Amps (New Batteries)

·       Brakes; Air Brakes, Wedge Type

·       Primary And Secondary Air Reservoirs (Provides storage of compressed air and isolation between air subsystems)

·       Towing Capacity: 37,500 lbs.

·       Fuel Capacity; 116 Gallons (Dual Tanks, Switchable from the Cab)

·       Removable Insulated Soft Top for the Cab

·       Custom Cargo Bed, 8' Wide, 10' Long, Drop Sides

·       Cab Heat and Defroster

·       Spring Ride Driver's Seat

·       All New Interior Upholstery and Seat Cushions

·       Rear Pintle Hitch

·       Original Equipment Bumperettes, Glad Hands (front and rear), Tow Hooks, & Full Military Lighting.

·       Professionally Serviced Regularly



We can ship this truck to you anywhere in the lower 48 States for an average of $1.30 to $2.10 per mile (our City, State and Zip is; San Clemente, CA  92673). Cost largely depends on what part of the Country you are in and averages around $1.45 to $1.70 per loaded mile for most of the Continental US because of the massive size and weight of this beast.


The trucking company will charge a $600 minimum on average, and distances over 500 miles will cost you less per mile.  Ramps, taxes, insurance and all fees included in the rate.

Shipping paid for by buyer.





Only 37,501 Documented Total Miles since the day this truck was manufactured in 1984 (12,000 miles added in Government use since release from the military as indicated by the mileage of 25,824 listed on the title), and only 1,623 Total Hours!!!







Looks good from any angle!



Short Video of this Monster In Action;



To Help Put The Enormous Size of this Truck Into Perspective;
(Porsche Not Included;-)



-A Super Clean, Rust-Free West Coast Truck!

One of the most rugged, go-anywhere work or play trucks that you will find on 6 wheels!!


And, it is ready for the show in almost BRAND NEW CONDITION!!


Will stand out at any military reunion, fair, parade, truck show, wedding, off road rally, etc. - but ready to go to work for you or drive across the Country right now!


Details, Specs & Restrictions Below
Please read entire description before you bid!


Hard to find like-new custom restored M931A1 military 6X6 "Shorty" 5 ton Drop-Side cargo truck with custom shortened 100-foot drop-side cargo bed on the back, Cummins Turbo Diesel Motor, Automatic Transmission and 49" Super Singles.  The exterior is extremely nice, recently stripped and professionally painted with four-color military camo Paint.


EXCELLENT tires - they are all 97-100%!


Starts well (always fires right up on the first crank) and runs great!  No leaks that we can detect and everything works like it should.


Drop Side Cargo box is in great condition with a new spray on bed-liner and absolutely NO major OR minor problems that we are aware of.





New Spray On Bed Liner




Drop-Side Cargo Bed


If you are not familiar with a "Drop Side" cargo bed, it is an extremely versatile option. You can load cargo from the back with a fork lift, or you can load it from the side with a fork lift, as both sides swing open just like the tail gate.


With the help of two pretty strong friends, you can even un-pin the sides and the tailgate and leave them at home so you have a flatbed truck.









All High-Use/High Traffic Areas (Exterior Steps, Front Bumper, Inside of Fenders, Floor Boards, Lifting Rings, Bottom Half of the Interior Doors, Tool Boxes, Cargo Bed, etc.) are Bedlined for Durability and Ease of Keeping them Clean;


After a day in the mud with this truck, get your hose out, spray it down and as soon as it dries, valet park it at the nicest restaurant in town and have a nice dinner. I guarantee that it will be left out front waiting for you after dinner - both for the attention it will draw AND for the fear you'll see in the valet's eyes at the thought of trying to park it!






49" Tall 14.00R20's

Michelin XL's


You'll notice that we turned the rear hubs so the front and rear tires track correctly with the wheels inverted (we don't cut corners and use offset wheels - this way you can rotate all of your tires any time you want). With the beadlocks and the military 2-piece wheels under this behemoth you will have a very unique and capable truck for sure!!


All Six (6) tires are in great shape, hold air and range from 97 to 100% tread.





With the 49 inch tires and custom 2-piece wheels, you can actually break down a tire and wheel in the field without any special tools and patch a leak with a commercial patch kit!!



But, if you don't want to mess with that;



You can incorporate the matching spare into your regular tire rotation schedule. Mounted between the cargo bed and the cab, it is accessed with an included davit to do the heavy lifting for you if you need it.


















And Last but Not Least (since we spent as much time under this truck as we did on it or in the engine compartment;-)... The undercarriage has also be stripped, sand blasted, prepped, primed and painted to look as new as it was when it rolled off the assembly line...








Ready to go to work (or PLAY;-) for you immediately!







We're a professional full time shop and an approved Defense Contractor for DoD that ONLY works on Military trucks. We're also a Level III Staging Area for FEMA with a BOA on file for more than 10 years.


With 24 full time employee's, an annual operating budget in excess of $27 Million (Gross Sales of more than $73 Million in 2013 and a run rate of $81M in 2014), more than 45,000 square feet of shop space at 3 different locations, two (2) acres of secure yards at 2 separate locations and a track record of excellence since 2003 with an annual volume of more than 400 vehicles, you will not find a more capable company or a group with more specialized knowledge of these vehicles than us.


We do all work in house - with the exception of driveshafts and springs, nothing is sent out and no corners are ever cut. I drive every single truck we manufacturer after my mechanical and paint teams each sign off on it to ensure that it is perfect for you.


Here are a few pictures of our team in action on several different trucks for a glimpse into our main shop where most of the engineering and mechanical work and all of the paint is done;





Best mechanical and fabrication team in

the business - more than 117 combined years of heavy-truck and diesel experience!!




































































If we can't deliver it on our truck, we will find a trucker for you with the right equipment. We can take care of all the details and arrangements for you, and we don't charge a handling fee or mark the shipping up;




This truck is completely done and ready to go - nothing you need to do to it at all. Brakes work great and all lights work.





1) We do not have this truck advertised anywhere else, so you have our word that we will not cancel this auction early to sell it for a cash offer. With no reserve, the highest bidder will win this truck, no exceptions.


2) Truck is Considered Demilitarized Surplus (Class Q). Cannot be shipped outside of the USA. Not for sale to non-US Citizens, no exceptions (U.S. Military/Federal Government Rules, not ours - sorry;-). You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. to bid on this truck. This truck can only be bid on if the buyer intends to use this truck for personal use only and has no intention of exporting the item outside of the U.S. This is non-negotiable.


3) Truck is sold as is. Everything is in working order as described above.


4) Truck comes with a clear/clean California title. We will also provide a Bill of Sale along with the title upon receipt of payment. With the Bill of Sale and the Title, you will be able to title this Truck in any State at your local DMV - we guarantee it.


Bid with CONFIDENCE - we are a very reputable eBay seller, with a 100% POSITIVE feedback rating, eBay I.D. Verified AND PayPal Verified with over 18,000 payments received, and not a single PayPal complaint or dispute




We'll help in any way possible with the shipping if you need us to, and can even make the arrangements for you if you want AND we keep you informed through the entire process with confirmations when payment is received, when your truck is shipped and tracking numbers if applicable.

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(from past photo shoots - not of the truck for auction now)


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