XM708 Project Pages
1953 M37 3/4 ton
M35 Project Pages
1951 M38 1/4 ton
In 1997, I purchased a 1953 Dodge M37 from a farmer just outside of Huntsville, Alabama.
Since then, I've been working steadily on the M37. I put together some pages to show what I had done with it over the years, and to share what I learned and continue to learn along the way.
In the spring of 2006, I was made aware of a XM708 dumptruck that was for sale. Several folks that know of my love of the M37 series of truck contacted me to let me know that a gentleman in Oklahoma had one of the rare dumptruck versions available for sale and that I should consider acquiring. After calling a buddy in the hopes that he would instill rationality to my decision of whether to purchase the truck or not and having him say "road trip" as soon as I said what it was and where it was, I decided that the truck had to be mine... So, a deal was struck and plans were made to move the truck from Tulsa to Raleigh.
This is where I will share the story of the XM708's restoration...