HOW M-SERIES REBUILD LLC
It all started in 1985 when I bought a 1963 Dodge M37B1 to use as
a service truck in my grading business. Having spent 3 years on active
military duty in Europe where I was able to operate and service various
trucks and equipment, I quickly gained respect for military trucks. The
M37 is one tough vehicle, I liked the truck for lots of reasons but knew
it would be much more serviceable with a few upgrades, like diesel power,
better brakes, higher speed ring & pinion gears and POWER steering.
I soon learned of the Hercules diesel repower engine and was able to
link up and see a prototype truck at a rally at White Owl Parts Company
in Kinston, N.C.
I purchased the first repower package sold in the U.
S. and installed it in my M37. A few weeks later I was approached
about selling and installing some engines in my area of the southeast.
affiliated with the Hercules program for a few years until Hercules
was bought out and eventually went out of business. Inquiries kept coming
for diesel repower units, especially the M37. I set out to engineer
repower unit to be marketed for the M37, and after much checking with
various manufacturers, decided on a CUMMINS 4BTA, 3.9 liter, 130HP
diesel and a Spicer 5-speed overdrive transmission.
I have since left the grading business, and what started as a need
for a good off road service truck, a desire to make it better, then
time business, mainly for a winter job when weather was to bad for
grading, has turned into a full time M-SERIES truck repair, rebuilding,
and repower, business.