Have you seen this vehicle running around the city?

Good afternoon all- we’re warming up the Mission Repair Mobile and heading out to support all of our customers with a little flair.

What you’re seeing here is our 1968 M35A2 (Deuce and a Half)!

This Deuce and a Half was born in 1968 by the Kaiser Jeep Corporation and was completely refurbished in 2011. It is now classified as a decommissioned military vehicle and is 100% completely street legal registered in the State of Kansas. The body was taken off of the frame and all the pieces were stripped, sand blasted and undercoated. The body was disassembled and repainted in modern-day Desert Tan paint. The military was kind enough to upgrade this unit – the engine, transmission, transfer case and all 3 axles were replaced with new assemblies. If you get a chance to hear it, it runs the legendary “whistler” turbo diesel engine that can move the 13,000 lb truck up to 65 miles per hour and it gets about 11 miles per gallon.

Our particular Deuce is 100% stock except for the paint color, wheels and tires. We upgraded the rear hubs and removed the stock 38″ dually tires – we “singled” the rear axles and installed a set of MONSTER 47″ Michelin mud tires to make this 6-wheel-drive truck unstoppable in the snow, mud or on any off-road trail.

It’s cargo capacity is 10,000 lbs, and it can drive through 40 inches of water without an issue! It’s also a multi-fuel truck that primarily uses diesel, but will run on regular gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, used motor oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid, and veggie oil. They just don’t make them like they used to!

This Deuce has a history of combat in the US Army and is a tribute to all the men and women that have served or are currently serving in the US Armed Forces.

It’s life is easy now and serves as the mascot for our business which allows us to carry out our Mission – to service our customers.

We will be displaying this truck and promoting our business in several parades coming up in the next few weeks, I hope you can make it out:

September 10, 2011 – Old Settlers Parade in Olathe, Kansas
September 17, 2011 – Spring Hill Fall Festival in Spring Hill, Kansas
October 16, 2011 – Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City, Kansas

Stop by and say hello!

Best, Ryan

I talked to an old friend today. . .

Hello everyone in my Mission Repair blog world!

I talked to an old friend today. Someone that I haven’t talked to in a LOOONG time. I have to be honest, it was strange as I picked up the phone and the voice on the other end brought me back 10 years as we spent a few minutes catching up.

I’m truly grateful for this conversation as it somewhat puts life into perspective. At my business here at Mission Repair, it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day “hecticness” and it’s easy to forget that at all times friends and family come first. Whew, I don’t mean to get too “mushy” here, but at this point I really believe that it’s true.

So when you go home tonight after that long commute, leave the TV off and spend some time with someone you care about, even if it’s over the phone. You’ll feel better about yourself and you’ll sleep well. Trust me, give it a shot.

OK, since this is out of character for me, I’m gonna stop now. This post is a “no-business” entry, but you can bet that I’ll be back soon with some Mission Repair info. Stay tuned!

Sincerely, Ryan