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#1 Broncowilly

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:22 PM

Folks, I just have to share with you my 1962 AMC M422A1 Mighty Mite. I've had countless deer in the back and even a bull elk!Posted ImageYou can tell from the nose to nose with the Jeep Wrangler the size difference.Posted Image

#2 Broncowilly

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:32 PM

Here are two videos of the Mite in action.Don't ever let anyone tell you it doesn't snow in Cal-City!!!

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 07:22 PM

Is that a GI Joe action figure in the passenger seat? That is teeny tiny. It's really neat.

#4 Broncowilly

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 07:31 PM

He He He!!! That is the important half, Christine.Red Dog, it weighs less than 1700 pounds, has independent suspension and posi-traction front and rear, an air cooled V-4 108cid engine with 55 hp and a fording kit that allows it to ford over 50 inches of water. The Mite will fit in the bed of a long bed 3/4 ton pick-up truck and still close the tail gate. The wheel base on my M422A1 is 71 inches. The M422 is 65 inches.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 07:32 PM

Nice rig.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 08:00 PM

Very nice rig, it does look small next to the rubicon.Lee

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:51 PM

Sure is a nice Rubicon.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:05 AM

Looks like fun :hellohello9il:

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:19 AM

That is a neat little rig.

#10 OrneryOlMofo357

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:50 AM

That is indeed a Cool looking Jeep!

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 11:16 AM

Very cool!

#12 Broncowilly

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 06:13 PM

Thanks fellas! I took the Mite out today and made four call sets but alas, no coyotes! I had a great time though and got hung up at the Jawbone Canyon Store for about 30 minutes telling a couple of guys what the Mite is. A guy offered to trade a decked out Rhino for it. I told him make it two and it's a deal!

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 02:39 PM

This was a few years ago but here is a bull elk in the bed of the Mite. A jacked up bull with jacked up antlers but still a bull.Posted Image

#14 OrneryOlMofo357

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 02:54 PM

Now that we have pics... we can say that yer full of Bulll? LOL J/K I really like that Jeep.. one of a kind.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:05 PM

You got it Ornery ;)I've had this Mite for a long while now and on several occasions I've tried to locate the tool box that goes behind the driver's seat. The PO removed it, as so many have been, to push the driver's seat back. Well even though I'm 6'4" I decided to start up the search again a few months ago. I was able to pick up one from a damaged tub. When I got it there was a lot of extra flooring, fender, wheel well and inner fender still attached. I'm glad all the extra was there because it allowed me to size and fit it myself. I'll keep you all posted on the progress :signtripledogdare2wf: Nothing special here about the seat being moved back by removing the tool box.Posted ImageThe tool box after rough sizing.Posted ImageAnd sitting in the Mite where it will eventually go.Posted Image

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:06 PM

Here are some more photos.After removing the seat I was able to see just what I had to do to fit the new box.Posted ImageDoing some fitting.Posted ImageAndPosted ImageThe top fit.Posted ImageInstalled and painted. Now to find a tig welder in my area.Posted ImageI'm using pop rivets and once it is welded in place I'll fill in the heads of the rivets with a dob of JB weld.Posted ImageThe top is so close and will weld in nicely. Posted ImageInstalling the tool box pushes the seat forward six inches so it is now very tight but more the way it's supposed to be.Posted Image

#17 OrneryOlMofo357

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:27 PM

Great looking vehicle. I have had a few 4 wheelers, and thats somethin special.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:19 PM

I've always wanted a jeep like this!!! NICE!!!!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

Shortly after high school I bought a Suzuki Brute. It reminds me very much of your Mite Mite. The brute had a water cooled 2 stroke engine. It was small and narrow and could climb about anything, But was it slow! Someware I have a pic of it loaded in the bed of my long bed Chevy Pu. Good times DR

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:17 PM

that thing is sweet!!




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