Max-Bilt created the front bumper from 1/4-inch plate and stuffed it with a huge Warn VR12000 winch with 94-feet of 3/8-inch wire cable behind the roller fairlead. Also visible is the Flexalite aluminum radiator and electric fan that keeps the 340 horsepower stroker mill cool.Max-Bilt created the front bumper from 1/4-inch plate and stuffed it with a huge Warn VR12 Jeff was starting with a relatively rust free and incredibly stout truck, which limited the need for restoration and opened the door for fabrication. Max-Bilt designed a front bumper out of 1/4-inch plate and fit it with a Warn VR12000 winch. The mix of old and new includes the vintage grill flanked by Truck-Lite H4 headlights as well as the fold-out windshield beneath the Rigid LED lightbar. Inside the basic metal dash was retained; complete with the dash plaques on the glove box. Maxbilt added toggle switches for various functions and a gauge panel with Auto Meter gauges monitoring speed, water temperature, oil pressure, fuel level, and voltage. A modern stereo system sits concealed under the seats complete with four 10-inch subwoofers in a custom Max-Bilt enclosure. The stereo head unit is housed in a Max-Bilt Command Console nestled between the Corbeau suspension seats. The console offers security along with fused switched and modern 12-volt outlets. The rear axle is a venerable Corporate 14-Bolt filled with 5.13 gears, a Detroit Locker, and disc brakes using Crane brackets to hold Chevy calipers. Also visible above the axle is the factory 25-gallon fuel tank that is tucked up between the frame rails.The rear axle is a venerable Corporate 14-Bolt filled with 5.13 gears, a Detroit Locker, and disc brakes using Crane brackets to hold Chevy calipers. Also visible above the axle is the factory 25-gallon fuel tank that is tucked up between the frame rails. The mix of old and new includes the flat, fold-out windshield topped by the latest LED lights from Rigid Industries. More Rigid lights are used in the rear as flood lights when working out of the utility bed.The mix of old and new includes the flat, fold-out windshield topped by the latest LED lig The real magic happens behind the cab, where the V41 bed is filled with just about every tool possible but the kitchen sink. A fullsize spare tire shares bed space with an air compressor and a Miller Bobcat welder/generator, while the side boxes hold a power inverter, torches, hand tools, a vice, spare parts, and more. As well built as the truck is, Jeff is usually helping out others on the trail rather than working on his M-TRV. Get hungry or thirsty during the repair process? No problem, the M37 has a propane grill and a fridge on board too! Clearly Jeff is the kind of guy that you want to have with you on the trail, and we were grateful when he joined us for our Fullsize Invasion in Moab, where we shot these photos. Keep an eye out for him on a trail near you, the M-TRV is tough to miss and if you find yourself in trouble there is no one better to have with you on the trail than this guy. The original V41 utility bed was retained and stuffed with everything you could possibly need, including a fullsize Interco M-16 spare tire, a Miller Bobcat welder and generator, a 20-gallon air compressor, torches, a power inverter, and tons more tools and spare parts. The labels were custom made by Idea Signs in Altoona, Wisconsin. Check out the cool Wisconsin “hobbyist” license plate too. There is a virtual fabrication shop lurking within the storage compartments of the utility bed.The original V41 utility bed was retained and stuffed with everything you could possibly n Jeff usually uses his tools to help others on the trail, as the M37 is nearly bombproof. Max-Bilt custom fabricated beefy skidplates to protect the entire undercarriage from damage.Jeff usually uses his tools to help others on the trail, as the M37 is nearly bombproof. M In keeping with the military theme, all of the compartments in the utility box are labeled. When you carry this much equipment in your vehicle it is easy to forget where things are, which can eat up daylight when making trail repairs.In keeping with the military theme, all of the compartments in the utility box are labeled « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Harry Wagner Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!