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pictures of your halftrack => post updates on the progress of your restoration => Topic started by: Cleprechaun on August 28, 2018, 08:30:20 PM

Title: Patton’s hearse project
Post by: Cleprechaun on August 28, 2018, 08:30:20 PM
I’m building Patton’s hearse. I have had to make a few parts no one seems to have. This tach looks a little different, but it works well and was cheap to make
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Post by: emptyhead on September 02, 2018, 05:49:54 AM
What kind of tach wast it any before pics
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Post by: spec4don on September 02, 2018, 09:28:48 AM
Would love to see some pictures of your project!

Don G.
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Post by: Cleprechaun on September 02, 2018, 09:38:09 PM
The guts of the gauge came from a “Auto Meter” mini gauge from Amazon. It is the only one that stops at 6000 rpm. ($60)
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Post by: Cleprechaun on September 02, 2018, 09:49:34 PM
Had to make my own pedestal “T” locks sense no one seems to have them. Kinda glad. Fun and cheap to make and only cost me about $30.00 for both. They are spring loaded, not screw in, and work very well.
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Post by: Cleprechaun on September 02, 2018, 11:21:36 PM
Don’t laugh, I’m no machinist
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Post by: Cleprechaun on September 02, 2018, 11:39:17 PM
Currently assembling dash, wires, lights
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Post by: Cleprechaun on September 09, 2018, 08:16:02 PM
Holes plugged, rust removed, dents left, got some tiger stripes. Third coat once mounted
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Post by: 8683jb on September 09, 2018, 10:28:20 PM
Looks great Mike! Keep the pictures coming!
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Post by: steve1973 on September 10, 2018, 10:08:35 AM
Looks great!!

Steve A.
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Post by: Cleprechaun on September 16, 2018, 10:19:44 PM
It’s got a working grill now.
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Post by: Cleprechaun on September 28, 2018, 10:48:12 PM
Couldn’t resist driving it.
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Post by: Outsider on September 29, 2018, 06:04:53 AM
When you get to play with them a little bit while you are in the process of the rebuild it gives you much more incentive to get more done.

Steve
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Post by: WayOffTrack on September 29, 2018, 06:57:04 AM
Nice looking half-track and it will be historically correct without having the rear upper armor it's a great idea. Can I ask you where you got your front tires? I like them.
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Post by: Cleprechaun on October 27, 2018, 08:48:55 PM
Got some more armor on.
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Post by: emptyhead on October 28, 2018, 05:53:41 AM
Nice your moving right along
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Post by: 8683jb on October 28, 2018, 09:01:56 AM
It looks great Mike!
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Post by: Cleprechaun on October 31, 2018, 11:45:59 AM
Another mystery part. Anyone know where it goes ?
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Post by: Cleprechaun on October 31, 2018, 11:50:46 AM
Another mystery part. Anyone know where it goes?
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Post by: Dave65 on October 31, 2018, 03:25:30 PM
well normally that piece is flat, it goes behind the front armor, maybe a spacer, not sure, have only seen it on one other halftrack
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Post by: steve1973 on October 31, 2018, 04:49:52 PM
It looks like the spacer between the front cross member and lower radiator armor plate. Some halftracks used this and some used washers.

Steve A.
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Post by: Cleprechaun on November 01, 2018, 11:11:29 AM
Thanks, that explains why I had to add some spacers to get things to fit. You guys are amazing.
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Post by: Cleprechaun on December 08, 2018, 05:54:00 PM
I plan on letting my daughters drive this to school when they are old enough, and although legally I didn’t have to put seat belts in, I didn’t want to argue with the Wife.
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Post by: 8683jb on December 08, 2018, 05:58:20 PM
They won't have any trouble attracting the boys if they show up in a half-track!
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Post by: Cleprechaun on December 22, 2018, 11:49:10 PM
Running great ! Had to change out that “economizer” valve in the carb. That woke it up !
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Post by: Cleprechaun on January 13, 2019, 04:50:20 PM
No more large empty holes in the dash. Just need wipers now
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Post by: 8683jb on January 13, 2019, 06:01:51 PM
Looks sharp Mike. Great job.
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Post by: big44maghunter on January 13, 2019, 06:17:08 PM
Really looking good!

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Post by: coreyelliott on January 13, 2019, 07:06:01 PM
Looks incredible.  Keep it up!

Corey
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Post by: Cleprechaun on April 23, 2019, 11:22:46 PM
Because I’m making it into a flatbed, I didn’t want large gas tanks cluttering up the bed. I bought a large tank to hide in the frame someplace, but then I decided to just put the side mounted Jerry cans to use. Each can is plumbed to the system and one has a fuel gauge in it. Each can has a shut off valve and each can delivers its gas out the top via a straw system ( no holes in bottom of can). Iv put about 100 miles on it pulling a drag box and exploring the local wash.
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Post by: Ma Deuce on April 24, 2019, 08:19:38 AM
That’s called American ingenuity!!!
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Post by: Cleprechaun on June 02, 2019, 12:28:27 PM
Obviously not done yet, but it runs so good and is so fun to drive, I couldn’t help putting it to work. All my neighbors and I live on a uncared for dirt road which is now smooth enough to ride bicycles on. The neighbors keep throwing money at me for gas. Win win.
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Post by: spillmk1 on June 03, 2019, 04:52:07 AM
Great!!!!
Hope to be driving mine in the same manner soon!!

Keith
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Post by: 8683jb on June 07, 2019, 10:58:27 PM
Ha! How many miles do you have on it now Mike?
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Post by: Cleprechaun on March 31, 2020, 07:50:59 PM
Got a bed on it now and have been driving it all over the place. Hit 50mph by accident!
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Post by: spec4don on April 04, 2020, 09:00:11 AM
Good Job Sir.

Don G.
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Post by: emptyhead on April 06, 2020, 08:14:22 AM
Nice to see it on the road
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Post by: Cleprechaun on April 14, 2020, 10:13:41 PM
Finally! All the cab armor has been acquired and mounted. The only things left to obtain are the proper stencils and a coffin. I also need to replace trans seals. If you are interested on how close it looks to Patton’s actual hearse. Search “Patton’s funeral” on YouTube. There are some minor differences ( rear tank and large rack over cab), but the ignorant public won’t notice  .
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Post by: coreyelliott on April 16, 2020, 08:14:21 PM
Looks good.  An interesting project!

Corey
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Post by: yd328 on April 18, 2020, 06:21:47 AM
Interesting, I looked up the youtube video. I didn't know they used a halftrack in the funeral.

Gary
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Post by: cal.bar on April 19, 2020, 11:12:55 AM
Got a bed on it now and have been driving it all over the place. Hit 50mph by accident!

No problem.  Mount a few tons of armor on the back like it's supposed to have and you won't have that problem any longer.
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Post by: Cleprechaun on June 04, 2020, 07:37:59 PM
Getting ready for the 4th of July. Patton’s hearse is almost done. The stencils are coming and I’m looking into a casket. It gets painted black for Halloween with washable paint and when DMV opens up I can get my “TRAKULA” plates.
Title: Re: Patton’s hearse project
Post by: spillmk1 on June 05, 2020, 09:19:50 AM
Looks great!!!!
Hoping my hometown parade doesn't get moved.
Already had another one I'd planned on riding in moved to September.

Keith
Title: Re: Patton’s hearse project
Post by: Cleprechaun on June 16, 2020, 09:56:55 PM
The hood numbers are a bit longer than the original hearse, but this thing isn’t going to a museum. I star seems about perfect
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Post by: spillmk1 on June 18, 2020, 07:21:06 AM
Nice!!
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Post by: Smadge on June 19, 2020, 05:54:11 AM
Great job!