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Darth_Kitten

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M3 in St. Louis MO
« on: November 19, 2014, 10:45:21 PM »
Finally started taking things apart. This will be quite the project!

Darth_Kitten

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 10:49:23 PM »
A few more photos of progress.

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 10:50:57 PM »
Hood and grill removed. So much more to get done!

col.halftrack

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2014, 08:46:18 AM »
Keep the faith it will be a great track when finished.
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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2014, 01:34:44 PM »
the fun begins  ;D

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 03:39:07 PM »
Mine started out about like that. I was just going take it down far enough to repair the frame. Well that went out the window pretty quick. Glad I took mine down all the way. Just remember there is only one way to eat an elephant! One bit at a time ;D

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Darth_Kitten

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 04:23:12 PM »
Thanks for the words of encouragement. What's so incredibly impressive about this project is the amount everything weighs.
It commands your respect when you're removing things!
Looking forward to the 4 day weekend to get lots of things taken off!
Mark

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2014, 10:58:43 PM »
Cab is almost ready to be removed.

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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2014, 11:15:31 PM »
Just remember to tag and bag every thing that you take off.

You will be glad you did when you start to put it all back on.

Darth_Kitten

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2014, 11:50:07 PM »
I'm always pretty good about that.  I use ziploc freezer bags and rubbermaid tubs. Helps so much when everything has to go back together  :)
Hope to have the cab off this week, and get started on removing the bogies over the holiday.

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2014, 12:04:45 AM »
These are for Tom. Photos of the shielded leads emanating from the radio suppressor can.

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2014, 01:01:31 AM »
Tonight I reached a major milestone. Lots done!

col.halftrack

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2014, 10:33:07 AM »
Wow,
 You sure that there are no elves helping? You are making good progress.
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1942 Autocar M2A1
1942 Autocar M3-75
1943 White M13 rebuilt as M16
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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2014, 11:48:57 AM »
So far it's just me. When I get to the blasting/painting phase, I will enlist some help. Some elves would have been helpful last night though :-)

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2014, 09:09:00 PM »
Lots done yesterday and today. I did get a little help from one of my Sons to carry lots of parts out of the garage to my storage location. Cleaned up after myself some too.
Tomorrow, I'll start to pull the tracks, and see if I can start getting some bogies off too.
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