Author Topic: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack  (Read 7429 times)

bud44750

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interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« on: January 21, 2016, 10:51:38 AM »
Hi all,
I was wondering if there is much interest in the reproduction WW 2 flamethrower wands I'm currently working on.I don't have tanks but these wands might look great hanging somewhere on your halftrack to dress it up a bit. just testing the waters at this point.

spec4don

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 12:17:46 PM »
Awesome!

Don G.
1941 M2A1 not restored
1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
1967 M51A2 Tractor
1945 WC 63 needs restoration
1967 M36 Long wheel base duece
1951 M135 GMC Fire truck conversion

colkking

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2016, 11:06:28 PM »
SWEET!!!
 :o :o

Monkeypirate

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2016, 11:38:36 PM »
I want to build a M2-7 latter. Seams like it could be useful. Castings look good!

Darth_Kitten

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2016, 09:22:33 PM »
that's fantastic!

Wc63dave

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 04:47:17 PM »
Anymore happen on this

bud44750

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2016, 06:14:22 PM »
The project is at the stage of machining all the internal parts. it's a slow go , progressing when $$ and time become available but it will get there someday soon, I think they will make an accurate and interesting, though not firing, accessory for any HT. Posted are pictures of the completed nozzle shield casting. ( wrong to put it on the WW2 front hand grip but the threads are the same so I put it on for the picture The WW2 version is made of steel and is a bear to make as an accurate reproduction so that will be the last piece to make.

V100Commando

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2016, 08:17:43 AM »
Those look great, I have a complete working M2-2 and M9 flame thrower.  I sold my E5R1 thrower about a year before I found one of the impossible to find (not impossible b/c I found one on craigslist) fuel and pressure tanks for a M3(A1)/M5(A1) light tank.  It's the system that provides the fuel and pressure for the E5R1 / M3 flame gun mounted in the bow gunners position.












bud44750

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2016, 10:55:21 PM »
wow, what a rare find, on Craig's liat no less

V100Commando

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2016, 09:52:46 AM »
Yep, he was originally asking 4 or 5K, got it for much much less. :-)

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2016, 11:08:17 PM »
Here is a project I've been working on for awhile since I first tried to get one for my new bumper and hadn't seen any available.  They just arrived from the foundry yesterday and came out extremely well.  :D

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2016, 05:42:51 AM »
Wow VERY nice!

steve1973

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2016, 09:05:55 AM »
That looks great Bud. Another hard to find part now available. Thanks for all the hard work that went into that.

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2016, 03:22:27 PM »
Is that a winch item?  I have no idea what I'm looking at.... :-\

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1944 AUTOCAR M15A1 (M16A1) HALF-TRACK:
(Being restored to an M3A1 configuration)
SERIAL NUMBER M-15 A 1, 1356
MODEL M-16 A 1, ORD. SERIAL NUMBER 1106

MVPA # 30507

bud44750

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Re: interesting parts to dress up your halftrack
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2016, 05:15:08 PM »
It is the armored cover for the end of the winch worm gear housing. I enclosed a picture of my new bumper and another of the location of the winch guard. Hope that helps everyone orient to the odd looking castings .After looking at it for the last 8 months while building the pattern I assume everyone knows exactly what it is.