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R.E.Co.

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1941 M2 White Halftrack
« on: June 27, 2016, 09:30:25 PM »
Hello, I am new to the site but wanted to share a picture of the next project that will take over my life for the next couple years. It's great to be joining the Halftrack community!
1941 White M2 Halftrack

woodwalker

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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2016, 10:02:09 PM »
Nice looking start!

steve1973

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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 03:47:38 AM »
Welcome to the halftrack world. That is a great looking halftrack and love the dump bed on it. I hope you plan to keep it that way. I remember when it first went up on eBay almost 10 years ago. I was out bid on it. I ended up getting another one on eBay in 2008. This is a great forum to get info for these vehicles. Many people hear willing to help out.

Steve A.

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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 06:45:59 AM »
I have already taken the bed off of it.  I plan on putting the rear armor back to its original  state and using the bed as a trailer to pull behind it!
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col.halftrack

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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2016, 07:16:00 AM »
 Great to have you on the forum.
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Smadge

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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2016, 08:12:37 AM »
Welcome aboard!  I'm, also starting a M2A1 restoration. 
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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2016, 11:20:49 AM »
I guess I'm alittle over due on posting an update but there hasn't been alot of progress made until I get me gauges back. I've pretty much got the dash and windshield read for primer. Three window frame studs were broke off so I drilled and welded new bolts in. Got my window frames filled with glass and have stripped most of the original wiring harness off. I think it will be just as easy for me to prime and paint as I go rather than take everything apart and paint individually. As they say, stead as she goes.
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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2016, 12:47:14 PM »
When I redid my halftrack I primed and painted as I went. Then when I was with everything I scuffed sanded all the parts again and gave them a final coat. I found that sometimes my finished parts got scratched as I was removing or installing other parts.

Steve
Lots of green "junk" as my wife likes to call it.
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R.E.Co.

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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2016, 08:31:25 AM »
Got my gauges back. Had them done locally and they turned out great! Tach was rusty and the faceplate was holey. Everything's looks new again.
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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2016, 01:20:22 PM »
Finished up the windshield today. Got both glass panels in and the rubber gaskets.
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yd328

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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2016, 05:49:34 AM »
The gauges look great. Who did you have do them?

Gary

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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2016, 11:37:53 AM »
Gary, there's a place in Machesney Park, IL that did them. Instrument Service.  They did a really nice job too.  It cost around $450 to do the speedo and the tach. I got the cluster gauge from David Yuma.
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spec4don

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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2016, 07:43:14 AM »
Looking good!

Don G
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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2017, 10:38:44 PM »
Finally after a winter's work getting our shop finished (enough  ;D) to work in, this morning I got my track in and ready‚Äč for tear down.  Got alot of parts begging to be primed painted and put on now just need to find the time to actually do it!
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8683jb

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Re: 1941 M2 White Halftrack
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2017, 10:48:26 PM »
Hot durn! Good times ahead! Have fun and post lots of pictures.
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