Author Topic: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration  (Read 7863 times)

supertrack

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2017, 02:27:58 AM »
The Canvas is very nice !

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2017, 05:05:35 AM »
hello
great project  with good parts
olivier



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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2018, 12:27:44 PM »
Well, it's been almost a year since my last project post.  Life got in the way again!  Had to travel several months for work and haven't done much with the Michigan cold.  I did have one huge step on my project, a new pole barn!  Should make the rest of the project a little easier than working in my gravel drive.  Finally got back on it yesterday and ended up removing the powertrain.   One step closer, I have a plan to get it all torn down by June 1st and start the other direction this summer.

Brad

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2018, 01:14:24 PM »
Looks great Brad. Looks like a nice pole barn - and a purty dang nice power train remover too! Good luck with it all and post lots of pictures.
Jon
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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2018, 05:42:15 PM »
Looks great Brad. Looks like a nice pole barn - and a purty dang nice power train remover too!

Thanks!  I bought a 1 ton gantry then was offered the forklift for scrap value.  About $700 and some spray paint and it works great.  Twice the capacity also.

Brad

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2018, 10:18:42 AM »
Tear down continues! Making good progress.  Removed the rear drive axel and a pallet of other items.

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2018, 12:57:22 PM »
Gettin’ there Brad...then the real fun begins!  I see the torp heater is going full blast...cold??

-Tom
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

big44maghunter

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2018, 01:34:14 PM »
It was a little chilly last night, got down to 24deg.

emptyhead

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2018, 05:49:54 AM »
Keep up the good work

spec4don

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2018, 08:19:15 PM »
Bravo! It will be fun when you start back up hill!

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

yd328

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2018, 06:10:11 PM »
Nice work, it only gets better from here ;D.

Gary

emptyhead

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2018, 06:28:39 AM »
Very nice start on the restoration

big44maghunter

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2018, 08:24:37 PM »
Felt like a few rounds with Tyson working on the track tonight!  Only got a few things off but progress is progress! 

Can't post pictures right now for some reason.

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2018, 09:09:14 AM »
Been trying to figure out how to post pictures again with not a lot of success.  I can no longer post them directly to the site like I used to be able to, so this will be my test on 3rd party hosting. 

Pretty much have everything off at this point except for the bogie assemblies.  I did have a couple questions for the group about the rear cast frame section, should I remove this?  looking for any reason why or why not to separate this from the frame.  Also the rear idle shaft, should I remove these or just cover and blast around them?  Just want to make sure there are no reasons why I should or should not take these items off.  I'm good either way but don't want to create more work if not needed.

Thanks,

Big44maghunter - Brad

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2018, 09:14:43 AM »
Okay,  well some success.  Now I need someone to tell me how to get the picture to show and not the link!  What did I do wrong?

Thanks,
Brad