Author Topic: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration  (Read 10263 times)

emptyhead

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2018, 04:51:33 AM »
Coming along nicely.

steve1973

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #61 on: August 13, 2018, 01:40:02 PM »
Kevin Lockwood has the best prices on bearings and seals anywhere.

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big44maghunter

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #62 on: January 05, 2019, 08:24:08 PM »
Trying to get a little done here and there.  Got the cast bogie member back on.  A lot of progress on blasting and painting.   Hopefully I'll start assembling more in the near future.  Working on getting the front leaf spring components done so I can move onto the front and rear axles.   

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #63 on: January 05, 2019, 08:39:06 PM »
The fun, reassembly part's coming right up Brad. It looks great. Nice shop too! The forklift must be nice - all I have to help lift my stuff is a horse...and all he wants to do is argue.

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prestone

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #64 on: January 06, 2019, 02:04:14 PM »
I like your job 

Super restoration
1941 GMC 353 A1      restored
1943 GMC 352 B1      restored
1943 WILLYS MB        restored
1944 TRAILER MBT     restored
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19 . . AUTOCAR M2     under restored

spec4don

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #65 on: January 06, 2019, 08:29:32 PM »
Bravo!

Don G.
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1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
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1945 WC 63 needs restoration
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R.E.Co.

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #66 on: January 06, 2019, 09:15:39 PM »
Brad,

What paint did you end up going with? 34087?
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big44maghunter

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #67 on: January 07, 2019, 10:08:23 AM »
No, I went round and round on the paint color.   Even painted the entire frame twice to have a larger sample to look at.  I ended up going with 33070.  I liked the darker green and started with the late ww2 semi gloss on smaller items but once I sprayed the frame it was too glossy for me. 

big44maghunter

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #68 on: June 15, 2019, 10:16:00 PM »
I've been making slow but steady progress on my rebuild.  Got all the bogies back, they turned out great.  Hubs all have new bearings and seals. Idlers also got all new bearings and seals.  Got all of the rear suspension back together now.  Still working on one of my idler repair rings, then I'm moving onto the front springs and axle next.  Already have Kevin's rebuild kits for the front and rear axles.

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Re: "Rough Night" M3a1 Restoration
« Reply #69 on: Today at 07:03:31 AM »
Looking great!!
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1952 M100
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