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steve1973

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My M2A1 Halftrack Improvements
« on: April 05, 2014, 03:40:11 AM »
Well, I thought I would post everything I have done to ma M2A1 halftrack thus far. Most of my postings in what I call halftrack improvements that I have done over on the G503 site so I have compiled a list of links to those posts. Unlike many of you who are doing a frame off resteration, all of which are doing a fantastic job, I'm doing mine in baby steps. But I am learning a lot from Don and his restoration over the past 3+ years that includes what to do and what not to do. Thanks Don. ;D I try and plan my projects for winter so I can have fun in the summer. Every one on this site and the other have been very helpful over the years and I wouldn't be where I am today if it were not for you! Thanks! Got to love the computer and internet for that! Also, want to thank steve-0 for this site. It has been a big help along the way.

 Anyway, here is the list.

New halftrack Arrives
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=186093
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=186259
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=186443

New Front Tires
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=190214

Snow Day
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=201620

Halftrack Photos
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=193915

Halftrack Progress
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=193160

At the Scales
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=191871

Halftrack Winch
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=206173
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=216630

First Car Show
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=205821

Floor Board Repaint
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=204198

Transmission Rebuild
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=202944

Front Axle Maintenance
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=212293

Halftrack Improvements 2
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=217204

Clutch Problems
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=224478

Now that I have this post I can continue on this with future posts and projects.

Steve A.

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Re: My M2A1 Halftrack Improvements
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 03:47:04 AM »
After the convention last summer I decided to take the rear bumpers off and repair some bad spots in them. This also gave me the opertunity to sandblast and paint them. I just finished installing them yesterday along with new mud flaps I got from SOS MV. The afternood was nice so I took the track for a spin before heading home. ;D I have only one week left to get the track ready for Tower Park.



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Re: My M2A1 Halftrack Improvements
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 09:44:49 PM »
steve
your halftrack looks great!!!

you and all the other members here have made this a very fun site.

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Re: My M2A1 Halftrack Improvements
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 10:29:31 PM »
Steve,
I just got a set of mudflaps from Beechwood, and they also included some brads and washers. How exactly do theses install behind the bumper. Should there be a metal plate that you "rivet" to the mudflap and then bolt up?
Thanks,
Mark

After the convention last summer I decided to take the rear bumpers off and repair some bad spots in them. This also gave me the opertunity to sandblast and paint them. I just finished installing them yesterday along with new mud flaps I got from SOS MV. The afternood was nice so I took the track for a spin before heading home. ;D I have only one week left to get the track ready for Tower Park.



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Re: My M2A1 Halftrack Improvements
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 06:59:44 PM »
So the mud flaps do not have mounting holes already in them. the way my bumpers are there is a 3/16-1/4" gap that the mud flaps go into. I held the mud flaps in place and marked the holes. I then removed the mud flaps and punched holes using a punch set I got from Harbor Freight. I then installed the mud flaps and used some fender washers to make a tight fit.  We did Zelda the same way. Hope this helps.

Steve A.

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Re: My M2A1 Halftrack Improvements
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 07:59:41 PM »
Thanks Steve!