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colkking

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2019, 02:42:46 PM »
Looks fantastic!!!
Still looking for your trans shaft you were asking about.

8683jb

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2019, 07:43:41 PM »
Hey Paul, make two sets of those and I'll buy a set from you! Ha!
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Smadge

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2019, 06:54:41 PM »
Picked up my bogie wheels and they look great. Thanks Rich for providing that service to us all!
Also making progress on the rear bumpers and will restore as close as possible to the Autocar type. Not many photos of the Autocar bumpers but I think I’ll get them pretty close.
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emptyhead

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2019, 05:56:04 AM »
Very nice metal work

yd328

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2019, 04:40:38 AM »
Looks great.

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #50 on: March 26, 2019, 06:47:56 PM »
Way to go! looks like a halftrack!

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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steve1973

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #51 on: March 26, 2019, 07:26:15 PM »
Wow!! Your doing a great job!! I see the old headlights sitting in the corner. They are not the correct ones, to big. I can help you with a set of reproductions if interested.

Steve A.

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2019, 09:29:52 AM »
Steve,

Yes, those are the old headlights.  I already converted some repos and they came out great.

Paul
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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2019, 01:31:54 AM »
Angle iron attached.
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8683jb

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2019, 08:24:47 AM »
Nice job Paul. It looks great.
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R.E.Co.

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2019, 03:37:15 PM »
Very nice! Keep the progress coming!
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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2019, 08:50:31 AM »
Bogies are finally back on!
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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #57 on: August 07, 2019, 11:28:22 AM »
A LOT of work in those bogie photos.
Have fun with the crabs?

Both of mine were a BIT stuck.

Great job!!

Keith
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Smadge

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Re: M2 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #58 on: August 07, 2019, 06:08:38 PM »
Keith,

One crab came apart no problem, the other I brought to a machine shop after I worked on it for a number of weeks.  When I picked it up the shop workers said they had it in a press and left it for a while.  Scared the hell out of them when it finally popped out!

I will say that getting bogies off the rims and working that crab was the hardest job so far......

Thanks,

Paul
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Re: M2 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #59 on: October 13, 2019, 03:09:00 PM »
Started the engine a few days ago.  Ran it for about 15 min and had good oil pressure and no leaks! My neighbors came over last night to see and hear it when I fired it up. Next step is install and get things wired up.
1941 M2 Autocar (restoring)
MVPA# 36810E