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Smadge

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M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« on: March 26, 2017, 06:53:00 AM »
Folks,

Pushed the beast into the new garage and I'm ready to start the process!

Paul
1941 M2A1 Autocar (restoring)
MVPA# 36810E

emptyhead

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 06:54:45 AM »
Nice good luck. Looks like you have a solid starting point.

big44maghunter

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 10:01:01 AM »
Looks like a good project.  Lots of work ahead but that's part of the fun!

Brad

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 10:51:29 AM »
That's about what I started with. I did not have a bed though! good luck with the build!

R.E.Co.

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 05:16:58 PM »
A beast of burden they are.  Oy, but  it's worth it! God luck sir!
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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 06:11:58 PM »
Looks like a good machine, a lot better than what I started with, you will have years of fun fixing it up!

spec4don

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2017, 09:36:07 PM »
Awesome, I believe Steve A had that track years ago! Have a good time with it!

Don G
1941 M2A1 not restored
1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
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1945 WC 63 needs restoration
1967 M36 Long wheel base duece
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Smadge

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2017, 08:40:24 AM »
Don G.,

Yes, Steve A. owned this a few years ago.

Paul
1941 M2A1 Autocar (restoring)
MVPA# 36810E

8683jb

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2017, 07:20:19 AM »
Great project Paul. Stock up on bandages, merthiolate and WD40!
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Smadge

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2017, 03:59:23 PM »
Started to remove the added bed yesterday and today. Brought approx. 1500 lbs to the scrap dealer. Winch was sold last Fall and the add-on bumper was also scrapped. Trying to start with a clean slate. Paul
1941 M2A1 Autocar (restoring)
MVPA# 36810E

big44maghunter

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2017, 05:55:29 PM »
Good progress,  looks like it was pretty clean under the bed.
Brad

spec4don

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2017, 08:31:36 PM »
Let the fun begin
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

Smadge

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2017, 01:59:13 PM »
Gents,

It's been a busy weekend. Removed the engine and it feels like i went two rounds with Tyson. I really wanted to get this major step out of the way and following the TM really helped. Biggest issue was the rusted bolts. Next step is to disassemble the engine and get the shop cleaned up.

Paul
1941 M2A1 Autocar (restoring)
MVPA# 36810E

steve1973

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2017, 02:30:26 PM »
Wow, Looks very different now from when I owned it. Keep up the good work. Let me know if I can help any.

Steve A.

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Re: M2A1 "Beast of Burden"
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2017, 05:31:32 AM »
Certainly different than pulling a motor out of your pick uo ;D, nice work.

Gary