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Combee

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M2(a1) in the netherlands
« on: November 13, 2017, 12:11:17 PM »
Hey guys!

Just joint the forum so let me introduce myself!
I'm rik and 22 years old from the Netherlands and i just bought myself a HT :D
Lots of work but nothing i cant handle (i hope)

Not a lot of pictures atm but wil soon post more.





And 2 days in..


Let me know what you guys think of this beast!

Tapper02

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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 02:20:40 PM »
Welcome to the forum and to halftrack ownership Rik!  Looks like a great project.  Does it have the data plates still?

-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

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8683jb

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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 03:22:27 PM »
Congratulations on your project Rik! At your age, you can handle it easily!
Jon
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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 08:53:38 PM »
Best of luck with the build! Its been my favorite money pit!

prestone

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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 11:35:33 PM »
Welcome to forum

Likes your project, good luck for your HT

Prestone
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

WayOffTrack

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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 05:57:54 AM »
Excellent! I love to see people saving these things and fixing them up. :)

yd328

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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 07:30:05 AM »
Welcome to the forum.
 It looks like a great project, just remember to keep the pictures coming.

Gary

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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 02:49:12 AM »
Looks like a fantastic project Rik! Geniet er van! (Enjoy!)

Rob
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spec4don

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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2017, 09:17:31 PM »
Welcome aboard! You are in for a real adventure. Lots of good info on thr forum!

Don G.
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1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
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Combee

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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2017, 12:36:18 PM »
Thanks guys!

first things first..chassis number. it's an autocar and i believe an earlier model
#m2-6186



Smal tension springs, steering wheel, oil filter housing,headlight guards etc.






what do you guys think? early or not...


I'm about 3or 4 weeks into the project now and it's almost completely torn down!(let pics do the work)








my buddy who likes to give a hand and drink my beer... ::)



pulling the engine and trans! me on the forktruck and my dad.



Well shit...



I lol'd at tis one :D








This is my father in law (not married but you get the idea...)torching the front bumper.







And the bogies..



So chassis is clean except for rear bogie castings but wil do this week! ::)

Also tore the engine(one of the 2) down..
Bore is std! but crank is f**cked sadly... so tore in the second engine wich has 040 oversize bore en 010 on the crank but is almost as new so wil use that!

So the plan is take the block of spare engine but the rest from te main. Can't afford a rebuild french at 5000 euros (wich would be stupid in 2 ways..as i have 2 engine that wil work and i love rebuilding engines haha)





Only need to find pistons, rings bearings etc. for rebuild...but might be a difficult over here in the nl...wil see

Tis week i started with my transmission wich seems to workout pretty good even with water in it heheh
more pictures later

Also this was an parts HT from some one from iceland? He is here on this forum also...



One man's trash is an other man's living haha

Thats it for now! Sorry about the quality of the pics...my phone wil not work well with bad light :-\
also cant seem to figure out how to make the pics smaller... i take them from Fb (Some pics are not complete..missing parts)

Thanks

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kcb14214

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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2017, 02:17:13 PM »
Serious progress, great job on the take down.

Darth_Kitten

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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2017, 03:17:00 PM »
wow, that's some incredible progress.  Keep it going!

8683jb

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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2017, 05:51:31 PM »
Holy smokes Rik! You guys went through that half track like Sherman went through Atlanta! Great job!
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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2017, 05:53:42 PM »
Nice project keep us posted of your progress

robbert

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Re: M2(a1) in the netherlands
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2017, 12:46:00 AM »
mooi project rik weet je al of je hem m2 gaat houden of m2a1?

Robbert