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Selliott

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2018, 12:38:20 AM »
So here are the pics I promised in my last update.  We are working toward getting the cab off so we can get to the motor and tranny / transfer easier.  We are making pretty good progress working a few hours in the evenings.  Getting a lot of the nuts off, but still having to cut a few.  More pics in a few days.






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8683jb

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2018, 09:13:49 AM »
Looks great Shon! You guys are making a lot of progress.
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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2018, 09:26:17 PM »
You guys are making great progress. Keep up the good work.

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2018, 12:20:07 AM »
Thanks for all the encouragement guys, it's one thing I love about this site and this brotherhood!  We have had some very productive weekends and a evenings over last couple of weeks.  Made the kind of  progress this last weekend that makes you feel like your actually getting somewhere.   Although one of the photos shows me with a look I get quite often where you can tell I'm thinking "what the hell are we doing?"  We have Kevin rounding up motor parts for us and as you can see in one photo we are definitely gonna need some tranny parts at some point.  But we are making headway.....



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8683jb

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2018, 08:55:02 AM »
I know that look very well. You guys are kickin’ butt though!

I love your shop!
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Selliott

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2018, 09:31:44 PM »
Thanks for the shop comment, but it's really stuffed and really dirty.  Might have to stop one weekend and do a major straighten up and clean up!  Found several stamps finally and tags.  Pics below, unsure about all the stamping on the rear diff????

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2018, 11:14:47 PM »
These sideways pictures are killing me!!!  We'll try to get them rotated to the correct orientation soon.

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2018, 11:28:56 PM »
Most pictures should be fixed.  I think there is still one in there that makes it look like a right hand drive vehicle.  Rest assured, it is not.   ;D

Corey

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2018, 09:55:04 AM »
That is probably the original motor it left the Autocar factory with. It's a low serial number.

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2018, 02:29:42 PM »
We've been making slow but steady process getting the halftrack down to the frame.  In the meantime, I've continued doing some of the smaller stuff in my garage.  I finished up the regulator and thought I'd share some of the pictures.  Anyone know where to get a new data plate that is riveted onto the cover?













































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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2018, 05:54:25 PM »
Very nice, you guys are doing a great job so far!

8683jb

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2018, 06:34:15 PM »
Nice job Corey!
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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2018, 06:42:57 PM »
Nice work, the vr looks great.

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2018, 07:59:05 PM »
Yep, the big chunks feel good getting them done! But the small parts are good fill in’s! Looking good!

Don G.
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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2018, 05:17:01 AM »
Nice progress keep at it