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spec4don

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #180 on: May 31, 2020, 09:38:30 PM »
Awesome!

Don G.
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

coreyelliott

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #181 on: June 01, 2020, 01:05:30 PM »
Thanks guys, appreciate the support!  ;D

Corey
1941 Autocar M2A1 (M2-13)

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #182 on: June 06, 2020, 07:10:52 AM »
Nice work on the repairs. Looking good.

Gary

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #183 on: July 29, 2020, 04:08:38 PM »
lot of job made here !

mkoloc

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #184 on: July 30, 2020, 08:20:55 PM »
Excellent progress ... looks really sweet runnin down the street!!
Mark A.R. Koloc Sr.
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coreyelliott

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #185 on: August 06, 2020, 05:00:21 PM »
As I have shown previously in this post, we have an original roller; however, someone cut about 4 inches off one side.  This meant we were missing the 4 inch portion of the pipe, but also all of the fittings on that one end of the roller.  We started looking for pipe, but 12" OD pipe is not that easy to find.  I work in the gas industry, but all we use (and most others) is 12.75" OD.  We found some 12"OD, but they wanted to sell us an entire 20' stick.  No drops.

So, we got our brains together and did the math and figured out how big of a slot we needed to cut out of the 12.75"OD section of pipe (it was between 3" and 4" if I remember correctly) in order to be able to squeeze it together to get it to the correct size. And we did just that!  Then Shone put his fabricating skills on show and built all of the end pieces and got them installed.  The rest of the hardware we got from Paul and it fit perfectly.

I bought some springs from McMaster-Carr that are similar in size.  Good enough that your average person won't know.  Just had to shorten them an inch or so.  I just couldn't spend $100 per spring.

Now we have a roller!  I hope you enjoy the following pictures.  Oh, and Shon, where is that driver side bumper?

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1941 Autocar M2A1 (M2-13)

Selliott

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #186 on: August 06, 2020, 05:05:14 PM »
And BTW, we still need one front bumper as you can see!  Anyone have one?
1941 Autocar M2 #13
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WayOffTrack

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #187 on: August 06, 2020, 05:11:51 PM »
And BTW, we still need one front bumper as you can see!  Anyone have one?

Pretty sure I do I will check.

8683jb

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #188 on: August 06, 2020, 10:44:20 PM »
Fantastic job!!
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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #189 on: August 07, 2020, 06:54:28 AM »
Great job!!
1955 M38A1
1952 M100
1941 M2A1
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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #190 on: August 07, 2020, 09:02:50 AM »
Perfect job.  Well done!
1941 M2 Autocar (restoring)
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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #191 on: August 07, 2020, 01:42:21 PM »
Amazing job guys! Must've been cool to figure out and fabricate it as well! Result is outstanding!

Rob
1943 White Halftrack M4A1

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #192 on: August 07, 2020, 03:23:01 PM »
Way to go...nice job on salvaging the roller.  Hope that higher math didn’t fry your brain too bad!????

-Tom
1944 Autocar M15A1 (M16A1) Halftrack
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  Model M-16 A 1, Ord Serial Number 1106
1944 Schelm Bros. M10 Ammunition Trailer
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MVPA # 30507

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #193 on: August 08, 2020, 09:18:09 AM »
Found the bumper sent you a pm. :)