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yd328

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #225 on: March 11, 2021, 01:07:36 PM »
You guys are doing a great job, keep the pictures coming. My perimeter rail had a series of welds attaching it to the armor plates also.

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #226 on: March 11, 2021, 03:40:49 PM »
Very nice job. Most of my projects have been low budget jobs. Makes you more ingenious ????. We just did 3 sets of CCKW tires. We cut out a chunk like you did, but then got a big sharp chisel, and a big hammer and cut the beads. Then the tire pretty much falls off. Still a lot of hard work.

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #227 on: March 14, 2021, 05:36:05 AM »
Nice work there. I remember doing my tires,not fun.I can feel the shrinking budget, took me 10 years to get where I’m at.

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #228 on: March 26, 2021, 07:24:48 AM »
Nice job, I see you took the hood latch off.  What size are the rivets for attaching the latch to the armor piece?  Thank you and again really nice job.

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #229 on: March 27, 2021, 08:16:25 PM »
Nice job, I see you took the hood latch off.  What size are the rivets for attaching the latch to the armor piece?  Thank you and again really nice job.

I'm not really sure.  I just picked what fit the hole the best.  I'll try and look nest time I'm in the shop if I can remember.

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #230 on: March 31, 2021, 02:57:04 PM »
Made some more progress.  We got the final exterior and interior paint done and started some stenciling.  Lastly, there is a very short video of me driving down the street and into the driveway with our close friend standing in the back.  He is a prankster.  He's also the one that painted the name on our halftrack.

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CLICK HERE ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVR8KP4MV-8 <--- CLICK HERE



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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #231 on: March 31, 2021, 03:11:59 PM »
Looks like your ready for the show circuit this summer if COVID allows.
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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #232 on: March 31, 2021, 11:02:44 PM »
That looks fantastic guys!! Great job!
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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #233 on: April 01, 2021, 06:28:22 PM »
Wow! Great job guys!
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yd328

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #234 on: April 02, 2021, 05:12:07 AM »
Looks great, nice work.

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #235 on: April 03, 2021, 06:22:58 AM »
Who did your canvas work?

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #236 on: April 03, 2021, 07:46:29 AM »
That's a great name for your halftrack and you guys have done a FANTASTIC job!

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #237 on: April 03, 2021, 08:27:25 PM »
Thanks for the kind words everyone.  Always makes us feel good to hear the support from all of you.


Who did your canvas work?


Shon got the seat cushions from jeepest.com.  We are seriously impressed with their quality and affordability.  Here's a direct link ->  https://jeepest.com/gb/armored-m3-half-track/4303-cushion-seat-half-track-or-general-use-replica.html?search_query=half+track&results=59

All of the seat backs, Shon sewed up himself.  He's quite the homemaker in his off time.

Corey
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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #238 on: April 04, 2021, 04:33:07 AM »
Nice work

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Re: "LUCKY 13" Restoration Process
« Reply #239 on: April 17, 2021, 06:12:24 AM »
Looks really great.
VERY nice job!!

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