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8683jb

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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2018, 11:42:53 PM »
It's gorgeous!
'42 Autocar M2A1

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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2018, 04:25:37 PM »
Ken,

Looking great!  You're miles ahead of me.

Paul
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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2019, 10:01:09 PM »
Wow!  Time flies!  I did not realize that it had been since last November that I posted.
Updates coming.
Thanks,
kk
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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2019, 02:51:53 AM »
Looking forward to seeing how you're doing! At the pace you've been going its probably looking really good.  I wish I was even close to where you are!

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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2019, 09:36:27 AM »
Just got the speedometer, tachometer, and gauges back from AutoInstruments in Virginia.
Here is a pic of original and final product.
Thinking it is a step up.  :-)

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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2019, 09:39:30 AM »
Dash is starting to come together...next pearl on the scavenger hunt is the light switches.
Got a bunch of good leads on them--THANKS for the advice!

colkking

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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2019, 09:43:43 AM »
Got my idler shafts back.
Turned and honed.
Also got my brackets on.
Only setback was the paintshop did a great job of sandblasting, priming, and painting, but the coating won't let my track adjustment nut turn.  So, a little bit of paint stripper should fix that...

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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2019, 10:59:04 AM »
Looking really great!!
The before/after speedometer photos are a great advertisement for AutoInstruments.
WOW!!

Keith
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1952 M100
1941 M2A1
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colkking

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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2019, 09:07:34 PM »
Hanging some more plates! Keeping them a little loose until everything is together to make sure it all fits nicely.
Starting to mount the right side.
Got the Maxson rings up on top of the pedestal, and secured the pedestal.
Windshield frame is up.
Horns are put together (put the grills on the front of them).
Got my hydrovac hard vacuum lines reproduced and installed.
The adult lego set is starting to come together!  :-)

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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #39 on: May 07, 2019, 08:17:36 PM »
Looking g great!

Where'd you get your horn grills?

Brad

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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2019, 07:06:17 PM »
Brad,
Actually, made the horn grilles out of screen mesh I got from McMaster Carr.

spec4don

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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2019, 09:55:41 PM »
Brad,
Actually, made the horn grilles out of screen mesh I got from McMaster Carr.

Wouldn’t happen to have a couple of pictures of making the screen would you? I need to make a couple!

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

Tapper02

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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2019, 09:10:34 AM »
Its coming together nicely...and soooo clean!!

-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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Re: My halftrack trek back from the dead...
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2019, 06:40:02 PM »
Looks great, it's nice when the parts are going back on and the shops getting cleaned up.

Gary