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Ma Deuce

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Luggage Racks
« on: April 08, 2019, 04:32:09 PM »
Got my luggage racks finished today, they might not be like originals but only have $40 in them. As a old colonel in our groups says (field experience)
Mike
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8683jb

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 08:25:08 AM »
Those are nice! The footman loops are a nice touch. They look great.

Jon
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spillmk1

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 06:22:23 AM »
Looks great!!
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Ma Deuce

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 10:33:01 AM »
Maybe my racks are like originals, found this picture of ht in the pacific theater.
Mike
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Smadge

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 01:16:16 PM »
They look great.
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yd328

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2019, 04:57:28 AM »
The racks look great. I will have to do the same for mine.

Gary

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019, 11:12:52 AM »
Would you be able to post some drawings? Awesome job by the way!

Don G.
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Ma Deuce

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019, 05:55:36 PM »
Glad you guys approve, don’t really do drawings I Just start cutting and welding here on the farm. Drivers side is 18 1/2 X 26, passenger side 22 1/2 X 26. Used old 1 1/2 in bed frame angle from scrap pile and 1 1/2 flat steel. You might have to go out to armored bolts, I used the 6 studs on each side where I presume there where storage boxes mounted at one time. I’ve noticed in most pictures they do go out to edge of HT. My opinion is that many of these were built in the field from whatever they had available (just like mine!!) attached picture of washer spacer and lock nut.
Mike
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1953 Willy’s CJ 3A
1947 Bantom T3-C trailer
1943 White M3A1

philipgslattery

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2020, 05:01:44 AM »
Racks look great. Does anyone know if the M2 and M3 luggage racks were the same?
Thanks

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2020, 07:03:07 AM »
M2 luggage racks are very different from M3 luggage racks. M3 racks overhang each outer side flush with outer edge of mine racks. M2 racks are slightly narrower and stay within the sides and is hinged at top and mounts to the outer edge of step at an angle. M3 racks are flush to back of halftrack.

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2020, 03:13:21 AM »
Steve thank you. Your knowledge is encyclopaedic.

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2020, 04:07:17 AM »

I'm at that point when I'm regretting starting this project but, I've got this far!
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yd328

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2020, 08:54:08 AM »
The racks look good, keep us updated.

Gary

Ma Deuce

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2020, 09:45:07 AM »
All you need now is some OD paint and some supplies to stack on them and your in business
Mike
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1953 Willy’s CJ 3A
1947 Bantom T3-C trailer
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steve1973

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Re: Luggage Racks
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2020, 05:40:55 PM »
Nice job on the racks!!