Author Topic: M3 rear armor source  (Read 880 times)

bharr

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M3 rear armor source
« on: April 14, 2019, 05:24:42 PM »
Is there a source in the southeast that sells armor to reduce shipping costs?  If not, can anyone recommend anyone (please include contact name and phone number)? Thanks in advance.

Prc148

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Re: M3 rear armor source
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 06:40:15 AM »
I’m in the SE (Virginia) and fell into some 1/4” steel so I’m going to give some panels a try. Will post progress. Going to use Bob’s drawings.

8683jb

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Re: M3 rear armor source
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 08:11:30 AM »
You might also consider water-jetting. I had three panels done and they came out as if they were machined, holes and all. I had to do the counter-sinking. The place I used had a tolerance of .005". I just made up the drawings and he converted those to a usable file. I also had him cut out a track-adjusting wrench from the leftover steel.

Jon
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bharr

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Re: M3 rear armor source
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 02:45:50 PM »
Any commercial leads? Called JR Parts last week and no reply but voice mail said it could take a while.  Thanks in advance for any leads.

Tapper02

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Re: M3 rear armor source
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 08:59:12 PM »
Contact Paul Jacobs - "superjeep" on this forum.

Here's his list of parts:

http://halftrackinfo.com/index.php?topic=1071.msg5360#msg5360

-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

MVPA # 30507

bharr

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Re: M3 rear armor source
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 08:10:35 AM »
Thanks.

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Re: M3 rear armor source
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2019, 06:09:47 AM »
I second Paul I picked up all my rear amor from him and top notch.