Author Topic: M16 Rear Floor Box Alignment...  (Read 613 times)

colkking

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M16 Rear Floor Box Alignment...
« on: March 25, 2020, 07:16:07 AM »
There are no stupid questions--I am just a stupid person!   ;D

So, I am assembling my M16 (no rear door), and about to put the rear floor boxes in.  Which way do the hinges go (toward the front or toward the rear)?

Also, are the rear floor boxes different sizes for the M16, M16A1, M16A2? 

Thanks for your help in advance, gentlemen!

kk

WayOffTrack

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Re: M16 Rear Floor Box Alignment...
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 08:39:01 AM »
The accordion door on the large box goes behind the cab, can't recall which way the small one mounts.

mfrance

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Re: M16 Rear Floor Box Alignment...
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 10:02:59 PM »
Small box in rear floor.  If it has rear door. The lid opens up from standing outside half track..
If no door solid wall then it opens from inside towards rear wall
All floor boxs are same in all m16 models regarding size
« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 10:35:16 PM by mfrance »

colkking

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Re: M16 Rear Floor Box Alignment...
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 06:00:20 PM »
Thanks, mfrance!!

WayOffTrack

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Re: M16 Rear Floor Box Alignment...
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2020, 06:10:42 AM »
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Small box in rear floor.  If it has rear door. The lid opens up from standing outside half track..
If no door solid wall then it opens from inside towards rear wall

Now I think I understand why the rear box for my 16A1 has a notch torch cut in each rear corner. When they flipped it around for the A1 configuration it must have interfered with the rear corner frame brackets for the bed?

mfrance

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Re: M16 Rear Floor Box Alignment...
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2020, 10:19:27 AM »
Notch is so you can get to nuts on bolts that are in the  bottom corner .

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Re: M16 Rear Floor Box Alignment...
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2020, 06:24:39 PM »
Aha. I love learning this stuff.

mkoloc

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Re: M16 Rear Floor Box Alignment...
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2020, 10:24:09 PM »
I have an original A2 .. can post a couple of pics if you need them.
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colkking

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Re: M16 Rear Floor Box Alignment...
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2020, 10:31:12 AM »
Thanks for the offer, Mark!  Please do!
Also, could you send a couple of photos of the brackets that the rear armor bolts to the backside?  My next challenge is trying to recreate the manner in which to connect my back to the halftrack.  :-)
Cheers,
kk

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Re: M16 Rear Floor Box Alignment...
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2020, 10:53:04 AM »
http://maquettegarden.free.fr/Vehicules/Half-track%20M16/index.xml

These pictures are in the m16 category on this site

mkoloc

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Re: M16 Rear Floor Box Alignment...
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2020, 06:56:47 PM »
Sorry lost track of this post ..I'll get those pics ASAP .. the M16 pics referred too in this chain of posts are pics of an M16A2 and there are some differences.   An additional turret ring, the fold down side and rear armor is bolted up in the corners with brackets as the need to fold them down was eliminated with the additional turret ring.  This track has the Maxson M45F turret which includes a interphone for communications (missing in these pics) a charging selector box on the left side of the gunners compartment which charges the turret batteries using the halftrack generator or charges the halftrack battery via the turret generator.  The pedestal light bracket that originally sat on the rear armor panel was moved after the rear door was installed and relocated to the floor next to the carbine rack on the passenger side of the gun compartment.  This track has both a French speedometer and a French style antenna mount and is missing its conduit that runs from the battery box to the slipring under the turret.  The slipring is the same type used in the Sherman Tank.
Mark A.R. Koloc Sr.
LTC USA (RET)
1631 Bitter Creek Lane
Batavia, OH  45103
Cell:  715-821-9426