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8683jb

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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2020, 07:54:10 PM »
Great project Rob! Keep the pictures coming!
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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2020, 05:23:38 AM »
Looks like a great  project. Looking forward to the restoration pictures. Does it have the data plate on the dash?

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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2020, 05:50:16 AM »
Thanks! Will sure post pictures of my progress! Data plate has been taken out in France unfortunately during overhaul. Instead there is a French plate which states that it was overhauled in 1961 in Vannes, Normandy. Have got a repro plate though!
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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2020, 01:51:42 AM »
Mine with no armor on the back at all, and no upper door armor or windshield armor, weighed 11,200 pounds

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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2020, 05:06:48 AM »
Ok, wow! Thanks Cleprechaun! Can you give some detail on the model and if the engine and transmission was in there? It might be nice for future purpose for others to have this details.

Rob
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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2020, 09:48:34 PM »
I drove my M15a1 (same frame as m3) to the scales with no back on it at all. It had no upper door armor or windshield armor and I was running off of two jerry cans of gas. It came to 11,200 pounds. I registered it at DMV then put a flat bed on it and all the cab armor it was missing. I have not weighed it again but it’s safe to say 12,000 poundish

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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2020, 12:38:21 PM »
Thanks for the details!

Rob
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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2020, 07:40:35 AM »
Your Michelin Invincible tires look to be in great shape (1950's).. they weigh a ton, but the solid rubber core holds up well .. those tires were used by the French, so guessing at one time this was a French Army halftrack.
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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2020, 02:03:03 PM »
Mark, the weight of these things are insane! The rubber is disintegrating, everytime I barely touch it I look like I've come through a chimney..
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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2020, 02:04:54 PM »
It looks like we will be restoring in tandem as I’ve just bought a halftrack too. Mines in Holland and will be shipped over to the UK soon hopefully. The one I’ve bought is missing the rear floor but it does come with some of the M16 rear armour plate. I think I may have an issue replacing the floor unless anyone knows of someone doing repro M16 floors. BAIV have some of the repro rear armour I’m missing so at least that will be covered off.

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Re: Estimated weight for transport
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2020, 01:45:53 AM »
That is wonderful! You're going to have a ball with it! I hope the Dutchies will send it out real soon! Have fun with it!
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