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Smadge

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Mystery parts.
« on: March 13, 2021, 08:54:48 AM »
I was told these go to an M2. Large piece is 25 5/8 x 33 1/8 and I have two of these.  Other part I couldn’t figure out where it goes!
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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2021, 09:58:03 AM »
I don't know what the plates are for but the lower piece is part of the M2A1 conversion. It gives the ammo locker door something to close against after removing the full-length locker and replacing it with the half ammo locker.
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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2021, 10:10:16 AM »
I’ll take the lower bracket piece , if you are selling?  Happens that I need that piece. Was planning on making it. 

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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2021, 11:15:11 AM »
Jon, bingo! Thanks.

P3aflyer,

It’s yours. Send me your address in a PM.

Paul
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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2021, 04:17:31 PM »
The larger pieces are shelves for the ammo lockers.

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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2021, 04:54:18 PM »
What are the hinged pieces that are on the shelf in the center picture?

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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2021, 08:10:27 PM »
I'm not sure what those hinge things are.  Maybe they aren't the shelves, but the dimensions look right.  I've never seen an original one in person, nor have I seen any pictures of the shelves up close.  Those things do look similar to what is shown in the pic below though.

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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2021, 08:35:45 PM »
Looks like the hinge sits against the outer door so the shelf can be opened from inside. I dont see how that would work on the upper shelves withought a brace across the front but it exains the 2 notches in the lower angle plate that the side armor is attached to. Its neat to see.

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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2021, 08:42:07 PM »
If you're selling them, I'll take them Paul. Thanks.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2021, 08:46:41 AM by 8683jb »
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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2021, 07:48:40 AM »
I’ll be darned. I would have never thought that!!

Thanks all for solving the mystery!!!
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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2021, 06:07:07 PM »
The hinges on the shelves are blocks to keep all the ammo cans from sliding out if you open the door on a side hill. I have been looking for those hinges to copy for a long time. If you could take some more pictures with a tape measure....or sell me one to copy would be great!

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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2021, 02:14:07 AM »
I’ll take photos and measurements this afternoon.
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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2021, 04:57:52 PM »
Torque,

Looking at them closer and they are just 2” hinges with a 1/8” bent piece attached to it!  Very simple to make. There are also two tapered 1/4” holes on each side. Only tapered on one side.
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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2021, 05:40:27 PM »
Thanks for posting. Now I have something else on the list to make ;D.

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Re: Mystery parts.
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2021, 06:40:58 PM »
Yeah - thanks Paul. It'd be easier if you'd just sell them to me!
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