Author Topic: M3 rear armor hole locations.  (Read 688 times)

Jesse

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M3 rear armor hole locations.
« on: February 23, 2022, 06:46:31 AM »
Looking for the location of the fuel tank cover holes, and the footman loop holes.

Billy B

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Re: M3 rear armor hole locations.
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2022, 07:36:09 AM »
Measured to center of screw holes:

All are 8" down from top of armor.

Measurements for side loops are from rear of vehicle to the rear screw (I hooked my tape measure on the outside of back corner of armor and measured towards front to the first screw on loop):
   
2-3/8"       
10-3/8"
18-3/8"
44-3/8"
70"
96"
104"
110"

Left colum is what Tuffman posted on G503:  He must have measured from front of vehicle.
Right column is what I calculated from my measurements from the rear assuming 2” hole-to-hole loop.

Front Side Armor Plate.
1-3/4"        2”
9-3/4"       10”
35-3/4"            36”

Rear Side Armor Plate
61-1/4"         61-5/8”
87-1/4"         87-5/8”
95-1/4"         95-3/8”
103-1/4"       103-5/8”

Measurements for rear loops are measured from the left/drivers side going towards the right to the center of the left screw hole (hooking tape measure on the outside corner of armor and measuring to the left screw on loop):
5-1/2"
18-1/2"
26-7/8"
48-7/8"
56-7/8"
69-7/8"

8683jb

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Re: M3 rear armor hole locations.
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2022, 12:13:28 PM »
This is the kind of detailed information that really helps someone who's making their own parts from scratch. Thanks for taking the time to measure and post these, Billy.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2022, 11:12:55 AM by 8683jb »
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