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yd328

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M2a1 progress
« on: September 19, 2011, 06:43:05 PM »
Here is where I am at with my M2a1 so far.



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Still a looong way to go. It's now time to move up front.
Gary

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 07:09:31 PM »
Hey, progress is progress...looking good so far Gary.

-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

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 08:54:50 PM »
Looks good, my tractor broke down this summer so I don't have any way to lift the heavy stuff I need to pull the engine and trans then shorten up the frame. Then I can go back up hill. Keep posting pictures keeps me motivated.


Thanks Don G. 
1941 M2A1 not restored
1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
1967 M51A2 Tractor
1945 WC 63 needs restoration
1967 M36 Long wheel base duece
1951 M135 GMC Fire truck conversion

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 09:39:17 AM »
lookin good
was yours running before you took it apart?
thats a very complete halftrack. where did you find it?
steve

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 01:30:18 PM »
hello,

very complete halftrack, nice buggys restauraion.
thomas
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yd328

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 07:24:05 PM »
Thanks guys,

Now if I can move at Thomas's speed that would be great. It was running and I drove it around a bit, so it will be nice to get back to driving again.
Don I have learned that everything on it is heavy, even the small stuff. Get that tractor running.

Gary

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 08:33:47 AM »
I have always heard the best way to keep interest is to get it running and drive it for a while before working on it again.  The tough part is getting it running.  :P

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011, 12:21:04 PM »
I have always heard the best way to keep interest is to get it running and drive it for a while before working on it again.  The tough part is getting it running.  :P

I have to admit that is what has kept me going on mine.  Work on it, play with it, work on it again, and so on.  Although I have to admit that seeing these great frame off restorations make me a bit envious.
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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2011, 01:04:40 PM »
hello gery,

the only one who help thomas it´s me, Andrea  ;) the other ones are just drinking beer and watching working people.

thomas says, lets make a competition who finished first.
the winner will visit the looser and will a get some beer for free  ;D
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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2011, 02:40:46 PM »
i wish i was closer to you thomas. i would like to be one of those people drinking beer and watching.  :D

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2011, 07:32:23 AM »
Gary looking great I wish I was as far along as you are. I like the name on the front bumper. You should add a HOO after it. ;D

yd328

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2011, 06:08:41 PM »
Sounds like you guys have the same problem over there. There is always someone to drink the beer but not many that want to work :).

I'll have to add WOO HOO to the list of possible names on the door ;)


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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2012, 08:20:57 PM »
A little bit of progress. The springs were taken apart, cleaned (a lot of crud inbetween the leafs), and new bushings installed.



The front axle has been taken apart and I have painted the parts and installing new diffential bearings.




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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2012, 09:54:56 PM »
Your really taking her down. Nice job on the front axle. Keep plugging away.  :D

Don G.
1941 M2A1 not restored
1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
1967 M51A2 Tractor
1945 WC 63 needs restoration
1967 M36 Long wheel base duece
1951 M135 GMC Fire truck conversion

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2012, 09:48:52 PM »
Looking very nice. I now know who to ask for advice when I get to this point. ;) ;D Keep upt the good work!
Steve A.