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yd328

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2014, 05:39:44 PM »
It's been a while since I've posted some progress. Here's a couple of updated photos. I hope to get some of the wiring done this winter along with the transmission and transfer case.

Gary


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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2014, 12:18:15 AM »
Good job :)
1941 GMC 353 A1      restored
1943 GMC 352 B1      restored
1943 WILLYS MB        restored
1944 TRAILER MBT     restored
19..   CHECKER 1T      restored
19 . . AUTOCAR M2     under restored

spec4don

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2014, 06:53:35 AM »
Awesome Gary she is going to be sweet! Keep the pictures coming I love seeing progress.

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 #18 on: November 09, 2014, 06:27:45 AM »
Good progress gary

yd328

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2014, 05:35:10 PM »
Thanks, I'll try to keep the updates coming.

Gary

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2014, 10:23:52 PM »
that looks great.


yd328

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2015, 06:26:01 PM »
Just finished up the ignition wires, coil box and some other engine compartment stuff. Also, put a new piece of metal in the bottom of the battery box.






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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2015, 06:39:39 PM »
Excellent Gary ;D She's going to be a beauty, the engine compartment is fantastic!

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 #23 on: June 28, 2015, 09:09:49 PM »
Nice Gary!  Watching it come together is fascinating!  Everyone seems to have different challenges and it's interesting to see the solutions.  Keep it up!

-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 #24 on: June 30, 2015, 11:07:10 PM »
Gary
Want to echo what both Tom and Don said.  Well done.  That's actually the first photo I have seen of the shielded distro/spark plugs. Fantastic. 
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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2015, 01:06:25 PM »
I really like the dark grey for the engine. I painted mine the Massey Ferguson grey.

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2015, 06:22:22 AM »
Very nice. I have to work on battery box it gave me some ideas.

yd328

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2015, 09:13:36 PM »
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Very nice. I have to work on battery box it gave me some ideas
Parts of it were paper thin and all of the studs on the bottom of the tray had broke loose. I drill new mounting holes and welded in some bolts and ground the heads off.
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I really like the dark grey for the engine. I painted mine the Massey Ferguson grey
That was a mistake made by the engine builder, its Chevrolet grey. As you can see I liked it, so it stays.

Gary

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2015, 07:09:32 PM »
As I've been stripping the hood and other armor pieces I have found some grease pencil marks under the paint. Here is a before and after of a hood panel. I'm assuming either steel lot numbers or job numbers?



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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2015, 02:27:25 PM »
Oil pan armor repaired and installed.



Also, started putting the idlers and shackles back together. So far going back together easier. 




Gary