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8683jb

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #180 on: April 12, 2019, 08:39:18 AM »
Those look great Gary! Nice job!
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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #181 on: April 12, 2019, 09:14:45 AM »
The white lettering on the control knobs looks great.
Any tips on how you did it?

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Keith
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yd328

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #182 on: April 13, 2019, 04:56:19 AM »
Keith,

I painted the knobs and let the paint dry a few days before adding the white. I used Testors model paint for the white. It was applied with a fine brush, then I used a paper towel with mineral spirits, gently wiping and dabbing away the excess paint.

Gary

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« Reply #183 on: April 13, 2019, 09:07:01 PM »
Thanks for the info.
I'll give it a shot.
They really look great!!

Keith
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1952 M100
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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #184 on: September 08, 2019, 06:39:46 AM »
Looking good Gary. Just to let you know the small raised piece with the hole in it in the front locker is for the antenna mast used on M2 halftracks. Antenna mounts are different on M2A1 depending on the radio used. If you plan to install a pulpit you will need the two piece crossmember mount for the rear leg to mount to.

Steve A.

Anybody have a photo of the "two piece crossmember mount" mentioned in the above post?

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Keith
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1952 M100
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yd328

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #185 on: September 09, 2019, 07:43:14 PM »

It is the brace towards the front, bolted together in the center. I can get you some better pictures in a couple days if you need them. There are four bolts in the center and three bolt holes to the right. The three holes are for the pulpit bracing pole.

Gary

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« Reply #186 on: September 09, 2019, 08:05:11 PM »
OK....understand now.
Thank you!!!

Keith
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1952 M100
1941 M2A1
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steve1973

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #187 on: September 11, 2019, 06:04:44 PM »
I finally got a chance to get in my halftrack. Here are the photos of the two pieces.





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« Reply #188 on: September 12, 2019, 04:46:55 AM »
OK...seeing this it makes even more sense.
The PO bought the floor assembly back around 2005.
It came with a piece I couldn't figure out.
It's a one-piece crossmember but the ends are made exactly like your photo.

Now I know!!!!

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Keith
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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #189 on: October 09, 2019, 05:16:30 PM »
Finally got the back plates fixed up so they can be used. They are going to need a little touch up before final paint.





Gary

8683jb

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #190 on: October 09, 2019, 06:32:21 PM »
Nice job Gary! They look great.
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steve1973

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #191 on: October 09, 2019, 09:44:11 PM »
Wow, looks great!

R.E.Co.

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« Reply #192 on: October 10, 2019, 09:09:29 AM »
Awesome!!!! Looks like a few of us are on "track" to finish our "tracks" at the same time! Looks great!
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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #193 on: October 23, 2019, 01:13:51 PM »
Way to go! Full speed ahead!

Don G.
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1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
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1945 WC 63 needs restoration
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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #194 on: October 23, 2019, 05:34:43 PM »
Looking great!!!

Keith
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1952 M100
1941 M2A1
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