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pictures of your halftrack => members tracks => Topic started by: Hammerhead on September 02, 2017, 05:25:24 PM

Title: Completed Halftrack
Post by: Hammerhead on September 02, 2017, 05:25:24 PM
Well after around a year and a half I was able to recently bring my halftrack home.  We were working on it in St. Louis since there were more guys up there to help with it.  I had a great group of several guys that were invaluable on this project.  The Halftrack started out it's life a White M16 delivered in August 1943 but as you can see in the following pictures it was restored a M3.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/XKsPj0.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnXKsPj0j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/9S9AIi.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pm9S9AIij)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/h3CHws.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmh3CHwsj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/Wyfza5.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poWyfza5j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/yIRsWA.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnyIRsWAj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/wnaxi4.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmwnaxi4j)

The last picture you can see the "power steering" that came with it it makes turning a breeze!  There is still things to be done but the large part is finally completed!
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: 8683jb on September 02, 2017, 05:50:46 PM
Nice!! What a clean job! Now you get to start the fun part of wearing it out. As rapidly as I'm breaking down, I might have to look into that power steering mod for mine.
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: Darth_Kitten on September 02, 2017, 10:28:47 PM
awesome!
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: emptyhead on September 03, 2017, 04:56:29 AM
Very nice
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: Outsider on September 03, 2017, 06:38:45 AM
Excellent Job! Glad to see it finally together.

Steve
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: yd328 on September 06, 2017, 04:20:38 PM
Great job on your halftrack. It looks fantastic.

Gary
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: woodwalker on September 06, 2017, 09:17:23 PM
Very nice power steering bolt on or was there modification to mount it?
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: steve1973 on September 11, 2017, 08:34:57 PM
What a great looking halftrack!! You did a fantastic job. ;D

The power steering setup was made by Southern Parts. Here is a link to a post I made about it http://halftrackinfo.com/index.php?topic=121.0. I'm hoping to recreate this set up for mine in the future.

Steve A.
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: Hammerhead on September 12, 2017, 06:54:27 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments.   It truly means a lot coming from the knowledgable Members on this Forum.  The restoration was at the same time an incredibly frustrating and exhilarating project.  It was with great pride another one was saved from an existence stuck in a barn for years.  I was just thankful it was UNDER a roof though and not sitting out in the weather!!  Of course a restoration is never "done" but at least it is mostly completed.

Steve, thanks for clarifying the power steering Mod on my halftrack.  It is really amazing how EASY it is to turn/steer.  I can actually turn it with two fingers!  After driving my friend's Halftrack I REALLY appreciate this Mod!  I was told by several Halftrack guys that it had come from Southern Parts.  Interestingly, The Ranch I purchased the Halftrack from stated they had purchased it in 1995 at a place in Oklahoma with the Mod already on there.  He couldn't remember the name but he said the place had at least a couple dozen halftracks at the time of purchase.
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: Hammerhead on August 08, 2020, 06:46:48 PM
Update; I recently put on the Mine Racks that I got back in the Winter.  They were excellently produced by our very own Darth Kitten here on Halftrackinfo!  I think they turned out really well!

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/gpTdzj.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmgpTdzjj)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/BUPUmv.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poBUPUmvj)

Here they are with "gear" loaded up.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/SFz2Z0.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmSFz2Z0j)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/SLgZ1M.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poSLgZ1Mj)
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: 8683jb on August 08, 2020, 07:26:22 PM
Those look great!! You can get a couple of beers in each of those 30 cal. cans, thus making mine racks an absolute necessity.
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: coreyelliott on August 09, 2020, 12:32:23 AM
That looks awesome!  Congratulations!  I can only hope ours looks anything close to as good as that.

Corey
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: Cleprechaun on August 10, 2020, 01:36:35 AM
WOW, just wow.
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: spillmk1 on August 10, 2020, 05:22:05 AM
Looks really great!!

Keith
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: spec4don on August 10, 2020, 09:16:09 AM
Bravo! Looking really good!

Don G.
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: coreyelliott on August 10, 2020, 04:44:15 PM
Beautiful.  :o

Corey
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: vj on August 10, 2020, 06:13:43 PM
 Looks great.  You have a really nice halftrack. I  Like the power steering,  Our four halftracks  has had the power steering for several years now.  It makes driven  fun.   vj
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: RB-058 on August 12, 2020, 07:13:49 AM
Amazing result! Well done!
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: mkoloc on August 25, 2020, 09:46:26 AM
Beautiful job ... the power steering unit is awesome touch
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: BillM3 on January 06, 2021, 04:15:49 PM
Wow that Halftrack looks brand new. Good Job.
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: mfrance on January 06, 2021, 05:49:47 PM
 Excellent  rescue and restoration.
Question  the vertical  armor plate behind side  doors on both sides must be original m16 as it has no footman loop  for the full m3 top..
Title: Re: Completed Halftrack
Post by: Hammerhead on May 29, 2021, 07:20:32 AM
Good Eye mfrance!  You're right.  It is the original armor.