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emptyhead

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Re: More progress
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2018, 07:45:12 AM »
Thanks guy will try and get some sheet steel bent up for the tanks next should be interesting.

emptyhead

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Re: More progress
« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2018, 01:27:02 PM »
Finally mounted the rear armor.put my brothers to work when they came over for Christmas. Paul’s stuff went together real nice.





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Re: More progress
« Reply #62 on: December 30, 2018, 01:34:21 PM »
Thiese two brackets where bolted to the armor on both sides near the pioneer tools. Are they for a halftrack.

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Re: More progress
« Reply #63 on: December 30, 2018, 03:36:34 PM »
I don't know about the brackets David, but the rest of it looks fantastic! Great job.
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col.halftrack

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Re: More progress
« Reply #64 on: January 02, 2019, 11:16:05 AM »
 Yes,
 Those are part of the Multiple Shovel and Mattock MWO upgrade.
 
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Re: More progress
« Reply #65 on: January 02, 2019, 08:58:28 PM »
Thiese two brackets where bolted to the armor on both sides near the pioneer tools. Are they for a halftrack.


Hey if you decide you don’t need the brackets let me know!

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emptyhead

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Re: More progress
« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2019, 06:47:51 AM »
Started on the tanks. Thought I’d be here last year oh well.



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Re: More progress
« Reply #67 on: February 10, 2019, 09:19:59 AM »
Looks good, yep I think I see light at the end of the tunnel! (Or is it a gorilla with a flashlight!)

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

emptyhead

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Re: More progress
« Reply #68 on: March 17, 2019, 03:47:31 PM »
Just finished the first tank and it was a real tig welding learning experience. Started the second one and that one is goin much easier just have to get some fittings. Goofed up and put the baffle on the wrong side of the tanks. Not going to cut them open and redo. Question about the sending unit. Where it bolts to the tank doe it just sit on top level with the tank or is it recessed in the tank a little. The senders will be towards the rear of the track instead of in front. The tank covers should hide it.

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Re: More progress
« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2019, 06:51:32 AM »
Finally finished my fuel tanks, I know the sending units are on the wrong side. Was to far into the build to switch around must have had a dyslexic moment. Will see how install turns out.

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Re: More progress
« Reply #70 on: August 31, 2020, 06:56:59 PM »
Haven’t gotten a new photo hosting site since photobucket tried to put the scores to me, so just written update. Finally gave up on the old engine and picked up one from sindorf trading in the Netherlands. Really nice piece of kit. Painted it and took the clutch apart so it wouldn’t stick. Installed it and what a world of difference, was able to pull a steady vacum and ran pretty good. After the crb filled up she started on the second try. Installed  the radiator and armor. Tighten the important stuff up and put the old tracks on this weekend. Finally took her out for her first drive on Sunday.had the pit crew and some fire extinguishers along. She ran great and smoothed out 3/4 of the way through the trip around the neighborhood. Ran her for about 20 minutes. First time I was able to drive her since I picked her up 7 1/2 years ago. What a great feeling. Now I have a long punch list of stuff to take care of before she almost done ( their never quite done ever). Also started making my own auto car nuts they aren’t perfect but will pass the 3 foot sniff test. Hopefully I’ll have pics and videos soon, can’t quite figure out the 503 picture site, anyone have a better site for picture and video hosting. Thanks a lot guy for all the help over the years and up to this point and especially Steve for starting this site. Will keep you updated.

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Re: More progress
« Reply #71 on: September 01, 2020, 01:41:30 AM »
sending units are recessed into the tanks.
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Re: More progress
« Reply #72 on: September 01, 2020, 06:57:13 AM »
First drives are always exciting!!
Nice job!!

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Re: More progress
« Reply #73 on: September 02, 2020, 03:07:49 PM »
Congrats on the engine, I know it felt great to have the track out moving again after so long.  Wish I had access to a tig.

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Re: More progress
« Reply #74 on: April 18, 2021, 10:36:49 AM »
Haven’t posted in awhile finally figured out how to use 503. Here’s some pics from last summer with the engine I got from sindorf.







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