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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by yd328 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:01 am

Can you tell me where I can get that or a part number for it
I bought mine at a local CARQUEST. I used Cardone #51-8030. I believe it is a Ford truck hydrovac.

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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by noivan » Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:47 pm

Thank you.Gary

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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by yd328 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:18 pm

Here's the parking brake assembly broken down, cleaned up and mounted.
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I found out the adjuster lock nut was missing. I found out during reassembly looking in the TM.
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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by Spec4Don » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:52 am

Looks good Gary, another step down the road. Have you seen that glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel yet :mrgreen:

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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by yd328 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:32 am

Have you seen that glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel yet :mrgreen:
It's starting to look like a halftrack again, that's a plus. We'll see what I can get done by winter :wink:

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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by yd328 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:41 pm

I started to take the rear troop floor apart to rebuild. I have to patch a couple places and make a new piece for the floor behind the driver. I'll see what the chain box bottoms look like after blasting.
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Here's the piece that is cut up. There was an opening for the radio wiring in it that was taken out. Does anyone have a measurement for the opening?
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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by yd328 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:29 am

Thanks to Steve A's measurements I was able to have a new floor panel made. While the floor storage compartment assembly is out being blasted I have been cleaning, repairing and painting the armor plates. I found some markings under the paint on one of the panels and removed the radio junction boxes.

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I also found this after blasting the rear panel.
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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by yd328 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:32 pm

The trrop floor is back from the blaster. Now I have some swiss cheese chain box bottoms to replace :( . I can also weld in the new floor plate.
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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by yd328 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:28 pm

A new panel was made locally and welded in for the driver side, directly behind the driver. This is where a SCR-506 was mounted instead of a ammo box. I got a repro rear chain cox from Steve V, it fits great. It's just placed in for now, I hope to paint this week and weld it in.

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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by yd328 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:26 pm

The rear chain box is installed. I removed the center section of the front one to have a local metal shop bend up a new one.
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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by yd328 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:15 pm

The new pieces for the front box are done and welded together. :D
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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by yd328 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:16 pm

The new front chain box is installed. The shop did a great job bending it up, it fits perfect.
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The dash needed a repair where the choke cable goes, it was drilled out larger. A new piece of metal is welded in and drilled out to the correct size.
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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by yd328 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:40 pm

It's starting to look like a halftrack again :D . The dash was installed and wired over the winter. Now that it's painting season again I'm working on the floors.
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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by vj » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:23 am

Looks great, Thanks for all the pictures. :D vj
I have got four running halftracks,plus 5 ton ww2 semi-truck,1943 willys jeep and other ww2 vehicles,plus a lot of parts to trade on. Wendell in Tn.

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Re: M2A1 Progress

Post by RCASSIN » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:10 pm

Looks great. I need you at West Point for mine. Where in CT are you? Thanks, Rob
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