Last Year of Production for USMC M151A2

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Last Year of Production for USMC M151A2

Post by dwesol » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:01 pm

I tried a few different searches, but found no definitive answer.
How long was the M151A2 produced for the USMC? 1978? 1980? Or, perhaps I phrased this question wrong? Did AM General make an M151A2 specific to the USMC during the Cold War era?
I’m just interested in the M151A2, and it’s later years.
Thanks
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Re: Last Year of Production for USMC M151A2

Post by Fil Bonica » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:27 pm

Have a 79 contract MC A2.
The harness , circuit breakers and horn have 80 or 81 dates on them.
I would guess it was made during that period.

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Re: Last Year of Production for USMC M151A2

Post by Rickf » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:40 pm

I don't know about the Marine specific ones but I know they were dating them into the mid eighties. Fil, Remember when you and your buddies came to Jersey to look at those ones near me? They were all mid eighties vehicles.
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Re: Last Year of Production for USMC M151A2

Post by markrdje » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:42 pm

I think my A2 was from the 1980's, I been trying to find Ken's email/PM
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Re: Last Year of Production for USMC M151A2

Post by dwesol » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:58 pm

Thank you for the replies. I was reminiscing with another Marine veteran, about a Motor T outfit that shared half a hangar at MCAS El Toro, in late 1979, early 1980. I remember seeing what appeared to be new, M151A2 models being inspected. Maybe an acceptance inspection and set up? I did not take any photos at that time. I wish I had. They did send me to a drivers school in Okinawa while I was stationed there. So that I would be licensed. After the school, I never had the opportunity to drive an M151 again.
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Re: Last Year of Production for USMC M151A2

Post by chuckh » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:35 pm

42 M2A1 Halftrack
42 37mm M3 anti=tank gun
42 M5A1 Stuart sold
43 WC51 sold
44 M8 Armored car Greyhound sold
60 M274 Mule
71 M818
85 M998 HMMWV

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Re: Last Year of Production for USMC M151A2

Post by dwesol » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:03 am

Wow!
That is a beautiful jeep. Looks like new. What a great example of a Cold War relic.
Any more photos?
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Re: Last Year of Production for USMC M151A2

Post by chuckh » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:51 pm

It’s All original Unrestored. I will take a few when I get back to it
42 M2A1 Halftrack
42 37mm M3 anti=tank gun
42 M5A1 Stuart sold
43 WC51 sold
44 M8 Armored car Greyhound sold
60 M274 Mule
71 M818
85 M998 HMMWV

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