M718A1 Restoration

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M718A1 Restoration

Post by hambone » Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:15 pm

Finally finished my 718 restoration, 2 years in the making, still need to add spare tire, data plate, litters and splint kit. Hope you enjoy the pics.
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Re: M718A1 Restoration

Post by hambone » Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:24 pm

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Re: M718A1 Restoration

Post by hambone » Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:28 pm

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Re: M718A1 Restoration

Post by Dave M38A1 » Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:54 pm

Wow,
That is some great work.
I love those ambulances. Great attention to detail.

Very Nice.



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Re: M718A1 Restoration

Post by hambone » Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:46 am

Thanks Dave, it's been a fun project and not so fun at times, finding all the parts was the hardest part.

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Re: M718A1 Restoration

Post by Dave M38A1 » Wed Mar 02, 2022 12:40 pm

Amazing you did all that in 2 years. worked on a 55 M38A1 project for more than 15, before I bought one running.



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Re: M718A1 Restoration

Post by Frank USMC » Fri Mar 04, 2022 6:02 am

I did a M38A1C, finding the parts was the hardest as you said, I got lucky as I found one guy who had some of the parts, but took the time over the years if he saw a part I needed he would contact me. He saved me so many times!
That jeep is nice, you did good!
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Re: M718A1 Restoration

Post by hambone » Fri Mar 04, 2022 7:05 am

Frank USMC wrote:
Fri Mar 04, 2022 6:02 am
I did a M38A1C, finding the parts was the hardest as you said, I got lucky as I found one guy who had some of the parts, but took the time over the years if he saw a part I needed he would contact me. He saved me so many times!
That jeep is nice, you did good!
One of the few, Frank USMC RET
Thanks for the comment Frank, It was like that with me, had a couple people come through on parts after they realized I was actually building the jeep. I'm glad they finally felt sorry for me, there were a couple parts I didn't think I would find, next build will be something that has parts readily available. :lol:

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Re: M718A1 Restoration

Post by lpcoating » Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:28 am

You do amazing work Buddy!

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Re: M718A1 Restoration

Post by hambone » Tue May 10, 2022 6:38 am

lpcoating wrote:
Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:28 am
You do amazing work Buddy!

Guy
Thanks Guy, I wish I had your metal fab skills.

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Re: M718A1 Restoration

Post by Rickf » Tue May 10, 2022 2:19 pm

I wish I had his metal fab tools!!!
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Re: M718A1 Restoration

Post by hambone » Sun May 15, 2022 9:16 am

Need some help from the M151 following, If you are a member of the Steel Soldiers site, I would appreciate you vote in the MV of the month. Voting will begin May 16th, help me out if you get a chance. Thanks, Buddy
https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/m ... 22.209140/
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Re: M718A1 Restoration

Post by hambone » Mon May 16, 2022 7:38 pm

Voting has begun, any vote would be appreciated. Thanks, Hambone


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