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It climbed onto the trailer all by itself, I swear!

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:17 am
by hkmp5a2
It's not my fault. I blame the jeep.



...But in all seriousness, my dad picked this up for me in North Carolina recently. Delivered 4/54, this M170 was apparently used by the Marine Corps according to its data plate. SN is MD-A10513. As you can see, it's pretty rough, but completely salvageable. Biggest rust issues are the right rear corner and front passenger floor. I'm more concerned about the parts hunt.

Re: It climbed onto the trailer all by itself, I swear!

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:31 pm
by Dave M38A1
Great find,

a diamond in the rough.
Great potential.

Another North Carolina Jeep is saved.
Take your time, and before you know it, it's going back together.
Once the engine out of my M38A1 is back from the machine shop I can make real progress.

Keep us posted and thanks for posting.

Dave

Re: It climbed onto the trailer all by itself, I swear!

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:47 am
by pecopfc
...I hate when that happens.... :lol:

Re: It climbed onto the trailer all by itself, I swear!

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:22 pm
by hkmp5a2
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Removed the steel plate covering the rear deck to discover six bullet holes. All rounds penetrated from underneath. Five are 7.62mm and one is .50 caliber. I have no idea how this happened.

Also, rust in the hat channel. I have a replacement donor panel that I will use to patch the rot.

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Re: It climbed onto the trailer all by itself, I swear!

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:35 am
by mharris162
Great find, I hope she is saved. I hate the fact that someone cut the front fenders up like that. They looked like they were in decent shape. :?

Re: It climbed onto the trailer all by itself, I swear!

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:35 am
by hkmp5a2
I know! Best I can figure is they may have been damaged. Notice the front bumper has been replaced with a home-made monstrosity as well. Could indicate impact damage. It's either that or someone really just wanted a flat fender....

Good news is I do have replacement fenders that are in great shape. Bad news is I haven't even seen this jeep in person yet. Still in the sandbox. :(

Re: It climbed onto the trailer all by itself, I swear!

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:51 pm
by hkmp5a2
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...Guess I'm on a bit of an M170 binge. Got this one from a member of the G. Very pleasant to deal with. Came with a lot of the hard to find parts...both seats, stretcher rails, some brackets here and there, spare tire carrier, etc. Not all of it is pictured. The rest is in the truck used to haul it home.

Re: It climbed onto the trailer all by itself, I swear!

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:19 pm
by Halsey
If I had a nickel for every time I tried that line on my wife after bringing home a jeep, I would be a rich man.
Lol!!

Of course, if I didn't have the jeep bug, I would be a slightly richer man as well....Ha! :D

Congrats on a nice find!!



Chris