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Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by Thundercat97 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:00 am

Guys,

I have a M3 Half-track that I need to install all the seat backs (the plywood canvas covered ones) but I need some help with measurements, etc

1. What is the dimension of the plywood used for the back rest on the Driver and Passenger seats? Plywood thickness?
2. What is the dimension of the plywood used for the back rest that attaches to the fuel tank covers? Plywood thickness?
3. What is the dimension of the plywood used for the back rest that attaches to the upper troop seat back rest (behind the 3 man troop seat lid)? Plywood thickness?

Also, any photos, etc... would be appreciated. please email me at rs_ross@hotmail.com

Thanks
Rob

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Re: Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by HALFWITT » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:09 pm

THUNDERCAT97

I CAN GET THE DIMENSION FOR THE SEAT BACKS WHEN I VISIT MY HT TOMORROW.WE HAD METAL BACKS WITH TURNED UP AND WELDED EDGES MADE AT A LOCAL METAL SHOP. I THINK THEY CHARGED ABOUT $60 EACH FOR THEM. THE PLYWOOD WAS 1/4" CUT TO FIT INSIDE THE BACK PLATES WITH 1/4" CLEARANCE FOR THE CANVAS TO ROLL OVER THE EDGE.BOLTS FROM THE INSIDE OF THE PLYWOOD THROUGH THE METAL PLATES TO MATCH THE HOLES IN THE SEAT BACK UPRIGHTS. I WILL GET MEASURMENTS AND POST THEM LATER TOMORROW,MAYBE SOME PICTURES IF POSSIBLE.
WE COPIED THIS FROM AN OLD RUSTY SEAT.
HOPE THIS HELPS
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Re: Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by Thundercat97 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:16 am

Thanks, much appreciated.
Rob

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Re: Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by HALFWITT » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:34 pm

THUNDERCAT 97
THE PLYWOOD BACK FOR THE M-3 FRONT SEAT BACK MEASURES 13 9/16" X 15 1/2". THE BOTOM BOLT HOLES ARE 3" UP FROM THE BOTTOM AND 1 1/2" FROM THE SIDES. THE TOP HOLES ARE 3 11/16 DOWN FROM THE TOP AND 1 1/2 " FROM THE SIDE. WE REDUCED ALL SIDES BY 1/4" TO ALLOW CLEARENCE FOR THE CANVAS WHEN INSTALLED IN THE METAL BACKS. IF YOU DON'T USE THE METAL THAT WOULDN'T BE NESSARY. IF YOU NEED THE METAL BACKS I CAN GET THEM MADE FOR YOU.
I DON'T HAVE THE MEASURMENTS FOR THE BACK RESTS HANDY, THEY ARE IN THE TRUCK. I'LL GET THEM FOR YOU NEXT TIME I'M THERE. THEY WERE TAKEN FROM A M-3 IN THE PATTOM MUSEUM A FEW WEEKS AGO. MANY THANKS TO THE MUSEUM FOR THEIR HELP!
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Re: Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by Desertdog » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:07 pm

Hi TC97,
here are the sizes of the seat backs we make for the Halftrack,
front single size 13 1/2" x 16"
rear double 34" x 10"
rear triple 52" x 10"

We have sold quite a few sets and have had no problems,we also make up the cushions to original pattern with the stencil markings on as found on my original M3 HT .

I will try and post some pics tomorrow of some I am making at the moment for customers on the continent.

Jim.
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Re: Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by Thundercat97 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:18 am

Thanks Jim, I look forward to seeing them
Rob

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Re: Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by Desertdog » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:32 pm

Hi TC, sorry for the delay in posting the pictures of the HT seat backrests, the pictures dont do the seats justice sat on my work bench. They are actually for Willy63 who is a G member so maybe he will take some pictures of them in his M3A1 when they are fitted.

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Re: Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by Desertdog » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:48 pm

Here is a couple of pics of the HT cushions.

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sorry again for picture quality.

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Re: Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by willy63 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:26 am

hello everybody

hum hum my seatare very nice jim...!!!

i bought 3 complete sets of half track canvas to desertdog,they are perfect for me,good quality,good size.
i also bought lot of canvas from jim,for hellcat,GMC,jeep,...he also made specilal order with special size and all time it was perfect. :wink:
only very small problem is sometime he is in trouble for delay :lol: ,but i can understand because they are just 2 to do the job and they do perfect things so he receive lot of orders so big trouble. :mrgreen: .
it's difficult to find someone who do perfect canvas here,some friends test other dealer and lot of problem to put canvas on vehicle.
that's my opinion only .
order will be ok for end of month jim ??
willy
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Re: Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by Thundercat97 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:01 am

Jim,

Thanks for the post, they look great. I am going down the path of making mine and these photos will help me in addition to the input all the other guys have given me. Thanks everyone for the help. Off to work on the track - nothing like taking some vacation days to work on the it :D

Rob
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Re: Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by Jeroen Sleijpen » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:10 am

I can second willy63 on this one!
Bought canvas for several vehicles from Jim of Allied forces and it is just great stuff!
I also bought the seat cushions and backs for my halftrack and they look neat and just like they are pictured in the factory pics!

Keep up the good work Jim!

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Re: Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by Desertdog » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:55 pm

BTT

Anybody need Half Track canvas goods please contact me

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Re: Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by Desertdog » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:34 am

BTT
44 Ford GPW
42 Diamond T 968
44 Mack NO2
42 White M3 Halftrack
42 M4A4 Sherman
44 M4 High Speed Tractor
43 Caterpillar D4 2T
43 Fruehauf 8 ton Engineers trailer
43 M9 Rogers trailer
41 International TD18 dozer
41 GMC352 hard cab
4? M10 Ammunition Trailer

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Re: Half-track seat backs - dimensions?

Post by appel » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:39 am

I once bought cushion set for my scout car!!!!!!
Best price Best quality!!!!
thanks JIM
Know in need for cushion set for m2a1
m3a1scout car '43
wc-1dodge '41
willy'smb '43
willy's overland+converto trailer '42
cckw352 c/c wo/w ring mount civil dash '41
benhur with rubber landing wheel '41+'43+'44
cckw352 o/c w/w and gun mount '42
m10 ammo trailer '43
wc-63 with ring mount


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