Restoration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

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Restoration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by Mountaineer » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:03 am

Hi everyone,

want to share some pics of my attempt to get AC M7 #24 as close as possible to factory condition.
All comments welcome.
If someone has some parts for this vehicle for sale, feel free to contact me :)

Arrival at my house, 29 january 2011
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one day later
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next day
speedo ...
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as the days pass
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slightly altered back of frame
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back to original
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where the tracks have damaged the frame
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the engine
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and gearbox
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front suspension and steering
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tracks and boogies
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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by Mountaineer » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:20 am

engine was in very good condition, only had to grind the valves and adjusted them
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frame repaired, sandplasted and painted
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Dash and engine fitted to frame
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Instruments back in place with original speedo
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Sandblasted and painted hood with reg. no.
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and front lights
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Engine pre-heater fitted
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More pics to come in a few days
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44 Converto Trailer (3)
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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by willy63 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:58 pm

hello

it's a superb restoration,congratulation !!

this vehicle was used by army ?? what is the manufacture date ??

very interesting vehicle

willy
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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by Mountaineer » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:11 pm

Thanks Willy,

Made for the U.S. Army and Airforce in 1944 as a rescue vehicle for downed aircrew in snowy country.
291 were ever made, all in 1944 and less than 40 still known to exist.
This is number 24 and has D.O.D 4 - 4 - 44
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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by Jon » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:23 pm

willy63 wrote: this vehicle was used by army ??

very interesting vehicle

willy
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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by willy63 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:56 pm

thanks for link

very interesting machine

where did you find your M7 ? in belgium ?

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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by Mountaineer » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:42 pm

willy63 wrote:thanks for link

very interesting machine

where did you find your M7 ? in belgium ?

willy
Hi Willy,

found this one in Colorado, a few miles away from Camp Hale, former training grounds of the U.S. 10th Mountain Division.
As far as I know, there are only 2 in Europe.
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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by Mountaineer » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:27 am

Update:
Radiator repaired and put back in place.
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Transmission and rear axle overhauled, only had to replace 2 inner oil seals in the rear axle, all the rest was as new.
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Fueltank repaired and mounted on the frame.
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And outer window frame sandblasted, painted and back in place
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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by Gordon_M » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:27 am

Excellent work Tom.

Merry Christmas, your sprockets will be with you in the New year.

Gordon
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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by Mountaineer » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:38 pm

Gordon_M wrote:Excellent work Tom.

Merry Christmas, your sprockets will be with you in the New year.

Gordon
Thanks Gordon,
Merry Christmas to you too.
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42 GE 60" SL
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43 M3A1 Scout Car
43 PE-95-G + Trailer
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44 Converto Trailer (3)
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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by 17thAirborne » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:20 am

Very impressive restoration work! I have a lot to learn from you as I work on the Clark Airborne Bull Dozer.
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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by TopKick » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:55 am

Outstanding! 8)
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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by Mountaineer » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:08 am

Thanks guys :)

New set of wheels have arrived, Firestone 3-rib 4.00-15
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Didn't have to go to work today and started to make a new floor.
Only piece of floor that was left on the M7, 1/2" thick plywood:
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And the new floor parts:
Drivers floor
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Fueltank floor
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Fueltank and passenger floor
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Passenger floor and toolbox
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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by Mountaineer » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:00 am

Got some more work done the last few days

added the steering box and steering rod:
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brakeshoes reinstalled:
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Compass installed:
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Driveshaft fitted:
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Floor plates:
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Rear body parts:
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Re: Restauration of Allis Chalmers M7 #24

Post by Gordon_M » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:28 am

Tom,

Robert, at DATAPLATES4U, is in the process of copying plates for my T-36, and included is the round plate for the heater instructions.

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I'm not 100% sure that this same plate appeared on the M7 dash, but it is the same heater, so if you need a plate...

Anyone know for sure?
Gordon

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