MAC replica 37mm plans anyone?

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MAC replica 37mm plans anyone?

Post by redcoat54th » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:51 am

Does anyone have a copy of the MAC replica build instructions they are willing to share? Thanks, Bob
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Re: MAC replica 37mm plans anyone?

Post by susmiester » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:50 pm

no plans but I was able to build one by just going and measuring all components from a real one at the local museum that now closed. good luck
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Re: MAC replica 37mm plans anyone?

Post by redcoat54th » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:44 am

susmiester I am doing the same thing but have not found one in the local area yet. Working mainly from pictures. One thing I can say is its a lot of fun to do.
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Post by Tankdriver » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:37 pm

I live outside of Memphis, and you can come up and look at mine, and get all the photos and measurements, if you want.
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Re: MAC replica 37mm plans anyone?

Post by thunder37 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:26 am

Bob, and other guys interested in building up a 37mm ATG,

I am Brent, owner of MAC Sytems Replicas. My son and I build M3 and M6 37mm replicas, among many other replica items. I am happy to see there is much interest in owning replicas these days, as real weapons pose many issues, not to mention the cost. To my knowledge, we are the first to commercialize this type of product, ever. Some guys have built one-offs, because they are able, have the time and a nice shop, and the money. Some would rather just buy one already finished.

I spent hundreds, maybe a thousand hours, doing the research, photographing, designing, and sourcing the components to build a good replica. I knew from the beginning that somewhere out there, people would build their own, either researching actual units, or copying mine. My plans are copyrighted, hoping to discourage too much copying of my work. I don't sell the plans, for the same reason. And that's why we offer the kits as an option. It is a way to give the enthusiast a leg up, so to speak, to build a nice replica using the starting point of a kit that propels them easily into a finished unit, rather than too much struggle.

We offer our M3 and M6 in two ways, at least:
-Kit form, where all the hard parts are done. These parts include items where special fabrication techniques are either above and beyond the normal MV enthusiast skills, or require specialized equipment. All other items required are detailed in my PLANS which are the starting subject of this thread.
-Fully assembled, turnkey M3 or M6, assembled, welded, primed, painted and stenciled.

So we are very reasonable with our pricing, keeping in mind the collector like ourselves: A lot of interest and not a lot of money to spend. We work very hard with a lot of passion for this hobby. Please help us stay in this honorable hobby as a supplier by respecting our work and efforts.

Let us know if we can help in any way.

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Re: MAC replica 37mm plans anyone?

Post by jimbo648 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:43 pm

I have been waiting since September for a quote on a parts kit. We finally found a display 37mm and took measurements. So I guess we will have to start building one without the kit. What is the price now for a finished one?

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Re: MAC replica 37mm plans anyone?

Post by thunder37 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:09 pm

Hey Jimbo,

Sorry for the delay. My son has partnered with me on the replicas, and in a bit of a holding pattern on M3's since we are working on a different business arrangement and we should have turn-key M3's in a few months.

As for the kits, we may not be offering those for a while. They are actually quite labor intensive just to make the kit and we are moving toward turn-key only.

I'll definitely let you know as soon as we get rolling again with finished M3's, ok?

Thanks!

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Re: MAC replica 37mm plans anyone?

Post by susmiester » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:45 pm

If you know basic welding I could possibly make a set of dimension plans if you need them it took me about 3 mths to make mine and start using it.
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Re: MAC replica 37mm plans anyone?

Post by jimbo648 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:42 pm

My partner in this endeavor is a retired welder. And his partner has his own machine shop. So plans would be a great bonus. Thanks

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Re: MAC replica 37mm plans anyone?

Post by Andy Cole » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:57 am

I've been dragging my feet for a year or more, however here is a link to a build I started about 4-5 years ago. I am,...er...ugh...was, building a replica 37mm ATG. I've got to see if I can find the pics that photobucket has hid, and load them directly to the G.

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Re: MAC replica 37mm plans anyone?

Post by redcoat54th » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:02 am

Many thanks Andy. Its just nice to see pictures of a build so I can see if I am on track and going down the same path. I have spent most of my time lately on restoring my M151A1. After I get the Mutt back together, it's "full time" working on the 37mm. PS wish I had some of your machinery LOL. Bob

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