My WWII Ordnance Restorations UPDATED September 2018

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Re: My WWII Ordnance Restorations UPDATED 7 November 2017

Post by Chuckm » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:56 pm

I have two .30 cal ammo crates that I am making new bottoms for. Does anyone have an idea where to get the large "wingnut/washer" for holding the tops on??

I do have all four of the "hoops" that go around the crate but no wingnut/washers. So I will need eight of them. The crates I have do not seem to have any marking on them from having been "banded" with metel strap for shipping. Was this normal or am I missing something?

I seem to remember that the air cleaner on my Dads 65 Ford PU used that stile but can't find on to check! :-)

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Re: My WWII Ordnance Restorations UPDATED 7 November 2017

Post by Quest Master » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:04 am

A few new recent restorations:
A 1942 U.S. M55A1 practice projectile. Before and after restoration. Sand blasted, epoxy filled and sanded, painted, created the stencils and painted again then polished the rotating band:
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And a 1945 British wooden ammunition box. Before and after restoration. Sanded, color matched and painted, created stencils and painted again:
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Van
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42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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Post by Quest Master » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:29 pm

New restoration work! First let me say, I am not a fan of people stripping down perfectly good practice grenades and rockets and turning them into the HE versions. With that said, these WWII era Practice Rifle Grenades were in HORRIBLE condition!!! The were fired, the fins dented and missing and the same goes for the nose cones. Plus, lots of pitting and holes. So, a bit of careful work, sand blasting, epoxy and welding, reshaping the fins and remaking some of them, then painted and stenciled (painted two of them in the pre-1943 ordnance yellow, which was the standard for all HE ordnance). Re-made all of the arming pins as well! From the original pile, I was able to save 10 of them. Enjoy!
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Van
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"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
45 GMC DUKW (105mm)
42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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Post by lt.luke » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:43 pm

You can’t see them on the other end. It doesn’t matter what color they are! Beautiful work!


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Post by ccandgc » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:36 pm

Nicely done! Wanna part with one of the yellow ones? :D
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Post by Quest Master » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:45 am

Thank you! I'm happy you like them.
No, sorry none of them are for sale. :D
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Van
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"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
45 GMC DUKW (105mm)
42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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Re: My WWII Ordnance Restorations UPDATED JUNE 2018

Post by Royk » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:34 pm

Bloody nice work!

I repainted one of my practice rockets that had already been repainted black, the other I have still has nice markings.

Would you mind sharing your stencil plans?


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Post by 42jeep » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:29 pm

Have you ever made fuse arming wires for 60mm rounds?
I have some replica fuses that were machined in detail but I have
not been successful in trying to make the wires.

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Re: My WWII Ordnance Restorations UPDATED JUNE 2018

Post by dantheman » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:32 am

I need some as well. I've toyed with the idea of doing some myself, just haven't had time to do it. If/when I get around to it I'll probably post some in the Weapons section.
42jeep wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:29 pm
Have you ever made fuse arming wires for 60mm rounds?
I have some replica fuses that were machined in detail but I have
not been successful in trying to make the wires.

Thanks,

Rex
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Post by Quest Master » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:11 pm

Yes, I have made fuze arming wires for both the M52 and M52B1 fuze used on the 60mm and 81mm U.S. mortar. Pictures are on the first page of this link. They are tricky to make, for sure! But it can be done!
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Van
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"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
45 GMC DUKW (105mm)
42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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Post by Quest Master » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:15 pm

I also have pics of the 60mm mortar set-up with rounds in this thread:
https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?f ... hilit=60mm
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Van
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"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
45 GMC DUKW (105mm)
42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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Re: My WWII Ordnance Restorations UPDATED JUNE 2018

Post by Quest Master » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:24 pm

Two additional rifle grenades done.
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Van
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"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
45 GMC DUKW (105mm)
42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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Re: My WWII Ordnance Restorations UPDATED September 2018

Post by RMarchi » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:47 pm

Hi, I am trying to make a M6A1 rocket since I cant find a real one for my bazooka. I was hoping you might help me out by talking a picture of both rockets along side a tape measure. It will help me figure out scale of the parts.

Thanks Rob

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Re: My WWII Ordnance Restorations UPDATED September 2018

Post by Quest Master » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:37 pm

RMarchi wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Hi, I am trying to make a M6A1 rocket since I cant find a real one for my bazooka. I was hoping you might help me out by talking a picture of both rockets along side a tape measure. It will help me figure out scale of the parts.

Thanks Rob
Rob,
Plenty of M7A1 practice rockets out there. Would be much easier to buy one of those and paint it.
Thanks,
Van
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"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
45 GMC DUKW (105mm)
42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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