Korea 1951??

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Korea 1951??

Post by vtdeucedriver » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:44 pm

The Green Mountain Military Vehicle Club here in VT supported the Vermont State Wide recognition of Veterans Day parade in Morrisville VT over the weekend. A few of us members got into the spirit and did a LH camp out 45 min south from the Parade we supported. With two GPW's, Two Harley WLA's and my M-37. I brought my GP small tent and M-1941 tent stove.
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Dinner was served friday night by warming up my rations on the stove. This was my first time using the NOS stove by burning wood. Boy that thing loved being fed. I would need to load it up just about every hour in the evening. It eventually got the best of me and it went out the first night at 1 am with about 41 degrees on the thermometer.
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It got pretty interesting when some really dry wood got in there and the base of the chimney got cherry red. It would later get really exciting when the spark arrestor got red at the top of the first pipe section. Next year (were planning this as a annual event) that we will try coal.

So in the evening, a few touches of a "relabled" bottle of Red wine for my WW2 friends. I also made up a care package from home that contained period looking Cracker Jacks and a Spiced Rum Cake.
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We had a really good time and it was great using some equipment that was used by the finest military in 1950's
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Re: Korea 1951??

Post by battlebaby3 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:58 pm

It is great to see your post here. Korea is the forgotten war even in reenacting. I have camped and used alot of that gear at many reenactments over the years. I love the M37 best truck I feel the army ever made. We have one restored in our rifle squad with the 99th I.D.. A few year's ago I formed Love Co. as a Korean War unit. Lol I am the only member.

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Re: Korea 1951??

Post by vtdeucedriver » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:59 am

battlebaby3 wrote:It is great to see your post here. Korea is the forgotten war even in reenacting. I have camped and used alot of that gear at many reenactments over the years. I love the M37 best truck I feel the army ever made. We have one restored in our rifle squad with the 99th I.D.. A few year's ago I formed Love Co. as a Korean War unit. Lol I am the only member.

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Re: Korea 1951??

Post by Bill C. » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:29 pm

I can't see one in the picture of the stove......but if you add a damper to the bottom section of pipe it will give you better control of the fire and make your wood last longer.

Just a thought.

Our club does a four day campout on Presidents Day weekend in February. Last year was the first time I got to use my stove. I brought a camp stove with me and never unloaded it from the pickup. I cooked every hot meal on the wood stove. Looking forward to this years campout.
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Re: Korea 1951??

Post by vtdeucedriver » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:41 pm

Bill C. wrote:I can't see one in the picture of the stove......but if you add a damper to the bottom section of pipe it will give you better control of the fire and make your wood last longer.

Just a thought.

Our club does a four day campout on Presidents Day weekend in February. Last year was the first time I got to use my stove. I brought a camp stove with me and never unloaded it from the pickup. I cooked every hot meal on the wood stove. Looking forward to this years campout.
Damper is installed in the first pipe and just ahead of the spark arrestor segment. I had so much fun that I think we should get together again in March and start the season early.
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Re: Korea 1951??

Post by BillyClanton » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:00 am

I had a1951 M37 years ago and loved it it hadte winch and re movable hardtop. Whats up with the red fenders?
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Re: Korea 1951??

Post by vtdeucedriver » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:27 am

BillyClanton wrote:I had a1951 M37 years ago and loved it it hadte winch and re movable hardtop. Whats up with the red fenders?
Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Per the TM of color markings on Military Vehicles, they were allowed to paint their fenders Signal Red. They sure do stick out don't they??? I figure there are plenty "Run of the Mill" M-37s out there so I like to be different and have that "Field Look" with my vehicles.
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Re: Korea 1951??

Post by Joe Gopan » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:34 am

Use Gloss Red and install a spark arrestor.
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