"Iffy-Lube" Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company

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"Iffy-Lube" Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company

Post by Rustman » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:47 am

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Iffy-Lube is looking for mechanics to join us at events in 2020. Tired of humping a rifle? That shearling bomber jacket too warm? Grab your HBTs & toolbox and come on over.
We don't do restoration work at shows. But perform 2nd echelon maintenance. We used to only service vehicles of the Capital Wing APS but have recently expanded to assist Jeep operators of other units at events with field repairs.
We are located near Washington DC and attend events in the Mid-Atlantic such as Warbirds Over the Beach and Eisenhower Farm.
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We currently operate out of a Maintenance Shelter with a lube ramp for performing routine maintenance. In addition tune-ups and other adjustments take place at the rear of the tent on the ground. We have a clerk with proper forms for vehicle operators. We typically fall in with the Capital Wing of the Airmen's Preservation Society. Several of the members own Jeeps and work in the shop. But we are open to doing other events and expanding. We try to only use period tools, you'll see me in the tool forum of this site a lot. For 2020 we will have period correct POL containers also.

If you are wanting to dip your toe into reenacting this is one of the cheapest ways to get started. Since we have the tools all you really need is some reproduction HBT coveralls or trousers/jackets. Sturm (SEMS) makes a great coverall that can be had for under $100 and more than one person ask if mine is and original. Add a hat and some boots. Ready to go.

We have a public Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Iffylube/ Which I ask everyone with an interest to like and follow to see what we are up to. We have another private group for those who are looking to participate with us as well. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2666744620010392/

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Matt
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Re: "Iffy-Lube" Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:12 am

"IFFY-LUBE" can PM my MB any time. :wink:
Note the yellow filler plug on the Quarter Ton being serviced, what country was it surplused from?
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Re: "Iffy-Lube" Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company

Post by 42swing » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:07 am

Do you do Reading?
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Re: "Iffy-Lube" Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company

Post by Rustman » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:11 pm

Joe,

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'm trying to remember which Jeep we had on the ramp at that show! I've narrowed it down to one or two. An MB and a GPW. Pretty sure it was Andy's GPW. In which case I don't know much of the history of it. Other than that it's an early one. a 42 I think. He bought it from another of our group members that had it restored decades ago. It was Colonel Shawn's Jeep. He's a WW2 Veteran who used to be active with us.

42swing,

Capital Wing attends Reading. The maintenance setup hasn't gone yet. But maybe in 2020? It's being talked about.

Matt
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Re: "Iffy-Lube" Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company

Post by Hired Goon » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:40 pm

I’m with the 1st ID. We were set up beside you guys at the York MVPA convention. Your display was very nice. I do a lot of vehicle maintenance. If you set up at Reading, I could run my Weasel over. It has a lot of grease fittings, something different to mess with.
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Re: "Iffy-Lube" Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company

Post by Rustman » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:59 am

Chip,

Great top hear from you. The convention was a lot of fun. In two years time it'll be at South Bend Indiana. I've seen some rumblings of a big Weasel gathering there to honor Studebaker and not just AM General. That got our guys talking. I know some of them have already mentioned they'd like to learn more about Weasels. I'll keep everyone posted if we set up at Reading. A task that is easier if we can get more grease monkeys. :) At Ike's Farm it was demonstrated that there were no shortage of customers. But we need to add to our shop staff.

Matt
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