French Rebuild

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French Rebuild

Post by Adam » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:52 pm

Came out of NY in the 70's Sarafan had their hands in it in the 77's.
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Re: French Rebuild

Post by Boyso » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:29 pm

Wow nice patina, but one rusted out floor! Flinstones-style aha
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Re: French Rebuild

Post by Paul Randazzo » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:27 pm

Still a good find, there is good stuff there. I do see some authentic Hotchkiss parts like the solid dish wheels and the ground straps on the headlights. I'm sure there is more under the patina. Good Luck!
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Re: French Rebuild

Post by Adam » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:32 am

Frame is rusted through in a few places, Body is pretty much gone, seats are gone, Springs are pretty much trash. Engine is stuck, looks like a French engine. Spark plugs are rusted out so most likely water in the cylinders. Suprisingly the tranny shifts. Looks like an early right side case. Will open it up and take a look, Front axle is ford. Rear is WOF.

Nice tranny internals, probably old pitting on the gears as oil looks clean and there is no gunk on top of the gears. Engine Turns, Mice had too many nuts in the bell housing. Head will need to be pulled probably to get the remains of the plugs out and clean out anything in the cylinders. F Bellhousing, USA made clutch disc, like new. Maybe 12 volt starter.

No title on this jeep so in PA its pretty much a parts jeep. Probably going to use the non WOF marked parts on my MB, and sell off the rest.

engine is for sale along with generator and regulator.

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Re: French Rebuild

Post by 70th Division » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:32 am

Hello,

The WOF parts have been delivered to Florida !
Thanks Adam , it worked out like the A-Team with a plan coming together !!
Not too many WOF parts floating around the USA.
I will almost have enough parts to build an M201 from spare parts with the addition of these parts.
Just need a Hotchkiss frame and front axle assembly and 2 front fenders.
If anyone has a WOF frame or parts let me know .

Thanks Again !!

Ray

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