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Dawgman
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Original upper door or not?

Post by Dawgman » Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:27 pm

I sandblasted this original( I thought) drivers upper door today, but could find no stamped numbers. This thing has to be original, had about 4 layers of OD over primer, rusted bolts, numbers cast into the hinges, footman loops on the inside forever. Do original upper doors have numbers usually? What do you guys think?
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12-12-41 slat MB
No’s match 4-42 script GPW
No’s match 10-44 GPW
Dead MB plow
45 MB 8-21-45 restored
1943 M3a1 WSC
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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by Big D » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:51 pm

Hi Dawgman,

I thought the numbering was on the hood, not the upper folding doors, but no doubt the Scout Car gurus on here will confirm.
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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by clintm20 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:12 am

Definitely original hinges, I think some of them did have the numbers on them and some did not but I don't know if it was specific to doors, it might have been. I think I had a set of uppers on the restored car I sold that were identical to your pictures.
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Dawgman
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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by Dawgman » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:39 pm

Starting front brakes and wheel bearings, a dirty messy job
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12-12-41 slat MB
No’s match 4-42 script GPW
No’s match 10-44 GPW
Dead MB plow
45 MB 8-21-45 restored
1943 M3a1 WSC
MVPA 7xxx

Dawgman
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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by Dawgman » Wed May 06, 2020 4:22 pm

Motor at the machine shop looking good
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12-12-41 slat MB
No’s match 4-42 script GPW
No’s match 10-44 GPW
Dead MB plow
45 MB 8-21-45 restored
1943 M3a1 WSC
MVPA 7xxx

Dawgman
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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by Dawgman » Wed May 06, 2020 4:25 pm

Tearing apart front brakes and kingpin bearings. Does anyone have a source for the drag link rebuild kits and the leather end boots?
12-12-41 slat MB
No’s match 4-42 script GPW
No’s match 10-44 GPW
Dead MB plow
45 MB 8-21-45 restored
1943 M3a1 WSC
MVPA 7xxx

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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by Dawgman » Sat May 09, 2020 3:23 pm

Oil pan painted and cleaned up. Yes it’s dented ugly, but I haven’t been able to source another better one, and I plan on partially hiding it with the pan armor :D
The drain plug wouldn’t budge with heat, so I drilled it out and bought an NOS plug to replace it.
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12-12-41 slat MB
No’s match 4-42 script GPW
No’s match 10-44 GPW
Dead MB plow
45 MB 8-21-45 restored
1943 M3a1 WSC
MVPA 7xxx

Dawgman
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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by Dawgman » Thu May 14, 2020 11:52 am

Steering knuckle tear down, cleaning and repacking. Bell crank ball stud looks good.
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12-12-41 slat MB
No’s match 4-42 script GPW
No’s match 10-44 GPW
Dead MB plow
45 MB 8-21-45 restored
1943 M3a1 WSC
MVPA 7xxx

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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by Dawgman » Sat May 16, 2020 3:33 pm

Motor fresh and back from the machine shop .040 over
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12-12-41 slat MB
No’s match 4-42 script GPW
No’s match 10-44 GPW
Dead MB plow
45 MB 8-21-45 restored
1943 M3a1 WSC
MVPA 7xxx

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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by Dawgman » Sun May 17, 2020 5:07 pm

Fenders and original armored rear wheel wells sandblasted and cleaned up back from the sandblaster. Will knock out the small dents and then prime them up.
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12-12-41 slat MB
No’s match 4-42 script GPW
No’s match 10-44 GPW
Dead MB plow
45 MB 8-21-45 restored
1943 M3a1 WSC
MVPA 7xxx

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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by mdainsd » Sun May 17, 2020 5:15 pm

If I may ask, what was the total for machine shop work on the engine? I have four of them laying around and Im thinking of trying for a deal, because of quantity. Thats my plan anyway. :?
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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by Dawgman » Sun May 17, 2020 6:28 pm

2000 labor and 1100 parts, pistons etc.
Might be a lot to some but it was done right by a man with over 40 years experience in these motors and I wanted it done right once.😃
12-12-41 slat MB
No’s match 4-42 script GPW
No’s match 10-44 GPW
Dead MB plow
45 MB 8-21-45 restored
1943 M3a1 WSC
MVPA 7xxx

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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by Dawgman » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:21 pm

Popping wheels apart, tough job but I wanted to save the tires for spares
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12-12-41 slat MB
No’s match 4-42 script GPW
No’s match 10-44 GPW
Dead MB plow
45 MB 8-21-45 restored
1943 M3a1 WSC
MVPA 7xxx

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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by Dawgman » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:39 pm

The left front tire was an old Mohawk Chief brand from the 50s and the right front was a Denman which looked pretty good except for a patch of dry rot. I asked a lot of questions about breaking the combats apart on here and on the FB scout car forum and it was hard dirty work, but I finally broke both free. Once I unbolted the two halves, through trial and error I sprayed the beads with wd40 and let them soak overnight. Then I separated the front ring from the tire with the flat end of a digging iron levered under the rim. I flipped the tire over and the did the same all around the rim on the back til the bead gave way. Very hard work but I saved 2 tires for possible spares. At 300$ each I saved a couple tires if I ever need them.and I like the Mohawk chief, neat name.
Thank you to all the guys that gave me advice!
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12-12-41 slat MB
No’s match 4-42 script GPW
No’s match 10-44 GPW
Dead MB plow
45 MB 8-21-45 restored
1943 M3a1 WSC
MVPA 7xxx

Dawgman
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Re: Scout Car Restoration Photo Journal

Post by Dawgman » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:42 pm

Rebuilding my front brakes, the front passenger brake return spring was broken. I had no idea it was so difficult to locate. I was told that I wouldn’t find it in the states, no one had it here. I started an internet search and discovered it cross matched with a Studebaker front brake return spring G630 SD643780 and also the split axle GMC CCKW #GM 2030574. I finally ordered a few using the GMC part number from a supplier in Holland.
This might help someone else having the same problem.
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12-12-41 slat MB
No’s match 4-42 script GPW
No’s match 10-44 GPW
Dead MB plow
45 MB 8-21-45 restored
1943 M3a1 WSC
MVPA 7xxx

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