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Need parts for my M60 tank restoration

Post by PA1038 » Sun May 19, 2019 2:56 pm

Looking for parts for my M60 tank that I am restoring here in the US. It is an original M60, not A1/A2/A3. I am just doing a cosmetic restoration, so I'm only in need of exterior parts, don't need any interior parts. Please let me know if you have any of the following parts available, or know where I can find them:

2.) Spring activated doors to cover openings were periscopes mount in the hull.
3.) Periscope mount that is located in the driver's hatch.
5.) Turret machine gun mount
6.) Turret antennas (x3)
7.) Outer blower shroud housing
8.) Water can mount/strap & water can for turret
10.) Air cleaner housings (need both sides of tank)
11.) Rear fenders (need both sides of tank)
12.) Headlight assemblies (left & right)
13.) Exhaust tube for crew heater
14.) Lid from rear-right storage box
15.) Access cover for M85 .50cal machine gun mount in cupola
17.) Left & right rear fenders
18.) Tow hooks
19.) Loader's hatch & hinges
20.) Wheel cover, Part Number 8762542
21.) AN/VSS-1 Searchlight
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Re: Need parts for my M60 tank restoration

Post by dpcd67 » Sun May 19, 2019 4:47 pm

Very interesting; I didn't know that any M60s were released for public sale.
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Re: Need parts for my M60 tank restoration

Post by kubotaman » Sun May 19, 2019 6:28 pm

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Re: Need parts for my M60 tank restoration

Post by W. Winget » Mon May 20, 2019 6:48 am

Night have the Coax MG mount and I know I have a several New TOW cables, but they are really heavy.... (seat, night sight optics, some controls maybe but you didn't ask for them)
I'm in SE tip of Virginia and head to Aberdeen MD show each year, where might you be located?
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Re: Need parts for my M60 tank restoration

Post by DoctorCheney223 » Mon May 20, 2019 12:30 pm

dpcd67 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Very interesting; I didn't know that any M60s were released for public sale.
Yes, quite a few M-60's were release to the public (via the Department of Navy from the Marine Corps). The one I bought came from a batch of four that were released in 1992 or 1993. I don't know where the other units ended up but again, there are at least three others floating around.

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Re: Need parts for my M60 tank restoration

Post by fightingiron » Mon May 20, 2019 5:05 pm

Sarco may still have the M85 barrel tip..
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Re: Need parts for my M60 tank restoration

Post by PA1038 » Mon May 20, 2019 10:09 pm

Thanks for the responses.......PM's sent!

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Re: Need parts for my M60 tank restoration

Post by PA1038 » Mon May 20, 2019 10:42 pm

Also, forgot to mention that I'm also looking for a reasonably priced AN/VSS-1 xenon searchlight. These mounted just above the barrel on the mantlet of the M60. Doesn't have to be functional, just have good glass, mirror, and internals. I've had several of these in the past, but unfortunately sold them all....... never thought I'd need to keep one for an M60 restoration! Shame on me!!

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Re: Need parts for my M60 tank restoration

Post by hondo100 » Tue May 21, 2019 10:22 am

I Have a NOS in-the-crate AN/VSS-1.

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Re: Need parts for my M60 tank restoration

Post by PA1038 » Tue May 21, 2019 12:41 pm

hondo100 wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:22 am
I Have a NOS in-the-crate AN/VSS-1.
Thanks, PM sent

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Re: Need parts for my M60 tank restoration

Post by PA1038 » Thu May 30, 2019 3:43 pm

All, several parts have been purchased, I appreciate the help. The list at the top of the post has been updated. I found a damaged wheel cover (part number 8762542) after sand blasting, and need to find a replacement. Photos are attached of the part that I am looking for. I also need one of the AN/VSS-1 searchlights. A lot of these were surplused, so there are quite a few floating around. Please let me know if anyone can provide anything on the list above. Thanks again for all the help!
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Re: Need parts for my M60 tank restoration

Post by jdmcm » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:18 pm

Try Master Gunny Jim King at the Mechanized Museum at Camp Pendleton. He will be able to help you out

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Re: Need parts for my M60 tank restoration

Post by PA1038 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:52 pm

Many thanks John, will do!

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