USMC radio jeep 3878 project I have been working on

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USMC radio jeep 3878 project I have been working on

Post by tractor12 » Wed May 09, 2018 11:18 pm

For the past 7 years yes 7 years I have owned NOM 12 3878. It started as a tub I had bought from Frank Steele in Oregon. Found another radio jeep 2 years ago which was a mz2 for the frame, windshield, and a few other parts. Just acquired a July 43 engine for its power plant so you can see it’s moving along slowly .
As for the radio gear end.I have acquired most of the radio parts for this jeep including the generator well several over the years. A nice set of TCS 12 radios I had boughten from Robin right after buying the tub. The hard part has been finding all the boxes. About 4 years ago I had bought Peter Frazier’s last set of battery boxes he had made. I now have acquired all his dies for making the boxes which I should be able to help others needing them. However the hardest to get boxes have been the rear boxes. In September I picked up 2 sets of reproduction boxes and have gone into taking the measurements and putting them in to a cnc program tonight. I plan to make more boxes really soon for those who have been looking like I had been.

I want to thank Frank, Robin, Loren Jones, Mark T, Jon Rogers, Zephyr, Lloyd White, Peter Frazier, Peter Ferris, Cor and a few more that have helped along the way.
Trying to figure out how to post pictures
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Post by Mark Jesic » Thu May 10, 2018 1:34 am

Im looking forward to seeing this one Tractor 12, sounds like you have been very meticulous in restoring it.

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Post by tractor12 » Thu May 10, 2018 10:28 am

https://photos.app.goo.gl/El7yrR7a9RFeHzsW2

Here is some of the rear getting fit
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Post by Mark Tombleson » Thu May 10, 2018 7:56 pm

I remember taking a similar photo back in the spring of 2005.

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Good luck on your project NOM-12, Mark! :D
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Post by tractor12 » Thu May 10, 2018 8:36 pm

Thanks Mark I have been using yours as an inspiration for mine
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Post by The Fireman » Fri May 11, 2018 4:59 pm

Tractor 12,

Wow, you are really coming along. Keep up the great work ! All the best to you in this restoration project. I know she will be on the road soon and standing tall.

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Post by pgcf » Wed May 30, 2018 8:15 pm

Mark,

Thanks for the acknowledgement and keep up the good work.

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Post by tractor12 » Wed May 30, 2018 8:45 pm

Tonight I started cutting the first rear boxes hope to have them on the break in the next few days and welded up
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Post by tractor12 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:29 pm

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vPeOVJVGMCnU0Qr72

More pictures plus boxes being made
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Re: USMC radio jeep 3878 project I have been working on

Post by William S » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:41 am

Hi,
Are you making some available to others in the future?
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Post by tractor12 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:34 pm

Yes I bought the dies that were made to make the battery boxes so I can start producing them. Also the rear boxes I have been buying more tools to produce them also. I will be putting a phone number or email with prices very soon. After this set gets made.
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