Slat Grill 106163

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Slat Grill 106163

Post by Jos » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:02 am

Recently I bought Slat Grill 106163. According to the data plate it was built 12-24-41 so today the old lady is having her birthday. It needs a complete restoration, but the overall condition is fair and most of the parts are there. Currently a GPW engine is installed, but it came with an early Willys engine.

Will post pics later (As soon as I find out how).

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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by Mark Jesic » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:16 am

Im looking forward to seeing these photos Jos, and happy birthday to a legend. :D

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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:22 pm

That is a fantastic picture. :D

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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:33 am

This is what this fantastic hobby is all about Luc. :D

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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by Tim52 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:17 pm

Wow, you went back in time, very cool.

My uncle flew that aircraft in WWII.
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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by Michael O. » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:42 am

Nice looking TBF!
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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by 70th Division » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:20 pm

Hello Luc,

Thanks for the great pictures and making the neighbor and grand kid happy !!!

I like your neighborhood , :D :D :D :D incredible !!!!!

We all love the pictures, not something that you see everyday for certain !!!

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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by James Gordon » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:36 pm

The TBM leaving the field brought back some old memories of my wildland firefighting days. Saw that depart scene after a fire retartent drop a number of times back in the 60's-70's.

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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by Chuck Lutz » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:40 pm

Luc....not often an original WWII aircraft just happens to drop by for a visit....or a mechanical issue!

Interesting to note the SIZE of the aircraft when parked next to your slat grill....I am surprised this story did not end with you climbing aboard for the next leg of the journey!
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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by Jos » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:53 pm

I'd like to share some pics with you guys but I'm not sure if it works. Please respond if you don't see any images.

By the way, thanks Luc for hijacking my post ;-)

Best Regards,

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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by 70th Division » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:31 pm

Hello Jos,

No pictures came through !


Looking forward to your pictures !!

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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by Jos » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:35 pm

Next attempt. With the help of Luc I think it works now.
Enjoy!
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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by Jos » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:59 pm

More pics.
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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by 70th Division » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:43 pm

Hello Jos,

Your jeep looks great !!!
What a nice condition early jeep project !!!

Thanks for the pictures, looking forward to the restoration progress !


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Re: Slat Grill 106163

Post by Mark Jesic » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:42 am

A bit of work required, but hey what a good looking solid jeep, and it all seems to be there, keep us posted on your progress.

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