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1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Postby Refit1701 » September 27th, 2018, 7:42 am

I purchased this mutt last weekend after an 8 hour round trip to TN from Alabama. It's in fairly good condition with the worst rust being in the front "crossmember" under the front pans. It will need some patching on the floorboards and side panels.

It may have been restored before, surely it has been painted grey at some point, but the OD is under the fenders, beneath the peeling undercoating. It is uncut.

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I was told the transmission is locked up. I haven't checked on the engine but I have four in storage. I've been collecting parts and bodies for a number of years, waiting to find a decent body.
-John
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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Postby redcoat54th » September 28th, 2018, 9:35 am

Now the fun begins. My front crossmember is rusted out also but the floors are fairly solid so I will work on that at a later date. I will help that you have been collecting parts, mine was missing a lot a small items. I think the hunt for parts is half the fun. Bob
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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Postby Refit1701 » September 28th, 2018, 12:11 pm

Sometimes I think the hunt is more than half of the fun! I've bought this and that for years, including two spare engines and two jeeps which probably aren't repairable due to rot but have lots of parts and two more drivetrains. Now I am photographing every inch of it so I can refer to the photos later if needed. I love to document projects.

I am about to order a metal garage to store my restored M37 in to get it out of the shop so I have room to start stripping this one down.

It's amazing how much junk you wind up with in this hobby. I think I could build another 37 just from extra parts! "Oh, that's cheap, buy it!"
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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Postby m3a1 » September 28th, 2018, 4:55 pm

Most of us know exactly how you feel... :mrgreen:
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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Postby SturmTyger380 » October 1st, 2018, 9:13 am

Interesting that the front bumper says Army on one side and Navy on the other.
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