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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby rickf » October 20th, 2017, 3:29 pm

Korea, Oh Joy. :roll: :roll: How long before you go? I don't think we have too many members in Alabama but can always put out a call for help and see what comes about. What cross member are you needing? The one the rear suspension attaches to?
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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby Husker » October 20th, 2017, 5:28 pm

Yea on the A1 so if it isn't aligned I'm screwed

That crossmember is gone entirely and I know thearmy destroyedthe truck if it was rusted out....


I'll ben gone in January so there is some time
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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby rickf » October 20th, 2017, 5:55 pm

When you say it is gone entirely do you mean it is not there or it is in such bad shape it is not usable? If there is a section of it there then you can take that to a metal shop and they can bend it up for you but they need at least a short section to use for a template. And then the overall length which I would make longer and cut to fit. I don't remember if there are any fancy bends or protrusions on that piece, I can look under mine tomorrow.
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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby Hambone » October 21st, 2017, 9:24 am

Red River has just the rear sections if you need them, I bet they are inexpensive also, it would be the two bottom pieces in this photo.
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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby rickf » October 21st, 2017, 1:50 pm

While I can't say those pieces will not work I do know the military never had a rear cross member repair part. If you look at the rust repair section in the manual it specifically XX's out that rear cross member and states that if the is rust through on that part the vehicle is to be scrapped. Unless someone made the part after the order came out for the A2 maybe?
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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby Husker » October 21st, 2017, 8:09 pm

I have a complete underbody kit and was hoping to base it off those plates then do my best to aligh the rear wheels before drilling the holes for the mount
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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby rickf » October 21st, 2017, 9:14 pm

Take the wheels shocks and springs off before trying to do any kind of measuring. You can't do it under tension. I will measure mine but I am pretty sure the front mounts are probably the same distance apart from each other as the rear mounts.
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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby Husker » October 21st, 2017, 9:43 pm

Yea all the suspension is siting in a pile the body is completely stripped
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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby Husker » October 27th, 2017, 8:48 pm

Tomorrow I get my body back and can start welding. Any tips on welding and cutting the old metal off
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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby lpcoating » October 28th, 2017, 6:45 am

Husker wrote:Tomorrow I get my body back and can start welding. Any tips on welding and cutting the old metal off


Take your time and don't hack it! I had some good pictures on my A1 rebuild but the Photobucket issue took care of that information.

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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby Husker » October 28th, 2017, 12:39 pm

Very unfortunate that they guy who was supposed to weld it sandblasted it and left it outside it’s now covered in lift surface rust and flash rust
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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby Husker » October 28th, 2017, 12:40 pm

Guy would you be able to get my any measurements from the front mounts of your rear suspension on the A1 mine are completely gone
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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby Husker » October 28th, 2017, 6:52 pm

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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby Hambone » October 28th, 2017, 9:15 pm

I never say never but that rebuild will be a challenge, looks like most of main structure is in bad shape, I have seen George and Guy do some amazing rebuilds, not trying to discourage you but you may want to find a body in a little better shape, JMHO. I remember my second rebuild was in bad shape, this was before panels were available from Guy, by the time I was through with it I decided I wouldn't do another in that condition. It didn't turn out too bad, I just use it at the deer camp, that's why I never say never. Hambone
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Re: Motor pool restoration

Postby Husker » October 29th, 2017, 12:20 am

Honestly that’s what I was thinking hambone I was thinking about selling my rear A1 suspension completely cleaned primered and painted with new bearings brake cylinders pads springs lines etc and then selling the A1 body to anyone who would want it for the panels it has left including its steering wheel shaft and box
It has a nice solid dash pretty good front end and front fender but that’s about it

I’d rather have an A2 and I have all the parts and body panels to restore an ok shape a2 to great shape but this a1 is beyond my abilities and I’m leaving to go overseas in a few months
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