My M 151 A1 Restoration Project

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Re: My M 151 A1 Restoration Project

Postby mike-long » June 17th, 2017, 8:24 pm

Looking really good Bro!...I'm almost done my body, I had a hell of a time with the fitting of the gas tank because the underbody kit wouldn't line up perfect. Finally got it done and I will be ready for paint in about 6 weeks. I'll post some pic's in a few days!
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Re: My M 151 A1 Restoration Project

Postby lpcoating » June 19th, 2017, 6:14 am

Some more updates. Finished the blending of the front fenders. I use 80 or 120 grit on a 2" air 90 to flush the welds off then use 80 grit on a DA sander. Grind welds flat! I've seen many a good weld get butchered when the grinder hits. The last part of the pictures is the installation of the driver side upper rear seat mount. You'd think this would have been a 1/2 hour job. I have at least 3 1/2 hours! Bracket was twisted from removal. Another example of why I could never restore this stuff for other people and a good thing I'm not charging myself per hour.

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Now to the back!

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Doing some hammer tuning:

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And some more tweaking:

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Getting creative with clamping:

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Re: My M 151 A1 Restoration Project

Postby rickf » June 19th, 2017, 7:34 am

You realize this vehicle will be 10 times straighter than any vehicle that ever left the factory!
With that said I really hope that when this body is done that all of the mechanicals all fit up!! Mainly the front and rear drive shafts.
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Re: My M 151 A1 Restoration Project

Postby lpcoating » June 19th, 2017, 7:53 am

rickf wrote:You realize this vehicle will be 10 times straighter than any vehicle that ever left the factory!
With that said I really hope that when this body is done that all of the mechanicals all fit up!! Mainly the front and rear drive shafts.


The guy that I bought it from used the rear A-arms to put it back together so should be fine. But, I know of a machine shop that could help if I have an issue...

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Re: My M 151 A1 Restoration Project

Postby lpcoating » April 11th, 2018, 5:23 am

Current status of my project:

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Re: My M 151 A1 Restoration Project

Postby rickf » April 11th, 2018, 6:59 am

That side panel looks familiar! You are just using that for fitup right?
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Re: My M 151 A1 Restoration Project

Postby lpcoating » April 11th, 2018, 8:11 am

rickf wrote:That side panel looks familiar! You are just using that for fitup right?


Yes Rick. I thought about posting that it was a loaner but figured that was obvious.
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Re: My M 151 A1 Restoration Project

Postby Fil Bonica » April 11th, 2018, 8:33 am

Too shaggy for something made by CMD!!

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Re: My M 151 A1 Restoration Project

Postby Hambone » April 11th, 2018, 1:09 pm

Fil Bonica wrote:Too shaggy for something made by CMD!!

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That's just Ricks rust primer. :lol:
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Re: My M 151 A1 Restoration Project

Postby rickf » April 11th, 2018, 8:09 pm

Well, It HAS been sitting at Guy's for what? Three or four years at least. :roll: :twisted:
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Re: My M 151 A1 Restoration Project

Postby halftracknut » April 12th, 2018, 7:39 am

Wow, That looks great! Your panels fit perfect....just go ahead a weld that side panel in place rick will never use it... :lol:
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Re: My M 151 A1 Restoration Project

Postby Elvis Presley » April 15th, 2018, 3:50 pm

Boy I sure hope you start making those side panels!!
(Well, without the rust of course...)
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