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Re: New to me m151a2

Postby Txjeeper81 » February 14th, 2017, 3:18 pm

Well time to start the real dirty work. Yesterday the muffler came out and the rear wiring harness then another 4 hours off and on of degreasing the drive line and pressure washing. Now its time to either blast her or sand and strip cant decide which one to do yet. As you can see from the pictures the mutt rolled off the factory 24087 then the army painted the visible parts of the body 4 color camo. So I plan to do the same the original 24087 is in pretty good shape and there is almost no rust on the under side of the mutt all suspension parts still have the factory black paint so that's a easy repaint really the worst paint is up top. Well free time and money will make my decision for me on how to strip the body of the old paint. Of course the battery compartment needs to be sand blasted so I can do the final metal repair.

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Re: New to me m151a2

Postby rickf » February 14th, 2017, 5:25 pm

If the underneath looks as good as those pictures you have it made! Are all those other vehicles laying around your toys also?
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1984 M1008
1967 M416
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Re: New to me m151a2

Postby Txjeeper81 » February 15th, 2017, 7:19 am

LOL no not all my toys. Im rebuilding the jeep at a local museum here in Houston and those belong to members and the museum.
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Re: New to me m151a2

Postby njjeeper » February 15th, 2017, 9:56 am

Ahhh, bummer. I had my eye on that ambulance in the back of the first pic!
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Re: New to me m151a2

Postby Txjeeper81 » June 5th, 2017, 9:06 am

Well after splitting my free time between getting another mutt up and running some trips out of town and life in general I got to spend a few hours this Sunday on the battery compartment. Like all good intentions the just cut out the small hole in the floor and replace turned into a 6 inch long hole cutting out the front bulkhead and some of the back bulk head. I will be making a call to the m151 body parts god for a new front bulk head this week and hitting up the local Northern tool for a spot weld cutter and a sand blaster to blast the battery compartment before the new metal goes in. You can also see int he first picture the nice gut that decided to add drain hole with a screwdriver lol oh the things people do

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Re: New to me m151a2

Postby Txjeeper81 » July 5th, 2017, 8:14 am

Well on July 3 I had the opportunity to have the mutt blasted so I took it. I was not completely ready as I was still working on replacing metal in the battery compartment but when good weather and the sand blaster man is available you have to take it. It was a very hard day as the sand blaster man did not start till 10:30am by the time he was done and I started laying primer is was 1:30pm and the 103 degree heat index was a killer. I moved the Mutt into the shade and started by the time I was done it was 6:00pm the paint gun felt like it wade 100 lbs and I was soaked and dead.

There were only a couple hidden gems found after the sand blast. 1: Someone had taken a grinder to the side of the hood where the hood numbers normally go. This was more than likely done by the army as the area had good military paint. This left nice grinder marks and for some reason what looks like a hole that had been repaired.
2: Cancer on the passenger front motor mount the cancer is about 6 inches or more above the mount. some little pin holes and a 1/2 hole that goes all the way through so more weld repair to do.

With the nice Photobucket change I will be posting my photo's on the Facebook page I have for the mutt for now.
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