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Searchlight

Post by m151a1DK » March 8th, 2010, 11:04 am

Do anyone of you now anything about the searchlight mounted on the M151a1, there is a nice pic in the wiki.
Are there any of you guys that have some of these searchlights ??
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Re: Searchlight

Post by sarmadq » March 8th, 2010, 1:17 pm

Haven't seen the wiki, but I have one mounted on the rear seat for lighted recovery assitance. Nothing high tech, just an off the shelf Helo Light. My remote controlled magnetic base Go Light is on it way.
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Re: Searchlight

Post by mrdibbles » March 8th, 2010, 2:06 pm

Shade Tree Recylcers in Passaic MO has them for sale (Government Refurbs).
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Re: Searchlight

Post by m151a1DK » March 8th, 2010, 5:26 pm

sarmadq wrote:Haven't seen the wiki, but I have one mounted on the rear seat for lighted recovery assitance. Nothing high tech, just an off the shelf Helo Light. My remote controlled magnetic base Go Light is on it way.
Hi sarmadq. take a look in the wiki, there is a nice pic of that searchlight i talk about, i think it's a bit bigger than you think :D
http://www.g838.org/wiki/doku.php?id=se ... t-infrared
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Re: Searchlight

Post by m151a1DK » March 8th, 2010, 5:33 pm

mrdibbles wrote:Shade Tree Recylcers in Passaic MO has them for sale (Government Refurbs).
Thanks mrdibbles.
you were right, Shade Tree Recylcers have them in stock, but pretty expensive, i think, they are asking $ 1.000.- :shock: , but if we want somthing special, we must pay :lol: :lol:
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Re: Searchlight

Post by rickf » March 8th, 2010, 6:25 pm

Just be damn careful where that thing is pointed when it is fired up, especially in infra red mode!


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Re: Searchlight

Post by Joe » March 8th, 2010, 7:29 pm

Image

This searchlight was seen at the Fall "Red Ball Rally" in Gilbert, PA a few years ago. Very nice rig!!!!

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Re: Searchlight

Post by csmith » March 8th, 2010, 8:07 pm

Just think about turning that monster on some DH who is following too close with his brights on :lol: :lol: That'd ruin someones day :!:
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Re: Searchlight

Post by mrdibbles » March 8th, 2010, 10:18 pm

Look how the rear suspension on that Mutt is just crying for that searchlight to be removed. Can you imagine what that does to the driveability of that Mutt? When I removed ROPS I felt like I was freed at last. The weight of the ROPS kit was pretty evenly distributed too. That searchlight is like a boat anchor. I wouldn't want one in my Mutt. I would like one on my back patio though.
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Re: Searchlight

Post by sarmadq » March 8th, 2010, 11:16 pm

Ok, that sure is bigger than I anticipated. I'd put that on a trailer though and not pull it.
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Re: Searchlight

Post by Cobra5 » March 9th, 2010, 12:27 am

Looks like some sorry SOB stole the guys spare tire off the back but at least he left the lock. :lol: :lol: :lol: I guess that light installed on an A-1 would remedy the roll over potential.

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Re: Searchlight

Post by moose53 » March 9th, 2010, 1:32 am

that particular mutt was actually kinda ridiculous. If you look closely at the picture you'll also see it has a M4 pedestal with armor plate shield like a M113... also a radio and just about any other accessories known to man...lol It probably needs outriggers to keep it from tipping over when they move it.....

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Re: Searchlight

Post by artillerydan » April 27th, 2010, 12:08 am

Wow, Just played where's waldo with all the stuff on that M151. :shock: Well if you can not afford two vehicles to put the stuff on then just jam it onto one :? I think he should have went with the dual spares not just the one...... Some one should send him some pictures of side mounted gas cans and extra antenna brackets :lol:
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Re: Searchlight

Post by M2HALFTRACKBOY » September 11th, 2010, 10:16 pm

Woof! I wonder if the poor lil Mutt goes faster if he turns the light on when he's on the go.

Ok, I'm one of the new guys so here's dumb question #996. Will somebody explain why the mast (vertical support) on the left is different from the one of the right (other than the obvious fact that they support two different items.)

At a glance, I'd say the mast for the comms would be sufficient to support the fording exhaust....so why izzit different?

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Re: Searchlight

Post by moose53 » September 12th, 2010, 1:51 am

M2HALFTRACKBOY wrote:Woof! I wonder if the poor lil Mutt goes faster if he turns the light on when he's on the go.

Ok, I'm one of the new guys so here's dumb question #996. Will somebody explain why the mast (vertical support) on the left is different from the one of the right (other than the obvious fact that they support two different items.)

At a glance, I'd say the mast for the comms would be sufficient to support the fording exhaust....so why izzit different?

Cheers,
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the mast on the left is the one that comes with the fording kit. I would imagine the big holes were to allow air to pass over the hot exhaust pipe , but may just be because a different committee designed it from whoever designed the antenna brackets. The comm bracket was in three parts (base, extension, ant mount) to provide some flexibility in radio installations. The fording bracket was one piece since it only supported the tailpipe in most cases. There was an accessory mounting plate for the fording kit so a third antenna could be mounted on the fording bracket. (the first antenna being on the right rear, and second being on the right side by the door.)


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1971 G838-M151A2 1966 G857-M416
1968 G748-M101A1 1976 G748-M116A1
1990 MEP-701A

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Real jeeps have horizontal grille slots

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