Texas M151A1 Resurrection

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by acudanut » January 12th, 2019, 11:20 am

Great to have a Helicopter Pilot on board !!!!! :D .
Your Jeep..(my 2 cents only) you might want to look around a bit more, and find a more do-able one to drive. You have everything going wrong (rust wise) on it. Again, just my worthless 2 cents.
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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by attackpilot » January 12th, 2019, 1:38 pm

Thanks! Luckily Guy makes some great products, and has almost every panel and piece that I need to get this thing back on the road. It was driving in more or less the same condition about 3 years ago. I felt the same way about it until I talked to some folks who are smarter on body work than I'll ever be (i.e., they do it for a living), and I've been assured we can get this thing roadworthy again. I'm trying to keep a good attitude about it.
1966 Ford M151A1
1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Polar

RIP: 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ (Sold), 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ (Rolled), 1987 Suzuki Samurai x3 (Sold, Rolled, Junked).

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by dandeejet » September 12th, 2019, 11:43 am

Good to see another Warrant into M151 refurbishing!
I spent some time in my previous life flying H models for the CAV out of the golf course at An Keh, retired from the airlines and now restore as a going broke as a hobby project. IF I can help, please call.
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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by rickf » September 12th, 2019, 2:58 pm

Dan, never a good idea to put your personal info (phone number) on a public forum! Tell them to PM for the info. You can edit your own post or I can if you like.
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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by attackpilot » September 29th, 2019, 10:30 pm

Thanks, y'all!

I second the motion on not putting personal info up on the forum... But I do appreciate the contact info, and I'll be reaching out!
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2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Polar

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by rickf » September 30th, 2019, 7:18 pm

We had an attack helicopter pilot on here as one of the founding members. Unfortunately he has passed away. Captain Geoffry R Webster, Toptiger 6 .
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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by Surveyor » September 30th, 2019, 11:42 pm

https://www.blurb.com/books/1646321-the ... etnam-jeep

Click on image and then enlarge.... :D
1960 M151 Run #1 (working on it) 60 in 2020!
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"She ain't a Cadillac and she ain't a Rolls, But there ain't nothin' wrong with the radio" - Aaron Tippin
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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by rickf » October 1st, 2019, 9:42 am

He gave me a hard cover version of that book and I lost it. I have been searching for it for years and I simply cannot find it but I have not thrown out any books. I WILL Find that book!!!! There were only a very few hard covers printed.
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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by rickf » October 1st, 2019, 9:51 am

I don't know if any of you dug into that link that Surveyor posted but I found Top's Bio in there, Here it is. You chopper guys will be impressed with this.
Anyone that really knew Top knew he also had a wicked sense of humor and was a very generous person.

https://www.blurb.com/user/grwebster
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1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by Mark » October 1st, 2019, 12:41 pm

I have a copy of the book somewhere, I'll mention he was the one who seen me on the g503 site so he told me about the mutt site(g838), recommend that I go there.He helped me out in some other ways too to better my ways.
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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by attackpilot » October 2nd, 2019, 12:34 pm

That book is amazing.

FYI, I'm slow... As you already know. I've just realized whats been happening with my images on photobucket, so I'm searching for another (more semi-secure) location to host my full res photos. I'll migrate everything over there and relink the images to bring them back when I get the chance.
1966 Ford M151A1
1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Polar

RIP: 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ (Sold), 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ (Rolled), 1987 Suzuki Samurai x3 (Sold, Rolled, Junked).

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by attackpilot » February 20th, 2020, 6:33 pm

Updated thread with links to my instagram posts of previous pictures. Can't seem to figure out how to embed instagram posts in this forum. If anyone can shed light on that, I'd greatly appreciate it!

*EDIT* 4/22/20: IG Links replaced with clickable pictures linked to IG post.

In other news, purchased a NOS fuel tank for the rig as well as a replacement zenith carb. Should be working on getting it running again soon. Click pics below for more pics in IG post.

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1966 Ford M151A1
1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Polar

RIP: 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ (Sold), 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ (Rolled), 1987 Suzuki Samurai x3 (Sold, Rolled, Junked).

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by attackpilot » March 1st, 2020, 7:56 pm

Today it was time to do something. Anything. Opened the battery compartment and found an old rat's nest... In every sense. Looks like it was a junk repository, and that it may have even been subjected to an electrical fire at some point. Luckily, the literal rat's nest was not from my property, and has been there since the rig was left to rot in a field before I got my hands on it. At any rate, I removed all the superfluous wires and crap, and connected to power for a test run. Lights and primary systems appear to work, as well as the horn!

Click pic below for more pics in IG post:

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1966 Ford M151A1
1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Polar

RIP: 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ (Sold), 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ (Rolled), 1987 Suzuki Samurai x3 (Sold, Rolled, Junked).

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by attackpilot » March 1st, 2020, 7:59 pm

Next up: removing the antennas/mounts and gun pintle. I don't know how complete any of those components are, but they'll be up in the "for sale" section as soon as I get them unbolted.
1966 Ford M151A1
1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Polar

RIP: 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ (Sold), 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ (Rolled), 1987 Suzuki Samurai x3 (Sold, Rolled, Junked).

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by attackpilot » April 22nd, 2020, 10:50 am

Thread updated to remove IG links and replace with clickable photos. BIG Thanks to surveyor for the BBCode lesson!
1966 Ford M151A1
1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Polar

RIP: 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ (Sold), 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ (Rolled), 1987 Suzuki Samurai x3 (Sold, Rolled, Junked).

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