1962 Ford M151 Restoration

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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by lpcoating » October 2nd, 2021, 10:12 am

Also using aluminum heat sinks helps control distortion. I use them as much as possible. I'll even use compressed air to keep parts cool between welds.

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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by acudanut » October 8th, 2021, 2:30 pm

I happen to have a 62 Ford made VIN plate for your project. PM me if you want it.

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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by Refit1701 » October 10th, 2021, 11:46 am

PM sent. Was away from the computer and working on the jeep.
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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by Refit1701 » October 10th, 2021, 4:15 pm

More photos to come.
Meanwhile, I am still obsessing over the footman loop size and placement. Joining that crisis is the placement and hardware for the reflectors. Mine being early, has weldnuts and 10/24 screws for the footman loops. And while double checking that, I realized that my reflectors have weld nuts and 1/4x28 screws in all three positions. Later reflectors had screws with regular nuts and of course the footman loops were welded on.

We know that the manuals often are wrong or evolve over the years. I found a 1960 -20 manual with some photos of early trucks in the documents section here. I'd love to find a -20P from 1960 to see what they list for hardware.

In the first photo, you can see the proper placement of the items. Look along the left edge under the footman loop and you can see where the reflector was when I got the jeep. It was moved at some point (maybe because the top obscured it in the higher position) and they drilled holes and used regular hardware. I'm a stickler for these sorts of details having come from classic Mustang restoration. :lol:
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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by Mark » October 10th, 2021, 5:37 pm

I have a 1960 M151, though someone put A2 half front fenders on it.He was trying to sell it as an A2 I think.On the channels, that curve up to engine compartment that the engine mounts on were rusted away alot.I took it a bodyshop who did the welding to fix it.He charged me $9000, of course he never gave me a price quote.
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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by Refit1701 » October 10th, 2021, 6:12 pm

Mark wrote:
October 10th, 2021, 5:37 pm
I have a 1960 M151, though someone put A2 half front fenders on it.He was trying to sell it as an A2 I think.On the channels, that curve up to engine compartment that the engine mounts on were rusted away alot.I took it a bodyshop who did the welding to fix it.He charged me $9000, of course he never gave me a price quote.
OUCH!!! :shock:
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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by lpcoating » October 10th, 2021, 9:46 pm

I have a customer that has an early 151. His is painted and being assembled now. If you have questions on early 151's, I'm sure he'd be a good source. Let me know and I can pm you his contact info.

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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by Refit1701 » October 11th, 2021, 11:56 am

This past Friday we did a lot of detail preps for the back panel install. My buddy spent most of the day repairing the edges and straightening the flanges for the welding to come. I started on the front fenders, the passenger side being bent and stretched down. After about an hour or so, I had the passenger fender looking better and more aligned with the unbend driver's side.
The fender still has oil canning from the stretching so I have to work that out.
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1953 M37 Air Force w/o winch
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1967 Pioneer Trailer
1962 M151 under restoration
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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by muttguru » October 11th, 2021, 2:52 pm

Refit1701 wrote:
October 10th, 2021, 4:15 pm

Meanwhile, I am still obsessing over the footman loop size and placement. Joining that crisis is the placement and hardware for the reflectors. Mine being early, has weldnuts and 10/24 screws for the footman loops. And while double checking that, I realized that my reflectors have weld nuts and 1/4x28 screws in all three positions. Later reflectors had screws with regular nuts and of course the footman loops were welded on.

In the first photo, you can see the proper placement of the items. Look along the left edge under the footman loop and you can see where the reflector was when I got the jeep. It was moved at some point (maybe because the top obscured it in the higher position) and they drilled holes and used regular hardware. I'm a stickler for these sorts of details......
Refit.... I admire a stickler !

Here's your answer (20 Dec 1962).

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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by Refit1701 » October 11th, 2021, 3:48 pm

Ah! Thanks, Muttguru.

Now to put them in the original locations or the newly (1962) locations. It's not an early, early jeep so maybe the MWO locations.

John

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Refit.... I admire a stickler !

Here's your answer (20 Dec 1962).

Ken

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1953 M37 USMC with winch!
1967 Pioneer Trailer
1962 M151 under restoration
1967 M416 trailer
1942 1.5 Chevy Ton Bomb Service Truck (sold to English collector)

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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by Refit1701 » October 14th, 2021, 10:19 am

Just stopped by to say the splined bolts for the shocks on the rear should not take 45 mins to remove ONE. That is with heat, spray and sledge pounding. I still have not been able to free the top two shock bolts. I guess those will wait until it's on the rotisserie.

A pox upon the designer. :evil:
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1953 M37 Air Force w/o winch
1953 M37 USMC with winch!
1967 Pioneer Trailer
1962 M151 under restoration
1967 M416 trailer
1942 1.5 Chevy Ton Bomb Service Truck (sold to English collector)

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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by Hambone » October 14th, 2021, 11:18 am

Hit them with a shot of Kroil every chance you get until you get ready to remove them.

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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by Mr. Recovery » October 14th, 2021, 2:52 pm

The upper bolt has a pressed in bushing on the nut side and splines on the head side, they are very hard to find so leave the nuts on when hammering them out.
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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by Refit1701 » October 15th, 2021, 10:12 am

Yeah, Mr. Recovery, it's because I don't want to wreck them that they are still in there. It'll be easier hopefully when I can stand up and work on them. :)
-John
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1953 M37 Air Force w/o winch
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1967 Pioneer Trailer
1962 M151 under restoration
1967 M416 trailer
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Re: 1962 Ford M151 Restoration

Post by Refit1701 » October 15th, 2021, 10:21 am

Thursday work day. Creeping up on the panel install. The taillight brackets were next, followed by quite a bit of fiddling with the rear body. The jeep had been hit on both left and right rear fender areas, on the back panel, and so have different issues. I think we have finally gotten them solved. I'll drill holes for the footman loops and reflector, install the weld nuts and then I think we are a go for the panel install.
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1953 M37 Air Force w/o winch
1953 M37 USMC with winch!
1967 Pioneer Trailer
1962 M151 under restoration
1967 M416 trailer
1942 1.5 Chevy Ton Bomb Service Truck (sold to English collector)

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