M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

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M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by Cisco82 » September 14th, 2020, 4:55 pm

Hi fellows,

after many years of stop (due to many issues ongoing) i restarted my complete M151 A1 restoration ... I just would like to share with you the chassis repaired (with some patch plates over the critiral points) and completly repainted with NATO green.

This autumn / winter will be dedicated to the wiring assembly restoration and reassembly.

BR

Francesxo
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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by m3a1 » September 14th, 2020, 5:35 pm

Congrats on the reawakening!
Cheers,
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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by lpcoating » September 14th, 2020, 5:59 pm

Looks good. Now get 'er done!

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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by rickf » September 14th, 2020, 6:59 pm

Nice work, looking forward to seeing it finished.
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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by Hambone » September 15th, 2020, 2:49 pm

Looks Great!, keep us posted on the progress.

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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by SEABEE62 » September 17th, 2020, 5:01 pm

WOW...Nice start ! SEABEE
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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by csmith » September 19th, 2020, 9:41 am

Looking Good!
1976 M151A2 4 Color Cammo Mutt, aquired August 09
1976 or 7? M151A2 "Miss Sandy" Driver, aquired May 2010
Former owner M151A2 "Miss Saigon" Vietnam Rescue Sold Sept 09
Fond appreciation for the M151 Breed!!

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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by Cisco82 » September 21st, 2020, 4:11 pm

Thx guys , i ll keep you updated
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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by halftracknut » September 27th, 2020, 7:27 pm

great job! more pictures please htn
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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by Cisco82 » November 7th, 2020, 5:17 pm

Electrical system installed , the work is going on ;)
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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by Hambone » November 7th, 2020, 6:45 pm

Nice progress on the jeep, looks great, is that a master cylinder conversion?, and what kind of moped/motorcycle is that? is it a trail bike?

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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by Cisco82 » November 8th, 2020, 2:14 am

When mydad bought the jeep (late 70) in italy the regulation imposed some modifications for road homologation:

1 - The rear taillight to be larger and with the directional control different from stop light so as you can see the lens has been changed (the internal side is original and the extrernal retainer as well)

2 - The brake line system to be splitted into at least two sections for safety reasons. Actually it is divided into three sections ( fw left, fw right , rear)

3 - The brake pump to have at least two outlines and the oil brake tank to be visible.

I could use the original parts (i have original brake pumps and tail light lens ) if i change the jeep homologation into an gistorical car , but to be honest i dont want to spend time and money to make my car less safer (im really afraid about the original brake system) so i decided to let the jeep as it is now.

Regarding to the brake pumpe the pedal assembly has been slightly modified to support a 70' fiat 131 brake pumps with three delivery lines, it is a good solution since it is reliable and cheap here, it is derived by the same pump used for rally championship so it is good.

BR
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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by Horst » November 8th, 2020, 7:20 am

Hi Francesco,

nice job! The only thing I would do different is the location of the front side marker (which I think you are using as turn signals). I would put them on the fender with the original brackets.
The brake set-up is smart. I have no issues with the original single line system but I agree, I probably would also not change it back.
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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by Cisco82 » November 8th, 2020, 9:15 am

Hi Horst,

you re right for side marker but it is another change due to homologation done in 70' , i cant change the position so i decided to use military side markers (in the 70' there was installed fiat round directional lamps , not so stylish i think..)

BR
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Re: M151 A1 69 .... a new sunrise

Post by Hambone » November 8th, 2020, 10:21 am

Still like to know what kind of bike that is. I'm a bike guy also. :D

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