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D.R.H.

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  1. DELETE THIS ENTIRE THREAD PATRICK...
  2. Thanks Patrick. On a Psychological note. It is funny how SOME folks can step on an other persons toes then get mad at the toe owner for speaking out. Their skewed logic being "Well it's your fault for having your toes there in the first place! If they weren't there, I wouldn't have stepped on them". THESE type of folks never seem to put it together that they're not a part of the solution. I think I'll return to oblivion for a while..... A.M.F.'s.
  3. Amphibious Detecting, I appreciate your ability to look at a topic and be able to laugh. However, the rant WAS NOT directed at you, it was for M29 (Dan). This is now the third time he has put his mind-set on display and I have a pretty good idea where he is coming from. Weasels are quite expensive to restore to any respectable level and I get it, folks want to spend as little as possible on some out dated, 78 year old rusty piece of junk. THIS is exactly why I do my best to think outside of the box and repair/restore what I can, myself. I recently purchased a "Hat Channel" set from a guy here
  4. I HAVE JUST COME INTO FULL UNDERSTANDING WHY CERTAIN PEOPLE WILL MAKE A "RUN" OF CERTAIN REPRO PARTS AND THEN FALL OFF INTO OBLIVION.
  5. WOWEE, those tracks are fantastic!! Thanks for showing this process, it is very informative. THIS IS a great solution, I think, for an alternate track source.
  6. Dan, send me a P.M. with your phone number and a good time to reach you. I'll call you and we can talk, and with all due respect, if you're serious.
  7. Good suggestion Will. I am very experienced in mold making and decided to put my knowledge toward reproducing the rubber on Bogie Wheels. I have found a rock solid method that is successful. Here are some photos of the results of my efforts. I was able to pigment the rubber in both white and black. I even did a combo where the steel was painted green and the rubber was pigmented white. The material I used cured to Durometer hardness of 90 which is just as hard as natural latex rubber. I was guided to some documented research where an independent company was hired in the late 1960's to fin
  8. Prc148, Rob W. here on the forum makes the hat channel kits, perhaps He'd be willing to send you measurements of the ones you need. If not, contact me and we'll get you squared away. Dave.
  9. I haven't been on this site for a while. I was just looking through THIS section and forgot to end this request. THANKS JESSE BROWNING FOR THE VERY NICE MUFFLER GUARD, I APPRECIATE YOU !!
  10. K, a few questions for you. Are the nuts interfering with the drive sprocket and front idler wheels? What thickness conveyor belt did you use on the inside? When I rebuilt one of my tracks last year, I could see that there would be a potential problem the the heads of the bolts I was going to use interfering with the Drive and Idler wheels. I used "T-Nuts" for my inner fasteners and 7/8" thickness conveyor belt. I measured the original inner belt thickness to be 1". Fixing you problem may be just as easy as doing what I did. See my photo below. Dave.
  11. I don't participate much on this wonderful forum just yet, I'm still working on my 1942 G-506 truck. I have to stay focused on one thing at a time. If I don't and have too irons in my fire, it tends to go out. It has been just shy of 1 year since I rebuilt my Type 3 Track. My area of the Pacific North-West has received a decent amount of snow. I had to go out and take a few photos of my Weasel resting in it. I can't believe just how much the snow increases visibility at night. I want to encourage everyone to keep working on their Weasels and posting great content. Thanks again to Patrick
  12. You asked for feed back, so here goes. I remember reading about new tracks for the HalfTracks more than 5 years ago on the "G". One man spent a whole lot of time here in the U.S. and in China when he was there, actually DOING THE FOOTWORK to find a solution. The thread ran into multiples of pages in length, EVERYONE had an opinion but only this 1 guy put forth the effort. All the other guys were cheering him on from behind their keyboards, ready to pony up the cash when the time was right. When it came time to separate the men from the boys, the man who spearheaded the entire effort was l
  13. Hi guys, I am looking for a Muffler Guard. Does anyone happen to have one you'd like to sell? Thanks.
  14. I for one really appreciate this bit of education. It makes perfect sense regarding which way to properly install the seals. Thanks Oz! I also did a bit of poking around online and found this; https://www.motionindustries.com/shoppingCart.jsp?BUS_ACTION=review. While the Aussie Dollar differs from the U.S. Dollar, I think this price of $336.00 is fairly reasonable for 32 seals.
  15. WOWEE OZ!! Every time I look at this site, you have posted some really nice pictures of what you have worked on. I admire your work and attention to detail. You are going to make "The Land Down Under" very proud of one of Her Son's for doing such fine work, especially that there are only 2 Weasels in the entire country!! GOOD ON YA' MATE!!
  16. PlasticWelding, I guess that you are the only guy who might be interested in my track rebuild kit. I have been extremely busy and unable to post here in a few weeks. One of the most important things in rebuilding your tracks is that you must still have all of the "hat channel" hold downs that are in the outer bands, see photo below. Another I would need to know is the grouser count of your tracks. 55 or 56?
  17. I absolutely love this story!! How fortuitous OZ for you to have been the lucky recipient of such a rare machine in your part of the world!!
  18. I had noticed Jim, that the Weasel with 12 bogey wheels per side mimicked what I described as the 'see-saw' effect due to how centered the middle leaf spring was. One would get rather Sea-Sick from that constant up and down motion, I would think.
  19. Would the guys who were interested in my track band replacement kit please send me a private message with your Email addresses. This way I can contact you ALL OF YOU in one fell swoop and provide more information.. Thanks. Dave.
  20. You are awesome Jim!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your help on this portion of "discovery" with my Weasel. I would be happy to look for the engine serial number and let you know what it is. I will venture to guess that the engine was changed out when it was in Norway. As for the "ribbon" data plate on the bulkhead of the cargo compartment, mine is gone. Are the Ord. number and hull number the same?
  21. Frank, on the 1st. list in space #6, my Weasel is an M-29 C, ORD. #7699 with a delivery date of 1944. It doesn't have the "ribbon" body tag. I haven't started looking for the Registration Numbers under the paint yet. Hopefully they will be there.
  22. Well Men, I contacted Robert at the website OZM29 suggested. I don't want to be a wet blanket with bad news, but Robert told me via email that he doesn't make the "hull data plates" any more. Just like the Weasel track bands, another avenue of approach will have to be found.
  23. OZ, My Man!!! Thank you very much for posting the Data Plate guy. Do you know how to tell what my "Hull Tag" number would be, if my Mfsr. and. Ord. serial number is 7399? Your "Hull Tag' is M-29-C 7333.
  24. Hey Jesse, click on the blue highlighted link that OZ included in his original post. I bought a kit from them a few days ago.
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