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  1. My name is Dan Walsh and I am starting the restoration of a Studebaker T15 weasel. I will post pictures of my restoration as it progresses here on the site. A brief history about my T15 and how I acquired it. I first discovered the T15 in the early 1970's in Nome Alaska at an old remote mining site. While at the old mine I saw several weasels in different states of repair. there was an M29 and also a T24. Several M7 snow tractors were there as well. As I looked around at all the old equipment I noticed a strange looking track vehicle one like no other I had ever seen before. It was parked i
  2. I started the restoration of a 1943 T-24 a couple of weeks ago. I intend to document the restoration here. I bought the Weasel from a well-known Weasel collector and friend. He had stripped the hull, had it sandblasted and was starting repairs when he found a really immaculate T24. I got most everything with the purchase that I need to restore the vehicle other than tracks, including a second M29 that is ugly but fairly complete. There is a lot of rot along the floors - particularly at the edge of the floor and outer sides of the hull. The previous owner had already cut much of
  3. I thought that I would start a bog/story on my Weasel restoration. I sold an Amphibious Jeep back in the Mid 1990's and I decided to purchase another unusual vehicle that operates in two mediums. I came across a 'Weasel' and decided there and then that this was the vehicle for me. I was going to import a project weasel from the US of A but before proceeding I had heard of a weasel that was local to where I was living at the time. I contacted the owner and asked if I could have a look at the weasel to give me some idea what I was getting myself into. After looking at this weasel I decided to of
  4. What follows is the pictorial story showing 3 and 1/2 years of part time work to fully repair my front float tank. This tank was fitted to the Red Weasel my friend and I imported from Duluth Michigan in 2007. The corrosion and damage to the tank was typical of most flotation tanks found nowadays.
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    These were given to me when I purchased my weasel. Not sure about copyright information as some do not have information attached
  6. I have a bunch of holes on the left hand side standing i front of my t15 and i am wandering what they are for or do i have to fill them. I am doing a bit of body work now and trying to take ot the dents from years of abuse. Larry
  7. I have these floatation parts on eBay. I realize the price is hefty but I was more looking to get it advertised and have someone make me an offer. Anyone interested can call or text me at 224-223-7464 https://www.ebay.com/itm/362958889730
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    wish I can save
  9. The ones I have coming into my shop
  10. Some extra parts I am going to sell. PM if interested. Thanks!
  11. Hi guys, I am looking for a Muffler Guard. Does anyone happen to have one you'd like to sell? Thanks.
  12. Rick Ardell


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    Barely read military registration number
  15. Gents: I am working on the T24 and decided to replace the rear hat channel on the right side floor. On the "edge" hat channel that runs from the front to the back of the hull on the edge of the "sponson", there are numerous captive nuts. There is an elongated or oval hole directly in front of the rear hat channel. There is evidence of spot welds but nothing in the hole. It is immediately in front of the patch that I am making. Does a captive nut or something go in that hole?
  16. One of the many jobs to be done was to refurbish my Steerer and make up a pair of rudder cables. Here is the Steerer. Just needed a couple of bronze bushings made to take out the sloppiness.
  17. Is there a need for track aprons? It doesn’t seem like there are many who are building a floater. We just made two sets of aprons. We have the original factory blueprints thanks to OZM29C. They are very labor intensive as they are ridiculously complicated.
  18. I referenced a weasel hull that was 'Skinned' in another thread so here is the story of this T24's hull repairs. This weasel is owned by a friend of mine and I did an 'Econo' job on the hull repairs for him. In the end the final repairs turned out a lot better than I expected. The material I chose to use was 1.5mm Zinc annealed mild steel sheet. No spot welding, just plug welds. Here are some before shots of the hull. It was in a sad state to begin with. This weasel came from Daryl Besinger https://www.dlbensinger.com/ back in 2000 Note the early Hull number UST-24-50
  19. Hi Everyone Here are some interesting pictures of an old floater weasel in Alaska. It was stripped of engine and suspension. and drug off to a lonely patch of woods and abandoned. I am going to see if I can salvage the float tanks this summer. The bottoms are rusted through badly but still rebuildable. Anyway it was a a nice find to bad it wasn't 45 years ago. But then nobody cared!'
  20. Hey Gents. I removed the Data Plate from my weasel yesterday cleaned most of the paint off it then threw it in a shallow pan with some Evaporust. I gave it a really good cleaning today and found that my Weasel is in fact a "C" model. The ORD. and MFRS. serial numbers are the same, with the same font and in the same place one right under the other. It is 7699. At the very bottom of the plate there are two areas, one for year of mfr., (1944) and the other has letters in it that appear to read (SEETERLIN). The letters appear to have been engraved and are all the same height and font. They are ev
  21. hi Everyone Does anyone know the proper olive drab color the weasel was painted when out of factory. Is there a known paint formula or code that my local auto paint supplier could use to mix it. Any information is appreciated. I have heard is was lusterless olive drab and see it available online, but don't like the idea of buying it online if my local supplier can mix it. Dan Dan
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