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  1. This information may help you to fabricate one of those missing 'Weasel Jewellery' parts. The placement of the single retaining hole may vary from vehicle to vehicle. To finish the job, I used facsimile staples and 3mm thick felt. I was unable to find an original to validate the type and thickness of the felt?????? Shaft Seal for gear slectors.pdf
  2. My M29-C Weasel is missing the Hull Tag just above where the radio is installed. How do we figure out the number is and is anyone reproducing them?
  3. I have contacted the Studebaker Museum to see if they have the original blueprints for the hull. Their best method for searching the archive is by part number. In the parts manual I couldn't find a number for the hull itself. Does anyone know if it exists? Is there another place to access the blueprints? Any help is appreciated.
  4. 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 the right side corner of the hull off to repair it. You can see this in pictures below. He had cut the left side as well. There is a pretty good amount of rot along the floor side gusset as well as the in the lower tunnel. I spent a little while poking around to see what was reasonable to save and then decided to go deep and just cut everything remotely ugly out and start replacing metal. Next step - lots more pictures and then a lot of cutting and grinding
  5. After I bought my Weasel, a friend informed me of one that was sitting in an old, abandoned shed that I should go check out. It has supposably been there for over 50 years up on blocks! I decided to take a day and go see what I would find. It turned out to be an interesting find so I will break this down int a few posts so I can comment on some of the photos I took.
  6. Hi! I am wondering what an empty weasel hull would weigh.. anyone who has the answer? Or even what the individual components weigh? Kind regards!! Pips
  7. I am looking for an M-29C vent. lid assy. with the hand lever and throw rod. It doesn't have to be perfect, just in good serviceable condition. Thanks very much.
  8. Hi every one i am looking for the pintal hitch for my t15 has anyone got a spare they would sell? Or good pictures of an original one? Thanks Larry
  9. These are impossible to find. Bows are easy to make, but this is one of the hard parts. One set only CNC milled in the USA from original drawings. 90/set. contact me on the board or at flxdsn(at)gmail.com Thanks
  10. Hi, I have extra stretcher brackets that I would like to trade for the foot pocket brackets. Let me know what you have! Thanks, Dave
  11. Looking to purchase the rear litter bracket right side. See pic please. Thanks,
  12. 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 offer to purchase it from the owner. I came up with the figure of $6500AUD ($2000 for the weasel and $4500 that it would have cost at the time to ship a weasel out from the USA to Australia). The offer was accepted and on the 11/11/98 I took delivery of my new project. I have been restoring this weasel off and on ever since. The colour scheme you see on this weasel was made up by the owner. This weasel was purchased from Consolidated Industries and shipped to Australia in the early 50's. It was to be used on a large Sheep Ranch as a special vehicle for the owner to inspect his sheep during wet weather, however the weasel saw little use out in the far west due to drought. If you look closely at the hull, the owner had the hull raised 100mm/4"inches above the tracks so that mud would not get caught up between the sponson and the track. The damage done by this modification cost me a lot of time and effort to repair/restore.
  13. Hi all! I finally bought a Studebaker Weasel, its a late production M29C. It runs and drives great, altough i will touch it up in some places. It does lack the floatation tanks, skirts, and every other part related to a swimmer.... Does anyone know if there are drawings or plans of these parts? That way i can reproduce them...or any floating tanks available for sale in the EU are also welcome ofcourse... Hope to hear from you! Regards, Rob
  14. Hi, I have a rear stretcher bracket with a clamp on it. I see some with a foot pocket. What is correct? is there a rear bracket for the driver's side on a m29? Thanks, Dave
  15. I'm looking for the pioneer compass assy. I was told someone reproduced the brass mount bracket 10 years ago. Are any reproduction or originals out there? Leads appreciated. Thanks! Dave
  16. I had to fabricate and fit a shift lever air deflector seal to my M29C. Unfortunately I did not have an OEM drawing to work from but I was given a drawing for the early T24 canvas shift lever. From there I drew and fabricated a metal (and felt) shift lever seal. A quick disclaimer. This shaft seal fitted my M29C but I can't guarantee it would fit other M29C's. Anyway drawings and happy snaps below. Shaft Seal for gear slectors.pdf
  17. 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 in a row of old broken down dodge trucks. It appeared to be in good shape other than some of the bogie wheels had been removed and were laying on the ground next to it. The body was in reasonably nice condition. I remember thinking how odd it looked with the strange looking V shaped bogey wheels. As I continued looking at it I thought about how nice it would be to get it running again. I wondered if the owner would sell it? Later when talking to the owner I asked him what kind of vehicle it was? He informed me it was a T15 Studebaker weasel and that it was his favorite of all the weasels he owned. He said it would pull a sled with cargo in the winter better than his other weasels. He said it was in need of suspension parts and that he hoped to get it going again "one of these days". I thought to myself about how long it had been sitting there broken down and imagined at least 10 to 15 years. In the summer of 2015 I had gone to Nome Alaska as I usually do each year to visit and do upkeep on my property there. While there I decided to take a trip out to revisit the old mine site to have a look around and see what was left of all the old military trucks and weasels I knew were still there. I also had heard that the new owner wanted to clean up the site and get rid of the old vehicles. When I got to the old mine site It was eye opening to see how much damage the years of sitting out in the open air had done to the old vehicles. The T15 now had huge holes rusted through the body around the engine and radiator area. The engine being exposed after many years of sitting outside was a mass of rust. The windshield had been shot at and now had two large bullet holes through it. Miraculously the large headlight had been spared. I decided then that I would try and make a deal with the new owner of the site to purchase the T15 and the other weasels an M29 and a T24. I was glad that the new owner was willing to sell them. The M29 and T24 were so badly rusted they were beyond repair and that stripping them of any salvageable parts was all I could do. The M7 snow tractors were long gone. Since the site was remote and across a river that could only be crossed by vehicles at certain times of the year while the water was low enough and was not frozen, time was of the essence to get the items removed before the river froze up as it was now late September. After a couple weeks of work all the items I had purchased including the T15 were removed. In 2020 I shipped the T15 out of Alaska to Washington. My plan to rebuild the T15 will be to start with rebuilding the engine and suspension parts first. Then move to wiring harness gauges, windshield etc.All peripheral items will be repaired, repainted before the body work will begin.
  18. Hi! I am wondering if the weasels had a steel first aid kit like the jeeps, and if so, where does it originally mount? thanks! Dave
  19. So I'm a long way off, but what have people done to replace the firewall padding? Specifically, the one by drivers foot that the ventilator lid handle stop is riveted to? The rivites would need to come off, insulation on, and then re rivet the catch bracket and keep it spaced away from panel. Are reproduction panels available, or what are people making them from. Thanks Dave
  20. How is my weasel supposed to float with all these holes? 🙂 there are holes near all bogie wheels, and the front track tension spring has a hole in it. am I missing pieces? thanks! dave
  21. Hi! I need a 1 more front stretcher bracket (one for drivers side) and all if the rear stretcher brackets. Any leads appreciated! Dave
  22. Hi, I wonder what this is for? Is this the part that mounts on the rear of the weasel, by the taillight? over and across to the muffler shroud? Thanks, Dave
  23. Hi, I need a rear differential access panel. It appears that's the only one missing. Thanks Dave
  24. Hi, I need some balls for my weasel. For the soft top. I have some, some are rusted and gone. I attached a picture. Maybe someone has a commercial equivalent? thanks, Dave
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