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I just purchases a weasel. 1944 M29C. Seller indicated it came from Norway. Seller took it apart to do some repairs and never got it put back together again. So now I'm going to give it a shot. I'm still pulling it home. Should be back at the farm in a couple hours. Very excited to learn more about these vehicles and much appreciate the effort gone into creating this site. I'll post more photos soon. Images of hull plate and the weasel before I loaded it posted here. It also came with an aluminum square top. 

 

 

 

Where I found it

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Thanks for the welcome, everyone. My name is Richard and I'm located just outside of Seattle, WA. I'll be posting a more complete set of photos over this next week and will be definitely interested in your thoughts/observations of what you see. 

-Richard

 

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Here are some more photos.

Here is the aluminum top:

AluminumTop.thumb.jpg.8ffd5ee8dc6433172ea0fc16af6ce0e0.jpg

 

The door opens and the top portion of the roof also opens(not shown) like a t-top:

AluminumTopWithDoor.thumb.jpg.b80f3a4cea1aee95844b9e1a69e8c575.jpg

 

It also came with a canvas top but no metal bars to mount it onto the weasel with:

CanvasTop2.thumb.jpg.83aeeae94068deb39eb33dc3f7b80009.jpg

 

Fire Extinguisher:

FireExtinguisher.thumb.jpg.7a6228f91bbde52b660a4599630cb538.jpg

 

Snow shoes:

 

 

SnowShoes.thumb.jpg.c37b3c9ae44cb8fb916becfd4945b544.jpg

 

Skis:
WoodenSkis.thumb.jpg.7609a497913395dbefe0121d15bfa066.jpg

Alternator.jpg

CanvasTop.jpg

EnginePlate.jpg

frontplate.jpg

Shaft.jpg

Shaft_Gear.jpg

Sprocket.jpg

TrackCloseup.jpg

TrackWheelsRelated.jpg

TransferCase.jpg

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On 10/20/2020 at 2:35 PM, 1wizkid said:

Here are some more photos.

Here is the aluminum top:

AluminumTop.thumb.jpg.8ffd5ee8dc6433172ea0fc16af6ce0e0.jpg

 

The door opens and the top portion of the roof also opens(not shown) like a t-top:

AluminumTopWithDoor.thumb.jpg.b80f3a4cea1aee95844b9e1a69e8c575.jpg

 

It also came with a canvas top but no metal bars to mount it onto the weasel with:

CanvasTop2.thumb.jpg.83aeeae94068deb39eb33dc3f7b80009.jpg

 

Fire Extinguisher:

FireExtinguisher.thumb.jpg.7a6228f91bbde52b660a4599630cb538.jpg

 

Snow shoes:

 

 

SnowShoes.thumb.jpg.c37b3c9ae44cb8fb916becfd4945b544.jpg

 

Skis:
WoodenSkis.thumb.jpg.7609a497913395dbefe0121d15bfa066.jpg

 

The below picture is of the tag on the generator. It has an additional "blue" tag with overhaul info on it.

On 10/20/2020 at 2:35 PM, 1wizkid said:

Alternator.jpg

Below is the tag on the engine. Matches same language as the overhaul tag on the generator. I assume norwegian since I was told the vehicle came from there.

On 10/20/2020 at 2:35 PM, 1wizkid said:

EnginePlate.jpg

Tag on the driver side front.

On 10/20/2020 at 2:35 PM, 1wizkid said:

frontplate.jpg

Extra "shaft"

On 10/20/2020 at 2:35 PM, 1wizkid said:

Shaft.jpg

 

Extra shaft/sprocket:

Shaft_Gear.jpg

Extra Sprocket:

Sprocket.jpg

Closeup of Tracks. Notice the chain the previous owner attached to the tracks. I think he said this was needed to help hold them together(?). 

On 10/20/2020 at 2:35 PM, 1wizkid said:

TrackCloseup.jpg

Two extra arms that go down to the wheels from the tub.

On 10/20/2020 at 2:35 PM, 1wizkid said:

TrackWheelsRelated.jpg\\

An extra transfer case/differential (?):

On 10/20/2020 at 2:35 PM, 1wizkid said:

Here are some more photos.

Here is the aluminum top:

AluminumTop.thumb.jpg.8ffd5ee8dc6433172ea0fc16af6ce0e0.jpg

 

The door opens and the top portion of the roof also opens(not shown) like a t-top:

AluminumTopWithDoor.thumb.jpg.b80f3a4cea1aee95844b9e1a69e8c575.jpg

 

It also came with a canvas top but no metal bars to mount it onto the weasel with:

CanvasTop2.thumb.jpg.83aeeae94068deb39eb33dc3f7b80009.jpg

 

Fire Extinguisher:

FireExtinguisher.thumb.jpg.7a6228f91bbde52b660a4599630cb538.jpg

 

Snow shoes:

 

 

SnowShoes.thumb.jpg.c37b3c9ae44cb8fb916becfd4945b544.jpg

 

Skis:
WoodenSkis.thumb.jpg.7609a497913395dbefe0121d15bfa066.jpg

Alternator.jpg

CanvasTop.jpg

EnginePlate.jpg

frontplate.jpg

Shaft.jpg

Shaft_Gear.jpg

Sprocket.jpg

TrackCloseup.jpg

TrackWheelsRelated.jpg

TransferCase.jpg

TransferCase.jpg

 

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Some restoration but very minimal:

Put engine parts back on the engine and confirm it runs. 

Take out some dents

Paint green add some white army stars

 

As you will figure out, I'm not an experienced mechanic. Don't know the proper name for many of the components. But I've got passion and brains and that has served me well so hoping it does here too! I'm a serious Ww2 collector (relics, uniforms, letters primarily) but not weapons or vehicles - those are just to expensive. I stumbled across this weasel by complete accident. It wasn't even up for sale. Was thrilled the owner was willing to sell at a price I could afford. Super excited to have it as part of my collection! 

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The only way to become experienced is by doing the work.  You have started that journey - awesome!

Download or purchase a set of manuals and start learning the part names and study how the machine was built and intended to be serviced - that knowledge will make it easier for people to help you.

There are great resources on Youtube and otherwise to learn how to fix motors, take out dents and some very experienced folks on this board. 

Keep us posted!

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