Texas M151A1 Resurrection

A place to post pics and descriptions of ongoing restoration projects

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acudanut
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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by acudanut » January 12th, 2019, 11:20 am

Great to have a Helicopter Pilot on board !!!!! :D .
Your Jeep..(my 2 cents only) you might want to look around a bit more, and find a more do-able one to drive. You have everything going wrong (rust wise) on it. Again, just my worthless 2 cents.
Cheers.

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by attackpilot » January 12th, 2019, 1:38 pm

Thanks! Luckily Guy makes some great products, and has almost every panel and piece that I need to get this thing back on the road. It was driving in more or less the same condition about 3 years ago. I felt the same way about it until I talked to some folks who are smarter on body work than I'll ever be (i.e., they do it for a living), and I've been assured we can get this thing roadworthy again. I'm trying to keep a good attitude about it.
1966 Ford M151A1
1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ
2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Polar

RIP: 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ (Sold), 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ (Rolled), 1987 Suzuki Samurai x3 (Sold, Rolled, Junked).

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by dandeejet » September 12th, 2019, 11:43 am

Good to see another Warrant into M151 refurbishing!
I spent some time in my previous life flying H models for the CAV out of the golf course at An Keh, retired from the airlines and now restore as a going broke as a hobby project. IF I can help, please call.
Dan Dickson
M.U.T.T. Rescue
Wimberley, Texas
512 775-8939
2 M-151A2s
1 M-151A1
XM-408 (A1)

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by rickf » September 12th, 2019, 2:58 pm

Dan, never a good idea to put your personal info (phone number) on a public forum! Tell them to PM for the info. You can edit your own post or I can if you like.
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by attackpilot » September 29th, 2019, 10:30 pm

Thanks, y'all!

I second the motion on not putting personal info up on the forum... But I do appreciate the contact info, and I'll be reaching out!
1966 Ford M151A1
1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ
2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Polar

RIP: 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ (Sold), 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ (Rolled), 1987 Suzuki Samurai x3 (Sold, Rolled, Junked).

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by rickf » September 30th, 2019, 7:18 pm

We had an attack helicopter pilot on here as one of the founding members. Unfortunately he has passed away. Captain Geoffry R Webster, Toptiger 6 .
68th Assault Helicopter Company 'Top Tigers'
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by Surveyor » September 30th, 2019, 11:42 pm

https://www.blurb.com/books/1646321-the ... etnam-jeep

Click on image and then enlarge.... :D
1960 M151 Run #1 (working on it) 60 in 2020!
"There is one nut on a M151 that is very difficult to remove....." - K8icu
"She ain't a Cadillac and she ain't a Rolls, But there ain't nothin' wrong with the radio" - Aaron Tippin
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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by rickf » October 1st, 2019, 9:42 am

He gave me a hard cover version of that book and I lost it. I have been searching for it for years and I simply cannot find it but I have not thrown out any books. I WILL Find that book!!!! There were only a very few hard covers printed.
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by rickf » October 1st, 2019, 9:51 am

I don't know if any of you dug into that link that Surveyor posted but I found Top's Bio in there, Here it is. You chopper guys will be impressed with this.
Anyone that really knew Top knew he also had a wicked sense of humor and was a very generous person.

https://www.blurb.com/user/grwebster
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by Mark » October 1st, 2019, 12:41 pm

I have a copy of the book somewhere, I'll mention he was the one who seen me on the g503 site so he told me about the mutt site(g838), recommend that I go there.He helped me out in some other ways too to better my ways.
mark


1968 m274A5
1960 m151
1981 m151A2
1964 m416
1971 m416

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Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Post by attackpilot » October 2nd, 2019, 12:34 pm

That book is amazing.

FYI, I'm slow... As you already know. I've just realized whats been happening with my images on photobucket, so I'm searching for another (more semi-secure) location to host my full res photos. I'll migrate everything over there and relink the images to bring them back when I get the chance.
1966 Ford M151A1
1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ
2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Polar

RIP: 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ (Sold), 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ (Rolled), 1987 Suzuki Samurai x3 (Sold, Rolled, Junked).

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