M718A1 restoration

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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by Hambone » October 3rd, 2020, 8:16 am

Finally got the windshield sanded and painted, getting the bow rods mounted up.
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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by rickf » October 3rd, 2020, 3:29 pm

Looks good, you know, you would have a LOT more room to work in there if you didn't have all those motorcycles in there! I can help you with that. :twisted:
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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by Hambone » October 4th, 2020, 9:06 am

rickf wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 3:29 pm
Looks good, you know, you would have a LOT more room to work in there if you didn't have all those motorcycles in there! I can help you with that. :twisted:
I don't have any trikes, :lol: :lol: :twisted: , another shop is on my agenda, just waiting on the motivation.

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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by halftracknut » October 4th, 2020, 8:38 pm

Tops for those used to be a bit hard to find...Dave P. at Wee be Webbing could make one...jeep looks great..
slowest mutt east of the missippi..

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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by Hambone » October 4th, 2020, 9:00 pm

halftracknut wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Tops for those used to be a bit hard to find...Dave P. at Wee be Webbing could make one...jeep looks great..
Thanks HTN, I have the top covered, was able to pick up 3 NOS tops and side curtains over the years, may take a little effort to get them stretched back out. Maybe someone else will restore one some day, I will have some leftovers. :D
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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by rickf » October 5th, 2020, 9:12 am

This guy either works in his shop in his socks or he stores his old military parts in the house. I like his style!!!!! Nothing like that old military canvas smell in the morning. :mrgreen:
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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by Hambone » October 5th, 2020, 9:51 am

:lol: , I have my canvas stored inside under my bed, my wife complains regularly, I told her it has to be stored in a controlled environment, nothing like waking up to the smell of coffee and canvas. :D

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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by m3a1 » October 5th, 2020, 1:02 pm

UNDER your bed?

I put mine ON my bed!

Mmmmm. So warm. So cozy! :lol:

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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by m75 » October 5th, 2020, 1:14 pm

What variety of Federal color was used on your truck? FS 24087? And from who did you get your paint? My A2 is due to return from having a lot of sheet metal (Thanks Guy!!!) replaced, and will be getting some localized metal prep soon, so I'd like to explore picking up the right color OD.
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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by Hambone » October 5th, 2020, 1:25 pm

m75 wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 1:14 pm
What variety of Federal color was used on your truck? FS 24087? And from who did you get your paint? My A2 is due to return from having a lot of sheet metal (Thanks Guy!!!) replaced, and will be getting some localized metal prep soon, so I'd like to explore picking up the right color OD.
I used Gillespie 24087 from Rapco on mine, thinned 4 to 1, lays down well, I've used over a gallon so far, with more to go.

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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by Mark » October 5th, 2020, 6:29 pm

To get the faded look, I think I put kerosene on it, not sure though.(should have never repainted it as the 50 year old paint was as faded as it was going to get.)The new paint was shiny as I didn't shake it good enough as the dulling agents kept to the bottom.
I guess this is an irrelevant post as no one wants their mutt to look old and faded and over the hill.LOL!
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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by Hambone » November 18th, 2020, 1:23 pm

Got the hood, grill and most of my mounts painted, plus all the bolts that mounts this stuff, my blast cabinet has been getting a workout.
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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by Hambone » November 20th, 2020, 6:49 pm

Top fit better than expected out of the box, will need a little stretching. :D
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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by m38inmaine » November 25th, 2020, 1:12 am

Very nice.
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Re: M718A1 restoration

Post by Hambone » November 25th, 2020, 10:47 am

m38inmaine wrote:
November 25th, 2020, 1:12 am
Very nice.
Thanks, m38inmaine, I'm slowly getting there. :D

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