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Eric B 18-01-19 16:13

M151A2 Restore.
 
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Hello Al

Well after many years the restoration of my 1974 CDN M151A2 has started.
Jason and his Dad are the main restorers with me getting in the way once in a while. It is now almost stripped and ready for sandblasting. While stripping, found a 1976 penny under the radio wiring guard (on the back floor) Will glue it in as part of ts history when complete. The main areas of rust are the front floors, battery box and the front cross member.

Thanks
Eric

Robin Craig 20-01-19 23:04

Eric,

I think you should call the vehicle 1 Cent because of it.

Phil Waterman 21-01-19 00:56

But what if it is of the feminine gender?
 
Hi Eric

Always good to see another restoration begin. Now to Robin's idea for naming it, you could always go with Penny.

Cheers Phil

Eric B 23-01-19 21:45

nick name
 
hmmmm never thought of a name. Will sleep on it.

Thanks
Eric

Phil Waterman 23-01-19 23:51

Wife name my first CMP 40 Years ago
 
Hi Eric

Every MV needs a name, my wife took one look a picture of what was to be my 1st CMP 40 years ago and said "what a BEAST" still have the HUP and the wife. Both of them are part of me. You might also say that I had the Beauty already my wife. BEAST is what the HUP got for a vanity license plate

Talking MVs if you have BEAST you must have BEAUTY in this case a C60S Pat 13 CMP, andit got the plate BEAUTY. When the 3rd truck joined the family a Pat 12 C60L I polled the family for for a name at first we were thinking "and the" or "& the" as a plate but it would only may sense if the two other trucks were parked oneeither side of it. So they family decided on CANADA in honor of it's history.

But back to the M151 hope you will keep us posted on Jason and his dad progress.

Cheers Phil

Eric B 30-01-19 02:50

M151 restoration
 
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Hello

Well it seems that the vehicle had a front fender AMU mount, which would give it three radios.

Similar to the one for the M38A1.

By chance has anybody seen one of these rear items? We have found the base plate, which is different than that on the M38A1.

Thanks
Eric

Eric B 04-03-19 15:34

updates
 
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Hello

Based on some feedback from another site. It looks like this vehicle was used in the air ground air role with 1Cdn Brigade Group HQ and Sigs Squadron.

The radio mount on the front fender would have been for the PRC 515 or PRC66 radio used for air communications.

It has gone back for sandblasting as the underside had not been done and surface rust was forming in other areas.

The main areas requiring attention are the front floors and cross-member as well as the battery floor.

Thanks
Eric

Matthew P 04-03-19 15:39

If you are not already familiar with his work there is a person by the name of Guy Loomis who works at a manufacturing and fabricating company. Through the use of CNC plasma cutters he has made forming dies from stacks of flat stock. He now sells repair parts for these. http://www.m151bodypanels.com He actually has more then those listed in production now. Contact him via G838.org or Facebook.

Matt

Eric B 04-03-19 16:29

Panels
 
Hello

Have my panels already.

Would have gone with him if i did not have them already.

thanks

Eric

Eric B 07-03-19 15:43

M151A2 restoration
 
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The grill was removed to straighten out the passenger fender.

Does anybody have any idea of what the two holes are on each side of the vehicle?

Thanks
Eric

Eric B 10-03-19 16:45

welding started
 
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Well Jason's Dad has started the welding.

Jason discovered some stenciled writing on one of the tires.
WT-3120

Not sure what it is. But this and another tire were grooved, so could be a test of some sort.

Eric B 21-03-19 01:39

more updates
 
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Well the front floor and battery floor are now out. Took th Rad out and some engine parts to clean up. Need a new Rad, But I have a spare engine and Brian has re cored ones at a very reasonable price.

Eric B 31-05-19 18:20

m151a2 update
 
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seems i have been forgetting to update this site. M151a2 body is now restored and am starting to put things back together.

Thanks
Eric

Eric B 31-05-19 18:24

brackets going on
 
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Some of the brackets going on, including the antenna mount on the front fender.

maple_leaf_eh 01-06-19 03:58

Happiness is parts going back on! Keep it going Eric!

Eric B 08-06-19 23:59

more things added
 
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Some more items added and grill almost completed. Waiting for grill screen from sandblasters. :sheep:

Eric

Eric B 21-08-19 14:39

m151a2 updates
 
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Hello
Here are more photo of the M151A2 project.

Found some more challenges and oddities. But that's what makes it interesting while moving ahead.

Eric B 04-09-19 17:35

More updates
 
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More updates

Fixed the tire mount issue and attached the antenna extension. Glued in the rubber sheet on the battery box lid as per CFTO.

Eric B 17-09-19 21:49

getting closer
 
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Batteries hooked up, kill switch added with no modification other than an extra cable. Wipers functioning and all lights now working. Getting closer. Lock was on chain to secure the steering wheel.


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