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Title: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on April 12, 2013, 12:42:08 pm
Anybody interested in co-driving with me out to bum fuck Tennessee to retrieve my m718 ambulance?

I am planning on leaving tonight or early tomorrow.

i have also arranged for a lay over stop at brett's house as it at the half way point.




Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on April 18, 2013, 06:54:51 am
I command a sitrep! 

We own an mutt that we are not obsessing about? 

This is a crime of some fashion, I am certain of it.



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: tascabe on April 21, 2013, 06:46:18 am
Curfman and Smith stopped by Friday night and then again last night since my place was a nice halfway stop point.

Got some pics of the M718 this morning before they took off for KC.

I will let Curfman fill in all the narratives later - but short story is that there was only a small 4" weld holding the thing together - so they decided to cut that weld for safety when loading/unloading etc.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8668639104_07cce2a82d_z.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8546/8667536469_d7bda36fc7_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8544/8667536063_e7d9dbfb95_z.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8540/8668639292_ae4da10ee1_z.jpg)
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(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8533/8668639924_c54cbcba2d_z.jpg)

Engine runs.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8538/8667536909_c354b96da4_z.jpg)

And not sure if this was a military hub option or if they just got tired of their tie down ones falling off - all 4 wheels have this type on them.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8538/8668640312_bb10bd138b_z.jpg)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on April 21, 2013, 09:12:13 am
Nothing to it. 

All it takes is welding and as it happens Curfman likes to weld. 

Ball hitch...  of course it has a ball hitch...  What Dilbert redneck wouldn't add a ball hitch... 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Coop on April 21, 2013, 09:12:42 am
This one needs to be called 6037.  "037" being the medical code for Tetanus.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on April 21, 2013, 12:48:10 pm
Those hubs are the "Marine" hubs.... Marines (and Navy) just have to be different.  They added A2 style tie-downs like you see on my Mutt's bumper and back corners, but did it 20 years before the A2 was even an option. 
Simpler design I suppose.

By any chance, did you stop at look at stuff for sale by "crazy mutt guy" south of Brett?


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on April 21, 2013, 08:46:33 pm
Got it sequestered away in the back of my place now.  Quite a bit of metal work to be done on this one.  Good thing Curfman is into that kind of thing. 

I suspect once we are done, this one is structurally going to resemble the zombie like husk of Mutt body being used to conceal an entirely newly build Chenowith rail buggy style frame.   

Top was crap.  it was just a standard top that was so sun struck it crumbled when molested.  It got binned. 

Doors were equally crap but the frames were good.  NOS door skins abound, it's the frames that are tough so that part of the fight is won already. 

Side curtains had jacked up window but were otherwise serviceable.  Cam had mentioned that the best solution for windows is to edge the window holes with Velcro so you can quickly replace (or remove) them.  This looks like a good one to try that out on. 

Seats were ok, actually has a standard M151A2 back seat which Curfman will likely eventually come off of for the guys who have normal A2s and no back seats for them.    Although he does have a set of rear seat brackets, this on is an A1 family vehicle and would take an A1 seat anyhow.   Ambulances don't have back seats anyhow.  The ambulatory patients sit on a troop seat on the left side and the litter patients go  on the right. 

For reasons not particularly clear to me, this needed to get dropped at my house.  Sean and I had literally JUST gotten done getting my mutt and Staggs mutt in place and settled down secure in the fact that everything was in place when we got the news.   

We ended up cooter bobbing a system with the medium tow bar and zip ties that allowed us to move it up the hill to the back yard with my mutt.  It was...  odd...

The neighbor lady came out and said "now I know you've lost it!  What are you going to do with half of a car?   

We explained that is is all perfectly normal, why the other half is just over there you see! 

Still not as weird as my initial plan to just stick the front half in 4wd, squirt fuel in the carb, start it up and drive it up. 



Picture time: 


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8381/8671073740_a5c468d99f_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8258/8669971387_decb7342a5_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8387/8671072406_f594ee4b86_z.jpg)

Run Curfman run! 


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8265/8669969727_2c81477e0d_z.jpg)
Ooops!  How many zip ties does it take to cart 1/2 a mutt up a hill?  More than 4 per side anyhow! 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8526/8671070510_8494c20a64_z.jpg)
Well since that didn't work, I say we just try exactly the same thing again. 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8399/8669962139_177d64c150_z.jpg)

Finally got it tugged over the crest and were able to rickshaw it into position from there. 



 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: d.thomas on April 22, 2013, 05:47:04 am
so, curfman gets a mutt and the first thing he does it break it in half? AWESOME!
lets drive the front half around!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on April 24, 2013, 07:40:39 am
As mentioned earlier.  Curfmans top was a standard M151 top not the ambulance specific one.   Same thing with his bow set.

See here: http://www.surplusjeep.com/M151/group_22_chassis.htm

Good news is we can make all the tubing bits and in a pinch probably modify a cover a-la how the old Elmo top was.  Happens that I have a good bit of general cover hardware in that giant bin of randomness I got from Tent Dave a while back. 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Master Chef on April 24, 2013, 12:35:13 pm
http://g838.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5546

Some pictures of the top and plenty of red crosses.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: PECEMKR45 on April 24, 2013, 05:04:46 pm
I have been wondering , If you cut a mutt in half , does it grow into 2 mutts?????


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on April 24, 2013, 05:05:51 pm
Short answer:

Yes. 




Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on April 24, 2013, 05:08:46 pm
It does but only if you plant them in soil with the right iron and ph levels other wise you get a cj 5 or if your really unlucky you get a m882


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on April 25, 2013, 05:33:42 pm
Work grinds to a start on M718 6037

Curfman made it by today to start cranking on his M718 which has, per Coop's suggestion, been numbered 6037. 

Big thing for now is to knock off all the horridly rusted metal and get down to the base unibody bits and make sure that there is enough here to even start trying to make a Mutt out of. 

Curfman started off with the angle grinder then from there shifted over to the air grinder and has now settled into using the air hammer to peel away sections of rotted out floors. 

This is an odd one...  Most of our mutts have semi-rotted frame sections and mostly solid bodies.  This one seems to have almost NO body parts that are not rusted to bits but the frame is oddly intact.  I wonder if there was some sort of horrible anti-dead-people-stink-spray that they always washed out the ambulances with that caused the bodies to rot off of them or something...   

Weird...  Regardless, the unibody frame parts are pretty solid so we'll be able to tack it back together just fine.   Once all the old shit is peeled off, we'll weld the framey bits together solid as a rock then set about repopulating all the body parts with new metal.   While we certainly COULD spend the big bucks and get correct OEM parts, I strongly suspect that we'll end up making entirely new floor pans out of diamond tread plate. 

Gas tank came out of it and not surprisingly it is packed full of rust and evil.  We pumped it out using the diaphram pump and it is sitting there awaiting the arrival of all the gas tank refurb stuff I ordered a few days back. 

Picture time: 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8126/8681288045_557b7573f5_z.jpg)
Peeling up the rear floor pan

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8682399684_9420864cf8_z.jpg)
Rear framing

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8521/8682399852_c35724fc24_z.jpg)
All that is left if the rear floorpan.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8125/8682399432_892fa3d530_z.jpg)
Gas tank removed. 




Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Coop on April 25, 2013, 06:50:12 pm
per Coop's suggestion, been numbered 6037.

Epic! I've named several airsoft teams before... never named a vehicle!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on April 25, 2013, 08:59:59 pm
I thinks we need a clear Plexiglas floor for my mutt...


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: d.thomas on April 25, 2013, 10:49:35 pm
If by chance you choose to not do diamond plate and use like 16 or 18 gauge steel, i have  bead roller you can borrow to roll beads and steps into the sheet metal to stiffen it up.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on April 26, 2013, 04:59:12 am
How much depth of throat do you have with that one?  Can it span about half of a mutt floor pan you think?  That would certainly look better than the current tread plate plan. 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: d.thomas on April 26, 2013, 02:35:20 pm
its burried in the shop. i will ahve to dig it out and measure it.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on April 29, 2013, 11:58:05 am
progress on m718 6037
using a bunch of cut-off disks, a hair chipper thing, and some liberal application of cursing the bed of the m718 came off, once the rusted out bed of the m718 was removed we found the subframe was mostly undamaged by rust. what probably happened is the amblance carried wounded, sick, profusely bleeding people, as amblaces tend to do. the amblace crew, as amblace crews do, cleaned then the blood (witch make metal rust faster) out with bleach and water (witch makes metal rust faster), and then the vehicle failed to drain properly (increasing the time for rust to occur) leaving 6037 needing a new floor.

the gas tank got pulled and drained of gas, and then was cleansed with hot water, cleaning chemicals, and a brass scraper, then the shop vacuum pulled the lose crap out. the tank will be usable after some acid stiff Allan ordered is applied.

in other news the war with red necks using stick welders to put ball hitches on mutts with stupid amounts of metal has taken claimed two more victory as the stagg mutt and the m718 have both been de-rednecked. the 1/4 inch steel they used on mine can be used to fill holes in the btr 152s armor.

i pull the bondo off the hood and left front fender because it a mutt and the military used bondo to up armor the hood. probably. it wasnt near as bad as 6001 but it was still a military bondo job.  

and pictures
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-a4ggJFuCX0M/UX64yUoKdeI/AAAAAAAAAJM/GAGyVG81XG0/w646-h485/IMGP1128.JPG)
even i can take cool pictures of things  

time for squirrel claws
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pre-squirrel floor bed
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OyYkePoPKx8/UX646B68k_I/AAAAAAAAAJk/WUfcNAuHpPE/w561-h420-p-o/IMGP1131.JPG)
pre-squirrel floor bed
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--0Rbbu6X5ww/UX64Z7hXqvI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/1Lq7gQs75ow/w646-h485/IMGP1146.JPG)
post-squirrel floor
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GrxLPHGAf2U/UX64UaCK1OI/AAAAAAAAAH4/Rmp1qmzmrqE/w646-h485/IMGP1143.JPG)
post-squirrel floor
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VDbV9F0Lv_8/UX64Hki9unI/AAAAAAAAAHM/A9oLWc4erz4/w561-h420-p-o/IMGP1158.JPG)
6037 "up-skirt" shot as it were, note results of the de-rednecking opeations
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y9hnOCjQfM4/UX64L-tdYTI/AAAAAAAAAHc/n0KBsEqe67g/w571-h428-p-o/IMGP1160.JPG
the result of the de-rednecking operations

as you can see, my squirrel powers are not to be trifled with, the war against rust and rednecks installing ball hitches  continues!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Coop on April 29, 2013, 02:07:45 pm
2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 037
Tetanus - disease caused by tetanospasmin, a powerful protein toxin produced by Clostridium tetani; tetanus usually occurs after an acute injury, such as a puncture wound or laceration; generalized tetanus, the most common form, is characterized by tetanic muscular contractions and hyperreflexia; localized tetanus presents itself as a mild condition with manifestations restricted to muscles near the wound.
ICD-9-CM 037 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.

From: http://www.icd9data.com/2013/Volume1/001-139/030-041/037/037.htm


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on April 29, 2013, 02:12:05 pm
I got mehslef a booster shot right after Eastwind 6


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Bane on April 29, 2013, 03:29:50 pm
Jesus Christ that bed was rusty. I have seen cars sitting outside for at least 50 years that weren't that bad.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on April 29, 2013, 09:20:04 pm
The good news is I have a replacement rear frame shipping to Swayze right now.  Has the holes for a pintal hook, even though that video said ambulances are not for towing. :P   


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: d.thomas on April 30, 2013, 09:02:25 am
the extended body of the ambulance sure looks like a GREAT place to mount a smoke generator! hint hint


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on April 30, 2013, 09:17:16 am
At Eastwind it is a medical vehicle, it is not allowed to be used for roles other then that witch are for the medical evacuation of wounded personal,  EPWs, and civil personal, and for the transportation of medical personal and medical supplys.

It will be used administratively for moving personel and equipment.

But thats Eastwind.

Other evens like d-day it wont be a medical vehicle. And i think it would be sweet if we got all four smoke gens on or in mutts, get on line and smoked the fuck out something wile crawling along at 4 miles and hour.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: David on April 30, 2013, 10:41:51 am
Dewayne is going to put a smoke gen on a little trailer. Putting on the Mutt would make it so oily it would never rust again. The extra length will be handy.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on May 02, 2013, 08:57:54 am
i was talking to a guy i know a school who was a black hawk pilot in a medivac battalion in Korea (i was not aware of this, just that he was army). after talking about jeeps and mutts he took a look at pictures of my mutt he told me that he when he was flying medivac that the hmmvee m988 in his battalion were cleaned out with extra strong chlorine when ever some blood got on to the vehicle. this would nicely explain 6037 especially if it was cleaned by marines.

probable scenario

-navy corpsman "marine, can you clean the blood out this m718"

-marine *conformation grunting sounds* *dumps gallon container of chlorine into bed of m718* *wash out with water* leaves to drain and air dry*

-navy corpsman "thank you marine"

-marine *grunting sounds*

and that is how 6037 ended up with squirrel claws working on it 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: R.Chappell on May 02, 2013, 09:48:14 am
At least it's got a good home now Curfman!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on May 08, 2013, 11:35:17 am
Among the myriad of projects getting worked on this week is the 718.  

Curfman got all the skeeter welds bashed and chipped off the back and he’s ready to make it back into a single vehicle again instead of two.    The strongest remaining structural beam got cleaned up and he added in a new section of 4140 rectangular tubing to bridge the front and rear sections then we sort of slid it all together.  Now we just need to get everything aligned just right and set Curfman to work with the fancy little TIG welder stitching it all together.  

Pictures:  

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7438/8719614138_32549c38a7_z.jpg)

Spud piece welded in, lining up the two halves to go back together.  

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7298/8719613784_d2a1559806_z.jpg)

Using the driveshaft/transmission interface as a basic guide for length.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/8719613508_647f28ee32_z.jpg)

Then use come alongs on each side to crank back and forth till everything lines up.  

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7428/8718495247_82fa91c8cc_z.jpg)
 
Which leads Z to ask…



Hopefully, we’ll get it all lined up straight later this week and actually stitched together.  Once that’s done, Henry can start getting old rotted frame sections pulled out and new stuff boxed in so we can get this one structurally sound and ready to run around again.  

They are ever so much more fun when they are self propelled.  


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on May 09, 2013, 04:07:55 am
All lined up straight and tacked back together now. 

Just need to run to Airgas and grab some good fill rods and Henry can get down to the serious work of making it structurally viable. 

Gettin there! 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on May 19, 2013, 07:34:40 pm
Made a little progress on this guy. 

Gas tank was BEYOND filthy and rusted out. 

We had pumped out the "fuel" and have been using it after considerable filtration in the pressure washer which seems perfectly happy with it.  Scrubbed out the inside with simple green and a wire brush till all the mooky stuff was out then set it off to the side for a while so Z and I could trip over it. 

Finally this weekend we decided to have a whack at getting it rehabbed using phosphoric acid to eat up all the rust then Redkote to reseal the tank. 

Pictures: 

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3745/8751397399_77a6542824_c.jpg)
Num num num, eating the rust... 

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/8755094311_0212d69b82_c.jpg)
Rust all gone (more or less)   Tank clean and dry, acid neutralized with baking soda. 

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/8755095153_a1d77a4de7_c.jpg)

Curfman taping up various extra holes in the tank. 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5463/8755097193_75e17b5bd7_c.jpg)

Tank all sealed up.  Ask Curfman how he knows to act promptly when using Redkote!   Good news is he will not have to worry too much about coating being too thin on the bottom.  Bad news is his tank now holds about a quart less fuel then before. 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on June 02, 2013, 11:15:41 pm
If you though it was bull, that we are giving HMMWVs away to our future enemies... how about giving them M151A2 and M718s?

http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=137&t=213650



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Master Chef on June 03, 2013, 10:04:51 am
Hmmm. They already said no to the 700-800 iltis that Canada was going to gift them because they were too exposed.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: R.Chappell on June 03, 2013, 10:24:54 am
Who are 'They'? Those are Saudi mutts! You can see the Saudi Army emblem on some of them and I seem to recall seeing a couple out and about during a inter-service exercise that happened when Iran was being gimps.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Master Chef on June 03, 2013, 11:12:45 am
They being Afghanistan. We're outfitting Up-armored humvees for the Afghan Army to use to fight the insurgents...much the same as those guys before us who's equipment we keep finding on those same insurgents.

I saw the Saudi symbols, but as I recall they are upgrading aren't they?


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: David on June 03, 2013, 11:17:56 am
No matter who ends up with them, they aren't A-10 or drone proof so we should be good. They should be put up on GSA or GL so they can be taken care of properly.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: R.Chappell on June 03, 2013, 12:10:02 pm
Always upgrading but that doesn't mean everyone gets an upgrade of kit. You'll be surprised what is still being used in the same unit alongside the newest kit. Still, those don't look like they are being used anymore and the guy who posted didn't say where he took them. Seen plenty of US sqns. come and go on detachment just at the base I was on so wouldn't surprise me if it was a similar situation.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on July 15, 2013, 11:20:58 am
I have acquired a lid for my m718

http://www.ebay.com/itm/M151-M718-M718A1-Canvass-Top-original-USGI-with-red-crosses-Good-Condition-/221254468124?hash=item3383cb421c (http://www.ebay.com/itm/M151-M718-M718A1-Canvass-Top-original-USGI-with-red-crosses-Good-Condition-/221254468124?hash=item3383cb421c)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on July 15, 2013, 11:40:19 am
That should paint up nicely.

I just bought you a really nice looking transmission tunnel cover... all those pictures on G838.org got us some good attention.  Look for it on Friday perched on top of the mailbox at Allan's house (his mailman must hate him sometimes.)   

I'm also working a line on some more doors.  Both vinyl and Canvas.  I assume the ambulances used regular doors?


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on July 15, 2013, 11:53:47 am
Sweet! Thanks!  ;D

The m718s used normal doors


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on July 16, 2013, 11:04:42 am
Need to remove the power pack from the M718 so that Curfman can finish up the welds on the main support structure then flip the truck over and do much of the significant bottom work at a much more emotionally pleasing angle that doesn’t catch Curfman on fire nearly so much. 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5349/9295600521_0e4c50f61d_c.jpg)

Step 1.  Print pages from the -34 manual on power pack removal for Curfman.   He’s done power packs probably more than ANY of us but none the less, familiarity breeds contempt and there will ALWAYs be something that gets forgotten. 


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3727/9298380030_fdde04a5c8_c.jpg)

Next up, remove the stuff on the pages!   Here Curfman is just finishing up with the clutch shaft. 

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7409/9295602127_b897ea1987_c.jpg)

Next, up the tree goes Curfman to wrap up a recovery strap and hang the come a long. 

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/9298381034_e78245c84c_c.jpg)

Then start pulling the power pack till you figure out what you forgot to take off.  In this case, the exhaust down pipe.  There is VERY little exhaust left on this truck so Curfman had assumed what was left would not interfere with removal.  He was wrong, surprisingly the down pipe itself was quite solid and is in decent shape.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/9295601143_466f38e214_c.jpg)

Power Pack out.   Always handy Magliner cart again to the rescue.   

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7399/9298381682_0056440705_c.jpg)

Engine bay empty. 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5513/9298382048_fa1088eb6d_c.jpg)

Transmission area empty. 


Anyhow, pretty much ready to start making serious progress on this guy! 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on July 18, 2013, 07:11:57 pm
Got the framework boxed in and it's structurally sound enough that we were able to flip it today:


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5464/9318942512_ae0049b63b_c.jpg)

Curfman looks at the flipped over Mutt coming up with a plan for the underside.   Oddly enough, this is one of the few mutts we have that DOES NOT have a rusted out center main beam..  Go figure... 

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3779/9316157029_31d6dc2f8c_c.jpg)
 
Another shot of the underside.   I suspect that this will actually straighten out in pretty fast order and we'll be installing floors before too long.  There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7402/9318942820_a1156188bb_c.jpg)

Even ended up with a new shop cat.  Sort of just wandered by earlier today and hung around with Curfman and Keith all day long. 





Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on July 19, 2013, 08:43:13 am
That sucker is going to use up a lot of rust reformer!
The grey mustache cat would be more fun.  If you require your animals to "just show up, and claim you" I can drop him off in the middle of the night.  With AC the dog would never know.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on July 19, 2013, 08:52:12 am
Ok, ok, you win.   I'll take the Snidley Whiplash cat.

NATO needs an inspector cat too I suppose. 

Can't just steal the neighbors cat you know. 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Phoenix on July 19, 2013, 10:43:27 pm
Ok, ok, you win.   I'll take the Snidley Whiplash cat.

NATO needs an inspector cat too I suppose. 

Can't just steal the neighbors cat you know. 

Just keep that thing out of my gear and I'll be fine! I like cats, but my immune system doesn't!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on July 20, 2013, 03:40:53 am
Gear is stowed up in the attic.  Even potentially evil cats really cannot get there.  You should be safe. 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on July 20, 2013, 07:24:07 am
Snidely Whiplash Cat
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7422/9297505570_892743ba72_c.jpg)

"I love to Lurk.  Its so me"


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on July 20, 2013, 06:33:52 pm
Lazy day by our standards:

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Out goes the bad structure!

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In with the new structure! 

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Switching bumpers to the Marine one since this is an ex-Navy M718.  Shhh...  Nobody tell Stagg we foisted his spare bumper... 

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Leaves the Army bumper here to fix Gallion's since the skeeters cut his bumper down. 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on July 20, 2013, 06:59:22 pm
Canadians working on an A2.  Looks safe to me.

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Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Bane on July 22, 2013, 05:57:04 pm
Canadians working on an A2.  Looks safe to me.

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I take back every Canadian joke I have ever made (and there are a lot of them). That is terrifying.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on July 22, 2013, 06:22:59 pm
Not to mention that their camouflage pattern is wicked simple to paint, and very fast... they could rapidly outpace us :P


KC crew, did a transmission cover ever show up in the mail?  It should be a rather nice one for Curfman.  I know he doesn't need it right now, but it was a killer deal.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Fotheringham B.N. on July 22, 2013, 07:11:25 pm
The variant in the pic above appears to be one of out Airborne Mutts. The Canadian Airborne Regiment used the M151A2 as well, and from the pic above that looks to me like one of them cushion thingies they empoyed so they could air drop them.

Within the maintstream Canadian Forces, the M151A2 was the only version of the Mutt we had in service during the time that East Wind takes place. Some of the biggest differences between the Canadian A2 version and others, seems to be our propensity to mount an AMU on both sides of the rear of the vehicle to facilitate two radios.

The other (not shown in this pic as it was presumably stripped off for airborne use) is the "Roll Over Protection System" or "ROPS" kit. That's technobabble for roll cage. From what I've read the Canadian ROPS one is different than the American one though I'm not yet sure exactly how.

Those features are easier to see in this model of the Canadian M151A2 which would be more reflective of the ones you'd have typically seen.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee135/6CBGRifleman90P/M151A2/M151Pic3_zpsef84c9e6.jpg) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/6CBGRifleman90P/media/M151A2/M151Pic3_zpsef84c9e6.jpg.html)

Cheers!! :)
       Brian


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on July 22, 2013, 07:42:17 pm
I guess it is time we all demand a "M151A2s in Canadian Service" thread..... we are waiting (I'm looking myself right now)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on July 22, 2013, 08:46:38 pm
we got the transmission cover, thanks much stagg.

and my roof arrived. pictures tomorrow


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on July 24, 2013, 06:33:56 am
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Using cardboard to lay out the pattern for the driver floor.  This one will actually extend back under the fuel tank area as well.   Now that we have it, we go get sheet metal, cut it to match, take it to Daves and roll some beads in for rigidity, take it to the brake at work to add the bend towards the front then tack it in.  It should look quite nice when we are done actually.  


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Top!  Need to tidy up some zippers (likely replace at least one), clean clean clean it, then wax the stuffin out of it.  

Really is in pretty decent shape!  



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 02, 2013, 08:10:28 am
The march of technology plods ever forward. 

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Working with Dave's bead roller to get the settings correct to make near perfect replicas of the floors for the M718.   

Curfman is buying some more material today and should have it cut to shape in time for me to add the proper 50 degree angle on the front using the sheet metal brake here at work before I leave for the weekend.  With this part made up and the front beam parts now in stock thanks to recent donations and Wiley-X sales Curfman will be fast on the road to getting the major metal work done on this one. 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Coop on August 02, 2013, 08:41:47 am
Is there going to be any rules changes/notes in regards to dealing with a Combat Ambulance out on the battlefield?  From my understanding, per the Geneva convention, we're not supposed to engage it, unless it's no longer being used for medical purposes.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 02, 2013, 08:58:05 am
No rules changes.   



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Bane on August 02, 2013, 03:01:51 pm
No rules changes.   



So that means that the big red cross on it will make for some very nice RPG target practice.  ;D


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 02, 2013, 04:12:59 pm
That depends a lot on how much time you want to spend explaining that to the boss I suppose. 




Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Bane on August 02, 2013, 04:29:50 pm
Hey, I'm in the fake Soviet army; I don't do anything unless the boss tells me to.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: tascabe on August 02, 2013, 05:20:07 pm
I can assure you that nobody in the WARPAC command will order shooting at a medical vehicle.

I also assure you that any WARPAC soldat caught knowingly shooting at a medical vehicle will be brought up on charges - and sent for reeducation.

All WARPAC soldats are to represent their nation well and uphold the standards of a professional army at all times.

We are not some counter-revolutionary dissidents that go around ambushing and firing upon medical personal and other non-combatants.

The laws of land warfare will be observed to every extent possible.



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Bane on August 02, 2013, 05:33:41 pm
Fine, I retract my statement. I wasn't planning on shooting the ambulance with an RPG, I have some humanity.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on August 02, 2013, 06:41:18 pm
if you damage my expensive ambulance roof wile committing war crimes, i will run your ass over with a btr.

@tascabe wouldn't the perpetrator of such an unlawful and hanus act be turned over to the Hauge and charged and punished to appease nato forces? would nato not make reprisals against WARSAW pact medical forces?
 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 02, 2013, 07:03:14 pm
No worries Bane, someone's got to be the guy who says what everyone else is thinking.  :)




Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Coop on August 02, 2013, 07:07:56 pm
@tascabe wouldn't the perpetrator of such an unlawful and hanus act be turned over to the Hauge and charged and punished to appease nato forces? would nato not make reprisals against WARSAW pact medical forces?

Probably not within 9 days.

But these last posts are exactly why I brought it up.  Everyone will be reminded in character to remember their training and not engage vehicles properly marked and designated as being of or affiliated with the Red Cross International, or performing duties associated with such an organization.

Now, if a Grenztruppen happens to stop ya'll for inspection and finds AT Weapons, mortars, nukes, and the like, then ya'll have a problem! ;)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Bane on August 02, 2013, 07:21:47 pm
if you damage my expensive ambulance roof wile committing war crimes, i will run your ass over with a btr.

@tascabe wouldn't the perpetrator of such an unlawful and hanus act be turned over to the Hauge and charged and punished to appease nato forces? would nato not make reprisals against WARSAW pact medical forces?
 

Don't worry Curfman, no foam darts will go near your pretty red cross.

And as Coop stated, probably not. I personally remember him committing 2 war crimes in 2011.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 02, 2013, 07:40:49 pm
OK, back on subject now! 

Actually making some serious tangible progress on this one today:

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Get sheet metal, use pattern to mark the spots that need cut out. 

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Contrive string based circle making guide for plasma spitty thingy.  (fuel tank drain hole)

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Be almost surprised when it actually works well... 

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Not too bad!

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Cut out other slots and such (notching around rails)

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Check fit before spraying edges with dykem to see what all needs ground clean prior to welding it in. 

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Tacked into place. 

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Starting to get dark now...  So close... 

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Heck with it!  Carry on... 



Long and the short of it is we ended today with solid floors on the drivers side of the M718!! Plenty more welding to do tomorrow but it's all fitted and tight so we cannot complain. 

We never really could get results we liked rolling squared off beads in the sheet metal with the bead roller we have so we ended up making rounded ones which, while not correct, still look pretty good by our standards and certainly do stiffen the panels up nice.   I may end up making a proper die for the roller using my lathe once I get the variable frequency drive upgrade done and replace all the 1960s electrical components in the cabinet but for now, rounded beads are miles ahead of no beads. 





Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 03, 2013, 06:33:01 pm
Onward on the M718 today! 

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Welding away getting everything tied back together.   Anti-wind/anti-blind the neighbor kids barrier deployed.

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Fitting up the pieces of replacement frame runner.    We don't have a way to make them one piece, so we just broke them as two pieces, then tied them in at the bottom. 

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Actually to a point where we can put some paint on this one.  (well at least some primer)

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Finished piece.  Still a lot more work to do but this piece at least is there! 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: David on August 04, 2013, 08:38:36 am
That turned out quite well.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 04, 2013, 09:15:37 am
Really has.  Still lots more to do but you eat an elephant the same way you eat a cupcake. 

One bite at a time. 


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Back down on it's on 4 wheels. 

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Prepping the inside for stitching it all together.  For once, Curfman gets to sit IN his mutt! 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 08, 2013, 08:03:57 pm
Had a decent little crew out today so we decided to take advantage of the crowd and spin the M718 around then flip it up so Curfman could get to work on the passenger floor. 

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David and Curfman looking over the damaged area once the 718 was spun around and flipped. 

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Starting point for this side.  About the same as the other one...   Front giant hole is the passenger floor.  Like with the other side, we'll make that part,  installing it from the bottom then weld the front beam on below it.  Next big hole back is the battery tray.  This will be part of the same sheet of metal we make the front floor out of, we'll just cut it out to allow the battery tray insert to hang down where it's supposed to sit.   The next compartment back that's all perforated looking we'll just repair with fiberglass since that's an otherwise tough part to patch smoothly with sheet metal, lots of compound curves and such back there. 

On the frame side of things, the center frame section is getting boxed just like the opposite side was and he'll rebuild the frame runner that goes under the floor the same way as well. 

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We said you SHOULDN'T drive the little toy car around Curfman, not that you COULDN'T. 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 09, 2013, 09:07:20 pm
Back at it again today: 


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< $10 worth of sheet metal + sharpie marker + plasma cutter + bead roller + brake = new passenger floor. 

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Now clean up the crap around where the weld goes... 

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Tack in floor

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Then get a helper to help pin down the beam sections as you go along and add the beam in. 

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TaDa beam in.  Now just need to add in all the unibody repair bits! 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: d.thomas on August 10, 2013, 12:01:39 am
I hope when this thing is done you send pics to the seller to tell him his unfixable mutt is now fixed and running!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Mordarski J.A. on August 10, 2013, 04:19:03 am
I hope when this thing is done you send pics to the seller to tell him his unfixable mutt is now fixed and running!

If the EW forums ever needed a "like" button, THIS is it!  Here's a prime example of where a little bit of ingenuity and a lot of interest can make something "unfixable" brought back to life.  I can't wait to see the M718 returned to its glory :)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: dirtpro on August 10, 2013, 03:38:45 pm
haha agreed!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Master Chef on August 10, 2013, 05:00:06 pm
To be honest the guy never said it was not fixable- he said his wife would not let him near it after it folded in half and pinned him to the dash. He seemed really excited that we were going to put it right again.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 10, 2013, 06:08:37 pm
Curfman has his contact info, We'll have to point him to this thread to he can see the insanity.  


Today:  

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Up windscreen!

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Bonk, bend, groove, klonk tubing to replace rotted out unibody section till it fits.  

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and install it.  Added the tabs just to help keep the floor section steady too just because...  

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Perhaps take a little break in the afternoon to install a new motor in the air compressor...  

Curfman should have this all tied up tonight so he can get to work on the unibody parts that run directly under the floor tomorrow so that we can get this stuff all painted up then flip it back level and tie everything together from the top and make the cut outs for the battery tray to drop onto.  

Slow job but like anything you just have to stick with it.  






Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 15, 2013, 10:42:41 am
Now flipped back down on it's on 4 wheels.  Curfman's getting the floor bits all tied in and patching a hole in the side.  I am going to torch out a section of the back and add in some structure there to help support the added weight of the ambulance stuff.  With the repair panel on the back, it will all be covered up and will look original but given that what was originally there is mostly eaten away by time and rust now it's well past due for a fix up.  

Once all that is ironed out, then it's time to glass up the tool box.  I wish we had the mad skillz needed to really do that well with sheet metal but that's just beyond what we can do with the basic tools we have.  Good news is, if MDJuan or someone comes out with replacements we can easily cut out the glassed in part and just weld in a new piece later if needed.  For now at least, we can put stuff in there and not have it fall immediately out.  

I am hopeful that we can end the weekend ready to make the back floor and get right on that next week.  That's really the last hurrah as far as major body stuff goes, after that it's just little patch here, little patch there, some sanding, a little bending, and we put the ambulance extension back on.  

It is our goal to try to have this one ready for paint over Labor Day weekend so that our Canadian friends traveling down to Kansas City from Winnepeg to help out that weekend can help put the frosting on what has been a particularly tough to bake cake.  


Pics:  

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Curfman adding in some underbody structure.   As you can see, we did this one in two halves which allowed it to be fitted a little better not to mention welded in from the inside for at least half the job.  

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Other side added on.  You can see the slits cut to allow us to form the piece to fit.   The welder was cooling down when this picture was taken, once it was back operational, Curfman finished welding all the cuts back together.   Also evident is our stuff random paint in every hole system of trying to curtail future rusting.   In this case, some Rustoleum red spray paint...   It all gets painted over later, so it won't be visible unless you cut open a section of the unibody.  


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Tool box area.  Like I said, this is a mess but we can make it at least functional.   You can also see into the rear beam in this shot.  Although rusty on the inside it's actually pretty solid back there.  We just rust converted the dickens out of it and will paint it in there prior to capping the top with the back floor.  

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Curfman tying in the divider wall.  Floor jack is there holding everything in place.


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Passenger Floor section in.  Looks sort of nasty here mostly because of spattered muck from pressure washing other parts of the Mutt.   It'll likely be in paint this evening and look pretty good by then.  

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Back on it's feet again.  Anti-blind-the-neighbor-kids screen deployed complements of the MKT.   You can see the rusted out section on the back of the mutt that I am taking on next.  



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 15, 2013, 07:01:38 pm
I, for once, did not get absolutely slaughtered at work all day and came home with a little energy.  I spent the evening working on the back end where the rust repair panel needs to go.  Like in many spots on this thing, the structure was rusted away leaving poorly supported panels at best or non supported panels at worst.  Given that the ambulance extension needs to attach to the back of this one, we clearly need the back of this one to be pretty secure. 

Plasma torch took care of most of what all was there then I fitted in a piece of unistrut to bridge the frame sections across the back.  Unistrut was a P E R F E C T fit and not only was exactly the correct dimension it even works out such that all the bolt holes line up, what more could you ask for? 

After fitting, the unistrut was removed and the tabs were added to connect all the stuff together and it was all bolted back up again to check fit.  Looks good still!   Just need to put some bits on the left side then do all the prep work around the edges of the new metal then it is ready to weld on! 

Once that is done, then we need to tidy up a few more bits on the back end then plonk in the back floor, stitch it in a bit on the top, then flip the thing on it's side yet again to get the bottom all secured up. 

I hesitate to even say this, but I believe there is a slight but distinguishable light at the end of the tunnel on this one. 

Curfman is keeping on with the patching of the side, hopefully he'll have that all tied up tomorrow and we can get all the inside bits glassed up and finished off. 

Pics: 

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Back end all assembled and fitted. 

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Curfman plugging away on the side. 






Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 17, 2013, 07:50:02 pm
Working again, hoping to get the major stuff knocked out so this can be ready for paint in two weeks.  All down hill from there! 

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Tool box floor...  This part is a mess.  Making the compund curved this and that floors for this are beyond what we can pull off. 

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Fiberglass time!    4 layers thick with reinforcements at the the voids. 

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Finished up with the truck bed liner, it looks passable and is plenty strong. 

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While we are at it, truck bed liner for everything else.

Now time to make a back floor!

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Metal!

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Now make a pattern.

Stay tuned tomorrow for cutting the metal, rolling beads, and installing it into the Mutt.  Before too long, Henry will have to look under his mutt to see the ground underneath it instead of just looking through it.   

 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 19, 2013, 06:00:48 am
We were talking a bit this weekend about the types of restoration jobs we end up doing around here.  

Are they perfect?  No.


Are they good ?  No.  


Are they ideal?  No.  


Are they an efficient use of time?  No.  


Would we rather be doing it another way?  Yes.  

Everyone would like to ride into battle atop a white horse, sabers gleaming, uniforms perfect, fight that straight up, honorable, pitched battle, then ride home to parades and glory.

Sometimes you get to do that.  Other times, your problem is big, your goals are in all reality beyond your reach, your resources are slight and you must resort to an insurgency.   Not because you want to be that guy who fires one shot from his Pennsylvania rifle from behind a log and runs for it but because you only had one round ball and your powder horn is getting low.   You could give up, you could decide that  your goals are beyond your reach or you could double down and do the best you can with what you have got.  

An insurgency is hard.  Conditions are bad, resources are slim, but you can eventually succeed.  

Anyhow, enough of my ranting.  The M718 insurgency continued over the weekend.  

Curfman got the sides all patched up and I got the new framing installed in the back to replace all the rotted away metal.    We then fitted the patch panel then tied everything back in structurally to it to make certain that it will have the ambulance extension back there.  

Curfman then capped the back edges all up and has got most of the prep work done for the rear floor.  Once he gets the sheet metal cut and the beads rolled, the next step will be installing the rear floor.  

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Curfman tying tabs in to the newly made rear structure to the rust repair panel in the back.  

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Curfman and Stagg adding in the corner braces.  They had been pulled off, cleaned up and painted a while back.   Obviously, prior to installing them the area underneath had to be painted up as well.  

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Next up bumperettes get added then a quick coat of 383 green since this area will be in the shadow of the extension and will be harder to paint later.  We did not bother grinding the welds along the top since the ambulance extension is basically right above there (you can see the bolt holes) so the weld is pretty well out of sight out of mind. 





Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: David on August 19, 2013, 06:16:11 am
For the time and money available the restorations are respectable for our purpose. The MUTTs are safe to drive and Won't come apart any time soon. It we had a huge endowment we could pay someone for a perfect job. Come on lottery.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Rowe on August 20, 2013, 01:39:46 pm
I'm not gonna lie I've been watching some of the restoration posts and not gonna lie, the slightly off repairs an somewhat makeshift repair work makes it seems far more like a vehicle that's been in circulation for years and has been refitted and fixed up time and time again, I think it adds more realism than a "perfect" job does. Don't sell yourselves short you guys do an absolutely outstanding job.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: d.thomas on August 20, 2013, 03:20:43 pm
if it was an outstanding job, we wouldnt want to drive it where we do and beat it up the way we do. there is a place for the shiney jeep guy, thats called the MVPA.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Trucker on August 20, 2013, 06:50:55 pm
I've seen the sins committed on these vehicles. That's what a camo paint job is for. At 50 feet or more they look good enough for the MVPA.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: d.thomas on August 20, 2013, 10:10:18 pm
only thing we have on the MVPA is MASS, we have more muts that are driveable in our group then they have any other vehicle. When they are all done, I would love to see all of our eastwind vehicles in one showing at an MVPA show.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Lift Kit on August 20, 2013, 11:01:34 pm
It we had a huge endowment we could pay someone for a perfect job. Come on lottery.
Come on, you know better than that.  We'd blow it all on cool new toys that need work.  Some BMPs, tanks, reliable support guns, field kitchens, a field built to replicate Berlin.... maybe a helo.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 21, 2013, 03:32:45 pm
Rear floor install time!  

Curfman is back at school now so doesn't have all the time he used to have but at the same time is now showing up full of a lot more piss and vinegar so it's still working out pretty well in the long haul.  

Curfman had made up a pattern out of cardboard earlier in the week so for the most part, we got the metal about 90% right just by transferring the pattern onto the sheet metal then plasma cutting it out.  

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Once cut out initially, the floor was installed and tight spots were marked.   Then back out it comes and thing were trimmed a bit and back in it went.  Total of 3 iterations of this which is not really too bad all things considered.  

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Once everything was cut to fit, we bead rolled the floor in 4 out of 6 of the locations the original was done.  Didn't have enough throat to get the middle one and we just plain forgot the small one that goes perpendicular to the rest up close to the trans tunnel (oops).  In spite of being well practiced at bead rolling by now we still managed to screw up one of them but by the time it gets covered with truck bed liner and paint it shouldn't be too obvious.   After that Curfman set to work grinding and prepping the metal along the edge for welding.   A few more minor touch ups to the unibody frame underneath just because it is sometimes easier to do from the top and the floor was ready to go in.  

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Rear floor in and Curfman is sitting in the back of his Mutt for the first time!   We cut some little angle steel bits to help sort of box in the back edge and cap some spots where we had cut away rusted metal then all along the edges it was tacked in a spot at a time while making sure that it was all laying flat.  

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Rear floor in place.   From here, we lured Hoober over and flipped the Mutt over on its side again so Curfman can weld the floor in along the bottom edge then move back over to the top and tie it all together moving around enough to let the heat disperse and hopefully not warp the panel.   We'll probably pull the rear differential to get better access and we may even weld in a reinforcement piece on the bottom to make up for the missing middle bead.  Curfman's got class today, including machine shop II where he plans to manufacture more of his missing Mutt parts as projects.   He ought to be free Thursday and Friday afternoons to get this part all finished off then move to making the tunnel cover.  Once that is done, all major holes in the M718 are closed and he can move on to the minor stuff.  

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One day I may even get my back yard back... there used to be grass here. 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Trucker on August 21, 2013, 06:19:40 pm
And maybe some grass.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on August 22, 2013, 02:23:26 pm
we could just pave that bit of yard and call it good  :P


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 23, 2013, 05:30:29 am
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With the Mutt upended, I set to work truck bed lining the underside (I guess that makes it undercoating now) then painting everything with 383 green paint while Curfman did his prep work on the bed area. 


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Another shot of the bottom looking mostly at the new floor in the back.  It is so nice.  The strap you see is just a safety strap to keep silly neighbor kids or that "Hey KoolAide!" guy from flipping the mutt back level on us while we are under it.  It is actually quite stable up on its side but better safe than sorry.   The air tank you see down there is our surge tank, it helps separate out water and also keeps the air flowing a bit better since it accumulates some air and we do not just end up with the tool starving for air at the end of 150 feet of air line just because something got a little pinched along the way. 


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Rear floor most of the way spotted in.  We used some tabs along some of the underside as well as made up a few trips of metal with beads rolled in them to stick in here and there to reinforce the floor based on what we have seen on some of our Mutts that came out of rough farm service  New floor should hold up pretty well backed up the way it is. 

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Poor little welder.  It really did not sign up for projects like this...   Fan helps it a bit but we still end up having to pause and let it cool off fairly frequently. 

Today after work (for me) and school (for Curfman) the plan is to finish up the welding on the underside then prime it.  After that stuff is dry, we add the truck bed liner, then after that the 383 green then we flip it down then back up on the opposite side to paint all the spots that were hard to hit when it was up this way, then with a mighty plop the mutt will be down on all four tires to stay. 

 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 24, 2013, 08:30:30 pm
 

Curfman made it out this morning and set to work finishing off the welding on the bottom and along the edges of the bed on the top.   Once he ran out of squirrel power I sent him off to take a nap then took over for a while getting the last of the welding up top taken care of, all the seams sealed with caulk on the bottom, everything undercoated with truck bed liner and finally a coat of 383 green paint down there.   With that, we gave it a mighty shove and it's was back on it's 4 wheels to stay now. 

About that time, we broke for dinner and after returning set to finishing off some of the smaller patches on the inside namely the small panels right behind both front seats then one more spot on the rear corner that needed tying together. 

Then with nightfall approaching we took advantage of Hoober and his adopted daughter showing up to dig the ambulance extension off of the top of the container where it had been hanging out with all the C-wire coils for the last few months then put everyone to work holding and bolting, nudging and aligning until the extension was finally affixed again. 

Tomorrow the last major patch panel goes in, the transmission tunnel cover then it's on the myriad of small jobs here there and everywhere to make sure it's ready for paint by next weekend.   Heck, we might even manage to get engine bay done and have the power pack back in by then too. 

I think we are FINALLY over the hump on this one... 


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Floor in and primed, you can see the two smaller patch panels in too, just need to grind those two out and prime them as well.   Extension getting installed on the back. 


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Curfman carefully checking under the extension for demons.   It's funny that the extension looks like such a POS now, when we got this thing, it was the only "good" piece of metal on the whole darn truck. 

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We've even got the last gallon of paint that we were waiting for (flat black).  Snidely the cat is waiting in ambush for the unlucky soul who tries to get it from his coffee table.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Rowe on August 24, 2013, 10:13:35 pm
Just to repeat a previous statement, You guys have done such an outstanding job on this vehicle. I know several professional auto shops that couldn't have done what you have done in the amount of time you have done it. Have you ever though of doing this for other people and making some money on the side?


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 25, 2013, 05:25:49 am
No way man! 

This is serious work and there is a lot of it just to make what on the outside is fairly minor progress.  It is very much worth it to be making something for US to enjoy but there is not enough money in the world to be worth doing this for someone else. 

Today:

Make transmission tunnel cover

Truck bed line interior

Patch minor stuff on the outside.  (boy is there plenty of this to do)





Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 25, 2013, 08:00:24 am
True to our Cold War US Army themed event...

"We do more Mutt work before 9 am than most people do all day" 

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Engine bay cleaned out scrubbed up and painted, repairs made to front wiring harness. 

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Curfman hard at work making his transmission tunnel pattern. 

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Extension cleaned up, gaps filled, minor repairs made and truck bed liner applied. 

Just wait and see what all we can get done once it becomes socially acceptable for us to make noise out there! 





Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 25, 2013, 05:02:47 pm
Got a good bit done in the middle part of the day.  Now semi-resting in wait for Ready, Bryce and Goering to show up so we can rook them into helping us push everything around and stuff the power pack back in. 

Pics: 

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Truck bed liner all across the back end now.  Second coat going on as I type this.  You can see some of the little spots along the fender that Curfman has been working on too. 

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Dug around the bones pile and managed to dig up enough bits and pieces to get us a complete set of operational rear tail lights as well as a black out brake.   We're starting to really get low on the older style lights, better start investing in A2s for a while after this... 

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Newly fixed up tail lights installed.   Curfman tried like hell to kill me with his angle grinder every time I tried to slip in there and install the drivers side one... 


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Power pack all washed down and ready to go back in. 

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Rebuild tag.  Ft. Benning 1971, all std bores. 

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Had to shove the shelter back a bit to get enough clearance to get the taller M718 past the garage awning and over to the asphalt driveway.  New spot actually works out quite well.  Probably going to shove it back another foot then over to the right a foot or so to give us LOADS of maneuver room through there.  While we were at it, we rigged the camo net up  a bit higher tying it off to a nearby tree and using a fence post as a stand for the spreader pole.   Really opens things up over there and should give us ample room for painting next weekend. 








Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 25, 2013, 08:09:14 pm
Note:  Pics suck due to darkness but you'll get the idea. 

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We ended up giving up on Ready and just called Hoober and his daughter back over again.   Sling goes over the big branch, power pack gets wheeled over, come along scoops up power pack, mutt moves along under it, power pack is lowered in place.   Everything gets bolted up. 

Every time I do this, it still amazes me just how easily it goes... 

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M718 now staged up in front of the shop on the pavement.   Power pack in, grill on, hood is just sitting there to keep bats out but none the less it is really starting to look like a real truck now instead of just random parts.  If we skipped school/work tomorrow we could be driving this thing by the end of the day. 




Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Phoenix on August 25, 2013, 09:15:12 pm
Wow! Awesome progress guys!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: tascabe on August 26, 2013, 07:18:36 am
Honestly had my doubts after seeing it in pieces on the trailer - but once again you guys resurrected something form the dead.

Who knew Swayze (and crew) actually had Necromancer powers?


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Bane on August 26, 2013, 06:24:27 pm
Who knew Swayze (and crew) actually had Necromancer powers?

I always had my suspicions...


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 27, 2013, 04:45:44 am
NATOs army of undead Mutts are coming for you... 



Brains!


BRAINS! 
 
Wait, that doesn't make sense...

ok, how about:

Fuel Filters! 

FUEL FILTERS!!! 




Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 27, 2013, 11:22:04 am
Hood on and adjusted (only Mutt we have that actually has a working hood catch)

Windshield on.

Blackout light mounted. 

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Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Hunterm16a2 on August 27, 2013, 11:27:59 am
She is gorgeous! I think I am going to miss being on NATO at EW VII. ;)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 27, 2013, 11:34:59 am
You'll be a good addition over there on Warpac.  You can just do your part to make sure that we need this thing. 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Phoenix on August 27, 2013, 01:35:57 pm
Having legit medivac is going to be so cool! Thanks Curfman and Swayze!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on August 27, 2013, 05:28:14 pm
Warsaw Pact guys don't have to worry too much... next real project of mine is to bring the GAZ69M up from Oklahoma. 
That thing doesn't need any work when compared to just one of the Mutts.

My mutt (6033) is an early morning away from being done.  After that I'm diving right into the others.

Did you guys leave the generator on that engine? 
My Mercedes has independent suspension just like a Mutt :o just might use it to drive over to the junkyard and look for usable mil-alternators.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Rowe on August 29, 2013, 09:45:50 pm
Now all you guys need is an M-60 MBT and NATO will be ready to storm across the border and crush the red menace beneath our tank treads.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: d.thomas on August 29, 2013, 10:41:35 pm
Now all you guys need is an M-60 MBT and NATO will be ready to storm across the border and crush the red menace beneath our tank treads.


shhhhh


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Mordarski J.A. on August 30, 2013, 02:20:56 am
...M-60 MBT...

Leopard C1 ;)

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Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 30, 2013, 06:08:31 am
I think we'll just keep working on the M718 for now.  :)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Rowe on August 30, 2013, 08:58:08 pm
Quote
Leopard C1

eh, the leopard looks to much like a PzKpfw 1 the slayer of the red menace should look more... U.S.ish

http://s3.amazonaws.com/picable/2010/05/08/1834828_Red-White-and-Blue-Tank_400.jpg (http://s3.amazonaws.com/picable/2010/05/08/1834828_Red-White-and-Blue-Tank_400.jpg)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Rowe on August 30, 2013, 09:04:53 pm
I dont know why it quoted me quoting that guy of his quote. But the whole thing about the tank needing to be more U.S.ish and adding the link were both my idea and or original thought. Just so noone thinks im being a poor sport and stealing someone else cool picture.

edit. The armory is in Trenton FL. it's the Larry C. Bolyard Armory, He was a 1LT who was KIA in Vietnam.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 31, 2013, 07:52:25 pm
Hard at work today!  

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Fotheringham grinding away at the transmission tunnel on 718.  

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Curfman adding in the new strips along the trans tunnel area.  

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Steve made up the spare tire carrier.

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Hurry up and get the last prep work done!

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Paint by the end of the day!   Second coat then a pattern tomorrow.  







 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on September 03, 2013, 05:58:04 am
Sunday dawned with a thunderstorm rolling through the area.  Seemed like a bummer on the face of it but looking at it you could clearly see that it was a frontal boundary bringing with it cooler air that we all much appreciated. 

Obviously, this slowed things a bit at the start but most of us still had shop side stuff to do so we kept busy on what we could work on until things dried enough that we could resume welding, grinding, and painting outside. 

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Trucker blowing 6037 off to get rid of the standing water droplets and allow it to dry out enough for further painting

Steve and Pete set to work replicating the front bow assembly that was missing.  The electrical conduit bender was not really doing a very good job with the tubing that we had so it ended up being done in sections using standard conduit for the bent corners and the nicer moly tubing for the rest.  Actually worked out quite well since it allowed us to sort of get everything adjusted just right so it all sat perfectly.

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Sorting out the frame sections

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Slight fitting required...  boring out the inside of the tubing slightly to insure a good fit.  Steve enjoyed having a shot at working on the lathe again after being away from one for so long. 

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Me getting to pull bushing duty on a section of long pipe running through the lathe headstock to keep it from clonking around and being a noisy menace. 


David got the hard top pulled off the deuce as well as the driver seat and much of the interior bits to make room for the cab reinforcement plate.

After getting ourselves mostly to a point where we really needed the truck dry more than anything else, we ducked off to Overlooked for a little surplus shopping.   

Upon arrival back, we saw that Trucker had been a busy boy and already started on the black bits of the camo.  He kept on the camo job for pretty much the rest of the day, being his usual meticulous self. 

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After a while, it became time to go hit lunch at Arthur Bryants.  Unfortunately for us, Bryants was not open on Sunday so we had to substitute Gates instead.   In spite of warning everyone about the HI MAY I HELP YOU!  system of Gates BBQ, it still managed to baffle Curfman to a point where he was unable to speak.  Somehow, he did eventually manage to collect himself and get a sandwich instead of just getting a plate of pickles.  Trucker stayed behind and kept on painting so we brought him back a sandwich and fries.

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Trucker prefers Arthur Bryants.... 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on September 03, 2013, 06:11:00 am
By the end of the day, still more had been accomplished.  

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Curfman and DirtPro had been pulling apart all the u-joints and Fortheringham had been getting them all cleaned up and painted.

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Fotheringham's wind chimes.

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Curfman and I got to spend more quality time fighting with the air compressor.

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Steve and Pete got the reflector fitted to the spare tire carrier.  

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Time to unmask finally came.  

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Stencils were added and general adoration commenced.  

This brought to an end a long, tiring, but productive day.  



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on September 03, 2013, 06:25:41 am
Labor/Labour day dawned and we got our Canadian friends loaded up and saw them off with breakfast at IHOP bidding them a safe journey and thanking them for their help over the weekend. 

Back at the house, the grind continues: 

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I finished off the tabs that Steve and Pete had made and got them welded onto the new front bow then fitted the seat backs using sections of fiberglass 5 ton troop seat sections that Stagg sawed down to legnth. 

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Huzzah!  Seat backs. 

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From there I added the tabs for the top brace and installed the top brace.  Curfman was annoyed that I only had tabs facing back not both ways so he and DirtPro came along behind me and added front tabs.  Then a little while later figured out why I did not add them...   Now they are...   for... another feature not yet installed. 

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(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2868/9657739237_a4cf653232_c.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2806/9660973498_a33386d9d8_c.jpg)

After that they set to work installing tabs for the ribs that run front to back to support the top. 

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2829/9660970630_958cf17c30_c.jpg)

It really is a MUCH nicer looking truck now! 

We ended the day with all of the ribs made and installed.  All we need to do now is build the middle bow that rides on the top of the front to back bars.  We started making one, but screwed up the last of our bendable material in the process.   No biggie, get that last bit done and we can fit our top and make sure everything is right! 







Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on September 05, 2013, 05:07:15 am
Had a little bit of time after work yesterday so I finished up the last of the top parts.


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3821/9676899260_0a4a2d72ce_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7344/9676899740_bddc754403_c.jpg)



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: reaper39 on September 05, 2013, 09:59:58 am
BAD ASS! Outstanding work on this project!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Coop on September 05, 2013, 10:36:34 am
A question, are US NATO players now able to choose between the 315RRC and the 22nd Medical Group?  ;D

Don't think I didn't notice!  7POTA URA! URA! URA!

Seriously though, someone needs to play Hawkeye Pierce, eschew weapons, lay on the snark heavily and somehow survive WWIII.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on September 05, 2013, 10:58:52 am
Medevac is not a company asset hence we do not use the same unit ID. 

Much the same reason we send in full/complete 9 lines instead of saying "Come get Jimmy over here by the piss tree" 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: tascabe on September 05, 2013, 12:20:01 pm
Yep - our medics were not part of our MI Company - they were Squadron assets assigned as needed to line units.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Coop on September 05, 2013, 12:27:54 pm
Oh I know.  I was wondering if anybody will be full time portraying members of the 22MED, staffing the vehicle and responding as needed.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Phoenix on September 05, 2013, 02:43:53 pm
I'd be willing, it would give me a solid chance of driving the mutt. :)

Plus I'm way better at driving games that 1st person shooters. ;)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: tascabe on September 05, 2013, 03:54:56 pm
Practice your whining and general worthlessness in the field - that is all I saw out of our medics.

And that is compared to a bunch of MI weenies - so that is really bad!



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Rowe on September 05, 2013, 10:08:27 pm
I think that even the MVPA would be impressed with the work you have all put into this vehicle, a truly outstanding job to everyone who had anything to do with this. I look forward to being carted away on a stretcher in the back, as strange as that sounds.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Lift Kit on September 05, 2013, 10:19:41 pm
I look forward to being carted away on a stretcher in the back, as strange as that sounds.

That can be arranged.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Rowe on September 05, 2013, 10:46:33 pm
Still, In Milsim events whenever I die I feel so useless, as if I have let my team down.

"In this platoon their are only two standing orders, Keep your feet dry, and don't do anything stupid like get killed"   -2LT. Dan Taylor

"I sure hope I don't let him down" -PFC Forrest Gump




Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on September 06, 2013, 04:35:00 am
It's important to get past that.  Remember, this is all about the experience, we do not care about winning at all.  You want to do the absolute best that you can but do not mistake doing your best with the need to win.  Getting hit is part of it.  It starts a chain reaction that, if things go well, will involve you getting carted off in the M718 here so what's not to like. 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Mr. Ready on September 06, 2013, 09:36:14 am


Congratz guys! That shit looks sexy!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: eightball on September 06, 2013, 01:53:35 pm
What a great project, I can't wait to see it driving around oklahoma!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on September 06, 2013, 06:35:30 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7408/9687774229_829f84262e_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7424/9687773935_0ff3f4404c_c.jpg)

Ambulance top fitted, seats installed, gas tank in. 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/9687773419_1dbf55ddc6_c.jpg)

It's Curfman approved! 

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/9691014298_a9d42053de_c.jpg)

Andrew, David, and Curfman in the ambulatory patient/medic seats. 





Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Fotheringham B.N. on September 06, 2013, 07:37:50 pm
Wow that looks good!!! :)

Cheers!!
          Brian


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: dirtpro on September 06, 2013, 08:35:28 pm
Sweet!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Phoenix on September 06, 2013, 10:56:54 pm
It looks awesome! Great job!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: daddyo on September 07, 2013, 08:15:37 am
That's impressive work Curfman.

Nice job to everyone who put time in on this project.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: dirtpro on September 07, 2013, 09:20:02 am
Are there official medics? Like in game I know anyone can heal but is there some one with that specific role and if not can I take it?

It appears anyone can heal:

From the rules page:
"Each player will be given a short section of rope upon which they will tie a series of 3 knots. This is the players "bandage" When hit, the player will call out hit, place their dead rag on their head, and sit or lay on the ground. Any friendly player may then go to the player, get their rope, untie the 3 knots, then tie the rope around a piece of the players gear to regen them. When hit, you must always remain down for 5 minutes regardless of whether or not you can be respawned in the field."


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on September 07, 2013, 12:57:37 pm
As I watch old ass trucks, with solid covers, drive around an active military Post (this week) my desire to pattern-paint every bit of my own trucks dies a little bit. 

That said.
The path ahead should still be a sturdy cover that we can paint.  If for no other reason than we need a good cover to abuse!  Also 3-color patterns are designed to cover the entire truck.  We should try to be effective rather than accept close enough.... despite the fact that the US military still doesn't always do so.

I does look damned good in those pictures.  Very much like the last of the Mutt ambulances, with its new paint and old canvas cover.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Mordarski J.A. on September 07, 2013, 02:25:59 pm
Are there official medics? Like in game I know anyone can heal but is there some one with that specific role and if not can I take it...

Sections/Fire Teams can medic their own people once before they're considered ventilated (DirtPro quoted the exact rule), but it'll be a Command-level decision whether or not there are dedicated medics or not.  I'm still trying to work on getting one of our guys out, he was a medic in the army for a lot of years.  He's Irish, drinks like a fish, swears like a sailor (doesn't help he also served in the Navy) and just recently beaten cancer like a red-headed stepchild.  Yup, he NEEDS East Wind ;D


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on September 07, 2013, 04:18:11 pm
For years we have NOT had medics.  I can not answer for Swayze in the future but I can explain a bit for the past.

-Our current medic rules are simple, to the point and don't require a lot of work administratively.  (we spend a LOT of time doing admin tasks already)
-They replicate a similar capability to real aid.  Your old-school 1st Aid kit is almost worthless in the real world... but then again, more serious wounds would put you out of the fight, and in a hospital!
Newer systems like the US military's IFAK, are designed to save your life until a surgeon can get his knife into you, not really get you back into the fight.
-Almost anybody can stick on a band-aid, bandage a wound, or apply a torniquet.  Anything more requires serious medical skill... and is almost impossible to simulate.  Trust me I know.  Part of my job as a soldier in HQ-platoon is to get training for our medics, and it is damned hard to do!


Hence the reason why our rules are what they are.
-Does getting shot in the pinky,end your life?  Nope.  But the game works.
-Does making rules that vary, depending on where you were hit make the game better?  Not in our experience!  It has been tried.
-Does it matter if a "medic" is sitting/working in the ambulance?  Nope, from the perspective of people outside the truck, the effect is the same.  Stuff wounded in the back and watch them drive away.

The medevac rules are also simple.  They are designed to add to the event over all.  Eastwind is a thinking game, as much as it is physical, or about having good aim.
It is not about simulating every little aspect or about sticking an IV into a vein. 
Besides we have enough challenges learning all the knowledge about radios and real technical skills.  Let alone trying to learn useless things so we look cool.

Back to the thinking-game:
Think about it from the commander's perspective.
Is it worth it to medevac one man?  I don't know, but the commander has to decide, and decide now. Make the wrong decision, and get the ambulance blown up and you just lost a serious advantage for the next few hours.

Can you medevac wounded players, who have only been hit once? Of course!  
It gets their medic ropes off, and then gets them back into the fight, whole and healthy.  Is that worth the effort?  Yep, in theory at least.
But again it is on the commander(s).  Can you spare the wounded men long enough, or will the enemy counter attack and run you off the field when you are suddenly low on manpower.

Now realize that you  must make these decisions in the middle of the night; as the radios squawk; the telephones ring off the hook; your team leaders ask 20 questions; and you have 4 hours of sleep.
The enemy is out there making decisions too.  Both of you have troops that can make mistakes.
All of this leaves wounded men on the battlefield wondering where their medevac is, and their healthy comrades needing help.  It is busy enough, without anything extra.

Now think about our relatively low numbers.  We do not have even enough people to make a full company let alone a functional military.  We need as many players in the field, fighting the enemy as we can get (on both sides).   We do not need a dedicated medic right now.
Midway through the event there will be plenty of people who are actually hurt, sick , or worn down.  They will need a job (like being a driver, medic, or a TOC/STAB clerk) so we do not actually plan to staff those positions with healthy troops.  Just fill them as needed.

If this is your first eastwind, then stop dreaming up new jobs, or cool stuff.  I guarantee you that you will have your socks knocked off just by working in the line.  Afterwards, you will want to go back!
I'm not trying to be a dick.  We want you to know what you are getting into.  Expectations are on of the most important things to manage before the game.  Because we have to live up to all of them during the game.
EW is almost ALWAYS busy enough without anything extra.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Doorman on September 07, 2013, 04:34:30 pm
Wow what a great congrats to Curfman and the whole crew who labored on this one.   Yall really turned a turd into a diamond with all the dedication this one took.   I look forward to seeing this one on the road and at the field.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Mordarski J.A. on September 08, 2013, 01:18:13 am
I'll actually read all of what Stagg wrote later, but the short of what was in my mind as "dedicated medic" was just the guy driving the ambulance and sporting a medic beret (well, beret for the Canadians).

Edit: Okay, finally read through Stagg's post - couldn't agree more.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: eightball on September 08, 2013, 09:14:10 am
I'm still down for those seat cushions swayze.  Keep in touch, I already ordered some tools I didn't have to make the work easier


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Phoenix on September 09, 2013, 10:43:52 am
Thanks for typing that all out Stagg!

Why, if I may ask, does seeing the other old vehicles on base make you want to paint yours less?


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on September 09, 2013, 06:49:17 pm
Because I obviously I have less to paint!

We joke amongst ourselves that our paint jobs are too good, our stencils don't have enough over-spray, and our repair panels too smooth for military work.
Of course we like it that way.  Once we HAVE the trucks then we slowly chip away at the problems and broken stuff until one day we have the nicest truck around.

Swayze's deuce and mine were that way.  Not really that whoopy when we drove them home.  Now they are usually the envy of other M35 owners.
The mutts will be the same.  The CUCVs will always be evil, and we will eventually find the right bits and finish everything... right afterward we will probably start another cycle with something else!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on September 12, 2013, 05:30:17 pm
One of these trucks is not like the others...


One of these trucks doesn't belong...

While the rest of us just have "normal" mutts, the one thing we could lord over Curfman was our cool signal corps flags:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/7582142944_958a23424b_c.jpg)

"Ha ha, where's your flags band-aid boy!" 


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3703/9732302933_67153df36e_c.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2845/9735533812_b9c4dc303c_c.jpg)

"Dammit lads, I think he's got us this time" 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Phoenix on September 12, 2013, 06:23:43 pm
This reminds me...

http://www.cracked.com/article_19688_7-horrifying-historical-origins-famous-corporate-logos_p2.html

Scroll down a bit...good stuff. :)

It does look awesome though!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on September 12, 2013, 07:03:29 pm
I guess that's fitting Miller, when you died via misadventure with a POMZ you saw Pete and grabbed his hand let him use you as a blanket, and well Pete's skilled in the arts of trickery and deceit.

I strongly suspect he could do the corporate greed thing too.  ::)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Phoenix on September 12, 2013, 09:40:05 pm
I guess that's fitting Miller, when you died via misadventure with a POMZ you saw Pete and grabbed his hand let him use you as a blanket, and well Pete's skilled in the arts of trickery and deceit.

I strongly suspect he could do the corporate greed thing too.  ::)


Well the Commies will see this and use it as an excuse to blow up the ambulance, because clearly its being used for "trickery and deceit".


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on October 04, 2013, 05:08:46 am
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/10077971616_2bd52ac929_z.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2815/10077971886_22315374a0_z.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5456/10077939505_767fe10c19_z.jpg)

Side curtain (as well as a second canvas top) showed up yesterday.  Some patches and repairs needed but we have at least got enough here to keep the bats out.    Current plan it to scrub up and install the second top then see which one is the worst of the two and use that one for experiments in painting canvas tops.

Good times!  


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: eightball on October 04, 2013, 06:15:03 am
Quote
use that one for experiments in painting canvas tops.

Or, as a pattern to make more?  Although that is a lot of straps, windows, and zippers that would all have to line up just right.  Never throw it out!


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on October 04, 2013, 06:44:39 am
I don't know about "just right" it doesn't seem like they interchange parts from one top to the next pretty much at all so I suspect that as long as one got the external bits about right it would be fine. 

Definitely never throw this sort of stuff out! 

 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on October 21, 2013, 05:42:01 am
News Flash! 

Curfman finally beaten into taking action on M718! 

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3724/10379396344_7e1cf097c9_z.jpg)
After several weeks of being thwarted by not having a $8 filter screen for his in tank pump pickup we finally got him one and he was able to install the pump and plumb in his hard fuel lines. 



(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7344/10379589183_12085999d6_z.jpg)
All the way up to the carb! 

That means....   Wait for it...










Wait for it.... 




We can start the engine!   


http://www.flickr.com/photos/55855884@N00/10379395755/

We started cranking in with no particular success which I found odd, puffed it with some starting fluid, not so much as a fart out of it.  Cranked it some more...  Peered in at Curfman, noticed the engine switch was off, flipped it to ON and it fired immediately and purred like a kitten. 

A kitten with open headers... 

We really are nearing the end on this guy.   

At this point we need: 

Brake hoses $39.50

Brake pad set (all including E-brake with hardware) $50

8 half shaft U-joints at $20 each

Complete exhaust system $160

Pull transmission and replace damaged bearing (not sure on cost but it will not be bad)

And that is pretty much it. 

Only problem is Curfman is running out of money so work is slowing to something of a crawl. 





Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on October 28, 2013, 02:41:53 pm
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/10525420993_38b53f621a.jpg)
Evil wiring harness removed and discarded. 

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/10525413543_1e8a6f6547.jpg)
Wiring harness emerging from the firewall. 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5513/10525433463_eb35076050.jpg)
Wiring harness routed around the engine bay.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5502/10525205786_f2d726f729.jpg)
Curfman getting all the wiring behind the dash plugged up. 

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/10525239594_f46226e779.jpg)
Curfman reminds you not to dry dock it!  Use some silicone dielectric grease to get those Packard Connectors to go together and come apart easy. 

 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: David on October 28, 2013, 06:50:14 pm
Every time I pull a connector apart on the deuce I put dielectric grease on it before plugging the to ends back together. It is well worth the few extra seconds.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on October 30, 2013, 02:54:13 pm
http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/military-vehicle-parts/m151/genuine-military-issue-seat-back-cushion.html

Looky here.  Ambulance seats! for 20 bucks!!  New.  :o

Curfman I'm looking to place a decent sized order with these guys... want me grab it and save you some shipping?


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on October 30, 2013, 08:22:54 pm
I don't think it is an ambulance seat. Key word is think.

The ambulance seat has a strip on one side that clasps to the mutt (like the roof and the doors)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tTCprYVdsew/Uj9hdu1fh2I/AAAAAAAAALs/obUpuoLD6lY/w701-h396-no/M718+cushin.JPG)

something like dis


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: eightball on October 31, 2013, 06:17:41 pm
I did finish sewing up that seat cushion.  But I don't have any extra funds to get a new camping pad to stuff it with, let alone ship it out after it's been stuffed.  If you want I can probably ship it as is, with dimensions to cut the foam to.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on November 12, 2013, 07:52:56 am
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7291/10790127433_6585aaf509_z.jpg)
Now featuring proper head light buckets! 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5540/10790123883_2615713c30_z.jpg)
And painted to match Scepter fuel can!



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on November 21, 2013, 04:52:40 pm
transmission pulled

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gQYApv8-I5o/Uo6aAEfr2sI/AAAAAAAAANY/O5W1Tj1wC08/w702-h527-no/IMG_0438.jpg)

the awesome seat from eightball

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lSoqA4buO_Y/Uo6Z6rzNi2I/AAAAAAAAANI/mh-o11htvGM/w702-h527-no/IMG_0437.jpg)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on November 27, 2013, 10:16:58 am
The engine stand worked out ok for holding the transmission but holding from the end caused a lot of hassles when we needed to access work on things since we generally need to move things in and out of the ends. 

Curfman noted the style of transmission holder they were using in the -34 maintenance manual and decided to make one up so that we could do all of the trans work without having to move or reset the transmission to the stand. 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/11060978404_0a69b905dd_z.jpg)
Now holds from the side allowing access to all the needed points on the trans. 

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/11060975834_09b137dc0f_z.jpg)
Bracket hit with a coat of OG-107 paint.   It's a keeper.  Now we just need to talk him into making a differential holder too...





Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: tascabe on November 27, 2013, 10:22:34 am
And a better fitting one for M37 engines, and one for UAZ engines, and GAZ engines and see if the transmission one there works for UAZ or GAZ transmissions as well..


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Lift Kit on November 27, 2013, 11:23:26 am
Any particular reason you did this one up in three-tone when all the other Mutts are 4-color jobs?


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: tascabe on November 27, 2013, 12:51:49 pm
Any particular reason you did this one up in three-tone when all the other Mutts are 4-color jobs?

Tried finding the post but could not.

Basically - from what I remember - the M718s were done in 3-Color instead of MERDC or some such thing.


But then I found this M718 pic (https://4e9ced86-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/merdccamo/home/merdc-photos-1/merdc-photos-iv/m151sv.JPG?attachauth=ANoY7cq3p16HMqBub2hU6ieyVddz_l6iE6hk7okwZ9awXxrUIej9oKudFUWA6XDHKPiy-ute1STJOpzzW7336p-dtyoCJ9ok0acfPhsWIRqqfPj1T0CPaERVYHjpBVW3kAyaiHCaoxf4ZXQwrytySQXFtHWjbTAqMzbSZddL4PHU-zOTWuoDrzvRsQbjYlXR53jfdXg-tsRT3LgMQO5C7nXEeZtuMOI9MP-B07aGkWhrspIQz6256XSpnQ81qzBwYqXRbI48DZ1P&attredirects=0)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Lift Kit on November 27, 2013, 01:44:40 pm
Ah.  It still looks damn sexy, and we get easy ID if the canopy is off.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: eightball on November 28, 2013, 09:41:03 am
Dull down that zipper with some paint, it sticks out like my desert goggles in a woodland environment


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Phoenix on November 29, 2013, 01:12:59 am
Dull down that zipper with some paint, it sticks out like my desert goggles in a woodland environment

Based on the previous picture it is era correct to let them stick out like that...especially when there is a huge red cross on the side that kind of sticks out just a tad more.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on December 03, 2013, 01:35:30 pm
 
Any particular reason you did this one up in three-tone when all the other Mutts are 4-color jobs?

we actually could not find the manual with the MERDC pattern for the m718s. 6037 also happens To have been, best we can figure, a navy m718 (note the lack of tie down points on the hubs and the tie down points on the rear).

Ah.  It still looks damn sexy, and we get easy ID if the canopy is off.
The m718 will have the roof on during operational use. mostly to help keep the outside out while doc is trying to stabilized you and keep you from bleeding out as get a ride back to an aid station

The roof is also not designed for ease of removal.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on December 15, 2013, 09:43:39 am
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3800/11385250103_458f636a6a_z.jpg)

Transmission is together after much blood sweat and tears. 

Just need the seals for the outputs and we'll get it wrapped up and installed. 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on December 16, 2013, 08:52:42 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/11413176855_470834c935_z.jpg)
Transmission with a nice coat of "You don't belong here" green.  The slight semi-gloss of this color makes it easier to keep clean.  

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3816/11413319583_f52a591351_z.jpg)
Curfman couldn't resist Brett's cherry picker.   He needed to change engine mounts anyhow.  Why just pick it up a little bit?  






Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on December 16, 2013, 09:10:36 pm
Good thing that engine hoist is up to the task.  Hell it could lift the mutt.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on December 16, 2013, 10:36:26 pm
pssh. one mutt, such a small minded stagg.

That thing WILL lift 2 mutts. most likely 3. Maybe 4.

you can assume the hoist is over built by at least 50%. more likely 100%

The hoist is tested to 4000 lb.

The trick will be to limit how much damage the hoist does to Allan's drive way.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on December 21, 2013, 12:41:55 pm
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3745/11483688695_41f4ecec4f_z.jpg)
Transmission stuck back together.   Even painted the brake hub up like an antique tractor flywheel (still need to brush in the white piping)

All looks pretty good but the 3-4 syncro is a tidge bent so it's not wanting to just click into 4th.  We'll see how it does installed and with oil in it.  Still waiting on a seal kit then this one can go in. 

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/11483817413_6c04871d9e_z.jpg)
In the mean time, we'll just go install all the brake lines.  Of course, it's a winter weather advisory outside complete with wind, freezing rain and temps in the low 20s.  Looks like a good time to break out the new command post modular tent and put it's fabric sections to work building a screen over the M718 then heat things as best we can with the Swingfire. 





Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on December 23, 2013, 08:25:41 am
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7459/11509027703_02240ab370_z.jpg)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/11509006523_79ffc41f60_z.jpg)

All of the brake lines pulled now.  Curfman said it was like winter time in a WWI trench down there.  Just warm enough to have mud...  Just needs to poke one hole in the suspension framing to tack a bracket onto then start assembling the new lines one by one.  

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2875/11508947304_30aac4f57e_z.jpg)
Lots of nice new parts to install.  This is totally the way to do brakes.  All new, all at once...

Temp tonight of 0 Fahrenheit.  Ask me again why all summer I was aflutter about beating the winter weather.  

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5495/11509007006_9260f4c01f_z.jpg)
meanwhile, back in the heated shop, we officially have neato old timey steam tractor flywheel paint job on the e-brake drum.  You won't see it once it's installed but we'll all know it's there and it will make us smile.  

  


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on December 29, 2013, 03:25:28 pm
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Transmission done and ready to install. 

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2877/11633450034_49d77ac1f5_z.jpg)
New hard lines and rubber lines installed for the brakes. 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5509/11633847506_cf0d5e722d_z.jpg)
Hub overhaul!  Never let the fact it is 12 degrees out stop you from replacing wheel bearings and seals. 

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3669/11525813043_e552fb181f_z.jpg)
Fixing up a set of Gamma Goat tail lights for this one.  The M718 has poor tail light visibility so we're putting better lights on this one in hopes of avoiding rear end collisions. 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on December 29, 2013, 03:32:11 pm
As if the M151A1s did have good visibility from the rear.  (or the A2s for that matter)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on January 20, 2014, 07:40:21 pm
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/12061433864_0d371d4fc2_z.jpg)
M718 transmission installed.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7413/12061395933_1fb9118501.jpg)
Transmission tunnel covers installed.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2815/12061100195_f36d5e3932_z.jpg)
Axle shafts installed (then removed and installed correctly)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/12061609284_34a6bb306b_z.jpg)
Gamma Goat tail lights installed. 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/12061646034_b9f69068b4_z.jpg)
Rear differential procured then installed.   

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7293/12061605234_17b30c0ffb_z.jpg)
Ambulatory patient seat fixed up with pads.  Bottom pad from eightball, top one out of some other ambulance thingy. 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/12062091806_38c0cb412e.jpg)
Driver and medic seats installed.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5541/12061211015_579febeafb.jpg)
Good luck squirrel secured.

Cause it is time to go for a ride! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55855884@N00/12061976906/) 

Curfman is excited to drive it, I am excited that it can now self propel over to a more out of the way parking spot. 

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2880/12062085186_23899b65a5_z.jpg)



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on January 20, 2014, 07:43:49 pm
Currently needs:

1 headlight

Exhaust system (running open exhaust right now)

Rear wiring harness

Then we tie up a few loose ends and this one is on the next deuce to DDAP. 





Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on January 20, 2014, 07:51:17 pm
Another Mutt joins the crowd in the back corner.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on January 22, 2014, 08:43:56 pm
Curfman and I got a bit more work slipped in before the cold front came rolling in this evening. 

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2864/12093903954_1417ac3315.jpg)
Door tracks demangled and doors installed.  We will run without doors at East Wind but we need the doors installed to work out the spacing for the top bars and door striker plates.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2871/12096460104_86ab671457_z.jpg)

Which are now all fabbed up and ready to go.  Once the paint is cured, these guys go on and allow us to fit the ambulance sides which, just as importantly also allows us to fully close the little monster up to keep the weather out.

We'll have some patching to do on the sides and, as I recall, at least one zipper to fix on the rear door but it's all manageable.

The rest of the serious parts are on order and should be here probably by the beginning of next week so we're mostly just making time with the small stuff, still nice to have done, particularly if it gets all uber crappy out. 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on January 24, 2014, 09:28:33 am
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Side curtain lookie time.  Some pretty serious damage to be seen here.  This spot where the spare tire rubs took it the worst.   This one just got wrapped up and was about to be sent to Eightballs home for wayward canvas goods when I noticed another side curtain for sale on the Mutt forums for @25.  It is supposed to be somewhat haggard as well but those guys have different opinions of what bad is than we do so I am pretty sure it will be a big improvement over this one. 

Ach...  At least it doesn't have windows... 


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5544/12119708323_cbf9aa2938_z.jpg)

In the mean time, Curfman's working on his fancy pants early style adjustable pimp seat.  It's so fancy that it's broken and he's currently got my spare seat installed.   As you can see, the adjuster has corroded slightly...  The plan is to replace this with a section of ACME threaded rod making use of as many of the original parts as is practical so that it looks correct but actually functions as well. 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on January 24, 2014, 09:34:06 pm
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Activate fancy dancy adjustable seat!  Even has a grease zerk installed to keep it from suffering the same fate as it's predecessor. 

Also got the drivers side curtain all fixed up, we'll be installing that one tomorrow.  Other curtain is on the way so we'll just have to wait on that one.  We're far enough along that we were able to sort out the remaining parts Curfman had squirreled away and free up an entire welfab can for David to use as a work box for 6022. 

We're hoping our parts order comes in tomorrow via fedex and we can make use of the semi warm weekend to get the exhaust system all installed and good to go. 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: Stagg on January 24, 2014, 11:40:31 pm
Drivers seats, now with continuous tuning.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on January 25, 2014, 12:50:59 pm
More minor but important leaps forward today. 

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Boot kit installed on the transmission.  I cannot express enough how important these darn things are.  They are the final barrier between weather and the transmission.  MOST of our mutt come to us with water damaged transmissions so once we fix them, we take a keen interest in keeping that from happening again. 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5471/12138751374_feb4792074_z.jpg)

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Sides all semi-fitted up.  These ones do not actually attach to this top so they are attached to the framing itself instead.  Not ideal but solid enough for the speeds we'll be running at at DDAP.   Like I said earlier, the sides are really pretty rough but they are sides and they do manage to hold the red crosses so on they shall stay.   The back of the top has a blown zipper which we most likely will not get around to fixing right off but it will not matter much at the even since we'll likely be running it with all the doors off and/or rolled up anyhow.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5539/12138577613_46cea37cf8_z.jpg)

Curfman working on the doorway safety straps.   This one gets the usual passenger side safety strap plus a troop strap for the back.   The webbing we are using is the same stuff we made the doorway straps for the other Mutts out of this heavy duty crazy green stuff Stagg rounded up that was part of a lifting harness.   Great strap but hell to sew.  Curfman's using the vise to keep it steady while he jabs it with the stitch awl, a wise precaution...




Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on February 02, 2014, 04:53:11 pm
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Heating the interior of the Ambulance while Curfman works on the wiring harness inside.   Go Swingfire go!   

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Exhaust system installed.  It's semi quiet and non-ear piercing now!  Still got a leak at the manifold, so we'll need to yank all that stuff apart and make up the wonky copper gasket thingies that go in there. 





Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on February 05, 2014, 04:59:26 pm
All through the heat of the summer I barked on and on about beating the snow...

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(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3690/12331981074_8a62631aaf_z.jpg)

It's 10 degrees and Ivan is watching (wishing he was watching Ready instead since at least Ready loaned him a ushanka)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/12331519735_209750f578_z.jpg)
Time to roll under the truck for a while and chase down exhaust leaks.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/12331666843_366ef2c188_z.jpg)
Including one very inconvenient one right at the manifold.   

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When it gets stupid, it's not a bad time to run into the relative warmth of the shop and put together a proper spare tire. 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on May 07, 2014, 10:58:05 am
I finally got most of my m151 wiring harness in and got it plugged up.

first the signals don't flash, right side lights don't turn on when i turn the switch to the right. The drivers side lights turn on when the switch is turned left, the hazard lights work when they are supposed to.

i am thinking i might switch to a carbide lamp
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/22/Carbide_lamp_on_a_bicycle.jpg/220px-Carbide_lamp_on_a_bicycle.jpg)

and ye-olden-Volkswagen style blinkers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qugajOzEAdc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qugajOzEAdc)


 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on May 08, 2014, 07:38:37 am
Do the brake lights work? 

Sounds like the wiring is right, just need to try a new switch lever now. 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on May 08, 2014, 08:03:00 am
ill swing by tomorrow and grab new switches and bring my flasher unit and test it again.

and the passenger side brake light works.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on May 09, 2014, 05:34:33 pm
got new light switch and signal switch from Allan, installed them. none of the problems where resolved.

if i can find the volt meter, i am going to check for power at the lights.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on June 11, 2014, 01:18:53 pm
6037 is having starter problems.

the starter isnt engaging the flywheel consistently. the starter will spin around and around without turning the engine over. it does engage the fly wheel and turn the engine over occasionally.


the new transmission works i spent 15 minutes driving around my street.

having a 4th gear is so cool. having a broken master cylinder not so much


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: daddyo on June 13, 2014, 07:29:50 am
Curfman, send me your address and I will mail you my old master cylinder. It may or may not work I dont know. The entire pedal pack was pulled out of Head Hunter when I got it home, so I just bought a new master cylinder just in case there was something wrong with it. But if you want to give it the old one a try let me know.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on June 13, 2014, 01:58:22 pm
i got my lights to work!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

i had miss read part of the diagram and missed a ground.

ive got the starter to work again sorta, still wont start checked fuel delivery, it was decently. checked the spark and couldn't find one. currently recharging battery.

photos to come


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on June 13, 2014, 02:57:25 pm
break lights
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0MGWNbUrzeE/U5tx2WFLNlI/AAAAAAAAASw/cWCxbfqFUBg/w702-h527-no/IMGP1872.JPG)
head lights
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FAApBLysxz0/U5txvJMlPcI/AAAAAAAAASo/TKAHhoOj2Y4/w702-h527-no/IMGP1871.JPG)
running lights
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-i7w5-2NIta8/U5txepeY-nI/AAAAAAAAASQ/y4EZIsekVi4/w702-h527-no/IMGP1870.JPG)
rear turn signal
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/9dyg89rcnUHuUm7jkOvVhcFg8xHo6Z1zL8rPYHoCkd4=s168-p-no)
front turn signal
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/rL9f7pZUWBHmaZrUrEfr2Nr5lyFl98ZnLLfVHdUWwTM=s168-p-no)


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on June 15, 2014, 01:42:33 pm
That one is already electronic ignition right? 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on June 15, 2014, 03:58:31 pm
yes, it has electric ignition.

currently i believe the issues is with the bendix drive assembly on the end of the starter motor.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Jeep-Mutt-M151-A1-A2-Starter-Drive-Bendix-11640859-NOS-/00/s/Mjg0WDMwMA==/z/9J4AAMXQxzZRflou/$T2eC16FHJIQE9qUHri6NBRfloujIWw~~60_35.JPG)

(http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mtfCYhXirpehKhGmpUoQotQ.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/AEld1C6T0FIlSszXwD2PdqFKzP4sQfC9e2yxRvsa7mc=w670-h503-no)

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The ratchet gear between the spring and the gear thing aren't catching on each other. the spring part and the shaft are spinning. the geared head is not.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on June 15, 2014, 07:04:43 pm
Ok, so it is not consistently turning over or it is not starting or both?


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on June 16, 2014, 08:46:09 am
the starter motor is spinning and the part on the end of the motor is not spinning.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on June 16, 2014, 09:25:59 am
Drag it by tomorrow and we'll have a lookie at it. 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: omen on June 16, 2014, 10:00:09 am
will do.


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on June 17, 2014, 11:35:28 am
Got the "impossible to take apart" bendix apart and found a broken disc spring in it.  Got a new one on order from McMaster Carr and we should have it back in black soon. 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 25, 2014, 11:08:07 am
Updates time for 6037: 

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Giant victory #1, it now has plates! 

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3918/15034013845_de1d65894c_z.jpg)
It has long had a cracked exhaust manifold which was quite troublesome and noisy.  Curfman showed up last week and pulled the head off for refurb and replaced the faulty manifold while he was at it. 

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5591/15033649192_64e53334c9_z.jpg)
Like usual, the manifold bolts were quite troublesome although Curfman did manage to get at least most of them out without having to resort to drilling them.  Like usual, rather than dealing with old beat up threads, we opted to helicoil all the holes. 

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5579/15033642722_d509f2308d_z.jpg)
Again due to the lack of proper "you don't belong here green" engine paint we opted to paint the head like a later A2 replacement part.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3865/15033968865_ee1f27fd03_z.jpg)
Curfman was back last weekend to address the fact that his charging system was not working.  6037 was still equipped with a 20 amp generator so we determined that rather than troubleshoot the existing system, it was a good time instead to just make the change over to a 60 amp alternator instead.    Here Henry has the grill and radiator off and is cleaning the engine area up with the Binks since we have very good access to everything with the charging system out of the way.   

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3869/14847345728_b0ae38cb62_z.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3893/14847336628_c383ab2299_z.jpg)

Cleaned up area painted.  Water pump is off as well as one freeze plug in order to gain good access to the water jacket and get it good and flushed out.  Again, an easy task to do now while everything is apart. 

We made the adjustments to the harness to incorporate the change to alternator (easy) and got everything all wired up and charging like a dandy.   Curfman also fixed a few faulty gauges and did hit lube order while he was over.  6037 is ready to go tear up the roadways now. 

 






Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: daddyo on August 25, 2014, 11:15:16 am
How did it go with the Master Cylinder?


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on August 25, 2014, 11:24:27 am
Shoot that was a snap for Curfman.  He does those so quickly that we hardly notice him doing it anymore.  Has brakes like a champ now! 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on November 01, 2014, 08:16:08 pm
Curfman has been working on this guy pretty steadily for the last few months. 

It's been on the road for the last few months and has as of yet, not let Curfman down on the roads around town. 

He's added fancy pants see through glass windshield, reworked his cylinder head, fixed his exhaust manifold, as well as fixing up his windshield wipers. 

Most recently, Curfman even added a wire cutter: 

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7530/15067717303_118cef0565_z.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3956/15501224119_e4bc309432_z.jpg)



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on November 09, 2014, 03:41:20 pm



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Well perhaps it's not PM but like all squirrels, Curfman is wise to the approach of winter.   

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The M718 is now fitted with a vicious Stewart Warner compartment heater out of an M109 shop van.  For those of you who remember the fuel fired heater in my Deuce, this one is half again more powerful which is probably about right for the larger interior volume of the ambulance particularly once you factor in the draftiness. Everything is all plumbed up and ready to rock, the system operates perfectly...  Except for the damn control box which shorts itself to ground on start up and pops it's breaker.   

Current plan is to get another control box and call it good although there is a school of thought that says just use the mondo dismo control box from the shop van.  If we do that, we also gain the ability to run the system on 110VAC which makes cold weather start ups a lot easier since you can just trot out to the truck, plug in the cord, fire up the heat till everything is 90 degrees inside then start everything up.   



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on January 18, 2015, 11:39:15 am
The ambulance has poor visibility. 


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7531/16122620340_4a7751246f_c.jpg)
Much more so with dark red tinted windows like those seen on this old sun struck door here. 

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8627/16309992935_4c19767fa1_c.jpg)
We got the Necci sewing machine back from the Missouri Sewing machine and set to work remedying some of the ills of Curfmans top.  As you can see, new windows are a HUGE improvement. 

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8566/16123848059_0a62a35978_c.jpg)
Feeling bold, we decided to take a whack at the damaged side curtain.   We laid the thing out across a piece of MKT canvas and cut a pattern out.   Next up, we dug in our tent/top hardware drawer of plenty to rummage out all the various turn snap thingies for it and in a few hours had ourselves a side cover. 

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7465/16310865565_a884763f39_c.jpg)
On and buttoned in.  We're making the run down to DDAP in the M151s today so it'll be a welcome slice of heaven for Curfman to have a little wind break.  We'll likely take it home with us once we are done so we can add the edge tape and sew on the red cross. 

It's no Lopez job, but it will do for now.  ;) 

 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on February 08, 2015, 06:10:01 pm
Curfman and Hoober sat down on Saturday and put together the red cross for the new canvas curtain. 


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Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on July 16, 2015, 01:59:37 pm
(http://media.giphy.com/media/5dZFO3ZIWyJLq/giphy.gif)

Will it ever Stop?  Yo, I don't know!  Turn out the lights and I'll glow! 

More to the point the end of East Wind is far from the end of projects around here and certainly nowhere near the end for the M718. 

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/401/19132126214_45ac3956dd_b.jpg)

Getting a new exhaust pipe section to deal with the last of the exhaust leaks.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/277/19566669948_bc42a86558_z.jpg)

Side panel off for replacement.  These two were certainly the most offensive parts of the truck.  Having them replaced with new parts will really be a big step forward. 

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/431/19747470542_b4f9577766_z.jpg)

Spare tire mount also off.  We got a chance to take some pics of another M718 at the MVPA convention and Curfman plans to produce a bit more stout a of a spare mount that better matches the original. 

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/383/19133818033_ec23e3639f_z.jpg)
Shop rigged for hot weather operation. 

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/339/19566681118_b37618d4c5_b.jpg)
And can you believe it, after years of struggle with the little Matco MIG, I finally threw down the money for a new welder.   This one is a combo MIG/TIG/Stick unit that is a MUCH more capable unit. 


Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on July 18, 2015, 11:01:35 am
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Fitting the panel up. 

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3707/19182226084_8a5d5ac858_z.jpg)
Tacked on the top, clamped down along the bottom edge. 

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/333/19809624381_c54da29d72_z.jpg)
Fitting up the front edge.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/304/19183912823_9565206d22_z.jpg)
Tacked in place.   Additional bad areas cut away, ready to make use of left over bits from the panel. 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on July 27, 2015, 08:45:02 pm
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Panel on, footman loops installed, success! 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: aswayze on October 11, 2015, 09:00:36 pm
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Time marches on.   Curfman fitting up the drivers side panel.  Basically all together now, he just needs to finish up a few edges and then add the ax slot and the footman loops to it. 



Title: Re: m718 pick up.
Post by: dirtpro on October 13, 2015, 07:12:05 pm
So much win.