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    Studebaker Weasel carburettor

    CMP, Sorry, I don't have a spare weasel carburettor but I note that Dave Yamulla still has them listed in his parts inventory. He also lists the carburettor adaptor. http://www.militaryvehiclesupply.net/list/12 Might be worth checking. For the flex hose I would try your local Jeep suppliers. They may have purchased it in bulk to be cut to size. I have attached a photo of the Carby for reference. Cheers John W.
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    Studebaker M29 Weasel

    Doug, I guess I should have replied to your post over on the weasel forum but seeing that I am here, here is a thought. As an interim measure, why not consider having an aftermarket top made similar to Rob Walsh's efforts: http://forums.m29cweasel.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2792&highlight=canvas The modern materials will most probably better stand up to your climate. I have a NOS top that I will only use for shows as the 65yo canvas is very fragile. As highlighted by many weasel owners, finding an OEM top let alone the take off hardware can be dufficult. Good luck and cheers John W.
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    CCkw chassis number - confused!

    Hi Reo24, A little bit off topic but certainly related to your restoration. Back in 2007 I picked up the remains of an early closed cab CCKW that was to be used as spares for my Dad's CCKW resto. Unusually it had beams fitted to the rear axles in lieu of springs. The beams looked factory made and I always wondered if this was for a Crane truck??????? Yourself or other learned scholars here may finally be able answer this small mystery. Mandatory happy snaps attached. Cheers John W.
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    Peter Gray R.I.P.

    R.I.P Peter. As an 18YO, I met Peter in July 1977 or should I say I just arrived unannounced on his doorstep in Worthing and said G'day. I was in Portsmith on HMAS Melbourne for the Queens Sliver Jubilee Spithead Review and decided to travel out to Worthing for weekend leave as I had heard from Jeep friends back in Oz that if I wanted to see some MVs in England, I should catch up with a fellow going by the name of Peter Gray. BTW just before we sailed for the Uk I had only just purchased my Jeep (which I still have today). Peter invited me to stay for the weekend and extended to me the best of hospitality. Peter showed me his collection of vehicles. I remember seeing a GPA, Halftrack, Jeeps and a Dodge command car. The Jeep and Dodge were at his house and the other vehicles were stored in a shed/warehouse close by. Peter took me on a tour of the local district in his Dodge Command car. That weekend will always be remebered. Thanks Peter. Cheers John
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    1938 Humber

    Fellows, I thought that this would be a good place to put this ad however moderator please move my post if it is not appropriate. I have a 1946 Humber Snipe, Super Snipe and Pullman owners handbook. The outside cover is a bit worn but the pages inside are all there and in good condition. If anyone needs such a handbook for their restoration, please Pm me. Cheers John
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    Japanese artillery tractor.

    Here are some interesting photos I took of Japanese vehicles that are quietly rusting away in a museum at Rabaul. Cheers John W.
  7. Mark, I think it would be worthwhile to read Tony's blog over on the MLU; http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?t=15575&page=46 Cheers JW
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    Windshield Wiper Arms.....

    When I needed wiper parts for my weasel, this fellow came through with the goods; http://www.wiperman.com/ Wiperman would be worth contacting for advice. Cheers John W.
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    GMC CCKW Dump Truck

    Hi Howard, Do you happen to have any pics of the small sealing panel/s that attach/s to the cab floor in way of the steering column and brake/clutch pedals? BTW great thread and great restoration work. Cheers John W.
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    My Weasel's first parade!

    A weasel idiosyncrasy, stones 'tinkling' in the bogey wheels :-D:-D
  11. Hi thefoxhat, Could I offer some advice drawn from experience. In the absence of a body jig, try to secure your body, floors brackets etc to the chassis with as many fasteners as possible before welding. This includes mudguards bonnet and the grill. Then weld as much of the body as possible in situ before removal and completion of the the welding process. That way, when you go to reinstall the body after final fit out and painting, you know it will indeed fit correctly back on the chassis. Same drill goes with any body repairs, best to do them when the body is secured firmly to the chassis. Finally if you have to heat shrink the sheet metal, work from the inner areas of your body first and then work the stresses to the outside. I know the welding can be harder with the body in position but believe me, you will be much happier with the final finish. Great job you are doing, good luck and enjoy the experience. Cheers John W.
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    My M29C Weasel

    Hi Lightningcato, Welcome to the world of weasels. I would like to add my thoughts to the discussion regarding tracks. I agonised for years on the best way forward to outfit my weasel with a good reliable set of tracks so that I could run my weasel on road, off road and in the water. I was planning to refurbish my OEM tracks using the method pioneered by Tom at Snake river; http://www.snakeriver4x4.com/forsale.php however most of the rubber blocks on my grouser plates had gone hard with age and would have fallen off. A fellow from Carroltech; http://www.carrolltech.com/index.html generated some interest in the weasel fraternity awhile back but it amounted to nothing. A rubber track option was offered by Staaman in Holland; http://www.staman.nl/N_frame.html?http://www.staman.nl/N_xp_8.htmland I believe that this track option has proved reliable but I am sure that Degsy could better comment here. Replacement track bands for OEM tracks are now available from two suppliers in Europe. One option is manufactured from Polyurethane and the other is rubber; http://www.weaselclubprague.com/ There are other repair options available from; http://www.accuritemachine.net/ Finally though, I decided to go with the Liberty track. This track is a refined version of the Ambilary track that was tried and proven in Antarctica. See attached photo?[ATTACH=CONFIG]68177[/ATTACH] The LAR track has been well tested and constantly improved on when small design problems have appeared. I must admit that the LAR track is costly but they are well made and should see me enjoy many years of weaselling. Finally in the world of litigation, I can have piece of mind that when driving my weasel, I have a set of tracks that should hold together and not come off and damage someone or something. Good luck with your weasel. Cheers John W.
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    New acquisition

    Degsy, How is the weasel going? Any updates? Photos? Cheers John W.
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    New acquisition

    G'day Degsy, Congratulations on your new acquisition and welcome to the world of weasels.:cheesy: Can I offer a suggestion as to a choice of markings. Why don't you do your country proud and mark your weasel with British markings. The weasel I have here at home has served with British forces but carried duel markings (ie both the USA number and the Brit "P" number). Anyway food for thought. I have attached a photo of a Brit weasel and the Suppy Mech data plate that was affixed to Weasels destined for the UK. Cheers John W.
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    Fat Bloke Seat...

    Al, Attached is a photo showing a 'well proportioned mens' seat modification that was in a jeep body I repaired years ago. Unlike your problem I had to reverse it. The point is you may end up designing and fitting your own modification. Good luck Cheers John W.
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