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Hammerhead
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Completed Halftrack

Post by Hammerhead » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:13 am

I finally got my White halftrack home July 30. 2017 from a complete body-off restoration. We were working on it in St. Louis for around a year and a half. I had a group of friends that gave invaluable help with it. It came off the assembly line in August 1943 as a M16 but was restored as a M3. I'll post some pictures.

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The next to last picture shows the power steering that came with when I purchased it!
1943 White M16 Halftrack, 1944 CCKW 353, 1945 MB, 1944 Bantam T3,
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Re: Completed Halftrack

Post by Donovan » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:01 pm

Hammerhead,
It looks like you did a great job in the restoration! I was always impressed with the guys that restore the heavy armor. I once tried to open the hood on a half track and I quickly realized how heavy the armored hoods are.
Enjoy,
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Re: Completed Halftrack

Post by 70th Division » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:25 pm

Hello,

Hammerhead, what a beautiful Halftrack restoration !!!

You saved it well !!
Your workmanship is world class, and it looks like it could be in a museum, and just rolled off the assembly line !!
An inspiration to us all, and all who work toward restoring these incredible halftracks !

Congratulations to you, and all who helped you, on your mission to save this Great Historical Vehicle of Victory !!! :D :D :D :D

Best Regards,

Raymond

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Re: Completed Halftrack

Post by gearhead » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:46 pm

Very Nice!

Ed S :)
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Re: Completed Halftrack

Post by Mark Jesic » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:59 pm

Hammerhead, im not really into Halftracks, but what a fantastic restoration, you should be very proud of yourself. :D


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Re: Completed Halftrack

Post by 17thAirborne » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:00 pm

Beautiful
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