U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by Robin » Mon May 31, 2010 12:45 pm

The special back seat and right fender mounted accessories cabinet. The radio dynamotor is in the back seat box.
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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by Robin » Mon May 31, 2010 12:46 pm

A J-45 leg key with US Navy markings.
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41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
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M1917 Ammo cart
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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by Robin » Mon May 31, 2010 12:47 pm

An overview from the back.
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41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by Robin » Mon May 31, 2010 12:48 pm

The remote control unit mounted in the glove box.
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41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by Farrell Fox » Mon May 31, 2010 10:10 pm

Having my boxes drawn up now. Simultaneously working on the correct round type battery boxes. Contemplating on either the square antenna box or angled box.

Thanks to Fred for the knurled knobs!

Thanks to Robin for the generator!
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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by Mark Tombleson » Mon May 31, 2010 11:05 pm

Hehe, Robin... come fall Tower Park we will look like twins. :D

Awesome job! :wink:
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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by Robin » Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:55 am

Mark Tombleson wrote:Hehe, Robin... come fall Tower Park we will look like twins. :D

Awesome job! :wink:
Mark, yes we will, except for the moustache.
41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by ElwoodJayBlues » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:19 am

Robin wrote:
Mark Tombleson wrote:Hehe, Robin... come fall Tower Park we will look like twins. :D

Awesome job! :wink:
Mark, yes we will, except for the moustache.
Radio jeeps have moustaches?? :shock: :shock:
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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by Mark Tombleson » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:06 am

:lol: :lol: I don't think it is the jeep he is talking about.

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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by Farrell Fox » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:11 am

Mark,

I picked up this dynamotor. Wrong one.......

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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by Mark Tombleson » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:14 am

No, you have a flyboy Dynamotor...

http://www.propellor.tv/C47%20communications.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I gave you a list up a few posts along with the TCS manuals. You need to do a little research so you can tell the correct stuff.

Here is a photo of the most common... a COL-21881.
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Here is a later one that can use 12v or 24v, the COL-211330. This one had its final inspection on 3-20-1945 and was sealed NIB.
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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by Farrell Fox » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:22 am

It was $12, so I figured what the heck. At the time I found it, I didn't have anything to reference it.

Body needs a lot of work. So many pin holes!
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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by Farrell Fox » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:57 pm

Today, we took the tub to the shop to have the rusted sections cut out, and new ones fabricated, and replaced. At first we used a plasma cutter to cut the tub, but we found out we can do it a little better with a cutting wheel to cut out rusted sections and drilled out the spot welds.

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Re: U.S.M.C. MZ-2 Radio Jeep restoration.

Post by Farrell Fox » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:51 pm

Lots of Military duty has put this on hold. It still looks like a pile of parts, though not a rusted pile of junk. The fabrication of the radio and battery boxes has drawn all resources away from the jeep itself.

Still in search of:

Spicer 18W tensioner arm......... FOUND!
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