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  1. blisters13

    Gun Ring M36 / M49

    The ring is completed and installed: This adapter plate is just a guess, shaped to support as best as I could get it. NOTE THAT THE BOW CORNERS CANNOT BE STORED NORMALLY :( Also, I made a set of cradle pins: An original set... A "heavy" M66 ring installation, shown for...
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    Gun Ring M36 / M49

    Some things I found interesting: 1. The ring is a rolled piece of bar which is butt-welded: The lines indicate a clamping fixture and the butt weld can be seen. 2. The ring I have, never had a riveted ID plate, but does appear to have a serial number: 3. It has the cool U. S. Army Ordnance...
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    Gun Ring M36 / M49

    I have cleaned and kinda reconditioned the ring; painting it now: The carriage would not traverse around, and got stuck in several spots even after smoothing all the rough spots with a 5 1/4” grinder flap wheel. I ended up grinding down several high spots and now it’s fine. The following pics...
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    Gun Ring M36 / M49

    PART WEIGHTS I weighed the following parts on a refrigerant scale: RING: 107 lbs. 12 oz. CRADLE equilibrator style: 32 lbs. 11 oz. CARRIAGE /trolley: 25 lbs. 8 oz. AMMO CAN TRAY: (with my adapter) 13 lbs. 16 oz. FRONT LEG / BRACKET: 37 lbs. 1oz. REAR LEGS (longer than factory): 42 lbs. 3 oz...
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    Gun Ring M36 / M49

    Sooooo.... As I have been working on the ring and hardware, I have also been collecting gun mount parts. To that end, I purchased an ammo box tray, which turned out to not fit my equilibrator gun cradle (that figures!). So, I made an adapter. Part at upper view is the side of the cradle; it...
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    Gun Ring M36 / M49

    And.... for a nod to the past.... Will Wagner familiarizing me with his truck at time of sale
  7. blisters13

    Gun Ring M36 / M49

    I have finished the two rear legs/brackets and installed them Note that in order to get the canvas top to fit between the legs and the back of the cab, I added a 1/4"-thick spacer from the top U-bolt down to the bottom of the leg. I also cut out the rope loop which was centered on the...
  8. blisters13

    Gun Ring M36 / M49

    MANY THANKS to Will Wagner, who has spent the time to make most of the tedious dimensions necessary to get this going!! :grd: I have started the left rear leg.... Blank brackets ($49 each, sheared and bent) Drilled holes based on M49 ring pattern Test fit (yes there will be...
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    Ring Mount Information Needed

    MANY THANKS to Will Wagner, who has spent the time to make most of the tedious dimensions necessary to get this going!!:grd: I have started the left rear leg.... Blank brackets ($49 each, sheared and bent) Drilled holes based on M49 ring pattern Test fit (yes there will be adapter plates to...
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    The A-frame kit (hoist) for M35-let's talk about it

    Would you be able to post basic dimensions, like assembled length and length of the main cable? It looks a bit short...
  11. blisters13

    Ring Mount Information Needed

    Does anyone have the instructions for the kit? The ones posted in the TM Section forum are too low-quality for me to use....
  12. blisters13

    Electrical troubleshooting

    I'm guessing it's an M35A2. Someone has replaced a cable. It looks like wire 10/14 is missing, according to the schematic available on this site: https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/peter-bogs-cad-deuce-schematic.3843/ Wire 10 feeds the ignition switch after connecting with wire 14 at the...
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    CANCELLED: Plymouth CA April 2020 swap meet attendees?

    Event Dates: April 14, 2020 - April 19, 2020 Location: Plymouth, California The Military Vehicle Collectors of California's Camp Plymouth 43rd Annual Swap Meet & Military Vehicle Display is the largest annual...
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    CANCELLED: Plymouth CA April 2020 swap meet attendees?

    Anyone going up from So Cal? -Ken Beaumont, CA
  15. blisters13

    Gun Ring M36 / M49

    Ok; the WWII M36/M49 ring is a single piece with no bearings. The gun was mounted in a cradle for elevation and left-right motion which was mounted to a single carriage/trolley for rotation of position within the ring. There are no moving parts of the ring itself. This model won’t be suitable...
  16. blisters13

    Gun Ring M36 / M49

    The WWII ring design is very different from the later M66 design, so dimensions are not likely to be similar. Can you please ask again what you need?
  17. blisters13

    The A-frame kit (hoist) for M35-let's talk about it

    I use a 12 volt winch powered from the pickup truck I’m loading/unloading. But obviously a 24 volt winch will be much more independent. I just didn’t see the need to own 2 winches👍
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