M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

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M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Stikpusher » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:40 pm

A new year, and another new project. Continuing my builds for the So Cal AMPS GB of the Patton Tank family, I’m building a M47 this time. I’m using the Italeri kit, but will modify it some by changing the turret grab rails to early configuration, and not what comes in the kit. I will be building this in the markings of the 5th Infantry Division, my first line unit in the Army, during the time that they were stationed in West Germany in the early 1950s, when my father was stationed there. So this project is hitting a few personal areas, so to speak.

Anyways, last night I began by completing steps 1&2, essentially putting on most of the suspension.

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Now Joe, after seeing all of your gorgeous engine upgrades on all of your automotive builds, I have been inspired to upgrade this power pack area with some plumbing and wiring. I have found some good photos to use as reference.

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The real question is how much. We shall see...
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby BlackSheep214 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:31 pm

Definitely going to follow this one... :popcorn:
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Floki » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:21 am

You going to cut a hole in the top deck to stick a blower through? :giggles:
Honestly this is going to be a fun build to watch.
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby keavdog » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:29 am

You're turning into a machine Carlos! Looks like a fun project - especially the engine bay (see throttle return spring thread :giggles: )
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Stikpusher » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:49 am

Tom, Clint, and John, thanks for tagging along.

Floki wrote:You going to cut a hole in the top deck to stick a blower through? :giggles:
Honestly this is going to be a fun build to watch.


Mmmmmmm, no. Sounds like a killer idea for a Deals Wheels or Tom Daniels subject though.... :hmm: But not this one.

keavdog wrote:You're turning into a machine Carlos! Looks like a fun project - especially the engine bay (see throttle return spring thread :giggles: )


Being a bit smaller in scale, and I have yet to find a photo of the throttle linkage, I’m not going down that rabbit hole. :nono: :puzzle: Just some basic wiring and plumbing. Anybody here have some good photos of the engine compartment on a M46, M47, or pre A2 M48? They were all pretty much the same. The tank just evolved around the drivetrain, suspension, and 90mm gun.
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Stikpusher » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:29 pm

Today’s update: I finished steps 3 & 4, adding the shocks, road wheels, and return rollers to the suspension.

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Next session will be where I start dealing with the upper hull and upgrading tne engine compartment.
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby LyleW » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:33 am

It is coming along very nicely.
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Stikpusher » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:19 am

Thanks Lyle. Wait until you see what’s coming up real soon on this. And it’s all Joes fault! :tease:

Well his and Italeri’s... :whistle:
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby LyleW » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:32 am

I read your earlier post....Gotta watch falling under Joe's influence!
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Re: M47 Patton, 5th ID Germany, Patton Project Pt.2

Postby Stikpusher » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:29 pm

Tell me about it... :headslap:
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