Joined: Dec 10, 2017 Posts: 169 Location: Southern Maryland
Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:49 pm Post subject: 1953 M38A1 Pintle Hook Tie Plate installation
My M38A1 was missing the rear cross member when I got it and the tie plate was cut in half with a troch. I bought a new cross member kit and need help understanding how the tie plate was installed. It has 8 holes for bolts or rivets and I'm assuming 4 of them are for the Pintle Hook bolts. Was the plate bolted in the other holes to attach it to the upped support V bracket and the lower cross member or were they welded together? If welded...how? Just vertically down both sides? Anything across the top and bottom? And was the V bracket welded to the rear cross member where they touch?
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1953 M38A1 Brush Truck
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