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Old 09-30-2014, 11:53 PM
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Default 1/2 track fenders

A buddy and I had to fab these up to make it look more authentic. This is a Czech 810 converted to look like a German 251
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:58 PM
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Good thing they were flat, just some odd angles to deal with. The front plate behind the wheel is sloped armor so the string lines came in handy to try and level/square stuff off of.
We threw in some bolts just for looks even though we welded them solid. Last two pics are before and after.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:49 AM
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Looks OE, well done, is that an APC ? I thought I drug some strange projects..
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:12 AM
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Yep, fenders look original.
What's it got for power? Is that a Deutz 714?
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Interesting blog article on the 810:

http://ftr-wot.blogspot.com/2013/05/...and-ot-90.html
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:38 AM
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:41 PM
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Looks OE, well done, is that an APC ? I thought I drug some strange projects..
Thanks Windy, yep APC. Trust me these are not the ones you want to drag home

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Yep, fenders look original.
What's it got for power? Is that a Deutz 714?
Good eye, I actually made a template off an original 251 from Juaques place. I believe you are correct on the motor.

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Interesting blog article on the 810:

http://ftr-wot.blogspot.com/2013/05/...and-ot-90.html
Good read, thanks for that link. I drove this vehicle many times, and it was fun to rip it around. It would also be the last place I would want to be caught in. I drove it for a mock battle down in Fort Ord in front of a large crowd, and everyone that came up to me said that we were the funnest to watch. Not very comfortable, and basically a tin coffin.

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Old 10-02-2014, 09:19 AM
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Look great!! Very well done Mark!
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:00 PM
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Thanks Derek! And no cracking in this one
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:02 PM
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I've always wanted a Half track.. Where would you even find spare track now?

I would imagine it would cost a fortune for replacement parts..

I was for a short time an owner of 3 Snow cat machines. 60vintage..

they were certainly fun but just for one set of rollers for one track was around 2000.00 and since these were track laying machines the tracks were hollow and it used the bottom of the pontoons to slide across the snow..

This limited the use to winter time unless you had a set of mud tracks..

I always wanted to retro fit on to modern rubber belts like the Newer snow cats but even the sprockets were like 250each.. Very pricey.. I figure if I ever get motivated enough I'll just make one.. They are certainly easy enough to replicate but I would have no idea even were to start on a Half track..

Nice job..

Does the front wheels turn and as they turn does a lever operate a brake on the track differential as well? I would imagine turning these must be really tough if all you have are the front tires..

In War movies you always see half tracks getting blown up because of the open top but I'd rather have that to travel distance than my own two feet..
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