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"Old One Eye" started as the project vehicle, but soon became the donor vehicle.  Not evident in these pictures,  the rear was cut and extended to accommodate a drilling rig.  At some point in its history the track suffered a major front end collision (Picture 1).  Hard enough to buckle the frame on the driver's side (Picture 6)

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Rough from front to back, everything but the frame is being heated, beaten, and massaged back into working condition.

Sand blasting the hood armor turned up some original ID # stencils.  Two different numbers can be seen. (Picture 8)

 

 

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Picture 7 shows "Old One Eye" with a restored set of military headlights, reconditioned radiator louvers, restored front axle, and the reconditioned winch bumper extensions in place.

 

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Pictures 7 thru 12 show the new steel "armor" in place.   Note Picture 11 with the door canvas and Jerry can holder.  Picture 13 & 14 show the gear basket (in red) along the driver's side.  

 

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Picture 15 & 16 are a tribute to a true craftsman, Dale Jones.   He helped fabricate or resurrect many unavailable or worn parts.  These pictures show the rear troop compartment door hinge and closure assembly.  He completely fabricated them from scratch using old drawings and pictures.

 

 

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Picture 17 & 18 (scroll down) show the finished product, FIGHTING IRON.  

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Some of these pictures are duplicated in other web pages.  This was done because some pictures (although duplicated) are still interpretive to the particular section they appear in. Img72-Sep02.jpg (54837 bytes)

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THE FINISHED PRODUCT

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