"New" M3A4 Handcart

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"New" M3A4 Handcart

Post by Robbby84 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:10 am

Hi everybody

This topic is just to show you our last acquisition: an M3A4 HANDCART !!! 8)
I found it in North of Italy, quiet complete and original.
Made by Rock Island Arsenal
Year 1943 (the tag is not so clear, but I hope to see better after cleaning it)
Serial # 5904
The drawbar is missing, tyres are not correct and it seems that during the war, a wheel has been damaged and replaced with an aluminum one! :?
What do you think?

I hope for next time to post better quality pics!
Enjoy!
CIAO
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Roberto (MVPA #33448 )

1942 BSA folding bike
1942 WILLYS MB script (maybe slat)
1942 BSA WM20 (my brother's)
1943 R.I.A. M3A4 Handcart (restoration's coming)
1943 HARLEY DAVIDSON 42WLA (restoration on going)
1943 GMC CCKW 353 closed cab
1943 WILLYS MBT Trailer (restoration on going)
1945 DODGE D3/4 WP APT
1967 FORD M151 A1 (my brother's)

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Re: "New" M3A4 Handcart

Post by Craig Johnson » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:47 am

The 1943 Aluminum Carts are often found with aluminum or steel rims. I only have 8 on the website serial list and a few more I havent added yet. The majority have steel rims. I have found nothing that says what type of rim they are supposed to have so they were either upgraded as the steel ones came out in 1943 or they just put on what ever was in stock. All 1939 and 1940 Aluminum Carts should have aluminum rims.

If you decide you want to have a matching steel rim I think I have an extra steel rim I can trade you. I have a 1939 M3A4 that has steel rims on it and they should be Aluminum.

Let me know.

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Re: "New" M3A4 Handcart

Post by Robbby84 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:18 am

Thank you Craig for your infos about the M3A4
If you want just add my handcart's infos on your database!

I hope in a few days to have some more detailed and high quality pics.

Thank you
Rob
Roberto (MVPA #33448 )

1942 BSA folding bike
1942 WILLYS MB script (maybe slat)
1942 BSA WM20 (my brother's)
1943 R.I.A. M3A4 Handcart (restoration's coming)
1943 HARLEY DAVIDSON 42WLA (restoration on going)
1943 GMC CCKW 353 closed cab
1943 WILLYS MBT Trailer (restoration on going)
1945 DODGE D3/4 WP APT
1967 FORD M151 A1 (my brother's)

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Re: "New" M3A4 Handcart

Post by Robbby84 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:12 am

And the restoration begins
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Roberto (MVPA #33448 )

1942 BSA folding bike
1942 WILLYS MB script (maybe slat)
1942 BSA WM20 (my brother's)
1943 R.I.A. M3A4 Handcart (restoration's coming)
1943 HARLEY DAVIDSON 42WLA (restoration on going)
1943 GMC CCKW 353 closed cab
1943 WILLYS MBT Trailer (restoration on going)
1945 DODGE D3/4 WP APT
1967 FORD M151 A1 (my brother's)

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Re: "New" M3A4 Handcart

Post by Robbby84 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:14 am

And finally 8)
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Roberto (MVPA #33448 )

1942 BSA folding bike
1942 WILLYS MB script (maybe slat)
1942 BSA WM20 (my brother's)
1943 R.I.A. M3A4 Handcart (restoration's coming)
1943 HARLEY DAVIDSON 42WLA (restoration on going)
1943 GMC CCKW 353 closed cab
1943 WILLYS MBT Trailer (restoration on going)
1945 DODGE D3/4 WP APT
1967 FORD M151 A1 (my brother's)


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Re: "New" M3A4 Handcart

Post by Robbby84 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:17 am

Drawbar is still missing but, thanks to a great friend that provide an original bar, the replication is on going ;)
Starting fron the pin

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Roberto (MVPA #33448 )

1942 BSA folding bike
1942 WILLYS MB script (maybe slat)
1942 BSA WM20 (my brother's)
1943 R.I.A. M3A4 Handcart (restoration's coming)
1943 HARLEY DAVIDSON 42WLA (restoration on going)
1943 GMC CCKW 353 closed cab
1943 WILLYS MBT Trailer (restoration on going)
1945 DODGE D3/4 WP APT
1967 FORD M151 A1 (my brother's)

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Re: "New" M3A4 Handcart

Post by pierino » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:26 pm

I know it will be a wonderful job! 8)

Ciao
Maurizio
1941 Ford GP
1942 Ford GTB, matching #'s
1943 Huffman model 81
1943 R.I.A. Hand Cart M3A4
1943 Willys MB
1943 Highway Trailer K-38
1944 Ford GPW, matching #'s
1944 Cushman 39G
1944 Harley WLA
1944 Converto Dump 1/2 Ton
1944 VW TYP166 Schwimmwagen
1960 Willys MB-T
1943 Stinson L-5

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Re: "New" M3A4 Handcart

Post by Robbby84 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:27 am

And finally:

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Roberto (MVPA #33448 )

1942 BSA folding bike
1942 WILLYS MB script (maybe slat)
1942 BSA WM20 (my brother's)
1943 R.I.A. M3A4 Handcart (restoration's coming)
1943 HARLEY DAVIDSON 42WLA (restoration on going)
1943 GMC CCKW 353 closed cab
1943 WILLYS MBT Trailer (restoration on going)
1945 DODGE D3/4 WP APT
1967 FORD M151 A1 (my brother's)

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Re: "New" M3A4 Handcart

Post by Tapper02 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:58 am

Bellissimo Roberto. Excellent job!

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1944 AUTOCAR M15A1 (M16A1) HALF-TRACK:
(Being restored to an M3A1 configuration)
SERIAL NUMBER M-15 A 1, 1356
MODEL M-16 A 1, ORD. SERIAL NUMBER 1106

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Re: "New" M3A4 Handcart

Post by pierino » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:11 am

no doubts since their well known ability... :)

we only have to work now on the handles... for both of us! 8)


ciao!
maurizio
1941 Ford GP
1942 Ford GTB, matching #'s
1943 Huffman model 81
1943 R.I.A. Hand Cart M3A4
1943 Willys MB
1943 Highway Trailer K-38
1944 Ford GPW, matching #'s
1944 Cushman 39G
1944 Harley WLA
1944 Converto Dump 1/2 Ton
1944 VW TYP166 Schwimmwagen
1960 Willys MB-T
1943 Stinson L-5

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Re: "New" M3A4 Handcart

Post by Johan WILLAERT » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:27 am

Nice job!
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