chrisolds wrote:Hello all, I have reciently aquired a 68 m151a1 and am doing it up as a usmc jeep in merdec camo as it possably could have been in the mid 80's. Anyways does anyone know or have a pic of how the rear reflectors were installed when the usmc corner brackets,fording exhaust bracket and antenna mount are installed Chris.
75ct wrote:Without any doubt, many A1's were in service long enough to get the 4 color camouflage paint job.
I remember in the early 90's picking through a dozen M151A1's at an out of the way, somewhat local junkyard. There was even one early M151 in the lot and one A2 but the A2 was burnt so bad nothing was left to salvage off it.
All of them (except for the early M151) were done in 4 color camouflage and all were direct from the DRMO sales in the early 80's before they had to be cut in half. These all had a section of the visible front frame rail cut out as well as the drive shafts and suspension arms cut.
It was a little dangerous to pick parts off them because they were stacked on top of each other 3 and 4 high. Quite wobbly when you were up on top.
Edited to add evidence of the 4 color camo paint usage. Visible on the jeep on the left, you can see the grill (the one installed on the jeep, not the grill sitting on the hood) and windshield frame are in the 4 color winter pattern and are clearly of the M151 / M151A1 type. They are sporting their original military paint, they have not been civilian painted. (picture was taken by me some years back of jeeps I had owned at that time.) The windshield frame is even early enough to use the canvas bumpers on the upper edge.
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