42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:42 am

Wrench, Wheel mounting Part No. 11815-35
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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:43 am

Wrench, Socket Spark plug part No. 11805-40
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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:44 am

Now that I have all of the tools posted with dimensions in the images, I will hope we can all post some detailed shots of the individual tools, markings and variations on screwdrivers and adjustable piers and wrenches.
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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:44 am

Some details on the wrench sizing fonts
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Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:46 am

manufacturer's for pliers and wrench
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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by matt506 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:28 pm

Oz i have about 6 wrenches that are either 7/16 x 1/2 or 1/2 x 9/16. I'll check Sun and let you know. Always looking for wla tools. Might also have your head bolt wrench one two. Mine is a type IIIbut I collect both types of tool rolls for show. I need a tire tube repair kit and a tire guage. Just cannot get my nerves up to cut a ordnance one down but I have thought about it. I also find tons of those special looking screwdriver in your pics. Probably have 3-4 extra and I stopped buying them. Probably should keep picking them up. Not sure how rare or who wants them? Matt
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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:46 pm

Matt,
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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by OLDABEWLA » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:03 pm

I've told Oz and I'll let you know as well Matt too.

I'm on the hunt for the WLA tire pumps, gauges and tools as well always!
I have them all in my collection now so I will help you guys find these items at reasonably priced cost and resell them to you at my cost just help out my fellow WLA guy to complete their sets. I just like to see these bikes around and out fitted with what they were born with.

I've been hitting the swamp meets and bike shows and looking for all.

Matt are you bring that real nice type III WLA Harley to Iola again this year?

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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by Johan WILLAERT » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:50 am

17thAirborne wrote:Johan has done a superb job on his site getting us started on WLA tools.
Thanks Oz!

The pictures of my tools (kits) on my webpage were posted many years ago...
Since then I have changed some tools (incl pliers)...

Need to update the site.... Maybe next winter...
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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by 17thAirborne » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:08 am

matt506 wrote: Mine is a type IIIbut I collect both types of tool rolls for show. I need a tire tube repair kit and a tire guage. Just cannot get my nerves up to cut a ordnance one down but I have thought about it. I also find tons of those special looking screwdriver in your pics. Probably have 3-4 extra and I stopped buying them. Probably should keep picking them up. Not sure how rare or who wants them? Matt
Cutting the gauge was a bit of a difficult decision, but after looking ofr a few years I did it :? . Craig seems to have some good luck finding the obscure tools like the gauges, tire repair kits, blow torches etc. He is very dilligent about his searches. Pics of the screw driver variations would be nice to see if you care to post some. I found a few old photo bucket images of numerous tool rools collected by faabala. He used to post here a lot, and I have not seen him lately.

The drivers come up from time to time, but I think they are always going to be great trade/sale items.
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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by 17thAirborne » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:10 am

OLDABEWLA wrote:I've told Oz and I'll let you know as well Matt too.

I'm on the hunt for the WLA tire pumps, gauges and tools as well always!
I have them all in my collection now so I will help you guys find these items at reasonably priced cost and resell them to you at my cost just help out my fellow WLA guy to complete their sets. I just like to see these bikes around and out fitted with what they were born with.

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Craig, thanks for helping us! I appreciate what you have done to get my kit up to speed!
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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by 17thAirborne » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:12 am

Johan WILLAERT wrote:Need to update the site.... Maybe next winter...
perhaps you will get one of those 50 year snow falls like 2010/11 and you will be shut in for two days to update your site :D I was in Germany that winter and wanted to make a trip to Bastogne before Christmas, but the roads were much too bad for my little rental car.
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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by yez216 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:16 am

1/2 x7/16


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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by yez216 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:21 am

17thAirborne wrote:Gauge, Tire (A Schrader's Son) part No 11562-43

This one was made using a US Army Ordnance Vehicle Tire Gauge cut down to WLA size :?
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How do you know that it is cut down?
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Re: 42WLA Tool Kit No. 11800-44 Discussion

Post by 17thAirborne » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:15 am

I did it. I had three of them over the years and used one to make the HD gauge. Shameful huh :oops:

It was a fun project though.
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