Ernie Ongaro's slat

Nov. 18, 1941 - MB100001 thru Mar. 6, 1942 - MB125809 NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
Post Reply
User avatar
DavidA
Equipment Operator, Heavy -2nd Class
Equipment Operator, Heavy -2nd Class
Posts: 6023
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2002 9:15 am
Location: Millbrae, CA
Contact:

Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by DavidA » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:04 pm

Knicking away at the rusty problems on this 12/31/41 Slat tub. Ernie got this one from Michael "Dino" Danieli some years back and now we are attacking it. Matt Parry, Chuck Lutz, Paul Fitzgerald and myself are gonna see it gets done. :roll:
Attachments
IMG_7804.jpg
IMG_7804.jpg (146.03 KiB) Viewed 763 times
IMG_7803.jpg
IMG_7803.jpg (148.93 KiB) Viewed 763 times

User avatar
Mark Tombleson
MZ Radio Operator
Posts: 9196
Joined: Wed Dec 11, 2002 9:58 pm
Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by Mark Tombleson » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:49 pm

All right Guys... charge! :D :D
MB-NAVY-MZ-1 352625 - 07/20/44 (DOD est.)
U.S.N. 133818
2nd place Restored Class 2008 Portland Convention
MVPA Hall of Fame - 2013

Brian Wolf
G-Major
G-Major
Posts: 811
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2002 10:16 pm
Location: Columbus, OH

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by Brian Wolf » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:53 am

Good for you. Wish it was closer. would love to help.
Brian

Jeff Post
G-Staff Sergeant
G-Staff Sergeant
Posts: 54
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2002 8:10 am
Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by Jeff Post » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:50 am

I envy the space in your shop. I'm about to start replacing the hat channels of Nov '41 body.
Jeff Post
Bloomington, IN USA
MB100064 W-2031828
MB431877
MVPA 2367

User avatar
Michael O.
G-Lieutenant General
G-Lieutenant General
Posts: 4389
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2003 2:29 am
Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by Michael O. » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:23 pm

I wish I had a crew to help me! My Slat tub is next in line to be restored...I'll be keeping the guys I hired for the other ones in business for a while.

Looking forward to seeing this Slat come together.
Cry “Havoc!”, and let slip the dogs of war

WC4 8668603
MB 111414
GPW 2647
GPW 104111
MB 369488
MB 379204

MVPA #13861


chasendeer
G-First Lieutenant
G-First Lieutenant
Posts: 690
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:20 pm
Location: Napa,CA

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by chasendeer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:30 pm

Is Ernie safe from the fire?

tractor12
G-Colonel
G-Colonel
Posts: 1748
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:01 pm
Location: Atascadero CA
Contact:

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by tractor12 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:53 pm

He lives in downtown Petaluma so should be safe.
WC12 Wc 27 2 K38s NOM 12 Holden ambulance 2 M3a4s M1a1 Chemical Mortar cart T4e1 usmc cart converto VEP GPW 5235

User avatar
Mark Tombleson
MZ Radio Operator
Posts: 9196
Joined: Wed Dec 11, 2002 9:58 pm
Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by Mark Tombleson » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:04 pm

They spend the morning getting ready for the afternoon!

Image
MB-NAVY-MZ-1 352625 - 07/20/44 (DOD est.)
U.S.N. 133818
2nd place Restored Class 2008 Portland Convention
MVPA Hall of Fame - 2013

User avatar
DavidA
Equipment Operator, Heavy -2nd Class
Equipment Operator, Heavy -2nd Class
Posts: 6023
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2002 9:15 am
Location: Millbrae, CA
Contact:

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by DavidA » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:27 pm

Mark Tombleson:
They spend the morning getting ready for the afternoon!


After an early morning discussion of the days plan, we squeeze out the door and try to accomplish what it was we were talking about doing. :lol:

Here is my finished slat project that these animals put their time into. Of course I had to keep cracking the whip but they helped "get her done!"

Oh... and another one of our group projects that "stretched" our imaginations. :?

We've done more but are probably to ashamed to admit or display them. :oops:
Attachments
2017 Petaluma MVCC b sm.jpg
Paul and Ron admiring MB104354
2017 Petaluma MVCC b sm.jpg (195.81 KiB) Viewed 552 times
2017 Petaluma MVCC c sm.jpg
MB 104354 - DA
2017 Petaluma MVCC c sm.jpg (221.2 KiB) Viewed 552 times
PATCHES_up_and_Running_and_Driving_4_5_09_010.jpg
Matt's Stretch...
PATCHES_up_and_Running_and_Driving_4_5_09_010.jpg (122.4 KiB) Viewed 552 times

Mark Jesic
G-Major
G-Major
Posts: 820
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:56 am
Location: Birmingham, England

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by Mark Jesic » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:44 pm

Another stunning Slattie. :D

User avatar
jeepfinger
G-Colonel
G-Colonel
Posts: 1334
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:54 pm
Location: Bronte Country West Yorkshire England.

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by jeepfinger » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:41 pm

Wow!! That pry bar is awful close to the grinder :o

Dave
Dave Boocock
GPW 41158 June 19 1942
Bantam T3 9555 1/11/1943 USA 0258448
BSA WDM20 Sept 1940 C4343114

User avatar
DavidA
Equipment Operator, Heavy -2nd Class
Equipment Operator, Heavy -2nd Class
Posts: 6023
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2002 9:15 am
Location: Millbrae, CA
Contact:

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by DavidA » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:42 pm

That pry bar is awful close to the grinder :o

YEP...we'll have to watch for stuff like that in the future. Thanks for the reminder, safety first. Now wheres the guard on that grinder? :oops:

Ernie, Matt Parry, Chuck and I were there today despite the poor air quality in Santa Rosa. Got some more done... :D

Chuck worked on getting the passenger side toe board support cleaned up and ready for install. Needed a another piece to complete it so it is on hold for the future.
Attachments
IMG_7818 copy.jpg
The passenger floor tacked in
IMG_7818 copy.jpg (136.38 KiB) Viewed 466 times
IMG_7812 copy.jpg
Some of the flooring in place
IMG_7812 copy.jpg (142.7 KiB) Viewed 466 times
IMG_7814 copy.jpg
Matt faking like he is working...
IMG_7814 copy.jpg (112.61 KiB) Viewed 466 times

User avatar
DavidA
Equipment Operator, Heavy -2nd Class
Equipment Operator, Heavy -2nd Class
Posts: 6023
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2002 9:15 am
Location: Millbrae, CA
Contact:

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by DavidA » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:31 pm

Due to the fires in Norcal, we sort of got sidetracked helping out with our friend Gary William's loss. He lost his home, 4 Jeeps and a couple of really nice trailers. It was a sad scene to say the least however, we are back at it with Ernies project now and will stick with it hopefully till it is driving. Here was last weekends highlights... :)

We got the floor and driver side rust areas all replaced and then replaced the step on that side. The main hat channel across the mid section of that floor got replaced and a section of the one under the drivers side.

Chuck, Ernie, Matt, Keith, Gary and I all managed to get by without being berated for our intellectual deficiencies by Paul Fitzgerald who was going in for surgery on his hand (no comments). Hopefully he is up to par again soon.

Next step...rear floor replacement.
Attachments
Matt doing texting.jpg
Matt doing texting.jpg (78.36 KiB) Viewed 125 times
Ernie sorting parts.jpg
Ernie sorting parts.jpg (53.19 KiB) Viewed 125 times
Matt pretending to weld.jpg
Matt pretending to weld.jpg (56 KiB) Viewed 125 times
Chuck cleanign up welds.jpg
Chuck cleanign up welds.jpg (47.02 KiB) Viewed 125 times

Mark Jesic
G-Major
G-Major
Posts: 820
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:56 am
Location: Birmingham, England

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:20 am

Coming along nicely, and im sorry to hear of your friends loss.

User avatar
DavidA
Equipment Operator, Heavy -2nd Class
Equipment Operator, Heavy -2nd Class
Posts: 6023
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2002 9:15 am
Location: Millbrae, CA
Contact:

Re: Ernie Ongaro's slat

Post by DavidA » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:36 pm

Uhhh...
Attachments
stackojeeps.png
Stack of burned out Jeeps...
stackojeeps.png (227.16 KiB) Viewed 52 times

Post Reply

Return to “Slat Grill, early Willys MB”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests