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Old April 13th, 2017, 08:46
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My M416 restomod/hole to throw money in

I found a cheap M416 with a hideous wooden box on it on craigslist last december and brought it home. I knew it was a mess, but I only paid $350 for it and I knew I could part it out for that and then some if it was really bad. So we brought it home on the trailer.

It's a 60's era trailer but no data plate. The frame plate says US ARMy. The PO cut the back off to make an enclosed wood trailer with a tailgate. He's a furniture maker, so the box is built really well, but obviously not exactly what most normal people would do.

The frame has a couple channels that need to be replaced, just from first inspection in the daylight, and there's a ton of screw holes in the tub from the box and plywood he lined the inside with.

The tub has common corner rot where the panels meet the floor. It will have to be blasted to see the extent of the repair work. Axle is in good shape, all of the handbrake components are installed and all of the military lunette pieces with the safety chains are there.

The springs are in ok shape. Tapered springs look really different than regular springs, so I thought they might need replaced, but after I got them off they were ok.

PO said it was vietnam era, which looks pretty correct. It's not a M416A1. The PO said he thought he had the part he cut off, so he's going to look for the data plate, but he's also a 60's hippie pot smoker, so I'm not getting my hopes up.
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