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RichJohnson
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:05 pm    Post subject: NASA M38a1 Reply with quote

I got some requests for photos of the NASA Jeep I rescued. It has a little rust on it but not too bad. It saw up in the mountains locally for several years. It was on Edwards AFB and used to haul pilots to their jets on the ramp.
It had a rotary beacon on the roof which is gone, and a step on the rear that is also missing, likely taken off by the volunteer fire department that had it for a short time.

It must have been on Edwards for a long time past the parts availability for M38a1s and they kept it going because its had a lot of body work done to it, a civilian engine, but still 24v starter and generator, a hybrid 12v inverted system, some real bubba things, and aircraft switches and things. Also, they removed nearly all the military M38a1 stuff from the jeep like lift rings, bumperettes, top bow parts, light switch, lights, battery trays, dash panel etc etc. And really unique, its filled with aircraft bolts and nuts all over. Why use a 10C piece of hardware when a $7 bolt will do just fine.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too frigging cool Man!

Fix that thing up and take it to the shows.
People won’t stop talking about it!

Looks like Strata Blue under the rear step mounts.

Are all those zoomy bolts safety wired?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No the bolts arent wired. Slightly pointless on a airbase jeep but would be a little useful on a dirt jeep i guess lol.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I agree!

But one does wonder how far well trained techies would go..

Lol!


You know, if you are bored and have time on your hands, you’d blow somebody’s mind if they found a few wired ones....
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A vintage photo or two of it (or one like it) on the flight-line would be awesome too!

The decal with "Foale" and "Expedition 8" seems to refer to an astronaut on a late 1990's International Space Station mission.

Google "NASA Archive Photos".
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Image number 1 on google actuall shows a M170:



It even has the exact same diamond plate steel on the front in front of the grill on top of the frame which I removed and left behind to tow it. Maybe I should get it back....

I just cannot get the imbedded photo thing to work. It took me forever to get mine in and posted.


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I got it posted. Any photos you try to link to a post here must be public photo files. If a membership is needed to view them then they cannot be posted here. Simple check you can do is try to download a photo to your PC. If you can download it then it can usually be added to a post here. I was only able to access the photo in question by using the inspection function of my Chrome Browser to breakdown the composition of the page and then going to the "Source" drop down box I was able to find a public copy of that photo.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photo!

Love the blue stripe!

What’s in the aux power hole?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a M170?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4x4M38 wrote:

What’s in the aux power hole?


That can be used for jumping ground service equipment. I don't think it can be used for applying power to an aircraft because of the voltage requirements and the load that it would put on the jeeps electrical system. I have an USAF aircraft tug that I got from the forest service and it had those type adapters on it. They used it for jumping their vehicles.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is a modified M170
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there two different jeeps? a M38A1 and a M170 in the thread
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That plug is a 3 pin Aircraft 12/28 volt DC plug. About 75% of general aviation aircraft use that type plug. The 2 large pins are + & - while the smaller pin is a trigger pin for external power relays on some aircraft. Even the USAF aircraft had some with that receptacle for the 28 VDC systems. The Old MD-3's (flightline DC/AC power carts ahd both this pin type cord and the 6 pin AC cord.The next most popular type is the single center pin Piper and Beechcraft.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Wes.

Yep, I was just looking at the extended side and wondering the same thing!
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