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Where to attach the lashing straps?
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:40 AM

I am in finishing stages of this one. The instructions say to make my own straps, which I plan to do using flat dental floss, as I have read somewhere on this forum, but other suggestions welcome.

The question is where to attach the two ends?

The lash is clearly looped around the front bumper but what are the other two ends attached to?

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 1:57 AM

"Yo ho, yo ho, near the hooks I'll never go."

Those look like ratchet straps with a hook on each end. Probably hooked on the underside edge of the dashboard or that grab rail. It's nonstandard storage and the ratchet strap probably was liberated from a cargo truck like a HEMTT or the riggers who rig the equipment for airdrop.

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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 4:00 AM

Hello!

Since the windshield is gone, one obvious point would be the handrail on the dash, passenger side. On the driver side - I dunno, maybe the steering column?

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 8:44 AM

That could have been a cargo strap, probably was one, maybe without the ratchet or even the hook end.  The 151 didn't have many places to tie things down,  You could put a hooked end to the bottom of the dash board, loop it around the steering column and use the passenger hand hold, not a lot of choices as long as it doesn't interfer with the vehicle's operation.   Imagine you were the driver and think of how you would do it.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 10:56 AM

Here's a Ranger gun jeep in Grenada. They used bungee cords to secure the rucks on the hood

 

 

Here is a sand colored jeep from 325 AIR with no rucks on the hood

 

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:32 AM
I have a pic of the exact M151A2 that Tamiya based theirs on (same bumper #s, stowage, crew, sand paint, etc.), but can't post a pic of it right now, damn Gov't firewall. Another thing to note though, the .50 cal is incorrect. The pic (and those above) all have M60s mounted. This is because the .50 cal was not authorized for the M151. It was too heavy and the recoil would crack the frames. You may see one here or there that has one, but it was not common.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:44 AM

HeavyArty
I have a pic of the exact M151A2 that Tamiya based theirs on (same bumper #s, stowage, crew, sand paint, etc.), but can't post a pic of it right now, damn Gov't firewall. Another thing to note though, the .50 cal is incorrect. The pic (and those above) all have M60s mounted. This is because the .50 cal was not authorized for the M151. It was too heavy and the recoil would crack the frames. You may see one here or there that has one, but it was not common.
 

I thought that I'd seen a photo of that jeep with the .50 in Grenada, but I couldn't find it earlier during a web search... have to look again.

 

edit- Ha HA! Found it! On an old post of yours elsewhere Gino

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:47 AM

That's it. It does not have a .50 cal though, but an M60, as most M151s had.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:17 PM

I couldn't imagine firing a .50 on an old 151. Yeah, I've no doubt it was done, but man, the M60 on it was rattling the truck.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:21 PM

Thank you all for the suggestions and good photos.

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Posted by LonCray on Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:27 AM

More modern vehicles have little metal attachment points all over, but not the M151; that said, there ought to be one just aft of center on the hood, under the stowage; you could feasibly run lines under there that would help tie your stuff down.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:32 AM
Actually we used to carry jugs of superglue around, military grade stuff, and glued the stuff to the side of the vehicles! :)
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Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:35 AM

Rob Gronovius
Actually we used to carry jugs of superglue around, military grade stuff, and glued the stuff to the side of the vehicles! :)

and another jug of debonder to free up that duffle when you needed it?

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:06 PM

Rob Gronovius
Actually we used to carry jugs of superglue around, military grade stuff, and glued the stuff to the side of the vehicles! :)
 

LMAO!

 

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Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:50 PM

Rob Gronovius
Actually we used to carry jugs of superglue around, military grade stuff, and glued the stuff to the side of the vehicles! :)
 

 

LOL

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:37 PM

My late cousin was an MP with the 82nd and was in the tail end of the first airlift.  So, when they landed, they were told to "Secure the [airport] permeter."

No vehcles had landed a the time, so they "requstioned" a Celica wth a sun roof and drove around wth an M60 plopped on the roof.

Not quite the grand meda image.  Or as my cousin put , "Just another day in the 82nd, ust another goat rope."

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, October 1, 2021 3:11 AM

EdGrune

 

 
Rob Gronovius
Actually we used to carry jugs of superglue around, military grade stuff, and glued the stuff to the side of the vehicles! :)

 

 

and another jug of debonder to free up that duffle when you needed it?

 

No, that stuff is glued on just for show. We don't actually use any of it.

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Posted by EdGrune on Friday, October 1, 2021 7:16 AM

Rob Gronovius
 

No, that stuff is glued on just for show. We don't actually use any of it.

Touche'

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, October 1, 2021 12:25 PM

I was semi-being serious, we had tentage and camouflage nets secured to our tanks during the Cold War, but if we went on an exercise, we tended to leave that stuff in place strapped down and took ratty old stuff that was excess gear and used that in the field.

The only time we took it down was when the tank was being repainted or the equipment being inventoried.

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Posted by Pawel on Friday, October 1, 2021 12:32 PM

The best jokes have just the right amount of truth in them...

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by ikar01 on Friday, October 1, 2021 1:28 PM

One day I went to the armory to get my weapon of the day and some one had installed a machinegun mount in the center of one of our jeeps,  They also painted the top red and then included the windshield and canvas top making the mount useless.

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