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Old December 8th, 2011, 02:38 AM
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Neil, you want to take a look (on google images) for Land Rover WMIK, which is the Weapons Mount Installation Kit, which gives a roll cage and a ring for .50 gun.

Might give you some ideas? I've got a few closer-up pics if you need them, fling your email over.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 01:57 PM
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Does anyone around in LA know how to weld up a simple rollcage for a series truck? I think the rollcage option is the smart way to go.
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Old December 10th, 2011, 06:02 PM
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You'll need something dropping down to the chassis for max strength.
What sort of paint job are you planning?
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Old December 10th, 2011, 06:08 PM
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Not sure yet, mabye monchromatic white n black digital camo. Or desert sand, or mabye just flat blk, still in the air. My gunsmith is comming over to do some test fitting this afternoon.
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From a practical standpoint a ring mounted MG is about the most vulnerable shooting position I can possibly think of. Accurate fire, unless at a complete standstiil, is impossible. You're in an open vehicle, standing up, making lots of noise. Unless you are waving your arms at the same time I can't imagine how you wouldn't be more instantly smoked. It's only good if your target doesn't see you first.

If I'm trying not to be killed, I would want to be dug in and shooting from behind some kind of fortification.

Other than the certain death aspect of such a mounting, what is the attraction?
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Old December 11th, 2011, 12:19 PM
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Well see id be driving, and all my expendable buddies would be on the turret Its a novelty really, the previous owner cut a 12x12 hole for a vent that has long been dissentegrated so all im doing really is making the hole bigger and useful. Be safer/cooler too with a rollcage in the back. This truck is just sitting there for now, I kinda loss interest in it for awhile, at least this project makes the truck fun for me again. Its drivetrain has been rebiult as well, runs fine. Want to do that disc brake upgrade too.
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Want to do that disc brake upgrade too.
What about 11" twin leading shoes as fitted to late series III lots less hassle and expense, nearly as good as discs unless you plan on going backwards really quickly when you effectively have twin trailing shoe brakes, not so good.
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Old December 11th, 2011, 03:24 PM
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I just want to do it right the first time, plus my swivel balls need to replaced anyway and with the kit you get new swivel housings.
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I just want to do it right the first time, plus my swivel balls need to replaced anyway and with the kit you get new swivel housings.
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Thought I'd update this thread with some pics of my Yugo MG42 kit that finally came. Pics were taken at my buddies yard, he has the exact same kit as well. We are waiting on some assorted parts before the welding starts. We already have the .308 conversion kit which comes with the barrel / bolt. The magazine is a 50 round belt magazine that can use either 8mm or .308. Haven't cut the hole in the roof yet but I will when I get a chance, been kinda busy.
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From a practical standpoint a ring mounted MG is about the most vulnerable shooting position I can possibly think of. Accurate fire, unless at a complete standstiil, is impossible. You're in an open vehicle, standing up, making lots of noise. Unless you are waving your arms at the same time I can't imagine how you wouldn't be more instantly smoked. It's only good if your target doesn't see you first.

If I'm trying not to be killed, I would want to be dug in and shooting from behind some kind of fortification.

Other than the certain death aspect of such a mounting, what is the attraction?
That's why you add the armored chicken plates.

The attraction is a elevated position that offers 360 degree coverage and with a M2 machine gun, pin point accuracy is not needed. I once heard it referred to as a great area beating gun
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No more Hell-A traffic for Neil!

Make it your daily driver and you wouldn't even need the carpool lanes anymore. Everyone's just going to get the heck out of the way. Fun idea and a great way to solve an existing problem! I'm trying to do the same thing, solving one problem area with an out of the box solution (a dent turned to fuel tank filler location). Good Luck!
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I find when I drive my Lighweight with front and rear GPMG's people actually drive closer.
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So how's the project getting on?

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I find when I drive my Lighweight with front and rear GPMG's people actually drive closer.
Pics, we need pics of this
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Pics, we need pics of this

Sorry I didn't see this thread. Right now I finally found a guy whos willing to weld up the cage for me, I just haven't had time to bring it over there due to my work schedule, its still going to happen believe me. Also my buddy went to SARS show this month to pick up a few misc. parts we needed to finish the MG42 biuld. The rifle is almost done soon, pics of that is comming soon. The rover turret project will happen as well hopefully this comming year in the spring. If anyones down to help, feel free to stop by and I'll show you.
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Sorry I didn't see this thread. Right now I finally found a guy whos willing to weld up the cage for me, I just haven't had time to bring it over there due to my work schedule, its still going to happen believe me. Also my buddy went to SARS show this month to pick up a few misc. parts we needed to finish the MG42 biuld. The rifle is almost done soon, pics of that is comming soon. The rover turret project will happen as well hopefully this comming year in the spring. If anyones down to help, feel free to stop by and I'll show you.
I'll take you up on that offer when I come by and pick up that block..
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From a practical standpoint a ring mounted MG is about the most vulnerable shooting position I can possibly think of. Accurate fire, unless at a complete standstiil, is impossible. You're in an open vehicle, standing up, making lots of noise. Unless you are waving your arms at the same time I can't imagine how you wouldn't be more instantly smoked. It's only good if your target doesn't see you first.

If I'm trying not to be killed, I would want to be dug in and shooting from behind some kind of fortification.

Other than the certain death aspect of such a mounting, what is the attraction?
So no turrets would be better for convoy security?
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So no turrets would be better for convoy security?
I don't think Bill is seeing the opportunity here....take the MG42 and mount it along with a MK-19, add some armor, and problems start getting solved...
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Even if you went old school mad max style armor, good things can come from it:

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I'll take you up on that offer when I come by and pick up that block..
Roger that!
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Buddy dropped off my 50 rounder Heckler koch round holder. This clips on to the MG42 receiver. Note, this is not a magazine in California, the links are considered magazines. This is just a container really.
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