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Spare roadwheels on M1 Abrams turret sides - how attached?

July 30 2017 at 9:15 AM
John Tapsell  (Login John_Tapsell)
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Title says it all - how are spare roadwheels attached to the side stowage rails of an M1?

I can see a couple of bolt heads in the top two bolt holes of the hanging wheel in various photos but I'm unsure what they attach to (a field mod or a factory issue bracket?).

Something in the back of my mind makes me think that a pair of track teeth were used as brackets(but I may be imagining that).

Thanks in advance.


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Rob Gronovius
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We use a track center guide

July 30 2017, 10:54 AM 

Take a spare center guide that is designed to connect two track links and use one portion to attach to the grunt rail (what we call the bars on the side of the tank). Here is a road wheel and support roller being held on my M60A3 with a center guide. Different vehicle, but the exact same concept.
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Gary Owsley
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Re: Spare roadwheels on M1 Abrams turret sides - how attached?

July 30 2017, 2:04 PM 

Here it is on a M1.

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Henri-Pierre Mas
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Another example

July 30 2017, 2:40 PM 

This message has been edited by H.P.Mas from IP address on Jul 30, 2017 2:40 PM

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John Tapsell
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Thank you all

July 30 2017, 4:21 PM 

Thanks guys - so my brain wasn't malfunctioning after all (I meant the centre guides rather than track teeth)!

Good to have some detailed confirmation - much appreciated.


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