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Update on the Castle Technical

The Castle M38A1 in her new summer canvas.

Sportin' her new summer duds...

The Castle Argghhh! M38A1 with her new summer-fit canvas top.

"Does it make my butt look fat?" she wonders, as the horses wonder if my presence will result in grain and/or treats...


The Castle Argghhh! M38A1 stylin' with the Temporary Light Artillery of Argghhh!  The gun's not ours, alas, just being stored here prior to moving on to her eventual home in Australia.  Which is an odd place for an ex-Finnish french-made anti-tank gun.

Stylin' with the Temporary Light Artillery of Argghhh! The gun's not ours, alas, just being stored here prior to moving on to her eventual home in Australia. Which is an odd place for an ex-Finnish french-made anti-tank gun.   But I suppose no more odd than having been a "touchdown gun" for a northeast Kansas high school for many years...

For those who are wondering - the canvas came from Beachwood Canvas, and while they aren't the cheapest source, with vehicle canvas, you get what you pay for, and their pricing in competetive.  This canvas is the correct color and weave, uses original snaps and mounting hardware, is seamed properly and is properly marked, and, most importantly, fit correctly and went on with a minimum of fuss.  There's always going to be some pulling and straining with new canvas, but it only took five minutes to install this top, as a one man effort.

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Lookin' good :-)  Will you be driving the new buggy in any local Veterans Day festivities?
 

Her debut will be 1 October, when she carries one of the Grand Marshals of the Parade of Heroes in Kansas City, Kansas.  And she'll be in the biggest Veteran's Day parade west of the Mississippi here in Leavenworth on 11 November, natch.

 
Superb! (politely clears throat) errh, unlike the plumb on the flag-pole...
 
Yeah, the flagpole sits in a plastic sleeve and has proven remarkably resistant to shimming.
 
I had the same problem with my mailbox until I dug the support out and backfilled the hole with gravel.

Then I had to dig everything out again and reposition the support...
 
Clearly, I wasn't. 

The plastic sleeve the pole resides in is plumb and true.  The windage t'wixt the pole and the sleeve is what has proved resistant to shimming.
 
ha, show off the wheels and everyone looks at the flagging pole.
 
The flagpole is plumb and true, it's the lettering on the Jeep that's obviously half a bubble off
 
Heh.  SFC D, when I put the stencil up for the 3 line fuel warning, I used a level.

But neglected to ensure the *jeep* was level...