Bren Gun Carrier

About: mad idiot into large scale military stuff. next up..1/2 scale working 88 flak gun.

Intro: Bren Gun Carrier

This is a working full size model of a bren gun carrier.

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    ekl99

    2 years ago

    Did you make a full step-by-step instructable? Very cool!

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    88loverekl99

    Reply 2 years ago

    I am afraid i just took a few pics as i went along..I had a big problem with the tracks trying to come off when i turned and this is finally being sorted out after all these years.It has been parked up since it was finished.

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    ironsmiter

    6 years ago on Introduction

    If you need any fine-tuning help, Give this guy's videos a watching, and maybe an e-mail.

    I'm sure he'd be excited to see your work.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Gizmo4t


    Looks like it will be great fun driving around the neighborhood... at least BEFORE you attach the full size machine gun.

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    i was a tanker the army, in the 80's, and this is just too cool! i was on a m60a3. i can't afford one of those, but this, mebbe. what did you use for the tracks? i was thinking about something like this using torsion arm axles to make a modified christy suspension.

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    88loverhandyhippie65

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    The tracks are industrial chain with a 5" pitch and a plate 8" by 4" was welded over each link using an angle iron bracket on each side.The gears are sheet metal spaced 5/8" apart, cut to match the chain.

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    88lover

    6 years ago on Introduction

    If anyone is interested in building one of these i will take more close up pics and do an assembley write up.

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    88lover

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I have added more construction pics but i did not take very many during construction.

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    88loverKiteman

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    It has a datsun 1800 engine, gearbox and diff.We are having teething prblems with one track at present but should be fully running in 2 weeks.Instead of a bren gun we are fitting a full size model 50cal browning.

    This is awesome. I would love to see a step by step also. Fantastic project!