But his wife Janet had the idea of rebuilding Gen. George S. Patton’s tank.
When it came time to build custom springs, however, progress came to a halt. That’s when Becht decided to try EATON Detroit Spring.
The importance of the spring setup was unexpected, according to Becht. Without the right rates and specs the tank would not sit right, nor would it wouldn’t function properly.
“What we started with was flawed,” he said. “EATON Detroit Spring came in and saved the day. They not only corrected 100-year- old flawed engineering, but improved it greatly.”
Here's what a similar one looked like originally, not the exact same one, but another WW1 single gun tank.
Damn, I have posted a lot of stuff when I can find this image on my own blog