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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-30-2000, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Military vehichle collector let me take these pics

I went to check out a CJ3a with an unsalvagable body and no motor or title today. When I got there it turned out to be the home of a military vehichle collector and restorer. He was surprised that I knew the designation of almost every vehichle there and a few things about them (he was really surprised when I knew that a front suspension sitting on the floor came from a M-151.) He not only had vehichles, but TONS of parts for them as well. I hope you all enjoy these pictures, they include a lot of the vehicles there, including the one I intend to buy for a future project...
A fully-functional 5-ton Wrecker,

a Gamma Goat,



a Half-Track in the garage,



a bit of a Mule (he had at least 6 of these stacked up around there!)

a fire-truck M-715,


and a flat-bed M-715,

a M-170,



and another M-170 with the front of a M-38A1 in the background,

a M-38a1

a basket-case M-38


and that Willys CJ-3a I will get later (I hope) of wich the frame, springs, axles, grill, hood, and winshield frame are ALL that is salvageable.






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Re: Military vehichle collector let me take these pics

Nice I'd like more than one of those in my garage, good luck w/ the flatty project.
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The guy who had the flatfender was real nice. I talked to him for a while. I knew he restored stuff, but not to that extent. I should have made the drive to look at it anyway. Even though the body was rough i think it owuld have been worth the trip to see all the equipment. Now i wonder when he will sell the M38A1. It is good that somebody got the flatty that can appreciate it. Send some pictures of her when you get her going.

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I forgot to mention something about the mighty-mites...he has FOUR of them in that trailer! "It was another 'all or nothing' deal" he told me. Wish I could find deals like that! This CJ-3a was packaged with the basket-case M-38 he got. I plan on putting a M-38 Omix-Ada body kit on it if I get it. I'll know if my ear needs surgery sooner rather than later on Jan 3rd. If its soon than I'll have enough time to add another project.

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I was thinking about doing that when i called him, but i really wanted a title for it. And right now with another CJ5 that i have as a project, i am speading myself to thin. I saw that one picture of the mule and i wanted that. that would be the coolest trail riding vehicle. Almsot like a quad runner, but with all kinds of storage.

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Man, I'd LOVE to have a Mighty Mite. Let him know I have a mint M-38 rolling frame and I know where there's an OK '42 MB I could snag as a trade. I'll even deliver these and pick it up! I missed out on an auction that was for a Gamma Goat, eventually went for $2,500, woulda been decent to have. Nice pics, thanks for posting them.

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Dang, to bad that's all that is good on that CJ3a (my favorite flatty). I'd happily take that M715 fire truck off his hands, probably ditch the front bumper though [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img].



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