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    Jack is always there when I stop in. He is a great guy, just plan to spend a while there. He will talk to you like you are friends and will show you anything he has as long as he isn't helping someone else!
    1965 Kaiser M35a2C w/w whistler on 395's


    1954 REO M35a2 (sold)
    1971 AMG M35a2 (sold)
    1972 AMG M35a2C w/whistler on 395's- (sold)
    1972 AMG M35a2C (sold)
    1972 AMG M35a2 (sold)
    19?? AMG M109a3 (parts truck/ all gone)
    1985 AMG M923a1 (sold)
    1990 BMY M923a2 (sold)
    19?? M105A2 (sold)
    19?? M105a2 (sold)
    7-M101A2 (all sold)

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1Garand View Post
    Hello everyone,

    First post here, this looks like a really great community and I am glad to have found it!

    I have recently become interested in the M35A2's, and I am thrilled to find out that there is someone here in town that has loads of them! I had to laugh, because after seeing where Jack's yard is I realize I have probably driven past it dozens of times since I have lived in Tucson.

    For those of you who have personal experience with Jack, it sounds like he's the kinda guy that could probably tell you enough about the history of these vehicles to write a book. I really enjoy talking to these kind of guys. I know a guy here in town that has a warehouse full of old guns and other war memorabilia, and I wouldn't be suprised if they know each other....

    I will try and stop by his place on my next day off and see if he will chat with me about deuces. I should probably call beforehand?

    Thanks all, have a good one!
    If you plan on spending a lot of time there (I would set aside an entire day if I were you), he appreciates people calling ahead so that he knows you're coming, and will tell you if he won't be around that day. Other than that, just walk in any time, and find the old skinny guy wearing all denim with white hair and a white beard. That's Jack.
    1993 AM General M35A3(sold)
    1970 AM General M35A2 (sold)
    M105 trailer (turned in to M35A3 bed)
    M151A2 (sold)

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    Just looked at the older thread with the pics as well and googled the map and looked at street view and zoomed down with google earth and ... and ... and .... and .... sigh, why do I live on the wrong side of the ocean?

    How do they do it, how they get there?

    I know these people always start small, buy a few trucks sell some to get money for the next, but then with the special one's it gets out of hand. Jack planned it like this or he just woke up one morning and looked out of the window and thought "Holy cr*p, how many trucks do I have now?"

    I thought these Dutch brothers (the US trucks brother and the EU trucks brother) were a bit overdone, but this,

    holy cow.jpg holy cow.jpg holy cow.jpg
    M51A2 - M52A2 dual purpose truck, waiting for a double brake circuit conversion

    The Soca / Izonso Front, also known as the the Forgotten Front of WW1


    Czech Emigration Museum - Cold War, US Army Engineers in Europe exhibition in preparation



    Our historic blacksmith workshop in Nove Hrady, Czech Republic



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    do you know if he buys stuff? I have a M109 box im trying to get rid ofThis site has no rating

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibby73 View Post
    do you know if he buys stuff? I have a M109 box im trying to get rid ofThis site has no rating
    sometimes​ he buys stuff. Usually he is up to trade though.
    1993 AM General M35A3(sold)
    1970 AM General M35A2 (sold)
    M105 trailer (turned in to M35A3 bed)
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    I live 10 mike from Jacks yard. hes working my new m1078, good guy.

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    1997 M1078.
    Lots of components rearranged.

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    I purchased some M37 parts from him. Great guy to talk with.
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    Just dealt with Jack Martin the last couple of weeks, what a super nice guy. He sure has a lot of stuff. I especially liked the Coast Guard helicopters he has lined up in one of his yards.

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    I stopped by Jack's while in Tuscon, only meant to stop for a couple minutes to ask about Gamma Goat parts, wound up staying for couple hours, great guy, i expect to be buying some things from him in the future, those 10 ton tractors he has are awesome.
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