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    He thought I was just a tire kicker, which I guess I was cause I didn't have a Tranny I needed parts for. I did explain to him that a number of people would be interested and be sales for him. But he sounded busy. Said maybe when things slowed down. I am serious about trying to find all sources of parts so we don't have to take 3trannys to make one good one!!

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    Maybe we should all call him every day for the next couple of weeks and ask for a parts list of what we need to rebuild these.

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    We'll put some pressure on him when the time comes then.

    That is a good looking M211 jeffhuey1n. Are those brand new engines? A military hardtop would sure look sharp on it.
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    02-1952 M135 W/O #5314 - Reg. #4G3868 (winch added at some point in its life)
    01-1952 M135 W/O #4984 - Reg. #41143???
    12-1951 M135 W/O #3194 - Reg. #41122836 945th Maint Co, 945th Antiaircraft Artillery Bn., Milford Delaware
    11-1951 M135 W/O #556 - Reg. #41121215 5th Army, 816th Quartermaster, Ft. Leonard Wood

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    Headed down to San Diego to visit some family, and a little business trip...does anyone have anything headed that way? Were driving and have some room if someone needed a few things trucked down there--thinking of gentrysgarage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1944mb View Post
    Headed down to San Diego to visit some family, and a little business trip...does anyone have anything headed that way? Were driving and have some room if someone needed a few things trucked down there--thinking of gentrysgarage?
    ahhhhhhhh, San Diego, Point Loma, Fort Rosecrans, the Naval museum, all gave me a new level of respect for those who serve. We went to the tri-city swap meet at the stadium one year and bought my first 1100 20 tire. Good thing I drove because getting that on the plane would have been real tough.

    There is a Harbour Freight in El Cajon...1196 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021, United States...It was right next to a Stars and Stripes surplus shop and in the back was an M135. This was about 1500 sleeps ago so a lot could have happened in that time. It's still on the sat' search maps but who knows.

    Might be worth a visit or a call to see if it's still there. The truck was owned by the Surplus Shop so if it's still there, they'd be the ones to talk to.

    When we toured down, there was a lot of green iron just off the highway and that's how I found the 215. Keep your eyes in the fields and the hands upon the wheel, keep your eyes on the fields and your hands upon the wheel. There are a few places in Idaho you'd want to peak at right next to the highway.http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/about http://www.idahomotorpool.com/ Not sure if Gentrysgarage made the calls to all the suppliers for his 135 hubs but there must be some parts closer than me. http://www.boyceequipment.com/.

    Have a great trip!

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    Cool! Never been to the idaho motor pool, or boyce. Army surplus has been well visited. Did you make it on the USS Midway Aircraft carrier in SD. Will see if we make it out to El Cajon...have a brother that lives in the vicinity. You are well traveled!

    Asked my wife how far laramie was(in hours is how we estimate distance in Montana-In WY they estimate it in days with the speed limit being 55 in many places-sorry jeffhuey1n for the cheap shot). Then was telling her about the truck of Jeffhueyh1n's. Last night she same up to me and said, so you are thinking of detouring all the way to Laramie from I15 on our way home? Had to pretend "Oh I wasnt but that a great idea" Gotta say, she has figured me out-which isn't saying much when you have a one track mind!

    Good to know that I'm not the only one who can see something 1500 miles away and still stop and see it every time I go to visit. I've been accused of having some sort of illness--yeah no kidding-OD fever! One of the best pics I've seen yet is that deuce at a car show with a chevelle. Anyone have the thread-ive read so much i lose track of where I see stuff!


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    ahhhhhhhh, San Diego, Point Loma, Fort Rosecrans, the Naval museum, all gave me a new level of respect for those who serve. We went to the tri-city swap meet at the stadium one year and bought my first 1100 20 tire. Good thing I drove because getting that on the plane would have been real tough.

    There is a Harbour Freight in El Cajon...1196 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021, United States...It was right next to a Stars and Stripes surplus shop and in the back was an M135. This was about 1500 sleeps ago so a lot could have happened in that time. It's still on the sat' search maps but who knows.

    Might be worth a visit or a call to see if it's still there. The truck was owned by the Surplus Shop so if it's still there, they'd be the ones to talk to.

    When we toured down, there was a lot of green iron just off the highway and that's how I found the 215. Keep your eyes in the fields and the hands upon the wheel, keep your eyes on the fields and your hands upon the wheel. There are a few places in Idaho you'd want to peak at right next to the highway.http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/about http://www.idahomotorpool.com/ Not sure if Gentrysgarage made the calls to all the suppliers for his 135 hubs but there must be some parts closer than me. http://www.boyceequipment.com/.

    Have a great trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1944mb View Post
    Headed down to San Diego to visit some family, and a little business trip...does anyone have anything headed that way? Were driving and have some room if someone needed a few things trucked down there--thinking of gentrysgarage?
    Thank You so much for your offer, I haven't located the hubs and drums yet, but It seems our resident m135/211 diviner (think the people with 2 sticks finding pipes and water) can find OD steel thousands of miles away. Thank you Google "Big Brother"
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    The engine came from the local forest service maintenance yard. They got rid of tons of stuff including 6 or 7 engines. I grabbed two and some other stuff. I'd like to have a hard top but can't afford one. I'm focused on my Gun Truck right now. Trying to get it ready for Armed Forces Day and some summer parades and events.
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    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
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    Coming back from So Cal, you can take the 5 to Sacremento, then cut east to I80. That'll take you to Salt Lake, which is where you head east toward Evenston WY. Time from the I80/I84 interchange to Laramie County is about 6 hours. I25 takes almost all the way to Billings, if I remember correctly. Hard on the kidneys but I've made the various journeys many times... As long as the snow stays away...
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    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck “Sparky”
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    Snapped u guys a few pics of Boyce equipment in salt lake. Never been there so thought I would stop. They had a ton of g742, 2.5 and 5 ton trucks, bunch of axles, trucks in various repair, and some humvees. They had a ton of tires, he said their 1100-20 tires were dwindling. Just crushed a couple of cabs due to lack of interest then three days later someone called looking for stuff, g749 cabs that is. Nice guys enjoyed visiting with them. There was another outfit there with what looked like another 20-30 humvees if anyone was looking for them. He did mention they carried manny brake parts, even the lining for the shoes were getting hardier to find.
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    Hi,
    Awesome post, thank you!
    I've been searching for a spare tire carrier for my tractor. Do they have any 5 ton tractor parts? M52 to be exact.
    Sounds like a visit very soon...
    Jeff

    Quote Originally Posted by 1944mb View Post
    Snapped u guys a few pics of Boyce equipment in salt lake. Never been there so thought I would stop. They had a ton of g742, 2.5 and 5 ton trucks, bunch of axles, trucks in various repair, and some humvees. They had a ton of tires, he said their 1100-20 tires were dwindling. Just crushed a couple of cabs due to lack of interest then three days later someone called looking for stuff, g749 cabs that is. Nice guys enjoyed visiting with them. There was another outfit there with what looked like another 20-30 humvees if anyone was looking for them. He did mention they carried manny brake parts, even the lining for the shoes were getting hardier to find.
    3 each M35A2's 2 WO/W, 1 W/W:
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck “Sparky”
    USMC/USAF

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