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Old 04-23-2007, 01:05 AM
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has anyone here run across an old military halftrack?

hello i collect the old military halftracks 1940s from WW2 and was hoping to get some leads on where i can find more. i hope you don't mind me posting this here. many halftracks ended up on farms and are usually in pretty rough shape. so if you have seen one sitting in some farmers field or even just parts i would be interested. IM in northern California near Sacramento so the nearer the better. they used 1/4 armor plate for the body and came with a white flat head straight 6 386ci 147hp. thanks for your help steelworkss@aol.com
hers a pic of the kind of stuff IM looking for http://junk-halftracks.com/Joe.jpg

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Old 04-23-2007, 10:23 AM
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ill ask at my VFW.
we got a mobile howitzer for display a couple years ago.
looks nice in front of the VFW!
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:25 AM
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I friend of mine has one, completely restored with a few small changes to make it easier driveable. It was brought over from Australia. Last I heard he was trying to get rid of it. We're only about a 2 hour drive from you.
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thanks for the replys
i started collecting these about 3 years ago and before that i had never seen one except in the movies,maby i just never paid attention because i now know where about 20 of them are within about an hour from me (that the farmers dont want to sell).the restored ones are out of my price range and its probly like the hotrods in that you can put 10k in and all kinds of time and you might get 5-10k out of it.is the one Twisted Minis mentioned in santa rosa? is his name mike france?
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There are a couple of them along with some older military vehicles on RT340 in Clark County VA. I go past them when I go to my daughters farm.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:33 PM
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Sorry I just saw where you live at. One day I will take notice of that before I post .
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Just ran across this pic. Thought you might enjoy.


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Old 05-08-2007, 06:24 PM
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Just ran across this pic. Thought you might enjoy.


Can you just imagine looking in the rear view and seeing that thing, talk about the ultimate road rage support vehicle, now where is that lady with the stupid little dog
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Sorry to bring this back up after so long..


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i started collecting these about 3 years ago and before that i had never seen one except in the movies,maby i just never paid attention because i now know where about 20 of them are within about an hour from me (that the farmers dont want to sell).the restored ones are out of my price range and its probly like the hotrods in that you can put 10k in and all kinds of time and you might get 5-10k out of it.is the one Twisted Minis mentioned in santa rosa? is his name mike france?
Thats not the one I was thinking of, but he does actually own one. Michael owns Nor Cal Truck Bodies, where my friend works, and we get to drive his military vehicles in parades from time to time. He has so many of them.
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I am still seeing one line in this thread over and over in my head....."I started collecting them " How in the world does a guy own more than one of these? I mean, it is like a big model kit on a shelf, only a LOT more money.

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Some boys like big toys......My roomate from college has an uncle who collects firetrucks. Last time I was at the warehouse he had 23 fully restored full size firetrucks from an 1800's horse drawn to an American La France 75 ft aerial from the early 50's. He has 1 room at the whse. with shelves floor to ceiling with diecast and old steel toy fire engines as well. BTW he had 6 military 6x6's and 2 half tracks out behind the building. Yes he's rich.......he owns 4 of the big coal mines in SE Ky, and no he won't sell any of the "toys". Jerry
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theres one or two at a military museum type thing that an individual runs here in WVa.
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This guy has the ultimate WWll armor collection-

http://mishalov.net/military-vehicle...-vehicles.html

Not sure if he can help out, but it's worth a shot.
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This guy has the ultimate WWll armor collection-

http://mishalov.net/military-vehicle...-vehicles.html

Not sure if he can help out, but it's worth a shot.
SWEET SITE!!!!!! THANKS those are cool. Jerry
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people collect lots of big stuff. did anyone catch a show on the tractor collectors , this one guy has warehouses full of the same brand and they all run, .he's a farmer of course.
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