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Bored with trap? Need a new hobby?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Feb 15, 2008.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    How about TANK RESTORATION?<br>
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    Despite what the ad says, this is a post-war M48 Patton tank. $12,000 is dirt cheap. in "Condition 5", restorable but not running, it should be in the $45,000+ range. Fully restored they can fetch $105,000. I called a friend who collects tanks (he has two working WWII tanks and a tank transporter) about it. Be interesting to see if he picks it up. It's in the general Portland area, and so is he.
     
  2. Jim101

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    That would make an interesting front lawn decoration.





    Jim
     
  3. ec90t

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    I wonder what the neighbors would say? Lol. I'll bet not much.

    ec90t
     
  4. ArmyMechanic

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    I need one of them as a daily driver back and forth to work... would help in rush hour traffic too....lol
     
  5. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    The picture and the caption of it being an "old WW II tank" don't jive.

    That looks to be (from the small picture) either an M-46, an M-47 or an M-48 which were all made after WW II.

    After further scutiny, it does look like the M-48 Patton tank that I spent considerable time taking care of in my Army service.

    Don't know what the significance is of the numbers, but the M-48 weighed in right at 48 ton.

    Here's a bigger picture of one.

    [​IMG]

    Hauxfan!
     
  6. AJKohler

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    Fixed choke or tubes? LOL

    Tony
     
  7. Trapshooter

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    Very sporty;) Todd
     
  8. ric3677

    ric3677 Well-Known Member

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    What kind of mileage are we talking?

    Rickyd
     
  9. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Fuel mileage is about 70 miles on 200 gallons of gasoline, about 0.35 miles per gallon.
     
  10. jerryw

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    I want to be the first to ask 7 1/2's or 8's? Beautiful old machine. That would make a fine PD hunting machine.

    Jerry Walker
     
  11. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Brian is very close on the mileage.

    Back then, we figured 3 gallons per mile on a road, and 5 gallons per mile going cross country. (hills & gully's)

    Note, that is gallons per mile. Those V-12s were very thirsty.

    But what a blast to drive.

    Hauxfan!
     
  12. School Teacher

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    I remember reading about a collector who would bring his M-48 "Duster" to the annual machine gun shoot at Knob Creek, KY.

    A "Duster" mounted four .50 caliber machine guns on an M-48 chassis and was used for anti-aircraft purposes. I bet that it could also put down an impressive final defensive fire.

    The collector transported his "Duster" to Knob Creek, which is near Fort Knox and Louisville, KY, on a railroad flat car. I think that he was from Texas.

    Ed Ward
     
  13. Ken X

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    Quad 50's were still used a little in the very beginning of Viet Nam. Usually for artillery battery perimeter defense. Saw one shot once at Ft. Sill, cartridge case flying like crazy! What power!
     
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