Texas Picking Trip Midwest Military

Texas Picking Trip – January 2016

Texas Picking Trip Midwest Military

M4 High speed tractor

The new buyers looking it over.

The new buyers looking it over.

Trying to figure out how we are going to get the extra engine inside the cab

Trying to figure out how we are going to get the extra engine inside the cab

A lonely Chevy looking for a new home.

A lonely Chevy looking for a new home.

On the phone again, just can't wait to be on the phone again!

On the phone again, just can’t wait to be on the phone again!

These are the extra parts for the M4

These are the extra parts for the M4

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Engines in the way.

Engines in the way.

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Look behind the cars ...

Look behind the cars …

An M170 waiting to see the daylight

An M170 waiting to see the daylight

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We would have been lost without this rough terrain forklift.

We would have been lost without this rough terrain forklift.

Rear ammo locker for the M4

Rear ammo locker for the M4

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The Spaniards are liking the progress.

The Spaniards are liking the progress.

Engine going up for a test fit.

Engine going up for a test fit.

The M170 out of the barn

The M170 out of the barn

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Cadillac had to get out of the way and not going back in.

Cadillac had to get out of the way and not going back in.

Had to remove the carburetors and breathers to get it in.

Had to remove the carburetors and breathers to get it in.

StuDodge. Someones dream or to much time on their hands.

StuDodge. Someones dream or to much time on their hands.

Studebaker cab and hood. V8 chevy inside

Studebaker cab and hood. V8 chevy inside

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M6 Bomb truck

M6 Bomb truck

With the rear parts!

With the rear parts!

Chevy G506 with a Ford box

Chevy G506 with a Ford box

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Script Ford

Script Ford

Ready to try it again.

Ready to try it again.

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My close friend John was dying to go on a pick with me. He took all the photos over the 3 days and at home. He did a selfie here. What a ham!

My close friend John was dying to go on a pick with me. He took all the photos over the 3 days and at home. He did a selfie here. What a ham!

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1/2 way thru

1/2 way thru

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One little hitch. Almost in.

One little hitch. Almost in.

In and almost laying down.

In and almost laying down.

Ground was very soft. Huge ruts left by the forklift

Ground was very soft. Huge ruts left by the forklift

We had some doubters, but the engine went inside and laid down.

We had some doubters, but the engine went inside and laid down.

Trailer full of 1/2 track parts

Trailer full of 1/2 track parts

M4 ready to ship

M4 ready to ship

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A row of Dodges

A row of Dodges

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Poor carryall. Beaten to death

Poor carryall. Beaten to death

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This is about where we buried the forklift in the mud. What a mess

This is about where we buried the forklift in the mud. What a mess

You can see the tires going down. Had to push myself out with the extenda boom

You can see the tires going down. Had to push myself out with the extenda boom

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Had to reach over the fence. Field was to soft.

Had to reach over the fence. Field was to soft.

Dan ready to go for a ride. Used the pickup to retrieve them.

Dan ready to go for a ride. Used the pickup to retrieve them.

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Texas yard art

Texas yard art

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It was cold and windy. Had to buy stocking hats.

It was cold and windy. Had to buy stocking hats.

The trailer says it all.

The trailer says it all.

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I wish this had power steering!

I wish this had power steering!

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Glad we rented this thing.

Glad we rented this thing.

Stenciled on the 1/2 track along with the discharge from service date.

Stenciled on the 1/2 track along with the discharge from service date.

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Cletrac and jeep parts

Cletrac and jeep parts

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Getting rid of the civilianized accessories

Getting rid of the civilianized accessories

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One buried semi. Driver hesitated and should have given it the berries.

One buried semi. Driver hesitated and should have given it the berries.

What a bleeping mess. Had to dig trenches behind the wheels

What a bleeping mess. Had to dig trenches behind the wheels

Ryan's one ton dually pulling, semi spinning the wheels and me on the forklift pushing the trailer

Ryan’s one ton dually pulling, semi spinning the wheels and me on the forklift pushing the trailer

Well, we made it 18". One more try.

Well, we made it 18″. One more try.

After an hour, he was out and we got back to loading.

After an hour, he was out and we got back to loading.

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The thing we thought would be the hardest to load. Nope, the easiest.

The thing we thought would be the hardest to load. Nope, the easiest.

Forklift pulled it easily. Tracks shook the dirt and debris right out.

Forklift pulled it easily. Tracks shook the dirt and debris right out.

Up the short hill and to the road.

Up the short hill and to the road.

On the road headed for the RGN trailer

On the road headed for the RGN trailer

Dan was steering the M4. Did a great job.

Dan was steering the M4. Did a great job.

Up on the trailer, perfect alignment, first try.

Up on the trailer, perfect alignment, first try.

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Ryan pleased with the results.

Ryan pleased with the results.

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Hooking up the gooseneck the deck.

Hooking up the gooseneck the deck.

Satisfied workers

Satisfied workers

Bye bye M4. Headed to Madrid, Spain.

Bye bye M4. Headed to Madrid, Spain.

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A slow death for this Dodge. Organ donor.

A slow death for this Dodge. Organ donor.

Military tractor

Military tractor

Trailer was junk, but had good pieces

Trailer was junk, but had good pieces

Ryan making quick work of it.

Ryan making quick work of it.

Back in the arctic Minnesota.

Back in the arctic Minnesota.

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What did you bring me, what did you bring me?

What did you bring me, what did you bring me?

Never done till the paper work is signed

Never done till the paper work is signed

Removing parts stored in the cab.

Removing parts stored in the cab.

Trailer is in the way. Had to shuffle the whole yard.

Trailer is in the way. Had to shuffle the whole yard.

I am sick of moving this thing around. Scrap it!

I am sick of moving this thing around. Scrap it!

Chevy needs a new place to rest

Chevy needs a new place to rest

A hole next to the Dodge

A hole next to the Dodge

US6 Tractor 6x4 headed for Austria

US6 Tractor 6×4 headed for Austria

A nice shot, don't ya think?

A nice shot, don’t ya think?

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The shelves over floweth.

The shelves over floweth.

On the phone again, back on the phone again.

On the phone again, back on the phone again.

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One aisle in the warehouse.

One aisle in the warehouse.

Another. Where am I going to put the new stuff?

Another. Where am I going to put the new stuff?

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