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Article about: the best job in the world the stuff i work on for a living m60 bridge layers m1a1 tanks carrier ammo tactical m109a2 paladin m113 m2a2-- m3a3 bradly yeaaa i love it and money as well and im

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    Hi Ian, getting paid for doing something you love is everyone's dream job.

    Please show us more!

    Cheers, Ade.

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    hi Ade
    il post more on monday evening
    its a long weakend for us so today im off
    cheers ian

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    hi ian
    when did the yanks invade wales ? and more importantly where abouts, the only multinational range area i know of is castlemartin. that's a great job you've got and i have to say you got my attention when you mentioned ww2 armour
    i also used to work on m109's at 49 fd ra in lippstadt, they were a2's and a3's some were that old that they had served in vietnam before the british army aquired them. i went to the gulf with 26 fd who were also equipped with 109's , not a bad bit of kit and easy to work on.

    all the best

    eddy

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    hi eddy and everyone
    sorry i have not had the time to take more pics
    but i will soon
    Eddy this all hapens in USAG ,,, us army germany 7th army
    when i get chance il post pics of what we do with the ww2 armour
    youl be suprised what we can do with a 6.5 hummvee engine 2 stroke deisel
    its more foewerful than you would think ,, it will run a sherman as if it was made for it
    good old ,low oil presure detroit deisel..4 psi now thats low !!
    cheers ian

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    we just finished a 1958 m60a1 ? i think its an m48a6 but there you go it was a lot of work but the good old continental V12 air cooled engine ran ok after some tikeling
    next one is a 1944 chafee
    ill take pics of the re-build
    remember we do this in our spare time the US army only pays for the spare parts
    but i love it
    cheers ian

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    we have complete acces to the 40 level shop so we have laiths and millers
    we make our own adapter plates and shafts
    we can make most anything
    it just takes some knowlage and imagination
    the old ..what if we try this ,, what about that bit
    cheers again ian

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    Quote by eddy8men View Post
    hi ian
    when did the yanks invade wales ? and more importantly where abouts, the only multinational range area i know of is castlemartin. that's a great job you've got and i have to say you got my attention when you mentioned ww2 armour
    i also used to work on m109's at 49 fd ra in lippstadt, they were a2's and a3's some were that old that they had served in vietnam before the british army aquired them. i went to the gulf with 26 fd who were also equipped with 109's , not a bad bit of kit and easy to work on.

    all the best

    eddy
    dont be silly the WELSH would kick tehre arss
    by the way im english
    BUT maried to a welsh girl 23 years ,, love her to bits
    but shes a moody cow ,,typicaly WELSH
    allso there are no sweaqr words in welsh so i get told off in english
    woopy boo happy days

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    you've got to hand it to the the yanks, they do make some nice kit and they're even good enough to spare a thought for the poor guy that's got to work on it aswell.
    i'm looking forward to seeing the ww2 tank restorations as i've got a few of my own on the go, i don't suppose you fella's could spare some time to come and work on mine

    all the best

    eddy

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    ive not gone on with this thread becouse we are in termoil
    DOD cuts are hurting us bad
    we cannot any more use engines and gearboxes for fun on ww2 vehicles
    the restrictions are harsh but understantable
    i will post more pics of what we can do
    but ww2 vehicle re builds are now a BIG no no SORRY guys its well above my pay grade
    any part we use over 100 dolars has to be autherised
    YES it is that bad
    we are sfuffed
    allso we are now up to 385 vehicles on low use and only 7 mechanics
    and we are working 72 hour weaks
    cheers ian
    PS but the money is good ! ! ! helps towards my retirement fund LOL

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    ian
    if you guys are suffering with cut backs i'm willing to help out with the amount of vehicles you have to work on so any shermans you don't need or can't afford to work on just send them my way and i'll take them off your hands no need to thank me i'm just trying to do my bit for the team.

    eddy

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