Military Vehicles, June 1997,: Re: [MV] Military Vehicle Preservation

Re: [MV] Military Vehicle Preservation
Fri, 20 Jun 1997 20:05:42 -0400 (EDT)

I do have a few comments about this subject, but as I am sure that my
opinions on restoring military vehicles are in the minority I will keep them
brief. I will urge this however, Consider your vehicle in the context of
history. Consider the fact that someday your vehicle may be the sole survivor
of its type. 300 years from now your vehicle maybe the one by which all
others are judged. If you cut corners now and remove correct parts/add
inauthentic parts unnecessarily you may confuse some poor historian or
collector somewhere down the road. Or create a situation like I face now. GPW
#4 was very nearly destroyed by a couple of sub-moronic baboons who tried to
put an M-151 motor and tranny in it. Needless to say their attempt failed and
I am left to try and restore the resulting mess. So do the best you can to
restore your vehicle the best you can. Do you really drive it often enough
that it HAS to have lock out hubs or will the legit pieces do the job just
fine? Treat it with the respect it deserves and like the piece of history
that it is.

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