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Old 07-29-2018, 11:41 AM   #1
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Nearly Done USAF 3100 4x4

Actually will never be done but close enough to go to the beach. Its ever evolving as the attached thread evolves. Amazingly (frighteningly) fast. Still lacks USAF hood and tailgate decals and lots of little's. Yes those are power running boards under the originals. Needed for us old folks.
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Old 07-29-2018, 01:38 PM   #2
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Nice looking

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Old 07-29-2018, 03:26 PM   #3
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USAF 430TFS 1969-1973 Think we passed each other. FWIW I started a build thread on that forum.
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Old 07-29-2018, 05:29 PM   #4
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Re: Nearly Done USAF 3100 4x4

I like it. Nice job.
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:06 PM   #5
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Re: Nearly Done USAF 3100 4x4

Thanks. Not a perfect job by any means but built to last. The memorial for the 10 aircrew we lost from my squadron in Vietnam 72-73 will to be engraved on mytlewood sideboards.
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:09 PM   #6
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USAF 430TFS 1969-1973 Think we passed each other. FWIW I started a build thread on that forum.
Cool, Ill pull it up and do some reading.

I have a very good friend in Gold Beach area that commercial fishes out of Brookings some times. Been doing it 45 years or so.
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:26 PM   #7
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Re: Nearly Done USAF 3100 4x4

The 428th, 429th and 430th squadrons were bombing Laos and 5 F-111a crews were lost. Truck was used to transport many of them while at Nellis.
For full story of my CO ( Col Coltman and Capt Brett) google " f-111 Ranger 23". Lost in 72 and found some 30 yesrs later.

FWIW: Was down in Gold Beach today. Rogue is packed full of fishing boats right now all circling a big dredge barge, its dump barge and the tug boat. Only 50 feet wide between barge and jetty and little boats are dodging them and the 20' huge clamshell digger while in operation! its nuts.
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I worked on F 111s in Mountain Home, Idaho.

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The 428th, 429th and 430th squadrons were bombing Laos and 5 F-111a crews were lost. Truck was used to transport many of them while at Nellis.
For full story of my CO ( Col Coltman and Capt Brett) google " f-111 Ranger 23". Lost in 72 and found some 30 yesrs later.

FWIW: Was down in Gold Beach today. Rogue is packed full of fishing boats right now all circling a big dredge barge, its dump barge and the tug boat. Only 50 feet wide between barge and jetty and little boats are dodging them and the 20' huge clamshell digger while in operation! its nuts.
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:10 PM   #9
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What did you do? I was in Intel for TFR.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:51 AM   #10
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Re: Nearly Done USAF 3100 4x4

Truck looks good. Nice job and a great memorial.
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Re: Nearly Done USAF 3100 4x4

I think it would look great with some steel wheels with small caps, or possibly even a set of slotted mags. The saw blades are a little newish for my tastes.

Enjoy your cool ride, you did a great job.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:48 AM   #12
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I think it would look great with some steel wheels with small caps, or possibly even a set of slotted mags. The saw blades are a little newish for my tastes.

Enjoy your cool ride, you did a great job.
Thanks. I agree on the wheels. They are probably 35+ years old and await "financial recuperation" for replacement.
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What did you do? I was in Intel for TFR.

I was in MMS, I worked the cockpit weapons system. Cross trained outa that into CES and worked all over the base.
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I was in MMS, I worked the cockpit weapons system. Cross trained outa that into CES and worked all over the base.
I was lucky and lived and worked with same pilots and navigators 24 -7 almost whole 4 years. Why their loss was personal. Spent brief time in right seat and knew that instrumentation well.
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:37 PM   #15
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What kind and size of wheels would be your "dream" wheels for this beast? Looks like standard Chevy 6 lug on there.
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What kind and size of wheels would be your "dream" wheels for this beast? Looks like standard Chevy 6 lug on there.
Yes They are standard chevy 6 lugs 12.5x33 x15 . I have no idea as to what might look good. Need to recover from all the costs so far so at this point "free" would be almost a prerequisite. Open to ideas

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Re: Nearly Done USAF 3100 4x4

15x8 with a clip style hub cap would look great.
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15x8 with a clip style hub cap would look great.
Could you post a pic?
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15x8 with a clip style hub cap would look great.
Im not sure what the difference between clip and non clip are. Wouldn't the end game be the same? Snap a cap on, clip or nub?
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Could you post a pic?
I wish I had some pics.
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Im not sure what the difference between clip and non clip are. Wouldn't the end game be the same? Snap a cap on, clip or nub?
I was talking the period correct caps for his truck. They didn't go over nubs they had a ring that attached on the clips. I saw the clips for sale on e bay
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Oh OK got it. Learn something every time I log on here.
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