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Re: M3 progress

Post by Spec4Don » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:32 pm

Had a great weekend with Zelda! Went on my first Tactical. It was a blast and Zelda preformed great. Here is a cool shot taken on Sunday:

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Thanks to Steve for letting me borrow his gas fired Ma Deuce :D

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Re: M3 progress

Post by alpaca andy » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:48 am

really, you tease. Gas fired gun and no video? lol
hey don i never did ask but am curious, where did the name zelda come from?

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Re: M3 progress

Post by Spec4Don » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:20 pm

alpaca andy wrote:really, you tease. Gas fired gun and no video? lol
hey don i never did ask but am curious, where did the name zelda come from?

Andy
I need to find out how to down load a video



Ok Zelda, Well first off my bumper numbers are 8th Infantry, 12th Combat Engineer Battalion. The 8th and 12th fought together In WW2 Hurtgan Forrest, Battle of the Bulge and several other campaigns. I was in the 8th, 12th Engineers, so that seemed like a natural. So it kind of ties the past to the here and now. So I told that story to tell this one. I have a friend on our fire department who fought with the IDF Special forces. I was telling him about my track and I said the IDF used them, so he says "is that the one with the wheels in the front and the tracks in the back?" I said "yes" then he said "Oh a Zelda" Well there you go! I told him he just gave me the name for my halftrack. So it kind of ties everything together, WW2, my service in the cold war, and the halftracks life after the US Army! I asked him why Zelda? he believes it comes from the Hebrew word zadal (?) which means "to crawl" Of course now they call the 113's Zelda's now but the halftrack was first. So now you know!

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Re: M3 progress

Post by steve1973 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Don,
If you want I can help with the video. We can take some of my gun on Zelda and I will post or show you how to. Let me know.

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Re: M3 progress

Post by steve1973 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:32 pm

Here is Don test firing the 50 cal.

http://youtu.be/quJdJes3VgQ

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Re: M3 progress

Post by Zack Magnusson » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:20 pm

Nice work Don!
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Re: M3 progress

Post by Spec4Don » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:16 pm

Zelda out stretching her legs at the December Tactical on the Oregon Coast, God I love driving my halftrack!

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Re: M3 progress

Post by alpaca andy » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:36 pm

Isnt there a law against having too much fun?? lol :D
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Re: M3 progress

Post by Spec4Don » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:37 pm

alpaca andy wrote:Isnt there a law against having too much fun?? lol :D
NAW, that's just urban legend, started by wives that hate seeing their husbands enjoying themselves :mrgreen:

(and yes my wife does not read this forum :o )

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Re: M3 progress

Post by brian in denver » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:56 pm

bump
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Re: M3 progress

Post by Spec4Don » Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:05 pm

Had Zelda out in the field again this last weekend 8) Just a cool shot up at Camp Adair, Oregon

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I love playing with my halftrack!

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M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
M3A1 Autocar Was an M13\
!965 M52A2 Tractor
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M135 Ex Fire Dept
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Re: M3 progress

Post by Spec4Don » Tue May 19, 2015 2:08 pm

Zelda at the 107th Rhody Days Parade on the Oregon Coast. A couple of years ago it was Zelda's first Parade.

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M2A1 (not restored) MVPA # 31688
M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
M3A1 Autocar Was an M13\
!965 M52A2 Tractor
44 MB (not restored)
43MB (not restored)
M135 Ex Fire Dept
M36A2
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Re: M3 progress

Post by tfscobie » Thu May 21, 2015 10:17 am

Now all you need is the M10 trailer to drag behind it.
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Re: M3 progress

Post by Spec4Don » Fri May 22, 2015 6:55 am

Working on it! :mrgreen:
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Re: M3 progress

Post by Spec4Don » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:07 pm

Zelda at this weekends Tactical. I was following 2 Hellcats. I did some major off roading following the tanks it was awesome Zelda preformed like a champ!!

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Don G.
M2A1 (not restored) MVPA # 31688
M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
M3A1 Autocar Was an M13\
!965 M52A2 Tractor
44 MB (not restored)
43MB (not restored)
M135 Ex Fire Dept
M36A2
Adams pull grader (OD Green)

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