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Looking for Tank

Post by Skhodadadi » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:04 pm

Looking to buy Stuart, Sherman, Chaffee, any American tanks located in the USA.

Don Shaffer
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Re: Looking for Tank

Post by Don Shaffer » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:33 pm

First of all do you have a LOT of Money ? We have a M5A1 Stuart Tank plus a 5Ton M931 and a 20 ton trailer to move it ! The tank has 2 engines . drinks Gas ! They are out there but lots of work to keep them running . I think a running tank will start at $300.000.00 up Good lock on your hunt ! Don Shaffer N.E. Ohio

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Re: Looking for Tank

Post by Ed Roberts » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:14 pm

Concur with Don's post. Don't forget what he mentioned about support components (tractor/trailer) and a place to park/store it all. Not to mention qualified operators for all etc. etc. Don't want to discourage anyone, but it's a real deep-pocket thing. Very worth doing if you can afford it.
Hope you're serious, and best of luck.
V/r Eddie
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Re: Looking for Tank

Post by tankanic » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:41 am

What they said! Need 2 people to do the most simple of tasks on a tank.

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Re: Looking for Tank

Post by Kim Sievert » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:21 pm

What is your location, Skhodadadi

What Don, Ed and tankanic,,, said is true.
Also, if you cannot transport a tank by you're own means, it is near or about a $1000 + per day, to just move a Stuart tank by commercial carrier.
Stuarts do not require a oversize load permits, everything else on your shopping list does.
Oversize permits cost $$
Oversize loaded trailers, may require escorts, on public roads / freeways, (Check your local motor vehicle department for requirements.)

Are you looking for:
A restored and running tank
A unrestored tank, that only needs only restoration (has all of it parts)
A unrestored tank, that needs major parts found or needs major parts rebuilt.
A "range wreck" (shot to hell tank), to put on your neighbors lawn, on Halloween.
California sucks, because California's voters do not read / nor understand who or what the hell they are voting for.

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