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Re: [G104] Re: More M3 Lee Help

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  • Richard Isner
    Neil, Hi. I have not been out to the museum in about a month, as work has been busy. As far as I know it is still there. Richard
    Message 1 of 11 , Sep 12, 2006
      Neil,

      Hi. I have not been out to the museum in about a month, as work has
      been busy. As far as I know it is still there.

      Richard

      Neil Baumgardner wrote:

      > Richard, just curious if the M3A4 has been sold yet....
      >
      > Neil
      >
      > --- In G104@yahoogroups.com, Richard Isner <tankboy1@...> wrote:
      >
      >>Hi, Neil,
      >>
      >> I think the plan is to sell the hull and parts to another
      >
      > collector
      >
      >>who had expressed some interest. We were just glad to get a cupola
      >
      > for
      >
      >>the running M3, which you probably remember had the original split
      >>hatches as it was received from England and the Budge collection.
      >
      > It was
      >
      >>a former Austrailian vehicle.
      >>
      >> The parts out back would be a MAJOR restoration job. Right
      >
      > now the
      >
      >>focus is on the M10 and the M1917. Marc encouraged me to spend
      >
      > EVERY
      >
      >>free moment helping him on the M1917! Wish I had the time!
      >>
      >> Richard
      >>
      >>Neil Baumgardner wrote:
      >>
      >>
      >>>Richard, I noticed the assemblage of various parts (including
      >
      > the
      >
      >>>removed front end) around the M3A4 Lee hull. I had noticed the
      >
      > Lee
      >
      >>>before of course, but not the parts before. Any chance its on
      >
      > the
      >
      >>>agenda for restoration?
      >>>
      >>>Neil
      >>>
      >>>--- In G104@yahoogroups.com, Richard Isner <tankboy1@> wrote:
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>Hi,
      >>>>
      >>>> There is a late production Lee and a nice Grant...both
      >>>
      >>>runners...at
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>the Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles. Check out VMMV.org or
      >
      > my
      >
      >>>>website...Tankvideo.com. Good luck.
      >>>>
      >>>> Richard Isner
      >>>>
      >>>>ericadeane wrote:
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>>>--- In G104@yahoogroups.com, "tc1puma" <lpentelow@> wrote:
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>>>>>Does anyone know if there is a REAL M3 Lee within 2 to 3 hrs
      >>>
      >>>drive from
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>>>South Bend, IN ? I know that the Patton Museum has one but it
      >
      > is
      >
      >>>about
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>>>a 5 hr drive. I am not too concerned about which model M3 Lee.
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>Thanks in advance,
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>>Lynn P.
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>>>>Hi Lynn: I'm almost certain that you're out of luck. Frankly
      >
      > the
      >
      >>>only
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>>Lees that are in the US (that I'm aware of) are Patton (and
      >>>
      >>>that's an
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>>ex M31), Aberdeen and Jacques Littlefield (N California).
      >
      > Maybe
      >
      >>>see
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>>if the Ropkey museum in Crawfordsville, IN might have one (I
      >>>
      >>>doubt
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>>it). Victory in Auburn IN doesn't. Good luck though.
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
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