Montana – April 2007 We brought 14 M37’s home from Montana. Most running and in great condition. Here are some photos of the trip. A nice motor pool restored truck. Marked Marine Corps, but not a real one. Runs and drives nice. This one was beaten and put away wet. Not a straight part on it. Running engine, and that was about all that was good. Sad! 3 nice trucks in the shed that had motor pool rework done. Batteries and fuel and they drove out of the building.Real nice 440 Roadrunner clone car. Parts scattered everywhere in the building. 7 trucks all lined up waiting rework. The first two on the left, and the last one on the right behind the hauler truck got parted out. Ryan down at the parts pile. What was left of 2 other M37’s and a WC51. When we were done, it looked like buzzards had picked the bones clean. The winch dually truck was once a wrecker. NO, not a military one, just a bubba’d one. The winch and hood were are about all that was good. It was orginally a Marine Corps. We got the correct tail light brackets off of it. Picking more pieces. We got 2 civilian Dodge cargo boxes. No fenders though. Lots of other trinkets. Two cabs, one hard top and a pair of 1st series cargo box sides for a FFPW. We had to use the 4×4 loader tractor to retrieve them. A small creek had the ground very soft. More parts hanging inside one of the sheds. New glass, harnesses, exhaust, lights etc etc. Ryan loading the second pickup box with more parts. Another one is in front of this one. An M37 box went behind this one. The view to the west after you clear the draw coming down the mountain. We drove most of the 14 down the mountain and 1 mile down the road to the neighbors place to load. The first load staged waiting for the semi. Two of the trucks for the second load. Wouldn’t you know it, both semi’s showed up at the same time. Six trucks loaded and gone inside 30 minutes. You can hardly see it, but 1.1 miles up the draw is the cabin. The road winds up thru the draw. Load # 3 getting chained down. Just past the main gate near the house. Ryan going down to the highway driving one of the 37’s. Great view. I saw more wildlife on this trip than any other trip ever. These antelope were about 75 yards from us. As long as we did not get out of the truck, they just kept eating. There were about 30 of them on the ranch. The view to the south out of the sun room and the front deck of the house. A little remote for me on a full time basis, but you can hardly buy this kind of view. Well, for 1.3 million you could have. The ranch has been sold to a new buyer. Someday maybe. Hey, if you don’t have your dreams, what do you have? On the way home, we did not go on the freeway. For once, we had extra time so we went on roads less traveled, and it was worth it! Here is a WWII Catapillar dozer. A Studebacker US6. Very nice front end and frame. We got out and inspected it. Did not find out if it was for sale. No one around. A military crane. Still had the original paint and markings on it. We did not get the manufacture or model number. Too far out in the yard. We spotted this maintenance body on the roadside. I believe it is civilian, but nice to see it anyway. A very nice Chevy 1.5 ton dump model. I am working on this one. Banged on lots of doors to find the owner. The doors were 20 miles apart out there, so it took some time. Ryan sizing it up. He was all fired up to find the owner. At least this guy took the time to raise the box up so the water ran out. NO RUST, YEAH!!! A van body mulitfuel duece sitting between some houses. We found this one by accident. We had turned off the road 2 miles from here because we thought we saw a FFPW and doubled back to check it out. False alarm. A cold lonely jeep sitting in MN. Last licensed in 97. I don’t think it has moved from there since then. Pretty tough shape. Ok, what is it? Can you guess?It is a Lot 2 Scout car. Someone had grafted a GMC 135 cab, axles, steering, and front grill onto the beast. What a mess. I did get some really nice parts off of it to help me finish my Lot 1 Scout car project. Some other stuff for sale too. Monday morning 7:30 a.m. Six trucks waiting to be unloaded, and Karl wondering what the heck I did. I said I was only going to bring home parts. He was shaking his head for hours.