October Trip 2011 First yard on Thursday did not yield much. They used to have lots of MV stuff, but most got scrapped. There were a number of these small Bombardier tracked units there. There were a number of these small Bombardier tracked units there. Trailer safety chains by the barrel. Yard #2 on Friday yielded much more interesting picking. Lots of 135/211 GMC’s around. Pictures were tough due to the vegetation over growth. Combination mountain. MV parts mixed in with plain old scrap. I needed more time for digging here. M105 parts. Mermite cans galore. There is a piece of artillery in there believe it or not. A better view of it. A stack of M37 tailgates. You could barely see them. This was an interesting pile. Lots and lots of sheetmetal to dig through. GMC hoods, M38A1 fenders, M37 fenders. Ok, anyone recognize this piece in the center? I found some of these years ago in another yard in Nebraska. Very cool pieces, just don’t know what to do with them. 90mm parts in here. Along with aluminum pontoons. M37 tailgate hiding in the brush. A better shot at the skis. One was damaged pretty bad. A second set of skis were discovered. Smaller set here. Jerry cans and water cans till you couldn’t want them anymore. Some European types too. These gentlemen had purchased a 17 pounder that they were trying to extract while I was there. The axle and hubs were sub-surface and required a bit of digging. A commo shelter and an M14 Directors trailer. I have always wanted the insert for the directors trailer, but only ever seem to find the ones that are rusted beyond hope. A closer view of the poor old rusted hulk. Yard 3 later on Friday. Must have been at least 40 acres. Very hard to see here too. The grass was waist high. There is a jeep in there! 40MM Bofors cans till you can’t count them. Jeep frame. An M38A1 engine in the box. Had an M38 rad with it, strange. 105MM shells were everywhere. Camo netting on pallets, rotting away. You never know what you will find in one of these portable storage containers! Jerry cans by the bundle. Vintage barbed wire along with new jerry cans. Rob and I surveying the piles. Jeep wheels. Yes, I bought them all More aluminum pontoons. And CUCV parts. Lots of CUCV stuff! More CUCV parts. Just about broke a toe on these in the grass … 105MM armor that Rob needed. Rob was VERY happy to find this with the original markings. He is restoring one currently. Yard 3 on Friday. The building was falling in, but that has never stopped me. Carb and pump cores, horns and a few other trinkets were scavenged. 50 Cal ammo cans stacked up in the wire cages. More and more jerry cans. Wooden wagon wheels and axles. Not sure what they were from. This was like an archeological dig… Jeep, Dodge and Duece carbs, fuel pumps, distributors and generator cores abound. My pile of carbs and pumps we retrieved. Part of my staging piles. A turret ring I bought. Anyone know what it fits? I gambled hoping someone would recognize it. M38A1 door frames. The truck was full! I had a great time. 1400 miles plus in 48 hours.