Picking Trip – November 2013 Visited a fellow collector who had a tragic fire about a year ago. Lost everything in his collection. He was able to salvage a few things and the following photos are from his place. GTB frame and the remanants of a modified WC62. CCKW tipper cargo box. Need to get closer … Can you recognize what this is? This was a nicely restored CCKW fire truck. He had just finished it before the fire. A GTB that had come from me originally. M8 engine and transmission. This photo and the following couple photos are of a restored jeep. This was another restored jeep. This was our second stop. A customer of mine told me about this jeep in the bottom of an industrial building in Peoria, IL. It was in the basement for a minimum of 40 years according to the current owner. This is the first time it has seen the light of day since. Very early CJ2A column shift. It looked really nice until we got it in the sunlight and discovered that someone had welded plate steel over the entire body. Perhaps an armored jeep? We got a tour of the old factory. This was the machine shop where they produced a drill head gear box for coal mining back in the day. Åll the original machines still in place. These all used to be run by a line run overhead with the old flat belts before they got converted to a more modern electric motor. Walking into this room was like stepping back into the WWII era. Time stood still here for a moment. Our final stop at my buddy Louieee’s place. He found this poor old rusty M37 for me. Great runner, just rusty, rusty. We spent about 2.5 hours redoing the entire load to get it all on. M8 engine up front, M100 on the CJ2A and the rest in the back of the M37. Trip went smoothly and safely.