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JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)
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Here they are.....













Hows that????

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Thats definately an odd bird - thanks for the pics!

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The Frankentank!!

Tow lugs cut off (so we can't trace serial number? Rolling Eyes ) and then lifting eyes put on the upper glacias, and what is that box in front of the driver hatch? It looks like it may be some kind of a power connector?

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Where is this? Frankenstein's Motor Pool?

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What model is the hull? It's older than M48A5. I wonder if the box on the glacis is for a bulldozer blade? Maybe the tow lugs were cut to accomodate the blade? Looks like headlight mounts are gone too. And possibly the fire extinguisher handles.

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Nor do I recall a lifting handle being a regular feature on the loader's hatch.

Thanks, Don...that's a weird one alright!
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- MarkHolloway
What model is the hull? It's older than M48A5. I wonder if the box on the glacis is for a bulldozer blade? Maybe the tow lugs were cut to accomodate the blade? Looks like headlight mounts are gone too. And possibly the fire extinguisher handles.


That was one of my thoughts

It's at Valley Station KY VFW

maps.google.com/maps?f...r&om=1

Don could you make out any of the registration number on the side?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:35 pm
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I think that's an M48A1 hull.
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It's a M48 or aM48A1 hull.
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RN is stenciled in the side is 30177551. Seems more of the old USA #s (if the # is legit)

Cast SNs seem to corrispond from back deck and on front slope. The 'box' seems to be a power box of some sort. welded SN is upside down, just below the box.

This matches casted SN on the back (932 ) Not sure what else this might be.




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That is a odd one, I'm going to see it tomorrow. good excuse for a short road trip
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Oh....It still has an engine, visible thru the open access 'holes' in the back !!
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That is a odd one, I'm going to see it tomorrow. good excuse for a short road trip


In case you needed it.



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Thanks Don I always wondered where that was
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We could use a good clear picture of the drivers Hatch area. That is what determines if it is an M48 (small hatch) or M48A1

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