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« on: June 28, 2017, 05:30:27 AM »

W1EKG and I did it yesterday.

I read Richaroni's post here on AMFONE offering his T-368 for sale and, knowing the high quality audio and outstanding workmanship Rich is known for I contacted him immediately and bought it sight-unseen.   I have had a T-3 in my garage for over ten years that was given to me (Thanks again Todd for helping me retrieve it) that has been awaiting my attention.  Knowing my time constraints and technical limitations I decided to offer it to my good friend (and fellow NEAR-Fest cohort) Ross, W1EKG, who possesses the skills to restore it as it should be restored.

Once the deals were sealed all that remained the transportation of the T-3s.

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 09:25:45 AM »

Good job!
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 10:22:16 AM »

I think I see a little space available for a generator to make it a functioning mobile unit.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2017, 01:25:44 PM »


Somewarr there is a pic of one operating mobile...

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 03:19:31 PM »

VW = Beetle to me.  A hazard of my generation.

I once moved everything but the cab from a GE 1kW AM BC rig in a Baja Bug out of Mexico. 

It handled squirreley, but got the job done!

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 04:54:45 PM »

Yep, agreed - wagon or van is a bit different, but clearly it was a full load for Ross' Vee-dub wagon.

Hopefully Michael will revisit the deal for his original T-368 that is going to Ross. Pretty sure it got posted here. It was a fun afternoon and fun trip, but the story behind how he came into it and the price is pretty wild. Let's just say it was a close one. It's been a decade+ now, but IIRC, it was one of the T-3s that Fair got in after depot refurb and sold cheap back in the early-mid 90s. Along with sitting at Mike's place for ten years, it had also sat for at least that long at its previous home, never used. So aside from a good clean out and checking over, Ross should have little trouble getting it online soon.

And somewhat ironically, my T-368D is indirectly related to the original story.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2017, 04:55:12 PM »

VW = Beetle to me.  A hazard of my generation.
I once moved everything but the cab from a GE 1kW AM BC rig in a Baja Bug out of Mexico. 
It handled squirreley, but got the job done!
73DG

That's what I thought when I first read the title as well.  Having a 67 bug many years ago, I remember all the nightmares of that car!  

Good luck with the T-3 MrMike and hope to finally work you now on AM!

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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2017, 09:40:42 PM »

I have 04 beetle here that my daughter totaled about 4 weeks ago.  She things I can fix this wreck.  Right now she is in CA at geology camp so I don't have to work on the car for a month or more.

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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2017, 12:06:41 AM »




Here it is.......

http://www.amwindow.org/pix/htm/w7qhot3.htm


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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2017, 10:50:49 AM »

I don't have pics, but I've moved a Henry 3000D RF Generator in the back of a volvo wagon before.

RF deck went in the passenger seat, strapped in.  The rest, on its side, in the hatch with the seats folded down.

Where there is a will, there is a way!

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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2017, 06:44:02 PM »

There is a song that goes with this...


"Low Rider" - Eric Burdon & War.

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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2017, 09:02:10 PM »

I don't have pics, but I've moved a Henry 3000D RF Generator in the back of a volvo wagon before.

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I don't know if it is still true for recent models,  but at least through the Volvo 740 and 940 series, the wagon cargo space was designed to receive a specific standard size NATO airborne shipping pallet. 
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