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RANDY SMITH

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SOME PICTURES OF 305 PROGRESS

FAIRING THE RIBS

FARING RIBS photo 1.jpg

DAULFINITE

DALPHINITE photo 3.jpg

OUTER PLANKING WITH CANVAS & DAULFHNITE

OUTER PLANKING photo 4.jpg

A NEW ENGINE WAS DONATED

NEW ENGINE photo f6.jpg

A 40 MM I PICKEDUP IN TN.

40 MM BOFOR photo f9.jpg

JERRY HERE IS PICKS OF THE 42 FORD I FINISHED.

BEFORE
42 FORD BEFORE photo 001.jpg

42 BEFORE photo 002.jpg

ENGINE BEFORE photo 032.jpg

AFTER

42 FORD AFTER photo 0012.jpg


42 FORD AFTER photo 0022.jpg

ENGINE AFTER photo 0052.jpg









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PeterTareBuilder2

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Ahoy there.

Is the 40 mm operational? Where else but in the USA could a private person own a 40 mm anti-aircraft gun? I love watching videos of The Big Sandy Shoot and seeing the heavy weaponry there. One year a group arrived on a working M-18 Hellcat tank and fired the main gun (76 mm) on the range.

Great thing though to see this boat being restored.

Cheers from Peter

"Give me a fast boat for we want to get out of harm's way too."

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David Waples

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Love the boat.... Love the Jeep!
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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Randy,
Thanks for showing me the Jeep. I had never heard of a "script" Jeep before. That makes it pretty rare I imagine. The Ford Script logo on the back bumper sure looks neat. I heard that Ford made more Jeeps during WW2 than Willys, and also that Ford Designed the iconic front grill that Jeep today uses as part of its logo. I always liked Fords! Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin
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Jeff D

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Nice Randy, thanks for the update. That rib fairing job looks tough...

Nice job on the jeep!



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RANDY SMITH

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COMP PRODUCED

FORD 278,352
WILLY'S 361,339

TOTAL 639,691


FORD FIRST CONNTRACT F-1 PRODUCED 15000 SCRIPT JEEP 41 MID 42


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RANDY SMITH

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THE 40 IS NOT OPERATIONAL BUT HOPE TO HAS IT RUNNING ON PROPANE OXYGEN WITH SOME OF THE 50 CALS IF THE COAST GARD ALLOWS IT.


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Randy you should be fine using propaine unless they consider it an explosive type material on a wooden boat.


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For USCG and keeping tanks discrete - it is a matter where to locate the gun simulation gas storage tanks. The 305 has a 40mm, two 20mm, and six 50 Cal to feed gas to.

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