G749 preservation

Mattech

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We lost a good guy last week. Flying Tiger has passed away. He got a lot out of support from the 5 ton guys and the local MVPA club. He'd expect me to let you know. Can we paste a big American flag at half-mast on his monikor??? or something like that?


After seeing Goose the M135 on display at an airshow, Gary couldn't wait to get a truck and let kids crawl all over it. He cared about everyone around him and took care of his people.

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Our last ride together where we grabbed a little video. I apologized for the Low air buzzer in the video.......but Gary would say "If you idiots had the Low air buzzer working properly ALL your videos would start like this. Fix your buzzers!" Gone too fast too early missed already.
I will always remember how he used to tease us all with his gruff Yankee voice, yes it was way to quick and too soon, he is going to be missed very much..
 

USAFSS-ColdWarrior

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We lost a good guy last week. Flying Tiger has passed away. He got a lot out of support from the 5 ton guys and the local MVPA club. He'd expect me to let you know. Can we paste a big American flag at half-mast on his monikor??? or something like that?


After seeing Goose the M135 on display at an airshow, Gary couldn't wait to get a truck and let kids crawl all over it. He cared about everyone around him and took care of his people.

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Our last ride together where we grabbed a little video. I apologized for the Low air buzzer in the video.......but Gary would say "If you idiots had the Low air buzzer working properly ALL your videos would start like this. Fix your buzzers!" Gone too fast too early missed already.
Thank you for this news, sad as it is.
Our prayers are with all who survive him whether family or his family of friends.
 

m1010plowboy

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Sorry to hear of the passing of a friend. From your quote about the buzzer it sounds like he has gone ahead to get a proper pre trip and warm up done. In the garden.
It's appreciated. We'd talk every week and solve the world's problems. Missed daily by many and the loss is one of a kind. It was a chance meeting at an airshow and I was so lucky to know him.

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We had a chance to visit the memories with a few troops and mvpa seniors at the G749 farm. The fellas set up a real nice camp with immersion heaters for hot water washing, a tent, big fire, just a real cozy distant weekend.

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A few fellas showed up that hadn't driven the M135 before so Goose the deuce got passed to someone who knows green iron. It was great watching the truck being wheeled by someone else so I could grab photos. Mattech's Iltis will have some trail stories to tell. It's a real clean example of some Canadian military muscle.

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6 hr prime

We cheated and taped dash and important other items so we could get a little more primer preservation to places that might not see removal for a few years.

Prepped the truck with cab open, windows open and with nothing else to do for six hours, started spraying.

If you ever do this, take a patience pill because shooting primer into as many cavities as possible means rolling on the floor for at least two of the six hours. Gravity feed guns don't shoot upside down for some reason.

Endura Delta primer layed down fairly good but the outside temps went to about +3C last night so the shop was cool by the time we shut off the lights at 4:30AM.

Off to see the wizard at his paint shop to mix me some OD.
Solid work. Long term love project.
 
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