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AMX13 is unloaded
The AMX13 we have is a non runner as it spend many years outside as a static exhibit. Years of vandalism, theft and a well meaning but horrific attempt to get the tank running, has left its toll. Unfortunately someone had left the spark plugs out and the oil filler cap off - both spelt the death toll for the engine. It is now very seized and beyond repair. Not every thing is bad news, the tracks are very good... oh that's about it for the good news.. An engine has been sourced and a gearbox - so not all is lost. Next on the list is finding a new turret, as the one fitted was for some filming and is non-original. More pictures of the rebuild will follow.
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