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#1 Kmac1 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 16, 2014 - 04:30 PM

I picked this up about a year ago from behind a neighbors house that was hidden in the weeds. From the road I thought it was a small enclosed trailer, just perfect to pull behind my Rhino with camping gear or what ever. Got it home and on the side it says U.S. Air Force. It is a forced air heater with a 4hp Wisconsin engine and mag. The diesel tank for the heater is at the very bottom. The engine has compression and the heater fan is not locked up. The field mice have made a small city of nest in it but overall it looks to be repairable. Cant decide if I want to gut it and make the enclosed trailer, or turn it into a very large towable ice chest for camping or leave like it is and try to get it working. What would you do. The back doors open and that is where the heat is blown from. The only thing I can find out that is missing is there seemed to be an intake pipe on top that is no longer there. Its kind of neat though.

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Posted November 16, 2014 - 04:35 PM

Interesting item. I think I would try to make it work first. Then if that doesn't pan out make
whatever out of it.
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Posted November 16, 2014 - 04:41 PM

I could use that sucker if it works!


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 04:52 PM

My first thought was to try to get it working and use in my shop.
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Posted November 16, 2014 - 05:16 PM

That was a nice find. You never know what's hidden in the weeds! Thank you for sharing the photos.

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Posted November 16, 2014 - 05:40 PM

You should try to get running , a force air heater right now in missouri would go over big . Heck trailers are a dime a dozen . good luck and keep us posted .


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 06:04 PM

all the numbers are not on the side but I took what numbers I could read and googled them. never really foun d any info on it.

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Posted November 16, 2014 - 07:01 PM

Make it work. Noel
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Posted November 16, 2014 - 07:31 PM

If it were mine I would try to get it working. Must be like a gun burner inside, with a fan to push the air?  Nice find. Let us know what you do with it.  Interested in the outcome.                                                                                                                                                               Roger.


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 08:04 PM

I would make it work and put it to work.  :rocker2:

 

This is the time of year to make it happen.

 

I have a sneaky feeling that if you got it running, you could probably sell it.  Some golf course or even a private owner might think it would be neat to be able to drag a heater behind their equipment and warm up where they need to work or play.

 

The nice thing about resurrecting military stuff is that it usually is preserved well.  They put in so many anti-moisture devices and spec such high quality equipment that it is hard to not end up with a nice unit.

 

Ben W.


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 08:10 PM

I'd walk around the heater and continue on to the old Yamaha in the background. That needs to be ready for spring.  :smilewink:


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 08:20 PM

Clean it up try to get it working then flip it for some BIG money or keep it if you got a use for it. I wouldn't waste it on a trailer build. Who knows maybe some military buff might want it as is. Let us know what you do.


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 08:57 PM

Thanks for all the comments, I think I will try to make it work. But before I do that I have to finish my 1855A. I'm well known to start too many projects at once and take forever to finish them.

Tractorholic you have a good eye, that is a 1965 55cc Yamaha given to me by my brother in law when he found out I'd had one just like it as a kid. That is another one of those "when I get time I will fix it up projects" Willie
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Posted November 16, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Clean it up try to get it working then flip it for some BIG money or keep it if you got a use for it. I wouldn't waste it on a trailer build. Who knows maybe some military buff might want it as is. Let us know what you do.

X2 my exact thoughts


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 10:43 PM

 

 

Tractorholic you have a good eye, that is a 1965 55cc Yamaha

 

I started riding about that time and worked next door to a Yamaha dealer. I'd recognize that man killer gas tank anywhere. I hope you do get it running some day, especially if it's complete. 






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