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It's been under construction now for about 2 years. Getting close to the finish line now. Paint the walls and ceiling this weekend. Then lay the carpet, install the lights, and start setting up my own museum. Man, I can't hardly wait to unpack those boxes!

This is the upstairs.

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And the vehicle storage area. You can see the door that leads into the previously pictured areas in the background.

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I'm going to have a lot of sorting to do.

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That's an awfully large building for an AK... Can't wait to see it when its all filled up!


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The AK is for mice control. Scares them away without firing a shot.


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I can't wait to see it when everything is all spread out and in its' place!!!

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Building? Building?? He gets to have a building?? Thats so not fair! :o

 

Hah, only joking. Your one lucky devil to have your own building to display your collection, I would personally move into it and live with my collection. :)

 

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I want one. They are right, that's not fair. I am telling Obama and its my right to have one.

All kidding aside. Congratulations... This is a dream come true for alot of us.

Keep us posted with the pics.

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robinb:

 

So, what are your long term plans? Will you open your collection up to the public? If you plan on doing so, how do you envision making it happen? How do you manage your collection inventory and aquisitions? Do you have some specific collection goals in mind; what are they? You said that your facility has been under construction for two years now. When did you make the decision to expand into a purpose built location? Would you share a little about how long you've been collecting and how your collecting efforts evolved to where you are today?

 

I know that all sounds like an interogation; I don't intend it to be. I would just really like to hear more about your ideas and plans. It always nice to see success in action, and yours is an example that I'm sure we can all learn something from. Even if I never build my collection to the scale that you're achieving, it's inspiring to see what is possible.

 

So, please, tell us more.

 

Mike


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I agree completely with ww2vault!!! You get to have your own building!!?? You SUCK!!! :D

 

Just kidding, We all cant wait to see the finished product.


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WOW! That's a huge building for a collection! I can't wait to see what it looks like when you're finished.

 

Any chance of pictures of the outside of the building?

 

Out of curiosity - how much does something like this cost to build?

 

Dave


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Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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I am going to show my wife this one......maybe this will motivate her to give more than one wall and a corner...........can't wait to see it.......


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I am going to show my wife this one......maybe this will motivate her to give more than one wall and a corner...........can't wait to see it.......

 

 

Ha Ha..... Let us know how that turns out. :lol:


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Must be a dream come true. Best of luck and please keep us up to date and it progresses.

 

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OK, You win, I concede, you have the biggest war room!


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hi robinb, Nice museum buildings you have there, I see the Dodge weapons carrier from the rear, however I am intrigued by the closed cab vehicle in front of it, are we looking at a Dodge half ton pick up, I can't quite see enough of it to be sure what it is, maybe a Dodge half ton carryall think.gif ??????

 

Cheers ( Lewis )

 

If it is either of the two vehicles mentioned above, then these are firm favourites of mine, along with the long wheel base closed cab GMC. thumbsup.gif


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that's an incredible space to have! very cool!

 

based on recent forum threads concerning theft, I am sure you must have pondered and made allowance for a very secure alarm system.

 

keep us posted on your progress and thanks for sharing! thumbsup.gif


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Regards,

 

Michael Sweeney--Researcher and Collector of WW2 77TH Division

If you have any named items to a 77th Division Soldier please contact me!!!

 

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hi robinb, Nice museum buildings you have there, I see the Dodge weapons carrier from the rear, however I am intrigued by the closed cab vehicle in front of it, are we looking at a Dodge half ton pick up, I can't quite see enough of it to be sure what it is, maybe a Dodge half ton carryall think.gif ??????

 

Cheers ( Lewis )

 

If it is either of the two vehicles mentioned above, then these are firm favourites of mine, along with the long wheel base closed cab GMC. thumbsup.gif

 

 

That closed cab truck is a 1944 Chevy cargo truck.


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This project is a remarkable undertaking! How much of this construction have you performed?



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That closed cab truck is a 1944 Chevy cargo truck.

 

Hi robinb, thanks for the info on the Chevy truck, I had a fifth wheel version of the Chevy truck, the guy I sold it to replaced the fifth wheel for a bomb hoist and marked it up USN torpedo loader.

 

Cheers ( Lewis )


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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

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I want one. They are right, that's not fair. I am telling Obama and its my right to have one.

All kidding aside. Congratulations... This is a dream come true for alot of us.

Keep us posted with the pics.

4starchris

 

Under the redistribution plan, I am requesting this building.. :lol:


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Under the redistribution plan, I am requesting this building.. :lol:

 

yeah, Obama's in, I want that thing there and that one over there and oh yes got to have the one in the corner. But that AK there I can't get that, Obama gonna take that one away. I don't have any of that, it's not fair, you know, that you have so much and an underprivileged person like me has so little, President Obama will send some of that my way. :lol: Great stuff you have there! w00t.gif


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