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Old 25-11-21, 20:20
Seb Meloche Seb Meloche is offline
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Default Childhood memory of an abandoned Universal Carrier may be confirmed by Google earth

I live and grew up Northern Ontario Canada so as a younger boy we use to spend most of our time in the bush. At the age of around 16-17 I remember taking a trek in the woods with my buddies and coming across a small boxy tank looking thing with tracks. It was is a pit where we took a shortcut and we use to sit in it quite frequently not knowing or caring what it was.

Now 20 plus years have gone by and in the process of restoring a MK2 Universal Carrier I canít stop thinking of that Carrier we smoked cigarettes in as a kid. Haha

Just for fun I took a quick look on Google earth even though I wasnít positive of the exact location and I think I might of found it. Still sitting there abandoned in a vacant pit. The pit is gated so obviously it belongs to someone but I think I might try to track down the owner of the pit and see if I can purchase it.

Iíve longed moved away from the area so doing this will be an adventurous task.

Iím not even 100% sure itís even a Carrier Iím looking at.

What do you guys think?
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Old 25-11-21, 20:41
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Default Universal Carrier

It does look promising!
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Old 26-11-21, 17:18
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Proportion wise, it may even be a T16...

Wish I were closer..
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Old 26-11-21, 18:18
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There was one at the town gravel pit in Armstrong Ontario. I have not been out there in over 20 years so it may or may not be there anymore. We did take parts of it when we were mining the area for carrier stuff.
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Old 26-11-21, 21:11
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Proportion wise, it may even be a T16...

Wish I were closer..
I think you may be right.
The shadow does hint a hull that goes all the way to the back.
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Old 27-11-21, 00:41
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Ambition! Get going!

BTW, winter is sometimes considered a better season for recoveries because the ground is hard for sledges and for winching. Any thoughts what you'll use? A couple of the fellas here have dragged stuff out of worse spots.
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Old 27-11-21, 00:56
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Proportion wise, it may even be a T16...

Wish I were closer..
Go big or go home, it's probably a Windsor.
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Old 27-11-21, 02:23
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Default Worth it but it will take time.

Itís definitely an adventure Iím willing to take. Itís 7 hours away from where I live now so itís a hell of a trek just to confirm if it is what it is. Iíd also need to make this trip to get the lot number and possibly get leads on the owner.
Itís crazy talk because I do not need another project but curiosity is killing me.
It sits 600ft off a highway with a gravel road leading to it.
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Old 27-11-21, 14:04
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Itís definitely an adventure Iím willing to take. Itís 7 hours away from where I live now so itís a hell of a trek just to confirm if it is what it is. Iíd also need to make this trip to get the lot number and possibly get leads on the owner.
Itís crazy talk because I do not need another project but curiosity is killing me.
It sits 600ft off a highway with a gravel road leading to it.
Sounds like a good way to spend the weekend! I have done similar to go and look in Firefly wrecks.
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Old 27-11-21, 14:59
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I'd love to help, even if it's remotely. This is the kind of stuff the Internet was made for. Discovering your childhood "tank in the woods" and hopefully recovering it. We could even get a Hallmark movie out of this.

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Old 27-11-21, 18:31
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I sure miss those adventures Rob & I would go on in search of carriers in the bush!
I didnít even own a carrier at the time but just as excited to find those rusty parts just lying there!
Great times.
Now Iím married and domesticated!
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I volonteer for an aerial recce next spring . I will pick you up at the airport nearest your house . We will survey the area of interest in no time . Ask Terry Warner if you think i am joking Ö.
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Old 28-11-21, 14:56
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I volonteer for an aerial recce next spring . I will pick you up at the airport nearest your house . We will survey the area of interest in no time . Ask Terry Warner if you think i am joking Ö.
That was the first step I took when I got one of mine...
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