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ATTV – ARMY TERRORIST TERMINATOR VEHICLE with M50 Machine Gun
This Halloween prop was fun to make. Hopefully, Martin wont reject it for not being wood enough. Ha!
”The 4×4 solid antique WOOD body was salvaged from a 1982 fence and was restored to original condition, the gun barrel was salvaged from a flag pole that was bent in the tornado of 95 which was meticulously drilled on a antique drill press from the 70s. The gun site was hand screwed from a real 1982 combination square from home depot and an eye bolt from Ace hardware. The tripod was re purposed from a 1987 white bros. transit and spray painted with authentic gun metal gray spray paint to exact military camouflage specifications. The grab handles were very hard to find in my drawer of leftover hardware. We used union approved black tie downs to attach the gun to the vehicular military apparatus.” Ha! Yea…..right.
Halloween 2010 – Take America Back with Haunted Arlington Grave Yard/ ATV ride
We like to go all out for Halloween. It’s become a fun tradition in our community that gets a little bigger every year.
To honor all of the fallen Soldiers who fought and died for our freedom, we wanted to show our appreciation for their ultimate sacrifice. Halloween originated as a way to honor the dead so we mixed the two and had a party.
These two young men wore their relative’s real army uniforms for halloween.
Jack was ready to party!
This year, my wife and I gave some of our friend’s kids a slow ride around the haunted grave yard on the ATV.
William is my good friend Doug’s kid and woodshop buddy. He likes to drive the ATV.
They ran around and had a blast playing army with the toy gun props and swords.
So un- PC. Just like when we were kids. Nobody died or needed therapy.
The large American flag on the front of the house is from my father in law, Jim Newman’s memorial.
He served in the Navy, as did his father and brother, and was actually stationed on Navy Pier in Chicago.
I learned many things from him such as a good work ethic, honor and conservative values. I know he would have been proud to be a part of this. I know it seems a bit extreme in these times but it was well received.
As a Navy vet, not a redneck gun nut, I want to thank and support all of our men and woman in the Military who believe in America and what it still stands for…. Freedom.
and having a sense of humor helps.