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- Significance Of "453" Regarding Oakley?

Dyeraudio

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Ok, The story on the #453 on the Oakley tank was not anything specific relating to Oakley. The tanks actual serial number when sold was #453. There were three tanks that were shipped from over seas to a company in Nevada. The tanks were decommissioned and made available for public purchase. # 452, 453, 454. Oakley bought #453 and over time the tank number had worn off. There repainted it and it became more visible. So basically it was the tanks original serial number.
 

joecool862

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Ok, The story on the #453 on the Oakley tank was not anything specific relating to Oakley. The tanks actual serial number when sold was #453. There were three tanks that were shipped from over seas to a company in Nevada. The tanks were decommissioned and made available for public purchase. # 452, 453, 454. Oakley bought #453 and over time the tank number had worn off. There repainted it and it became more visible. So basically it was the tanks original serial number.
A cool bit of Oakley trivia!
 

Rusty M

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Ok, The story on the #453 on the Oakley tank was not anything specific relating to Oakley. The tanks actual serial number when sold was #453. There were three tanks that were shipped from over seas to a company in Nevada. The tanks were decommissioned and made available for public purchase. # 452, 453, 454. Oakley bought #453 and over time the tank number had worn off. There repainted it and it became more visible. So basically it was the tanks original serial number.
Pretty cool! I did not know the full story, thanks for sharing!!
 

xmetalmaniac

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Ok, The story on the #453 on the Oakley tank was not anything specific relating to Oakley. The tanks actual serial number when sold was #453. There were three tanks that were shipped from over seas to a company in Nevada. The tanks were decommissioned and made available for public purchase. # 452, 453, 454. Oakley bought #453 and over time the tank number had worn off. There repainted it and it became more visible. So basically it was the tanks original serial number.


WOW, what a bogart, didn't even try to throw props my way for getting that info. Oh the agony of it all.
 

Dyeraudio

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Yes. My bad. Sorry bro. I knew it was the clearest, to the point story. Everyone this was Xmetalmaniacs post he made after speaking with an internal employee of Oakley. He deserves the props!!!!
 

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