hcpookie i appreciate the thoughts. I have not even begun to think about how I am going to do the conversion. I guess its putting the cart before the horse mentality but I need to get home and smell the carbon and fondle the parts before I can develop a strategy. I have no shame in being a follower, so I will probably wait until someone else has an approved conversion that I think I can tackle before I go cutting up parts. Right now the focus is on gathering the pieces.
I thought about the idea of getting parts while I am over here. Honestly, its probably the most abundant source of parts I will ever find. I have to check in with our customs officer before I go trying to police up some parts. I would definitely shed a few tears if I had to cut up some barrels and guns if allowed.
My biggest problem with that course of action (if legal) are the Afghans. Although dirt poor, they barter like a champ. Its down right frustrating to try to get anything for them. We blew up some trees awhile back and the owner wanted a car in return. He took his claim up the chain of command and ended up with $10.