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  1. Gordon_M

    Anyone a member of the WW2Dodge.com forum?

    Registration open Good afternoon Steve, I normally keep the REGISTER link off, as we get swamped with spam every time we open it up. I have opened it now and you will see the REGISTER link top right on the forum pages. Please register, then send me an e-mail <gordon@dodge.org.uk> with a...
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    1941 K18-C GMC Recovered today

    Nice If you are still wondering - stick with the 270. Solid, reliable, easy to gets bits, can't kill it with a stick and contemporary. Nothing to stop you looking for the 'right' engine, but stick with the 270 for now.
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    True or not

    If only I had time to get to the T-36, but I'm having a garage clear out so maybe this year. Will keep you all posted. I think a general observation on all the WW2 stuff I've seen that has been shipped back is that none of it has been 'ordinary' It has all been armoured stuff, shipped back...
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    True or not

    Yup, cab to the rear. The prototypes had the cab even further back
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    True or not

    Just for interest From the top, Aqua Cheetah, half / three quarter ton amphibian, made about a dozen, later ones with Dodge engines. One came to Britain for testing but don't think we were impressed - wouldn't catch a DUKW on a bad day with half the plugs missing. Eliason Motor...
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    True or not

    A search of the Library of Virginia Signal Corps collection returned hits on " tanks, diesel locomotives, useful vehicles, and a vast amount of used equipment " as individual subjects being returned to the US before the end of 1945 here's the 'vast amount' followed by the 'useful vehicles'...
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    True or not

    Mr How long have you got? It did happen - a lot, and more than once. If you go to the Library of Virginia site and look at the Signal Corps collection from Hampton Roads, most of the stuff was being shipped out - but there were references in the text to vehicles being shipped back to the US...
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    WF 32 Right hand drive

    There is a Build Card thread on the WW2 Dodge Forum; http://forum.ww2dodge.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7441 If you read that whole thread you should cover most of it Gordon
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    WF 32 Right hand drive

    Well that moves us forward a little, from a quick look at the card.... South African destination mid war means it is a Detroit built export truck, and SA was / is RHD which explains that. The body code is '12' which is the code for a cab and chassis, so it had no body on it when it left the...
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    WF 32 Right hand drive

    Dave is talking about stainless trim on the lower bars on each side - like the one missing bar. My best guess there is that the 1941 model front was designed with these extra trim pieces in mind, and the mounting holes for them were punched in the front grille for a good few trucks, but only a...
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    WF 32 Right hand drive

    Be sure to post an image here please - some of the WW2 Dodge Forum contributors have done a bit of interpretation work on about a hundred Build Cards and may spot something you don't - my military OD 1939 TD turned out to have been bought by the US Treasury; ... but they probably used it for...
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    1 1/2 Ton 4X4 Ambulance VF-407

    I had a pic in the back of it taken at the same sort of time, but it went west in a PC crash and never found it again. Inside was very ambulance-like, only real points it showed were the WC54 type fold down rear step, because the back of it was a heck of a height off the ground. Take a...
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    Beautiful 1941 WC-40

    Nice, shiny. See how he kept the original gauge layout and substituted modern gauges? Done right.
  14. Gordon_M

    Anyone a member of the WW2Dodge.com forum?

    REGISTER link is open on the forum today for Ken, and anyone else that needs it. Gordon
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    WF 32 Right hand drive

    I've been back over the images and it is an absolutely stock 41 - 45 unit apart from the wheels and the right hand drive. That chassis number tells me it is Detroit built, and it is definitely a 1.5 ton WF, as the 1 ton equivalent WD had a different type of wheel altogether - a standard Budd...
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