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    Need help with the evolution of 5 ton trucks.

    Hi Guys, I am deep in the midst of finishing up my Studebaker US6 book, and the need to pay bills won't really allow me to stop and go wading through a mountain of 5-ton data - but in short, as incredible as it may seem, some M39 trucks were rebuilt into M809-series trucks. As I recall, this...
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    Deuce contract #

    While others may have information about the service life of a vehicle, I have only information concerning the manufacture of the vehicles. Best, David Doyle www.DavidDoyleBooks.com
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    Deuce contract #

    Post (or email me) your contract number and I can tell you who built it and and probably when. With the serial number I can be more precise. Best, David Doyle www.DavidDoyleBooks.com
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    2018 Findlay Oh Armed forces day buy-sell-trade & Info

    Denise and I will there, just inside the door of Building A - with a big pile of books. Hope to see all of you there! David Doyle www.DavidDoyleBooks.com
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    MVPA number

    Unfortunately I just saw this note (I have been WAY behind on my writing for longer than I can remember, and thus not able to spend much time on the forum). I do not doubt that you were told that several years ago (and I even have a suspicion about who said it) - HOWEVER, I have been on the...
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    Books in Indianapolis

    Denise and I, along with a truckload of books, will again be in Indianapolis - this year on March 10 - same location and hours as last year. Hope to see some of you there! Best, David Doyle www.DavidDoyleBooks.com
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    Drawing for free books

    Hi everyone - My wife Denise and I are having a drawing for the winner's choice of $50 worth of the books that I have written. Sign up for our newsletter and enter the drawing free by clicking the link on our homepage of www.daviddoylebooks.com Our last drawing - (yesterday, 8 December) was...
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    M44/45 Class 530A/B/C Fire truck

    Whacha wanna know? Best, David Doyle www.DavidDoyleBooks.com
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    What do YOU want to know about G-742 history?

    I think you'll be pleased. If you are familiar with my two-volume Dodge book (http://www.ampersandpubco.com/new-products-1/us-dodge-the-development-and-deployment-of-dodge-military-trucks-1940-1975) - this project is coming together in much the same fashion, albeit larger, owing to the MANY...
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    What do you want to know about five-ton history?

    I'll knock this one out right away, since I've gotten so many emails about this through the years. In 1984 the USMC awarded a $52.2 million contract (with extensions), that ultimately converted 2,028 M54 trucks to M813. The Corps rebuilt the cabs, axles, transfer case and drive shaft. They...
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    What do you want to know about five-ton history?

    Greetings all, After over a decade of work, my five-ton (M41/54/656/809/939 et al) book is now rushing headlong toward completion. This book will be similar to my two-volume Dodge set from a couple years ago. After having been deeply immersed in this subject so long, I fear that in some cases...
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    What do YOU want to know about G-742 history?

    Greetings all, After over a decade and a half of work, my G-742 (M34/35/A1/A2/A3 et al) book is now rushing headlong toward completion. This book will be similar to my two-volume Dodge set from a couple years ago. After having been deeply immersed in this subject so long, I fear that in some...
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    David Doyle Books in South Bend, Indiana May 5-6

    Hi guys, For those interested, Denise and I will be set up in the Esther Singer Exhibit Hall on the 4-H Fairgrounds May 4-6, 2017. We have our full range of books available, including Dodge, half-track, CCKW, M151 volumes. The event is the 53rd Annual Studebaker Drivers Club International Meet...
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    New member near Gettysburg, PA

    Welcome! If you haven't already met him (and you probably have), you should make a point of looking up Frank Buck in Gettysburg. I am confident you'll have a lot in common to talk about. Best wishes, David Doyle www.DavidDoyleBooks.com
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    PA - Fall 2016 Rausch Creek Steel Soldiers Rally

    So, to be sure I am clear on all this - a bone stock M38A1 would be a no-go, but a M151A2 with ROPS or hardtop would be good, as would my M35A2 with hard top - but not my M35A2 with soft top, correct? Best, David www.DavidDoyleBooks.com
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    Hydramatic oil cooler question

    My suggestions would be to try Brian Asbury or Memphis Equipment Company. Hope this helps, David www.DavidDoyleBooks.com
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    PA - Fall 2016 Rausch Creek Steel Soldiers Rally

    I have heard that the park requires roll cage and/or seat belts - any truth to this? Best, David Doyle www.DavidDoyleBooks.com
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    Books in Indianapolis

    David Doyle Books in Indianapolis Hi everyone, Denise and I will be set up vending books this Saturday (March 11) at the Roscoe Turner IPMS Show at the Raymond Park Middle School, 8575 East Raymond St., Indianapolis. We will have our full range of books (100 or so different titles) - so if any...
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    My new book - Vietnam Gun Trucks

    Correct. There are some very well done re-creations today that provide credible tribute to the crews of these trucks, but documentation indicates that Eve was the only gun truck to be returned intact from Vietnam. Thanks to all who posted kind remarks above. Best wishes, David Doyle
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    So, what's the one thing you'd change?

    I would require people to post using their real, given name, as appearing on their birth certificate/marriage license or work ID - and I'd be willing to bet that no one's mother named them "three-speed transfer case." The reasons - people can forget civility when they think that they are masked...
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