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    We posted some pictures of the 42' restoration to the SAVOY 6 page on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/SAVOY-6/380827175348863 it will show you that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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    Value of an uncommon truck like that is hard to determine. And just because something is "rare" doesn't mean it's worth more either. What is it worth? What is it worth TO YOU? I've seen people hold onto POS cars because they have a memory attached to it, to them the car is priceless. A vehicle is worth what folks are willing to pay for it. So, short answer is, what did you pay for it? Then, whatever it is, that's the value.

    It's a neat looking vehicle, I can't ever remember seeing another one like it. The fact that it runs great make it all that much more cool. Most vehicles from WWII era are found in basket-case condition and take YEARS to get running again. You already have a head start!
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    Checking my library, I found a picture of the truck on page 156 of World War Two Military Vehicles Transport & Half-tracks, by G.N. Georgano. The picture shows it functioning as a prime mover for a 4000 gal tanker.

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    Here is the picture of the truck.Federal_truck.jpg
    It doesn't look like you will need much to put it back to this condition, most of the major parts are still present, looks like you would need a brush guard and some lighting and mirrors.

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    The wrecker bed will be a PITA to try and find, I doubt you will ever find it. Perhaps you would consider putting an early deuce bed onto it and making it into a one-of-a-kind truck to bring to rallies? Maybe putting a 5th wheel plate on it and make it into a tractor, as shown in the book of 1965M151A1's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1965M151A1 View Post
    Here is the picture of the truck.Federal_truck.jpg
    It doesn't look like you will need much to put it back to this condition, most of the major parts are still present, looks like you would need a brush guard and some lighting and mirrors.
    That is a early 605, a F1 tractor, you can see one of the spares sticking out behind the cab,
    If I had the truck, I would convert it to a 605, it would be easier then finding the aircraft recovery wrecker bed/crane/equipment
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    Hmm that is a good picture! The Federal 605 and 606 are nearly identical , however, the 605 has a 5 foot longer wheel base. I kind of love the how the C2's look with the old cable cable style wreckers I thought I could make one if i got enough pictures and measurements. I am looking for a large pto winch to use on it as well. Everyone harasses me about this baby because "it's not practical" ask me what I am going to do with something like that. I tell them what can't I do with it! The gentleman that had it before me used it to pull his 36 foot Chris Craft around on a trailer with locked axles. His plan was to put an old deuce bed on it.

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    Nice find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbshafer2 View Post
    Everyone harasses me about this baby because "it's not practical" ask me what I am going to do with something like that.
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    What state are you from, the site requires that be filled in, instead of just the United States. It really does not matter to me, except that I took a phone call about an early 40's Federal truck not far from Wichita, Kansas. I was going to go look at it and see if I could find the owner a buyer, too much project for me. The guy that called me said it still had booms and winch on it. Glen
    The five tons have dried up and are about gone, we have some deuce remains around, the military salvage yard is looking pretty empty these days!

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