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    Beautiful truck, thanks for keeping it from the scrap yard. I love those old body styles and that trucks is a beast, who cares about practical, make a daily driver out of it and have fun

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    Years ago I had a 3 axle, LWB 1948 Mack tractor that was my daily driver for 9 monthe, was starting to build my 31 3 axle Autocar as a daily driver.
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    Congratulations and thanks for saving this truck!
    About the crane, its a 10 Ton Garwood Lifitng System with a 180 degree field of operation.
    This system was installed on a variety of chassis for used by the US Navy and Us Air Corps, including the Sterling DDS 235, HC 530, M1 A1s and Autocar U-7144t.
    The Reo/Federal 605 F1 tractor had a 193'9/16 inch wheelbase, the 606 wrecker version wheelbase being 189'1/2 inch (5 inch difference, not 5 foot lol!). Unless you could find a already parted out crane (no truck attached ), the cosmetic conversion to a tractor seems to be a nice choice.
    More photos would be great!

    By the way, could you mesure the width of the cab (at the rear).

    Thanks!

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    I am from Indiana, sorry haven't gotten to filling everything out yet. I sadly don't really have the means or resources to transport something so big so far. I love this truck and it very well may be something I keep my whole life. I have a few toys none of them practical but I can't think of any reasons to get rid of them and not being practical definitely isn't good enough lol. Thank you all for the support! And thank you Goncalo for the great information. I have found very little. Is there anywhere that has blueprints to these lifting systems? Lol I meant five inches! I don't know what I was thinking! The first thing my dad did when I got it home was measure the cab because he couldn't believe how wide it was. If I remember right he said it was 6' 8" wide.

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    Thanks for saving the truck and I totally understand your passion for the thing. When I saw photos of the Federal here in Kansas, I wanted to go drag it home. I still may have to do that, what a killer looking truck!
    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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    Hi,

    Glad to help/share information! After all, its the reason why this space exists!

    Thanks for the mesurement. I intend to build a model, and all the info is welcome! Photos of the bed chassis, cab rear, transmission, axles, good side/front/rear views, etc etc etc.

    Not sure about this, but it sems to be what you are looking for, however the boom was cutt ... Maybe you could scratch one??

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sellers...n/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sellers...n/photostream/

    For more details about the Federal C2 Wrecker, check this page, and contact them. They should be able to help/guide you... (I forgot to post it in my previous post, sorry!)

    http://www.twinbeech.com/federalc2wrecker.htm

    Cheers,

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    Wow! Great pictures! Thanks! If you are planning a model I can take lots of pictures. I have an extra transmission and transfer case for full detail. Most of the truck is complete. I'm not sure if it has the original mirror or not and it's missing the black out drive lights as well as some brush guards I believe but I can't say for sure because I have found no pictures of a 1940 and it seems the models changed in small ways through the years.

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    Today's Project: Fix my Aviation Inertia Starter! Wish me luck! Still have the original hand crank for starters!

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    XXXXX attempting to delete this post.. hmmm..just read that you can't anymore..sorry guys..MODS feel free to delete this with your supreme power..
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