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    Default G506 Class 525 (G7133) restore

    Starting a new thread on my Fire Truck. It's a 1944 G506. It's got a post war tank and plumbing, which will be removed and replaced with correct plumbing/tank. At least that's the plan. If there's not enough parts to recreate a fire truck, maybe I'll go the way of making it a cargo truck. So far it runs great, I'm still learning how to double clutch and I need a new set of tires it. Steps taken so far is pulling all the attachments and pretty much everything I can get off the back of the truck before trying to lift it off.
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    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck
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    Cool truck! Looks like a neat project!!

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    I like the looks of those trucks. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!
    02-1952 M135 W/O #5314 - Reg. #4G3868 (winch added at some point in its life)
    01-1952 M135 W/O #4984 - Reg. #41143???
    12-1951 M135 W/O #3194 - Reg. #41122836 945th Maint Co, 945th Antiaircraft Artillery Bn., Milford Delaware
    11-1951 M135 W/O #556 - Reg. #41121215 5th Army, 816th Quartermaster, Ft. Leonard Wood

    Video of #4984 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FUElX_64i4
    Video of #5314 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYMiR2DT7Fo

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    Got some things done the past few days. Got the hose reels off, got the front tank panel off and the drivers side tank panel. Also disconnected the water lines on the drivers side. If I keep it a fire truck I'll kludge some of the lines together so it looks correct. Here's some pics. I've got to find some color pics of an original bed. I'm not sure how the correct tank fits on the back of the truck.
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    3 each M35A2's 2 WO/W, 1 W/W:
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck
    USMC/USAF

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    Belated update, got the water tank off and most of the post war sheet metal as well as most of the plumbing. Put the truck inside so it would be protected from the weather. Once things get a bit warmer, back to work.
    3 each M35A2's 2 WO/W, 1 W/W:
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck
    USMC/USAF

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    Jeffhuey, That's a nice looking project! I love the cab shape of those old timers!

    Please tell us more about that pair of telescoping gantries: Brand, retail location and approx price. Those look like a great solution for lifting cabs and beds offa trucks!

    Rick

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    Got them from Harbor Freight. They are going for around $800-ish. Not sure, I got my on sale for $600 each. If you go to Harbor Freight you'll need to get three things: the gantry, the trolley that rolls on the beam and a hoist. I had two hoists I got at yard sales so I saved quite a bit.

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    Harbor Freight has them on sale for $729. The trolley is $90 (2 ton) and the hoist is $55 (1 ton)

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    Default G506 Fire Truck Update

    Got the last of the post war sheet metal off. Many thanks hendersonj! Now I can get busy cleaning, repairing and restoring.
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    3 each M35A2's 2 WO/W, 1 W/W:
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck
    USMC/USAF

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    Starting this project up again. More to come.
    3 each M35A2's 2 WO/W, 1 W/W:
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Toys For Tots”, aka “Armadillo”
    1972 M35A2 WO/W “Tribute to Lt Col Ken Bourland”, aka “Warthog”
    1970 M35A2 W/W “War Wagon”, Vietnam War Gun Truck Tribute
    1 each M59 gasser dump truck
    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
    1 each M52A2 tractor
    1 each M1009
    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
    1 each G506 Fire truck
    USMC/USAF

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