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    Problem is: do you have a bed if you made a cargo truck?
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    Nope, don’t have a bed. In 1944, the bed would have been made of wood. The fire truck would have had a flatbed with the water tank and stuff attached. It’s a 50-50 shot on which way to go. The fire truck may be slightly less difficult than because a flat bed is significantly easier than trying to build the cargo bed from scratch.
    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
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    2 each M211's 1 W/W, 1WO/W
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    1 each M37, with Dodge poly 318, hydraulic clutch
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    I decided I split the difference. I’ll remove the frame extensions from the front, bring the bumper back and attach it to the original mount holes then use the various fire truck components and build the back of the truck to look like the original. I have an old gasoline powered water pump from another fire truck that I’ll install to give the truck some “real world” functionality.
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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 “Sparky”
    USMC/USAF

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    It took almost two hours to grind off the last two welds of the second frame extension. Next step is to clean all the white and red paint and prep for eventually painting everything OD green. The engine, other than heavy layers of dirt and oil, is a nice Chevy orange. I can’t wait to see it all cleaned up. Okay, I can wait, it’ll test my limited patience.
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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 “Sparky”
    USMC/USAF

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    Started stripping paint off the front bumper. Tried a couple different ways but they really didn’t work well. I have a couple Course Roto Strippers, CG-1. They take that old red and white paint off like nobody’s business! Now to find a source of them ‘cause they’re going to wear out before I can finish getting rid of all that nasty red/white paint. No pictures tonight. Might have something worth taking a picture of tomorrow.
    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 “Sparky”
    USMC/USAF

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffhuey1n View Post
    Started stripping paint off the front bumper. Tried a couple different ways but they really didn’t work well. I have a couple Course Roto Strippers, CG-1. They take that old red and white paint off like nobody’s business! Now to find a source of them ‘cause they’re going to wear out before I can finish getting rid of all that nasty red/white paint. No pictures tonight. Might have something worth taking a picture of tomorrow.
    Just sandblast them.
    1951 Reo M48 Deuce Tractor
    1962 Dodge M37B1 w/w
    1951 Willys M38

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    Quote Originally Posted by hndrsonj View Post
    Just sandblast them.
    . Yup, I plan on it. That bumper won’t fit in the cabinet
    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 “Sparky”
    USMC/USAF

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffhuey1n View Post
    . Yup, I plan on it. That bumper won’t fit in the cabinet
    If you need one just ask!
    1951 Reo M48 Deuce Tractor
    1962 Dodge M37B1 w/w
    1951 Willys M38

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    Once things dry out a bit, I’ll pull it out of the barn and give it an intense scrub down. Got 70+ years of accumulated crap to scrape off. I definitely could use a sand blaster for outside use.
    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 “Sparky”
    USMC/USAF

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    Front bumper is almost finished with repairs. One last piece of metal to get rid of. Then paint and prep for installation.
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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 “Sparky”
    USMC/USAF

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