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    I have a shelter, I've been recycling, any information about the age, manufacture, usage, would be appreciated.
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    Don't have a lot of info for you, but those have been around since the late 50's-early 60's, yours seems to have survived a long time!
    I got the attached pictures off the net a while back, but unfortunately don't remember what website, so can't give them credit here.
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    I found it behind a abandoned building, the shell is in excellent condition, insulated is a factor, I repurposed it for my shop on wheels. Up here in Alaska, this is a real find, as everything has value.

    This being abandoned, has been semi stripped inside, except for the items bolted down. I repurposed all of the electrical wiring, anything of usefulness, I had aluminum sheared for the holes, pop rivets everything in place, used trailer sealant, some great paint, and its close to being finished.

    This will help me a whole lot, a service van is out of the question up here, I live in the woods, so this will work great. I have one stationary workshop that I have, my garage is my other workshop, and now, my workshop is on wheels. The great thing is it can be slid out and put into another truck if needed.

    I fabricated a lot to this "shelter slide in" so it will be great to use for my purpose.
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    Some more photos. I used nut inserts, pop rivets, no screws used!.
    Recycling the lights, fabricating a locking device that is strong.
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    And external 12V, 115V power supply. I repurposed the information plates as much as possible.
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    That looks like it was originally a telex radio shelter for the 3/4 ton dodge M37 trucks. I believe they were GRC46 series shelters (GRC46 A, B or C). I have one sitting in my garage awaiting restoration. They are Korean War era to early VN period with GRC-19 radio and telex capabilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm 51 View Post
    That looks like it was originally a telex radio shelter for the 3/4 ton dodge M37 trucks. I believe they were GRC46 series shelters (GRC46 A, B or C). I have one sitting in my garage awaiting restoration. They are Korean War era to early VN period with GRC-19 radio and telex capabilities.
    I saw photos somewhere that I kept.
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    Like today's Geithner shelters are for the HMMWV. A fine dumpster digger nugget of goodness.

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    It was a great find, repurposed into a great workshop for my locksmith/safe business.

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