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    I love the CMP trucks. Impossible to find in my area.

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    I love the CMP trucks. You cant find them around here.

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    That is a very nice truck, I would not change a thing. It is likely the duel wheel conversion was done while it was in service.

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    I never considered that it would have been done in the service.

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    Pretty sure Midwest Military has some parts trucks if you needed anything.
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    I think the single rear wheel GTB's are pretty rare. I only have seen photos of one other one. It was owned by the late Kevin Kronlund. I don't know where it is now.

    You truck is also appears very complete. I would have a hard time modifying it. I think it is rare enough to restore back to original. There are still a number of GTB's around with no rear body or other missing parts that would be better candidates for the pickup conversion.


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    Here's a another single rear wheel GTB, maybe. I would say this is a perfect candidate for modification, except that someone has already modified it beyond all reasonable standards. Rube Goldberg on a 5 day drunk, maybe.


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    Thanks Jeff. That confirmed that my passenger seat is not original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bull View Post
    Thanks Jeff. That confirmed that my passenger seat is not original.
    We have a bomb carrier version in a storage yard in town that looks pretty complete. It still has the NAVY markings on the hood and was probably used here at the munitions depot during WW2. Got some errands to run so I'll stop and take some pics.
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    DSCF2347.jpgDSCF2348.jpgDSCF2349.jpgDSCF2350.jpgDSCF2351.jpgDSCF2352.jpgDSCF2353.jpgDSCF2354.jpg Bull, this bomb carrier has been in this storage yard for probably 30+ years. I will assume the yard is run by a hoarder as vehicles come in but never go out. It looks as though someone tried to use plywood and 2X4s to make it a closed cab. The engine and drivetrain are complete as is the hoist. The only other MV in the yard is a fairly clean M37 with a home made tow rig installed.
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