WWII Studebaker US-6 on GB

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Mike is correct, the US-6 is significantly less common than the CCKW.

That one has some strange mods, like those front fender skirts. I wonder how bad the rear frame is butchered up for that dump box.

US-6/CCKW beds aren't easy to come by either.

Hmmm........ only 1,830 miles from me.
 

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Here is one that is available in SE Oregon that is a 1945 model. It has had the frame lengthened so it could have a agricultural bin-type box put on it for hauling sugar beets. The engine had been replaced with a GMC 6-cylinder which bit the dust in about '97 and has been sitting ever since. I think the guy would take $500-$750 for it.
 

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Yes. The ones sent to Russia were used for cargo, but a lot were also modifed as rocket-launching trucks called "Stalin's Organs". Sent wave after wave of unguided rockets at the Germans.
 

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The Russians acknowledged very little of what we did for them in WWII
But they loved the US-6 so much that they did send a letter of appreciation to Studebaker
 

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They (the Russians) also copied the US-6 truck up into the 1960s. There was a very bad flaw in the cab area of the US-6, Studabacker know about it, but the military would not let them correct it due to it would mean stopping production. When the Russians started copieing the US-6 after WWII.....they even copied the flaw in the cab.
Years ago, I wrote a story for Army Motors (MVPA) about finding some US-6s here in North Carolina. They all marked as being used on the Alaskan highway during 1942!
One more note on the US-6, it was not like the CCKW as far as carrieing wieght. The US-6 was more like the M35 on being heavy duty. The CCKW was more on the light truck side, she had a very weak clutch, and could not carry nearly as much as the US-6, or the International 6x6. The good thing about the CCKW is a they made a bunch of them to move the goods.
One of the few, Frank USMC RET
 

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I saw a US-6 in a junk yard near here the other day. It was really rough, but its the first one I have ever seen in person. I can't remember if it had the original bed on it or not. If anyone is interested let me know and I will see if I can find out more about it.
 

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Dont mean to hash up old posts but is this still around?? The one from around Idaho.
I would be interested in some parts off her.
Ken
 
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