What's in the Box?

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What's in the Box?

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See:

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f? ... eb9f45b0cb

What is in that litle box near the front door?

Wouldn't it be nice to have one of these with all the tools - I have the back 2ft of one of these truck's chassis with bumperettes - might be a big job to restore one from that bit. :(
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I should have the manual for this truck. I do not see it but will bump into it somewhere. I used it to help Dr Bennett locate part numbers and items when restoring his truck 25 years ago.
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The different colour of the box suggests it may be add-on equipment but for what - that is the question.
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Parking tickets? :idea:
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Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards. :wink:
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As a North Carolinian, I must respectfully submit that Krispy Kreme is a far superior product. :D
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Robbo wrote:See:

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f? ... eb9f45b0cb

What is in that litle box near the front door?

Wouldn't it be nice to have one of these with all the tools - I have the back 2ft of one of these truck's chassis with bumperettes - might be a big job to restore one from that bit. :(

Appears to be an add on, note the paint shade difference. Maybe the Trip Tickets are kept in it.
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If you enlarge the picture, there is a faint curving black line under the box that might be an electrical cable of some sort.

There must be something good in it as there appears to be a padlock on the bottom.

Note also how the truck seems to have been repainted around the old unit markings on the doors.
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Line might be a padlock-retaining chain?

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So, the bottom of the box is padlocked shut, and maybe there is a slot in the top.

A letterbox function of some kind?
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Maybe it's for when the Ordnance Mechanics get stuck, they can write to this fellow:
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SGT Half Mast, my hero for 50 years. Follow his advice and your truck will say "Thank you".
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There's an uncanny resemblance to the 'Ol Ranger in that picture ..Robbo :wink:

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Sgt Half Mast has never failed me. He is the creation of Col Bruno Brooks, Quartermaster Corps at Ft Holabird back in 1940.
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Re: What's in the Box?

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I'm just as interested to know what make and model vehicle that is, and the equipment inside! Hand pumps for a lab??
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GMC AFKX-352, Ordnance had several versions from Instrument Repair, Welding, Machine Shop, etc, there were several versions equipped for various Ordnance purposes. They made a couple thousand of these between 40-42. Frank Buck had a nice one 10 years ago and offered it for 17 Grand.
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