m1918 light repair truck

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ernie
thanks
first up to left
reverse down to left
second down to right
third up to right
think I got it straight!!!
same as on early 4 cylinder DBs .
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editing wikipedia isnt to hard, you dont even have to sign in.
just click on the edit tab at the top of the page. and start typing.
the trick is Dont use the "return" it will do that automaticly.
when you see a template like this- all you have to do is fill in the blanks-

{{Infobox Automobile
|image=[[Image:M1918 Dodge.jpg|300px| M1918 Dodge light repair truck]]
|name='''Dodge M1918 light repair truck
|manufacturer=[[Dodge]]
|parent_company=[[Chrysler]]
|production=1.012
|predecessor=
|successor=
|class=AA
|body_style=pickup truck
|platform=
|layout=9017
|engine=Gasoline, [[L-head]], 24HP. 4-cylinder with [[Magneto]] ignition and hand cranked starter.
|transmission= 3 speed
|length=157in.
|width=72 in.
|height=78 in.
|ground_clearance=
|weight= 1/2 Ton
|wheelbase= 4X2
|top_speed=45 MPH
|fuel_economy=
|fuel_capacity=
|assembly=
|related=
}}

the little square bullet point is created by the * on the 8 key.
the double square brackets [[around another page title]] will link that to the page and show up as blue letters.
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Hi again Bob
Very nice car
One of our early club members had a 1917 Ford model T Signal corps ambulance. More or less like a open can depot hack.
His body came out of a barn where it had been stored since the early 1920s till he got it in 1976.
He assembled it on a 1917 chassis and had a canvas top made for it from the remains of the original, His paint was almost gray. Again he copied the original paint from a protected section of the wood body.
The owner passed away in 1993 and the T made the rounds and is now rerestored and in the private colletion of the Disney family in Ca.
I will try to dig up some old pictures to scan
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if you cant afford the manual, you cant afford the truck!
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Nice, not as nice as a Dodge, but nice all the same.

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Hi Gordon
The T is cute, but not at all correct.
It may, at the most be considered a battle field modification. There were 2 types of T ambulances, One is a big bulky wood body. Looks very top heavy. The second is the signal corp. open cab, canvas top. Ford did supply a lot ot trucks to the military, they were similar to the Dodges. But i do not believe they ever used any fords with C cabs. Also almost all truck bodies from the era, were mostly wood. Like horse drawn carts.

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but the real question on everyones minds, is whats a signal corps K-5 truck? :roll:
:lol: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U. ... s_vehicles

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Brian
As far as that T "ambulance" Gordon was kind saying it is not correct. It looks NOTHING like an actual ww T ambulance. More like sombody's fantasy . Here is a line of American Field Service FORD Model T"s in France 1917. Also a picture of the Ford T Chassis BEFORE the ambulance body was assembled in Paris by the members of the Field Service. Finally a neat Light Repair truck picture surrounded by doughboys.It is blown up from a tiny picture so resolution is not so good
http://www.globalarray.net/user/bobspics/snowamb1.jpg
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I think gordan and I may have discussed the T-ambulance pic on the wiki.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of ... or_Company
no ones written a liberty truck article, yet, and I would kill for a pic of the SCR-108 rig.
I'd forgotten about the sig ambulance, maybe it was the K-5?
the discription in the sig storage catalogue is perty vague.
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Hi Brian
Thanks for the link
That is the 3rd type of WWI Ford T ambulance i have seen :D
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I think I'v seen that ambulance somewhere before? army moters/supplyline?
what do you know someone started a lib truck article.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_truck

guess I'll have to work on that today.
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While we are on the topic of ww 1 Dodges anybody ever see a Dodge rail car ? It appears to be a 1917 or 18 model fitted with rail wheels and machinegun. The front splash shield around the crank hole has been removed or is missing http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr38/3572763392/
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Another nice little car.

Serial number looks made up, and tow hook looks like a very late jeep one, apart from that.

Bullet hole through the siren is a nice touch.
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Thought that I'd update you guys on the Light Repair truck project. I fabricated the brackets for the kerosene lamps and I was luck enough to find an original bracket for the acetyline search light . Hope to have it ready for the spring .
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