info on 4ton fwd cargo 1942

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info on 4ton fwd cargo 1942

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Hi there desert man here just wondering does any know much about the FWD 4 ton cargo I found one today on way home from work bit rusty but all cab bit there I cant find any info on net even tried web ferrit thanks . any info or pics would be great thanks .
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There was an article on the FWD HAR trucks in Volume 5 of the old Wheels and Tracks magazine which may still be available from specialist book sellers such as Napoleons in Brisbane - they still list the magazine in their catalogue:

http://www.napoleons.com.au/home.html

Used by the PMG department in Australia post war - not a lot of parts available but some can still be had.

Try a google search on FWD HAR
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thanks robbo I will check it out later talk later.
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Re: info on 4ton fwd cargo 1942

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I have a NOS HAR Headlamp assembly.
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hi
desert man

My dad drove FWD 4x4s in the Pacific during the war.
the trucks he drove were FWD SUE Marine corps specials.
They were a 4 or 5 ton prime mover with 1400 20 or 24 inch tires. and had a mid mounted winch.

could you get some pictures? we have been looking for one of these trucks or any info on survivors.

thanks alot
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FWD's outside the US

Post by Gordon_M »

Many of the surviving trucks are outside the US, as a big bunch were made for the Commonwealth forces around WW2.

There is some discussion on Maple Leaf Up;

http://www.mapleleafup.org/forums/

... from FWD owners, not a lot, but more than anywhere else I think.

You might have to join to participate, but you should be able to search and see stuff without that.
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Post by Ernie Baals »

Hi Gordon:

the truck i am looking for is strickly a usmc pacific campaign truck.

the us army rejected them so the marine corps took them.

It is not the same as a regular SUE, completely different. my computer is down now, (i am on my step sons laptop) when it is back up i will scan a picture of the truck and post.

my dad was a member of a fwd club and a few knew of the truck, but nobody had ever seen one up close.

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Re: info on 4ton fwd cargo 1942

Post by somewhere in suffolk »

hi i put this same post on the normandy pics post,before i found this one about the truck in question. i thought maybe the har 4 tonne cargo which you are seeking pics for is the same as the one on the http://www.milweb.net website for sale. am not trying to promote the site at all, just thought this may be of interest.