One Careful Owner

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Robbo
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One Careful Owner

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I love the smell of cosmoline in the morning!
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Re: One Careful Owner

Post by gyknot »

I love the pics of the ww2 international trucks. They are a close second to me behind the dodge trucks.
Hopefully when I finish the wc12 I'm working on, an international m5h6 6x6 will be next.
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The 7 1/2 Ton Reo/Biedermans were a lot of truck.
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Post by Gordon_M »

RANGER wrote:The 7 1/2 Ton Reo/Biedermans were a lot of truck.
That they were, but unfortunately they had old school cabs with metal panelling over ash frames. I looked at one years ago which was cosmetically fine, but the cab was about to blow away in the wind, time, rot, woodworm, whatever.

If you're going to buy one, check the cab.
Gordon, in Scotland

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Many of the heavy trucks of the thirtys used wood as filler in door pillars and general cab construction.
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Post by Ken J »

Motor graders are cool.....!

Some day I'm going to see a good color picture of a Dodge WC-43 Telephone truck!! Darn it!
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Another view of the truck at the top:

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f? ... 53005a2d67

They are really taking good care of old Betty.
I love the smell of cosmoline in the morning!
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I have a nice set of doors and windshield foe old Betty, where ever she is. I'll guess that it only had a few hundred miles on it in that photo. It looks like it had little rest. Driving on wet beech sand is a hard life.
US ARMY HONOR GRADUATE MECHANIC, Restorer of fine Jeeps, MV's, MVPA 40+yrs, DAV, Army Aircrew member, Donor to Military Museums & CAF, MV Hobby since 1945
Other Hobby- Army Air Force & Busting Big Ass Military Imposters-Good at it