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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 09:06 AM UTC
Beginning to think there is a prototype for everything -somewhere.
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 02:37 AM UTC
The design of that radio van body is almost downright unbelieveable. Don't think I will be cranking out one of those in 18 hours anytime soon - but I want one!
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 02:51 AM UTC
I thought at first this COE that I found in Central Kentucky was a civilian version of the AFKWX but GM must have built a 1500 class COE truck as well because this one doesn't have the engine access doors on each side of the hood. Also I guess it looks smaller overall.


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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 02:54 AM UTC
Here's one I found on the internet in civilian paint (sort of):
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 04:39 AM UTC
It'd be nice to grab those two AFKXs, but funds are an issue at this point. Even one in 1:35th is out of my price range right now, thanks to sequestration and furlough.

Is it just me or is that last one you posted pics of a 15' bed, not a 17'?

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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 06:31 AM UTC
Early production AFKWX-353 trucks had a closed metal cab and a metal 15' cargo bed.

Here's an open cab one currently under restoration in France :

http://gmc-afkwx-353.over-blog.com/ (just click on the thumbnails to get more pics )

H.P.
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 07:34 AM UTC
Hey Gents, this weekend I attended a major Negional Concours Auto Show here in Lexington, KY. It happened to coinside with a B-17 fly-in the same weekend.

I am rather proud of the 25 or so photographs I have posted so far with more to come.

I would like to share so follow the link:


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151680962803956.1073741830.733523955&type=1&l=93f27c61d7


Mercedes-Benz Indianapolis 500 Car ca.1914
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 09:05 AM UTC

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I thought at first this COE that I found in Central Kentucky was a civilian version of the AFKWX but GM must have built a 1500 class COE truck as well because this one doesn't have the engine access doors on each side of the hood. Also I guess it looks smaller overall.





Hi, All! GMC and Chevy built these COEs as tractors and "straight jobs" into the mid-50s...
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 11:14 AM UTC
Sorry,that was a Regional Concours Auto Show
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 01:13 AM UTC
Ok, this is going to smack this thread into a hard right turn. But how about a totally different Deuce. Forget the track, add rubber tires - Hey it could happen!



This vehicle was designed before WWI and is gyroscopically balanced. The inventor used to build 6' long working models and his kids would ride in them all over his property. His idea of a bridge was one tightly stretched cable above his' guests heads.

He also built the real deal as shown here and offered it to the Army. It was considered but not developed further.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 05:57 AM UTC
Talking about US 2.5 ton trucks that we'll probably never see replicated in 1/35th scale (plastic), the Dodge T-234 (a.k.a. "Burma Dodge") is a good candidate :




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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 01:46 PM UTC
I would assume the "Burma Dodge" was 1 1/2 ton capacity?
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 03:52 PM UTC
Nice post Frenchy.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 04:06 PM UTC
How's this for a set of Super Single tires?

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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 04:08 PM UTC
Great shot here. I think they are crating these for shipment.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 05:29 PM UTC
The Dodge T-234 had a maximum payload capacity of 11,200 lbs. You'll find many pics and informations about this truck here.

H.P.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 11:19 PM UTC
Wow! That's a heavy duty truck!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 02:18 AM UTC
Howdy,

Awesome link Frenchy! Thanks. Since discovering the Skybow/AFV Club Dodge trucks, I've developed a soft spot for the Dodge.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 03:12 AM UTC
I must say I like the rugged look of the Burma Dodge !

Here's a heavy duty "Log Deuce" :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/479360580/sizes/o/in/photostream/

H.P.
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 10:24 PM UTC

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Howdy,

Awesome link Frenchy! Thanks. Since discovering the Skybow/AFV Club Dodge trucks, I've developed a soft spot for the Dodge.

Brian Riedel



Hi, All! I've been following this forum since the beginning, and I'M IMPRESSED with all the photos that keep coming up! PLUS, all of the GREAT BUILDS!!! Brian- if you really like those WC-model Dodges, you're not alone!

I'd like to see AFV CLUB do a WC54 Ambulance. I've done 2 kit-bash/scratch-builds from the old PEERLESS-MAX/ITALERI-TESTORS/BILEK kits combined with the SKYBOW/AFV CLUB WC-51 kits... I guess I must be getting lazy in my old age when I start wishing for "straight-out-of-the-box" plastic kits of stuff that I've already kit-bashed/scratch-built...

I'd also like to see AFV CLUB do a WC53 Carryall and a WC55/M6 GMC (Gun Motor Carriage) with the M3 37mm AT Gun w/Shield, which was a failure, by the way... PEERLESS-MAX/ITALERI-TESTORS did a WC55/M6 some years ago, but we could use an up-dated version.
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 03:25 PM UTC
And now something different from the flat fender society.

I've never seen a fire truck quite like this one before. Also not exactly sure just where the pump amidships is located and if it is independently powered with its' own engine or powered off the driveshaft or the PTO???



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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 02:47 AM UTC
Howdy,

Cool firetruck!

Dennis: I'm working on and off mating parts from a Peerless M6 with a Skybow WC51, with lots of homemade, after-market and scrounged parts. Might actually finish it next year.

Brian Riedel
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 06:27 AM UTC
Would love to see progress photos!
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 02:24 PM UTC
I found a reference in the book "The American Arsenal" that showed some sort of chassis mounted water pump on the CCKW water truck that must have been driven off the transmission PTO.

My CCKW water truck (posted earlier) is intended as a support water tanker for a fire brigade and as such comes equipped with this auxillary water pump.

Here is my idea of said pump:

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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 01:28 AM UTC
Auxillary Fire Tender:



To this day rural fire departments keep an Aux Water Tender Truck on their rosters. There are strategicly located water taps throughout most rural communities.
If they have a fire in an outlying area where there are no fire hydrents available, the Water Truck will do ferry runs between the pumper fighting the fire and the nearest water tap.

Wartime air strips also had water tenders b/c these quickly built runways had no underground water distribution system to fight aircraft fires, unlike todays modern airports.