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I need some military rig info.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by POWERMAD, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    I have limited accces to the net here and only have a few minutes at work to goof off on the puter.
    What I found is a late 50's early 60's 6x6.
    Not a Duece and a half but 6x6 all the same.
    Looks to be light duty Eaton axles in the rear and the front axle is a closed knuckle design. looks to be a D80?
    Still army green with the army tires on it.
    It was used as a water truck.
    I might be able to get ahold of a digi cam and get some pics.
    I didn't get to look at it for long but it looks to be pretty sound.
    I oughta go look at it closer... it is behind my house.
     
  2. SkulzNBonz

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    Could be a GM 2 1/2 ton, equipped w/ the GM 2 1/2 ton axles, not the Rockwells we are used to seeing. Get some pics and I can tell for sure.

    John
     
  3. Goober

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    Most likely it's an old 2 1/2 ton truck. There has been many different flavors of the 2 1/2 ton since the 40's.

    Look on the dash for an ID plate. It should give the complete nomenclature of the truck.

    If you can't find anything, post a picture and we'll figure it out.
     
  4. jhrody

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    all these 6x6's were made by multiple companies to satisfy large government contracts

    be sure to look inside near the dash or driver seat area for manufacturer info, so you know what you have.

    makes are:

    GMC
    Studebaker
    American Filter
    AM-General
    Lansing (division of White)
     
  5. POWERMAD

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    Made by GMC 1955 M-207 2 1/2 ton 6x6.
    I went and checked it out closer today, has an auto tranny, not sure how many gears, has 2 shift levers, one high range the other low range.
    Air compressor on it and working with air tanks. has a 6 cyl GMC plant that is totaly prepped for deep water crossing.
    Ditch the water tank and it would be a cool rig.
    I asked how much and he said make me an offer.
    The winch is gone but the bumper is still there.
    Pretty cool rig, would make a nice tow wagon.
    What would one of these be worth?
    It is pretty sound a bit of surface rust and in need of new tires but it is a cool rig.
     
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    There's two in the local trading paper here in SE VA both 1970s one guy wants 6K the other 4K, both multi fuel engines.
     
  7. ben427

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    Those are actually pretty good units, but the trannies had probems if you used Hi range reverse, So as long as you keep it in low range for backing up it should be good. The old inline motors were tough old buggers too.
     

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