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Old 14-01-04, 12:42
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I need some more photos please of F60H and F60T trucks for an article. Anyone got any more official shots please in addition to my lovely collection?

The latest news is that we are having I believe a colour brochure done for the # 1 CMP book, and then we can issue them to drum up orders. We then go to print.
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Old 18-01-04, 17:24
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Default Australian or British F60H Wrecker?


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Any ideas please? Is the cab a #43 Cab?
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Old 18-01-04, 21:03
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Hi David
Indian, I think. I've never seen a F60H in the metal - or it's shorter cousin the F60T. Our 6 wheelers were all C60X as far as I know.

This is a really nice archive pic of a demobbed C60X in PMG service next to an elderly Leyland. The pic was titled "Old and New" and taken around 1950.
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Old 18-01-04, 21:41
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Keith...interesting photo thanks! It might be one of the British Contract S/M 2510 delivered to Australia in 1942. I have a query now as to whether Australia did receive any F60H trucks at all now? India, yes, UK, no except possibly a few fuel tankers, Canada yes, but Australia? Incidentally the 1942 # 13 Cabbed F60H was the Model C290Q...you won't find that one in a Canadian book I think as production for Canadian contracts ended in September 1941.

Has anyone got a shot of an F60T please?

Finally, I have a shot of a C60X chassis/cab with a 7000 lb winch...which body would have been mounted...Wrecker??
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Old 18-01-04, 21:48
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Most likely this would have been the workshop version. The pic below is interesting - a Canadian C60X (note rhomboidal vent) in Australia. Possibly this was a pilot model. Note also the winch.

http://www.oldcmp.net/Images/Chevs/C60X/C60XCan.jpg

See my C60X page too.
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Old 18-01-04, 23:46
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I met a fellow from Canberra once who said he had a 6x6 ford that was converted from 6x4, he turned it into a tourist bus.I'm pretty sure that it was a cab 13 and could have had a medical body on it when he bought it. Would be 4 years since I have spoken to him.

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Old 19-01-04, 08:46
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Default 43 Cab

David, your pictured truck appears to have an ordinary 13 Cab with the roof removed and replaced with a canvas cover. The 43 Cab has many similarities with the 13 Cabs, but is wider to accomodate 4 crew across the front adn has a distinctive windscreen. Also, while the cowl is of a similar design and , I imagine interchangeble, it does not have the vents fitted. I guess that with all that open air around you, there would be little need for additional ventilation!
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Old 19-01-04, 09:18
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Hi! The shot is of the line of Bofors trucks just assembled by Pearson's in Liverpool....this was published in HERITAGE COMMERCIALS. I have a feeling that the Bofors cab was the # 43 (Special), as it was a hard style with no roof at all with the # 43 windshield. The # 43 was used in the C60L 6-pounder Anti-tank Portees that were rebuilt 1944 to G/S trucks. I will dig out a shot, but I think that you must be correct.

As the 'Indian' F60H has what appears to be an official factory cab, it would seem that the # 13 Cab was available with hard and soft tops? Didn't you Aussies produce soft top # 13 Cabs?

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Old 19-01-04, 09:21
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Back in 1938, when the 50 Chevrolet 15-cwt. GS 4 x 2 trucks had been produced, the DND discussed the question of production cabs for vehicles, that became the # 11 Cab after Ford of Canada adapted the Canadian design to be similar to the Guy and Morris-Commercial ones. The discussion called for optional hard or soft canvas tops to be interchangeable, for summer or winter I supose? Anyhow, the idea was around from the beginning.
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Old 20-01-04, 12:02
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As the 'Indian' F60H has what appears to be an official factory cab, it would seem that the # 13 Cab was available with hard and soft tops? Didn't you Aussies produce soft top # 13 Cabs?
David,

The wrecker in your picture has a #13 cab. The top of the cab was bolted to the top of the windscreen and cab back. Other pictures of Indian-assembled CMPs often show them without the metal roof and windscreen, replaced by a canvas top - also see pic below.

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Old 30-04-06, 13:47
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Default Ford F69H wrecker in Dutch service

Picture from 50 jaar technische dienst.
A Ford F60H Holmes wrecker in the East Indies. Note the telescopic brace legs.
According to Vanderveen in limited production, so is this a rare picture?

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Old 08-05-06, 13:32
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Default Re: Ford F69H wrecker in Dutch service

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Picture from 50 jaar technische dienst.
A Ford F60H Holmes wrecker in the East Indies. Note the telescopic brace legs.
According to Vanderveen in limited production, so is this a rare picture?
Nuyt, thanks for this rare pic of a rare vehicle. I wish it was of better quality.

I have moved your posting from Ford F60H wrecker scalemodel in progress... to this thread, as it features the same type of F60H wrecker. This wrecker in Dutch service must have come from the Indian Army, as the Dutch took over many vehicles from Indian Army units in Indonesia after WW2.

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P.S.: also see F60H &/or C60X info needed.
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