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Old 17-03-14, 18:42
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Default 1944 C-15A-Wire-5 Restoration

I thought that I would provide some information and pictures regarding our restoration of a 1944 Cab 13 C-15A Wire 5. I purchased the truck separately from the radio box, 2 years ago. Original pictures, as purchased, from the previous owner and moving it to my company, Commercial Pallet.
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File Type: jpg Wire 5 Truck Angle.jpg (94.0 KB, 34 views)
File Type: jpg Wire 5 Truck Back.jpg (106.1 KB, 34 views)
File Type: jpg Unloading Truck.jpg (106.9 KB, 28 views)
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Old 17-03-14, 18:49
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Default Radio Box for C-15A Wire 5

The aluminum radio box for the C-15A Wire 5 was discovered in a scrap yard, north of Huntsville. It was mounted on a single axle trailer and had be used as a dog house. Owner of the scrap yard thought it was a mobile jail. I retrieved it and brought it back to Commercial Pallet to add to the C-15A.
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File Type: jpg Radio Box PS.jpg (99.1 KB, 30 views)
File Type: jpg Radio Box Rear View.jpg (94.8 KB, 30 views)
File Type: jpg Radio Box Loaded.jpg (99.9 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg Radio Box Stored.jpg (97.0 KB, 46 views)
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1940 CMP C11 C-8 (Restoring)
1940 CMP C11 F-15A (Parts)
1941 CMP C12 C-15A (Parts)
1941 CMP C13 F-60S Dumper (Restoring)
2 x 1941 CMP C12 F-GT (Storage)
194? CMP C13 C-60X (For Sale)
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Old 17-03-14, 19:23
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Default Restoration work on the C-15A

Starting last fall, I began looking for components to complete the C-15A. In order to keep the project moving forward, I was able to hire a friend, part time, to put in about 20 hours per week. The Chev C-15A fork lift has a number of missing cab components that can be donated. We are going to keep the Buick 250ci 6 cylinder in the truck for the time being. The ball mount hitch and bumper was removed and replaced with an authentic pintle hitch. Front grill guard, Chev emblem, tow hooks and additional fuel tank have been added. Seat covers, rear window and dash components, wired for 12V negative ground, are progressing.
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File Type: jpg C-15A 250 Engine.jpg (73.0 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg C-15A New Rear TH.jpg (73.6 KB, 31 views)
File Type: jpg C-15A Grill Work.jpg (82.8 KB, 27 views)
File Type: jpg C-15A Seat Covers.jpg (78.5 KB, 31 views)
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1940 CMP C11 C-8 (Restoring)
1940 CMP C11 F-15A (Parts)
1941 CMP C12 C-15A (Parts)
1941 CMP C13 F-60S Dumper (Restoring)
2 x 1941 CMP C12 F-GT (Storage)
194? CMP C13 C-60X (For Sale)
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Old 17-03-14, 19:29
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Default Radio Box blasting

The radio box was removed from the trailer axle. It was then taken for soda blasting of the exterior and interior. A white primer was applied to prevent rusting. A complete #19 radio set, with chore horse generator and power management system, has been acquired by the new owner of the Wire 5. We will finish the truck first, getting it road worthy and then we will add the radio box. Refurbishment of the wood liner, painting and installation of radio gear will follow.
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File Type: jpg #19 Radio Gear.jpg (86.9 KB, 29 views)
File Type: jpg Radio Box at Blaster's.jpg (84.6 KB, 26 views)
File Type: jpg Radio Box Primed.JPG (97.5 KB, 32 views)
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1941 CMP C12 C-15A (Parts)
1941 CMP C13 F-60S Dumper (Restoring)
2 x 1941 CMP C12 F-GT (Storage)
194? CMP C13 C-60X (For Sale)
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Old 18-03-14, 04:00
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Default Wire 5 restoration

Rich,

That is one fine looking restoration in progress my friend !

Good luck and fair winds .



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Old 16-07-14, 03:50
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Default Wire 5 Component Painting

It has been a while since my last update. I was able to prime and paint the front bumper rad guard and the fuel tanks. The tanks have been mounted and the the engine tested. After some adjustments to the distributor cap position, we were able to eliminate the "backfire" and it nows runs like a top.
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1941 CMP C12 C-15A (Parts)
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2 x 1941 CMP C12 F-GT (Storage)
194? CMP C13 C-60X (For Sale)
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Old 16-07-14, 13:23
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The radio box was removed from the trailer axle. It was then taken for soda blasting of the exterior and interior. A white primer was applied to prevent rusting. A complete #19 radio set, with chore horse generator and power management system, has been acquired by the new owner of the Wire 5. We will finish the truck first, getting it road worthy and then we will add the radio box. Refurbishment of the wood liner, painting and installation of radio gear will follow.
Hehehe!

Background in these pics is very familiar!
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Old 18-07-14, 00:41
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Default Seats and Doors for the Wire 5

Thanks guys for the comments. At least, we are not digging through the snowbanks to find stuff now.
Front and rear brakes passed inspection today, I'm having new emergency brake cables fabricated. Hopefully, we will get them next week.
Seat covers arrived and they fit very well. Seat frames and sliders have been blasted, primed and painted.
Doors, side curtains, front windows including accessories and wipers are going to be taken off the C-60L forklift, blasted, primed and painted along with the cab. Re-assembly should begin during the first week of August.
Yeah, the grader tires from the C-60L are going to go on the F-60S Dumper. Can't wait to see that!
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File Type: jpg Driver Pass Seats (Medium).jpg (83.3 KB, 17 views)
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1940 CMP C11 F-15A (Parts)
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2 x 1941 CMP C12 F-GT (Storage)
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Old 01-03-16, 03:13
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Default whay happened to the Wireless truck restoration tread ?

Hey friends,

What happened to Richard's tread and my story restoring the box ?
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Old 01-03-16, 03:31
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This one? http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=21831
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Old 01-03-16, 03:53
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For those that followed Richard's and my follow up on the tread :

I recently traveled to Edmonton for work....

I had told Warren , my friend from Sudbury about it. He gave my name to Chris who came to pick me up on Base for a tour of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment's Museum . Great visit.

I had exchanged with David who is known in these circles as Super Dave and for restoring a Mk 1 Carrier and other adventures .

In turn David introduced me to Reg Hodgson who is famous for his restorations and his magazine Army Motors...

Reg picked me up on base twice to have me visit his collection and David.

Great guys, you should see their restorations..

Anyway , to make a long story short , Reg sold me an ORIGINAL step ladder for the Wire 5 box i am restoring and many other usefull original parts for my box. Pictures will follow as soon as i can go south and have some free time from my latest posting.

I was traveling on duty so was allowed three (3) , yes 3 pieces of luggage not weighing more than 70 Kg each..Guess what ?

I brought the original 1944 Wire 5 steel step ladder in my luggage on my return flight.

The security folks passed it through the X Ray machine and wondered what the heck was the idea ?

They opened the package and left me a note : Sir we had to inspect the package and sorry for the inconvenience. No chance they could of broken it' It is almost indestructible.

So , nice trip to Edmonton. Thanks Warren, Chris, David and Reg.

Boys, there are some very nice people in and around Edmonton !
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Old 15-03-16, 02:39
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Default New developments

Friends,

Here a pictures of a few new developments with the Wireless truck i was talking about.

First the original step ladder from Edmonton by Air Mail sandblasted , primed and painted.

Second, new black out curtains.



Enjoy.

Next, repairing the rifle clips in the box and working on the lighting.

Robert.
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File Type: jpg Wireless truck black out curtains.jpg (76.4 KB, 9 views)
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Old 15-03-16, 06:22
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