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Old 10-03-19, 23:42
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Default Just bought a very rusty CMP

Hi,

Firstly thanks for letting me join the forum.

I've just bought a very rusty Ford CMP.

The wheel base is 134 1/4" and it is 4x4, I think this makes it a F-30 or a F-60S (going by the maintenance manual). The data plates are yet to be found, they were removed years ago by the current owners late father.

It has stood for 20+ years and the cab and rear body are in a bad way but the chassis is solid and it is all there so worth saving.

Could someone help confirm if it is a F-30 or a F-60S and what the rear body type is please? ( I know the crane is not original, that is just thrown in the back along with other junk).

The plan is to get it mobile so I can truck it to my place and then asses it better.

I am also part way through a '43 Willys MB restoration so although this is meant to wait until after I have completed the Willys I know temptation will get the better of me and I will start stripping the CMP down.

I live in Hampshire in the UK, are there any other UK members on here?

Cheers, Chris

I'm just trying to sort out the links to the photo's, not working at the moment!








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Old 10-03-19, 23:56
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Hello Chris,

Welcome on here and what a way to enter! I've downloaded your pics and attached to this message (see this thread on how to do that).

From what I see this is a F60S LAAT, built in 1945 (or possibly 1944). There is a lot of bodywork to be done, but worse trucks have been restored before. CMPs are always worth restoring... I have attached a picture of a restored example.

I'm sure you will find like-minded people here and the parts you need.

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Old 11-03-19, 00:01
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Hi Hanno,

Thanks for sorting out the photo's. There is a lot of work to be done but what a great truck it will be when I'm done.

What does LAAT stand for?

Cheers, Chris
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Old 11-03-19, 00:01
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Havenít restored one. But it looks like itís all mostly flat panel sheet work , which makes life a lot easier
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Old 11-03-19, 00:09
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Chris, LAAT stands for light anti-aircraft artillery tractor.

So once you've done up the truck you'll have to start looking for the 40-mm Bofors gun it towed...

H.
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Old 12-03-19, 22:19
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Hi Chris,
I am in Camberley on the Surrey/Hants borer so it depends where in Hampshire you are?
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Old 15-03-19, 15:27
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Hi Mike, I'm not far away, Bramley near Basingstoke.

Cheers, Chris
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