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Old 25-09-15, 09:17
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Default Brockway quick way rescued

Hello

Since one week we have rescued a (now) very rare BROCKWAY QUICK WAY. From our knowledge only one is in running state in GREAT BRITAIN and an other in USA
There is an other in FRANCE owned by a private military vehicle collector.

Our truck was in a famous scrap yard in the south east of FRANCE near the little town of ROMAN in the DROME country.

A big lot of work is waiting for us but the truck has no missing parts. On the pic we can see the CLASSIFICATION BRIDGE with the number 18

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Old 25-09-15, 12:29
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fantastic find and good to see it rescued. Please keep us up to date with the restoration progress please.
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Old 25-09-15, 13:03
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It's one thing to take on a truck that size, but put a piece of equipment like that on the back of it elevates a restoration to a whole new level!!!!! As Cliff asked, please post lots of pictures as you work on it. This will be fascinating to watch.

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Old 25-09-15, 13:31
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I am very happy that you are interressed by our new truck. Of course I will show you the restoration progress. Nevertheless if some of the reader (mainly from europe) wishes to visit our museum and the current restoration , I would be able to open the doors.
I send you a last pic of the crane

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Old 25-09-15, 16:11
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You might know it, but It would be worth taking a look here http://514th.co.uk/english/site.php?...92009b4397db0c
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Old 25-09-15, 17:22
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Serge,

Well done. Was it the "la Calmette" scrapyard?

I seem to remember there is a running example here as well; I will check if I can find the picture.

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Old 25-09-15, 18:15
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Serge,

Here is the Dutch survivor. (pictures taken in 2012)
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Old 25-09-15, 19:24
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Hello ALEX

Our truck was stored under the sky during near 40 years and the location of the scrapyard was at the east of VALENCE and near the town of ROMANS. The name of the location is "LA SAONE". It is a well known scrapyard with a large array covered by DODGE WC54. There were a great quantity of DIAMONT T some sold in HOLLAND. Actually there is 2 BROACKWAY in bridge layer configuration, one FEDERAL 606 or 604 but all in a very bad stad .

The owner of the scrapyard has start the fabrication of little part for DODGE , JEEP and GMC. On the wen he owns a site and you have to enter the "SMI" characters.

The truck saved in HOLLAND is very beautiful and we hope to do the same job

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Old 25-09-15, 23:54
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You might know it, but It would be worth taking a look here http://514th.co.uk/english/site.php?...92009b4397db0c
THAT is a tremendous story!
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Old 26-09-15, 02:58
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Hello ALEX

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The owner of the scrapyard has start the fabrication of little part for DODGE , JEEP and GMC. On the wen he owns a site and you have to enter the "SMI" characters.
...

Best regards Serge
Serge:

Quelle est la nom du site au complet?
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Old 26-09-15, 07:33
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Hello

The web address of the site is : www.jeep-dodge-gmc.com/

You will find page and page of parts but for some of them like "train fixe pour gear box of DODGE" the price is incredibily high.The owner ask 500 euros for an used part.

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Old 27-09-15, 17:23
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That is an awesome truck. There was a small American truck manufacturer in Henderson, North Carolina, USA, about 40 miles from where I live now.

Can you post pics of the data tags, please!

From the Corbitt website: "From 1939-1945 Corbitt designed and built over 3,200 50SD6 6-ton, 6x6 prime movers for the US Army. These trucks were equipped with either the 779 or the 855 cubic-inch Hercules 6-cylinder gasoline engine. They were used in every theater of operation during World War II. Corbitt lacked production capacity for all the trucks needed, so White, Brockway, Ward LaFrance, and FWD all built the same or very similar trucks. Altogether, over 10,000 of these trucks were built by the five manufacturers."

See the attached photo of a Corbitt.
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Old 27-09-15, 19:11
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Default Data tag of our broackway

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After a live of 40 years under the rain, the snow and the sun, you can imagine that the dash board is completely rusted. In the same way all data plates have disappeared and even the serial number punched on the left side of the frame can not been seen. May be after a sand blasting we hope to have some information.

To day , our problem is to put the truck in our shed but when the BROACKWAY was trailed by our PACIFIC M26 the first rear wheel stayed blocked and after 100 mètres the wheel shaft broke. Even without these part the wheel can not turn and I expect that the reason is rust between the drum and the rabestos.

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Old 18-10-15, 20:05
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The big work of dismounting has begun outside and I show you some pics of the beast. In a first time with out fender then a week later without the arm

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Old 02-11-15, 16:26
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Default BROACKWAY QUICHWAY in our SHED

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Using our one of PACIFIC M26 the BROACKWAY has been towed the pushed in a safe place.
Some pics joined
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Old 29-02-16, 11:13
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Default News of the broackway quick way restoration

Hello

During these winter the dismounting of the engine has been effective and I show you some pic.

We have to note that on this truck the frame has been strengthen when we compare to other BROACKWAY like the BRIDGE PONTON

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Old 01-03-16, 22:50
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Looking good Serge. I also saw some pics in Tank & Military Vehicles magazine, recently. It seems your club really has the right tools and space for this type of heavy equipment; excellent!

keep up the good work,

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Old 02-03-16, 22:39
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Some pictures from the Dutch army archives.

originals (can be enlarged):

http://nimh-beeldbank.defensie.nl/me...1-13966e870614

http://nimh-beeldbank.defensie.nl/me...1-13966e870614

source: http://nimh-beeldbank.defensie.nl

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Old 03-03-16, 14:48
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Hello

We have discovered a part of the story of this BROACKWAY QUICKWAY. One day, the curator of ETABLISSEMENTS BEKE (now closed and well knowed) came in our garage and told us that he was the previous driver of the truck immediately after the truck was demob. At this time the father of the owner of the scrap yard of “LA SAONE” (were we take the truck in south of FRANCE) owned an area in front of the scrap yard of mister BEKE and he asked him if he could drive the truck between SATORY and THIAIS. SATORY was the place were all military trucks demobed were sold and actually our garage is situated in front of these area.

Mister BEKE told that he was very afraid during the way because the BROACKWAY has no brake and was towed using only a chain !!!


After some years the truck was send to “LA SAONE ” where it stays near 40 years. So the truck is come back at the place where it was sold by French army near 50 years ago. Fun story no?
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Old 21-09-17, 14:20
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Default Broackway quickway two years later

helo
In some previous thread I had exposed the truck our association had acquired from a scrapyard near GRENOBLE in FRANCE.
After two years of hard work the truck begin to see the day . frame, brakes, new tires, engine completely rebuilded (but actualy not mounted) have been restored.
The crane has been completely dismounted.

A GREAT NUMBER OF WORK IS WATING OUR;
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Old 24-09-17, 17:19
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Default Front Axle Details PLEASE??

Was at a local scrap yard yesterday, and what looks like an ex-military front drive axle assembly has shown up on the pile. Cast center housing with 6 bolt flanges for outer ball/steering ends. Rear drop-out differential that looks to be a double geared "deep-reduction" system. Air Brakes. Clevis type tie rod ends instead of spherical type. 10 bolt wheel flanges.
Have an FWD front end at the far that I will compare it to today, but if You could post a picture of the front axle in this truck, especially of the knuckle ends, and the driveshaft / differential, it would be much appreciated.

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Old 24-09-17, 18:17
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Hi Serge,
Well done, you are progressing well. Good to know you are keeping busy!

regards, Richard
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Old 26-09-17, 23:13
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Lovely work Serge! I was just checking out the UNIVEM website last week; the M4A4 has also come a long way

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Old 27-09-17, 23:10
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What a great project and an unusual one at that Keep up the good work and keep the pictures coming.
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Old 17-06-19, 10:47
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After one year without post I give you some information about our QUICKWAY restorationThe engine has been completely rebuilded and mounted on the truck with the cab
Now the team is working on the crane but unhappyly the job was not ended for NORMANDY
I will post pics in a few time
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Old 17-06-19, 11:06
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In first the engine the the cab
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Old 17-06-19, 22:52
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....."From 1939-1945 Corbitt designed and built over 3,200 50SD6 6-ton, 6x6 prime movers for the US Army. These trucks were equipped with either the 779 or the 855 cubic-inch Hercules 6-cylinder gasoline engine. They were used in every theater of operation during World War II..."

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I did some conversions of the engine displacement - just about one half a cubic foot (.49cu3), or 14 litres. Sheesh! My VW diesel comes in at 1/7th the WW2 engine, or all of one cylinder for my four cylinders.
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74-????? M151A2 plated and on the road
70-08876 M38A1 ready for the road
53-71233 M100CDN trailer manufactured by MCI ready for the road

Wow! All three green beasties run!

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Old 17-06-19, 22:56
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Great work you are doing, I love seeing unusual vehicles and equipment like this being restored .
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Old 19-06-19, 23:36
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Excellent work Serge. Pity that you could't get it done for Normandy....sadly with my C8 it's the same story.

Was the M4A4T at Vierville camp from your club?

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