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Old 06-02-17, 21:35
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here's a few of the interior. and yes that a 6 volt lighter in the dash. after i painted the cab i noticed that i forgot to fill in some of the dash holes.(this truck was a firetruck in it's former life) when i saw the gaping 1" hole in the dash i was mad at myself for missing it. not really sure what i was going to do with it. i happen to be a a friends house and he was cleaning out a bunch of 6 volt stuff light bulbs, regulators, etc. then he ask's me if i need a dash lighter in 6 volt. i personally don't smoke but it was a perfect fit for the hole. the other holes will be for a map light on the dash. restored the steering wheel with epoxy. i'll get a better picture of the interior with the front seat in it.
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Old 06-02-17, 21:41
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here's a few of the engine bay. still a few things to finish.
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Old 07-02-17, 04:05
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Default Trouble light......

Don't forget that with the proper adapter your lighter socket can be a source of power for a trouble light.

Very nice job on the truck and the steering wheel.

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Old 12-09-17, 22:00
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so i've just about finished with my truck. got the canvas top on and installed some of the accessories. been out to a few shows with it and it runs perfect.
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Old 15-09-17, 21:20
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here's an original photo of a german ford that i'm copying (for markings). this truck belonged to the 3rd panzer grenadier division. and is shown during the surrender at the Ruhr pocket.

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Old 12-10-17, 22:22
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finally got my 'new' used tires. their a copy of the war time pattern. my old tires were 6.50x20" and the new ones are 7.50x20" so i hope to gain a little speed too. waited years for these to become available. it took me about 10 hours to get them mounted and rolling. had a chance to try them out off road and they perform quite well. even had a chance to drive them on the road when it rained and i was happy. i think the tires are what i needed to make the truck really look the part.
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Old 12-10-17, 23:45
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Very nice truck Leo, well done.
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Old 09-11-17, 21:42
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having come from the Collings foundation show just a few weeks ago. i got some shots of the truck next to my other driver, panzerjager 38t. (hetzer). even a shot from the drivers seat. as usual truck ran great. can't beat a flat head.
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Old 17-03-18, 18:05
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with my truck pretty much done time to start a new project. i'll start a new thread for that. i'll leave a few pictures of some snow fun.
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Old 17-03-18, 23:57
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Great truck, Leo.

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Old 30-05-18, 22:09
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got my truck and pak's out last weekend for an indoor display. trucks running and driving perfect. next big show in 2 weeks.
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Old 06-07-18, 20:29
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Hi Leo,

Brilliant job on the truck, it looks great. Well done.

I am interested in a similar restoration, and want to know where you found the those tires?

Also do you have any dimensions or scale drawings of the cargo bed and sides?

Great work, and keep the pictures coming.

Cheers,

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Old 16-07-18, 21:47
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thanks for compliments rob, the tires are now available new they are a 7.25x20" made in the EU. i will get the info for them. as far as the bed dimensions its a standard ford flat bed that after looking at lots of period picts kinda just did it in my head and came out with that. i could get some measurements for you though.
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