Interesting converted Jeep photo

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Interesting converted Jeep photo

Joined: April 18th, 2005, 5:18 pm

June 28th, 2012, 1:46 pm #1

Scroll to the second last post, near te bottom of the page:

http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.ph ... start=1005

Now who's gonna tackle this one?

Cheers!

Hervé "Charby" Charbonneau
Chicoutimi QC
Canada

You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity. (Bullet Tooth Tony)
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 6:44 am

June 28th, 2012, 2:21 pm #2

An entrant in a competition for coachbuilt jeeps intended to keep troops occupied in the immediate post war period pending their return to the USA. The jeep with a "teardrop perspex superstructure was also an entry in this competition

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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 5:18 pm

June 28th, 2012, 2:28 pm #3

Here's another interesting one, about two-thirds of the way down (Vehicles 733):

http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.ph ... &start=915

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Hervé "Charby" Charbonneau
Chicoutimi QC
Canada

You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity. (Bullet Tooth Tony)
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June 28th, 2012, 3:37 pm #4

interesting workshop-built "bitsa" crane in that photo. I was also interested in the CMP Maultier / half track using Loyd Carrier or Universal Carrier running gearon the same page as the earlier jeep picture
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June 29th, 2012, 3:40 pm #5

Simon,
A very interesting subject.

Are there any other details re this, as it may have been an Oz version.

The running gear seems very similar to the Australian Pattern Carrier.

Loyd and other carriers did not have those pronounced webs.

Note the cast "webs" on the front idler and the bogie units. This is acommon feature of Australian LP carriers.

Just a thought.

George.

Last edited by mudeng on June 29th, 2012, 3:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: April 6th, 2005, 8:48 am

June 30th, 2012, 5:40 am #6

That half-track is one of 3 different vehicles built & trialed in oz -- all 3 had draw-backs that prevented production.

Also on that page is a Demag with snow-skis !!
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