1943-44 Diamond t wrecker W45 969A has had a singer owner for the last 12 years. She is a runner and is about 90% complete. It’s missing the small air compressor under the boom but otherwise, it is in good condition, the glass is good and it just had the points, cap and rotor replaced. It does need 2 new tires due to a couple with dry rot. It was painted about 5 years ago and newly reupholstered both seats and has an extra 6-volt battery. The boom and winch cable is good plus all data plates are there.
The Diamond T Motor Car Company was founded in Chicago in 1905 by C. A. Tilt. Reportedly, the company name was created when Tilt’s shoe-making father fashioned a logo featuring a big “T” (for Tilt, of course) framed by a diamond, which signified high quality. From its beginnings manufacturing touring cars, the company later became known for its trucks. By 1967, as a subsidiary of White Motor Company, it was merged with Reo Motor Company to become Diamond Reo Trucks, Inc.
During World War II, Diamond T produced a classic heavy truck in the 980/981, a prime mover which was quickly acquired by the British Purchasing Commission for duty as a tank transporter tractor. Coupled with a Rogers trailer, the truck gave sterling service with the British Army in North Africa Campaign, where its power and rugged construction allowed the rescue of damaged tanks in the most demanding of conditions. In addition Diamond T built the entire range of the G509 series 4 ton 6X6s, including cargo, dump, semi tractor, and wrecker trucks, as well as some lighter trucks, and even G7102 half tracks. Diamond T ranked 47th among United States corporations in the value of World War II military production contracts. Diamond T manufactured two pickup trucks: the Model 80 and the Model 201. Both pickups were powered by the Hercules QX-series 6-cylinder engines. The Model 201 was produced from 1938 to 1949.
When manufactured the Diamond-T 969A 4 ton, 6×6 Wrecker was powered by the 6 cyl., 529 cu. in. Hercules RXC engine that developed 106 hp. mated to a five speed manual transmission and two speed transfer case. It was equipped with the Holmes W-45 heavy duty military wrecker bed with its twin boom and two 5-ton winches at the front of the bed as well as a front mounted winch. A variety of other recovery equipment was carried, along with its own air compressor.
The vehicle weighed 21,350 lbs. and could tow 25,000 pounds. It was 292 in. long, 100 in. wide, and 116 in. high.
The need for a rough terrain frontline ambulance led to the M-170, which stretched the M-38A1 wheelbase from 81 to 101 inches and allowed for three patients in litters plus two crew members. It shared the vast majority of parts with the MD.
The Willy’s model MD, introduced in 1952 and known by the US Army as the M-38A1, was larger, lighter and more powerful than earlier Jeep designs, and became a mainstay of the US military for the next two decades. The longer-wheelbase version known as the M-170 was also adopted by all branches of the service for special applications, most notably as an ambulance. Sources differ as to total production, but it appears Willy’s built only about 4,000 of what they referred to as model MD-A.In addition to the extra 20 inches of length, the spare tire is mounted inside the body on the passenger side, to allow stretchers to extend to the rear where the spare would normally be on a military Jeep.
Date of production 6/26/1942, Ohio title, rebuilt Chrysler 230 6 cylinder engine.
Engine rebuild by Automotive Machine of Frasier MI. New tires & tubes. Canvas tops and top bows. Correct body style, wheels and body components for early 42 WC. Sandblasting and P.O.R.15 used extensively throughout the project.
WC project period 2007-09, manuals and any extra parts go with the vehicle.
Currently about 700+ miles on the vehicle.
Location Toledo, Ohio
The Dodge WC series was a range of light military trucks produced by Dodge and Fargo during World War II. The series included weapon carriers, telephone installation trucks, ambulances, reconnaissance vehicles, mobile workshops and command cars. They were replaced after the war by the Dodge M-series vehicles. WC was a Dodge model code: W for 1941 and C for half-ton rating.
Our fearless founder will be deep in the wilds of Brazil hunting Jeep until August 10. Though you can still contact him by email the response will be delayed. The internet is even harder to find than Jeeps in the jungle. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
The BRDM-2 (Boyevaya Razvedyvatelnaya Dozornaya Mashina, Боевая Разведывательная Дозорная Машина, literally “Combat Reconnaissance/Patrol Vehicle”) is an amphibious armoured patrol car used by Russia and the former Soviet Union. It was also known under the designations BTR-40PB, BTR-40P-2 and GAZ 41-08. This vehicle, like many other Soviet designs, has been exported extensively and is in use in at least 38 countries. It was intended to replace the earlier BRDM-1, compared to which it had improved amphibious capabilities and better armament.
Here we have a 1942 T-34 from the WW2 with documents, it’s demilitarized and in good working condition.
The T-34 was a Soviet medium tank that had a profound and lasting effect on the field of tank design. Although its armour and armament were surpassed later in the war, it has been often credited as the most effective, efficient and influential tank design of the Second World War.
This is a first series GP: tub 9181, frame *9958, and engine *8835*. It
is listed on the national registry for GP’s
The restoration of GP 9181 was completed in 2015. This restoration
a frame off approach with all rust and body filler removed from the tub.
The only panels deemed unable to be restored were the tool bin interiors.
Newly manufactured tool bin interiors were obtained from Simon Allen of
Australia and welded into place. The tub, frame, and engine block were
all stripped, primed, and painted in the correct drab paint supplied by
Paul Viens of TM9 Ordnance. Not reproductions or civilian modified
Wiring, gas line, brake lines, etc.. were replaced as well. Rear end,
front end, transfer case, transmission, front knuckles, etc… were all
The engine was checked and had good compression in all cylinders. Because
it had good compression, burned no oil, and had appropriate power, it was
felt an engine rebuild was not in order.
9181 Components that were rebuilt included:
Holley 947D carburetor
The good aspects of 9181 are that it is a nearly complete GP with many of
the very hard to find parts including the correct carburetor, correct
distributor, air cleaner, air horn, combat rims, vintage tires, etc… It
is a running and driving example that is driven in car show/parades. The
paint is close to 100% and it is a very clean example with less than 50
miles on it since the restoration. It recently placed first in class,
president’s choice, and best in show at the MVPA Military Vehicle Rally in
Orlando, Fl ( Feb 26-28, 2016).
The less than good aspects include:
It has a reproduction horn. The speedometer is the 0-60mph rather than
the 0-100mph speedometer ( a highly contested subject among GP purists).
Some of the parts were mistakenly painted the wrong color most noticeably
the radiator painted black rather than OD green.
It still has some minor wiring needs including wiring the horn and wiring
the fuel gauge. The headlights and combat lights are dim and would likely
need replacing if it is driving at night. I have left them alone
because the bulbs are wartime dated. It does have a top but no side
Some welding was required to fill in rust holes around the side curtain
snaps so we opted to fill all of the holes in and re-drill in the future.
It has not been re-drilled for the snaps.
This is a 1969 Five Ton Cargo Truck with a turbocharged diesel engine and double reduction axles. Road worthy with top speed of 60 mph or 97kmh. Brakes work very well. Large auxiliary heater and deep cycle batteries installed. Leather seat and LED lighting. Mint condition Michelin XML 46″ tires. This full troop carrier and canvas cover is in amazing condition no rips.
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This is a 1942 Dodge Command Car project. It appears to be a former Norwegian vehicle. This makes it a real WW II veteran of the European Theater.
The engine was reportedly rebuilt. It is very complete and original for its age. Most Command Cars were converted to Weapons Carriers during the war.
After the war most were cut down to be flat bed trucks. So it is amazing when they appear like this. I hope to have more photos and details soon.
A nice clean Dodge M-37 with a good title and many parts not shown.
It is very straight with no significant rust or damage.
The engine supposedly runs, but I will find out when I get it home.
Then I will have more photos and details then.
This is a very complete and original WC-18 dodge Ambulance. It has a solid body with only minor rust. The frame and body match and the engine is the correct T-215 model. The engine turns over, the transmission and transfer case shift, and the drive train seems good. We have a better set of wheels for it.
This WC-52 Weapons Carrier comes from a dry area and has little rust except in two spots on the box. Runs, drives, brakes need work. Winch works. Also included are the headlight guards and the “correct seats”.