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BIG BROTHER-LITTLE BROTHER

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:47 pm

Rare peek into my CCKW and a sneak peek at my 1958 M-37B.
I forgot I took these pics. My CCKW is a work in progress.
These pics are 2008 vintage, since then the CCKW has a few more parts swapped or added to make it more correct. Have since swapped out non AC Gauges for NOS GMC, and have slowly started installing brass data plates (I like the look and it is only a matter of just unscrewing and changing back to original). :wink:
Note the NOS original seat back cushion, I set it aside back in the 60's for the day I would have a CCKW, the bottom is one of the Vinyl Covers from Weebie.
I converted the front BO Markers to the early louvered type (courtesy of Midwest Military) and installred a NOS Symmetrical Grill with the BOD Lamp bracket, drivers mirror now has the door hinge bracket, Pioneer Tools are now on Driver side, the window cranks are now OD color, and just for the heck of it, the Heater Switch is now a GM flip type and not the rotating type. Found an H-700 keyed Glove Box Lock and will soon add a NOS Locking outside door handle for the RH Door. Am always looking for that perfect set of data plates for the cab
I also have added the name CWO Joe DeROCHE below the passenger window. Joe spent 3 years island hopping in the Pacific with 43rd Division, 152nd Artillery. The truck will soon have 1941-early 1942 era 152nd Field Artillery markings on the doors.
Two things I am looking for are a matching set of data plates and one more CCKW SWB Spare Tire Lock.

That Good Driver Decal, not WWII, but it has a place in the hearts of those who drove MV's in the Army and kinda makes me feel at home when I climb into my MV's.

The M-37B1 is rarely driven and I have plans to paint it Strata Blue in 2017.I have owned the CCKW(Danish Army) since 1983 and the M-37B1 since 1989.
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Re: BIG BROTHER-LITTLE BROTHER

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:21 pm

Big Brother-Little Brother, July 4th Parade in two days, one driver, three MV's. Eeney, Meeney, Miney, Moe--- :wink:
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Re: BIG BROTHER-LITTLE BROTHER

Post by Mark Jesic » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:45 am

A credit to you Ben, i just love those wooden steering wheels. :D

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Re: BIG BROTHER-LITTLE BROTHER

Post by RedCross184 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:27 pm

Nice post and great images and thanks for sharing them with the world.
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Re: BIG BROTHER-LITTLE BROTHER

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:01 pm

Never made it to the parade back on the 4th of July, emergency surgery.
It snowed today, these pics help me forget the cold.
Little Brother is my nice M-37B1, no idea what happened to its pic.
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Re: BIG BROTHER-LITTLE BROTHER

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:28 pm

Superb Ben, these pictures warm me up. :D

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Re: BIG BROTHER-LITTLE BROTHER

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:19 am

Spring's coming, these pics sort of make it come sooner.
Voices of WWII Vet's, my old Army instructors, surplus vehicle customers from post war years thru present, and sounds of Dow Field from the past come alive with these pics. :wink:
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Re: BIG BROTHER-LITTLE BROTHER

Post by vj » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:35 pm

Ben, I am ready for spring, I hate winter so bring on the good times of spring.Well you sure have the best looking cckw and I enjoy your pictures, thank you. :D
I have got four running halftracks,plus 5 ton ww2 semi-truck,1943 willys jeep and other ww2 vehicles,plus a lot of parts to trade on. Wendell in Tn.

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Re: BIG BROTHER-LITTLE BROTHER

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:13 am

My CCKW is facing the door. Did not get any miles in 2017, that will change in 2018. Times are changing, I restored my WWII Vehicles in appreciation of all the WWII Veterans along with the Officers and NCO's who trained me to work on MV's and shared WWII thru Korean War experiences with me. Those WWII Veterans appreciated being with their old war horses and are for the most part, gone now along with their war stories.
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Re: BIG BROTHER-LITTLE BROTHER

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:04 pm

Still recovering from July surgery, got 15" of wet snow yesterday, these pics kind of make all that snow from yesterday go away. Just two weeks til Spring. :wink:
I had this CCKW shipped from Denmark, My friend Seymore , owner of Supreme Surplus picked it out for me and had it shipped to his place in Metuchen NJ during late 1983. We did business with Supreme from 1946 thru 1986. Supreme was a large dealer and one of the first to bring back WWII Surplus at the end of WWII.
Anybody spot the "Clutch Head" G-506 Screws on the dash? I installed a nice clean G-506 Dash on my 1941 GMC 1574 Cab as it was not butchered with holes from the European mods done during post war NATO use.
The 1st Series Closed Cab was a gift from Kevin Kronlund, Kevin was like that, he believed "it was better to give than receive". Bob Rubino restored and delivered the cab from his NJ Mil Spec shop in New Jersey to me in Maine. The Open Cab I removed is now with John Cliché. Am blessed with many good friends in the hobby.
2011 MVPA PIONEER AWARD - MVPA #1064
HONOR GRAD-WHEELED VEHICLE MECHANIC SCHOOL 1960 - US ARMY ORDNANCE SCHOOL(MACHINIST) ABERDEEN PG 1962 - O-1 BIRD DOG CREWCHIEF - 300,000+TROUBLE FREE M-38A1 MILES
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