1 1/2 ton chevya and airfield construction

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1 1/2 ton chevya and airfield construction

Post by geargrinder » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:23 am

Here is a link to a photo of several
Chevys being used for airfield construction
in England. http://www.fold3.com/image/251/32042232/

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Re: 1 1/2 ton chevya and airfield construction

Post by rixm37 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:54 am

Nice find ! The Fold three is a great link to old photos. I think aviation engineers used lots of Chevy trucks.

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Re: 1 1/2 ton chevya and airfield construction

Post by forestry4evr » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:49 am

Thanks for posting this site. As we all tend to blame bubba on all of the dents and distortions on the metal of our projects, it is always interesting to see how the GI's beat these old beasts of burden when still in Uncle Sam's domain. I think one of the trucks even has a broken out back window. The image of the steam shovel loading concrete rubble in the bed of a G506 makes me question the origin of the dents in the bottom of my dump bed... The period photos of trucks working the ALCAN highway often look to be in rougher condition.

Also, did you all notice the baffle implemented on the CCKW dump bed so that it would not be overloaded?

Great reference pictures, thanks again.


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Re: 1 1/2 ton chevya and airfield construction

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