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Airborne Equipment

Post by Spec4Don » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:41 pm

Looking forward to restoring this little gem, a Letorneau model D4 Airborne Scraper.

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1942 M3 Halftrack Zelda MVPA # 31688
Clark CA-1 Airborne Dozer
Letorneau Model D-4 Airborne Scraper

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Re: Airborne Equipment

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:42 am

Are you planning on building a runway?? Awesome find.
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Re: Airborne Equipment

Post by W. Winget » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:42 am

REALLY could use a few photo closeups of the seat frame, it's looks identical to the Clarkair CA-1, and most of those are buggered up as they sit off the rear of the dozer and get crushed, so not many really good photos of them in unmolested condition.
Almost looks like a CA-1 would fit in the hopper there.
Really neat find.

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Re: Airborne Equipment

Post by Spec4Don » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:37 am

1943Willysgpw wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:42 am
Are you planning on building a runway?? Awesome find.
Maybe Just a road! Just couldn’t pass it up! They only built about 630 of them!

Don G.
1942 M3 Halftrack Zelda MVPA # 31688
Clark CA-1 Airborne Dozer
Letorneau Model D-4 Airborne Scraper

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Re: Airborne Equipment

Post by Spec4Don » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:41 am

W. Winget wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:42 am
REALLY could use a few photo closeups of the seat frame, it's looks identical to the Clarkair CA-1, and most of those are buggered up as they sit off the rear of the dozer and get crushed, so not many really good photos of them in unmolested condition.
Almost looks like a CA-1 would fit in the hopper there.
Really neat find.

V/R W Winget
CA-1 undergoing multi-year restoration...sigh
I’m going down next week to pick it up and I’ll see if I can get some pictures when I get back. There is a pretty active Facebook group for the CA-1. I think your on the forum also?

Don G
1942 M3 Halftrack Zelda MVPA # 31688
Clark CA-1 Airborne Dozer
Letorneau Model D-4 Airborne Scraper


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Re: Airborne Equipment

Post by W. Winget » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:26 pm

In and out of other forums, the G is my prime spot, I try to provide what little I have for CA-1 owners, but she's taken a back seat to the Liberty truck restoration (not happening till $$$ come in...sigh)
Thanks in advance for some photos, even if they are just for reference.
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Re: Airborne Equipment

Post by Spec4Don » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:54 pm

Another little gem!

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1942 M3 Halftrack Zelda MVPA # 31688
Clark CA-1 Airborne Dozer
Letorneau Model D-4 Airborne Scraper

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Re: Airborne Equipment

Post by W. Winget » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:58 am

Don did you manage to get the 2nd scraper as well?
Neat that they do turn up.
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Re: Airborne Equipment

Post by Spec4Don » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:16 pm

W. Winget wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:58 am
Don did you manage to get the 2nd scraper as well?
Neat that they do turn up.
V/R W Winget
You know someone just messaged me out of the blue, asked me if I was interested? Well yeah! I really couldn’t afford it, especially after picking up the Letorneau, but how do you say no? I doubt I would ever run across another one.

Don G.
1942 M3 Halftrack Zelda MVPA # 31688
Clark CA-1 Airborne Dozer
Letorneau Model D-4 Airborne Scraper

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