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Re: Trailer Canvas

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:26 am
by nick peters
I'm sure Chuck is spot on. Improvisation was something soldiers in the field became very good at. Trying to keep warm, dry and free of hunger played very much on their minds. That's what a lot of vets told me over the years. So yes if they didn't have a correct top for the trailer then anything would do.
regards Nick

Re: Trailer Canvas

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:01 pm
by ghq1
there's literally a Joe Dope cartoon about . . . .tarps . . . .

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Re: Trailer Canvas

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:03 pm
by nick peters
Nice one GH thanks for posting :)
regards Nick

Re: Trailer Canvas

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:29 am
by Joe Gopan
I maintain my WWII and 50's MV's using tips from WWII Army Motors and the P.S. booklets. Joe Dope? There is a message to be learned from Joe Dope in that "cartoon" to those serious followers of GI PM.

Re: Trailer Canvas

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:47 am
by Mark Jesic
I love these old cartoons, any more ? :D Who is Joe Dope, can anyone enlighten me ?

Re: Trailer Canvas

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:30 pm
by nick peters
Mark
Joe Dope was a cartoon figure created by Will Eisner. Joe was used in cartoons to show people not to be dopes/idiots/fools .with whatever job that they were doing. And if they didn't take care then their stupidity could then damage the war effort. Not checking oil in an engine, Correct air intyres ect ect
regards Nick

Re: Trailer Canvas

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:39 pm
by nick peters
Mark
One of Joe Dope cartoons is in the SNL G-503. It shows Joe in a stores with all the parts in a mess.

regards Nick

Re: Trailer Canvas

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:45 pm
by Mark Jesic
Many thanks for that Nick. I think we have all come accross a Joe Dope at some time in our lives. :roll:

Re: Trailer Canvas

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:38 am
by Gary Turman
I ordered one from new life for my 416. am not happy with it. It is a lighter ww2 shade not the dark od it should be for a 416

Re: Trailer Canvas

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:45 am
by Joe Gopan
How long ago?

Re: Trailer Canvas

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:26 am
by nick peters
Hey Gary
Sorry to hear your not happy with your canvas :roll: . I'm curious to know if you have any more details about your 45 Gemco?
regards Nick

Re: Trailer Canvas

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:28 am
by Joe Gopan
Where's the "Binding" on these tarps?
Note the apparant length differences of the Corner Ropes compared to the sides and ends.