3 Chevy's that were scrapped.

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Re: 3 Chevy's are going to be scrapped.

Post by Michael O. » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:09 pm

What a pity...............
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Re: 3 Chevy's are going to be scrapped.

Post by SGT506 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:05 pm

Hi, new here but just bought a 506 and really need some trim items, I live in King county and was wondering the location of this yard if its not a secret?
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Re: 3 Chevy's that were scrapped.

Post by D.R.H. » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:00 pm

Send me your contact info and I will get in touch with you.
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Re: 3 Chevy's that were scrapped.

Post by D.R.H. » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:46 am

Happy/Sad memories from less than 18 months ago. I was there when the Trackscavator with grapple, gabbed the trucks one by one and tore them apart. Not much in this world moves me emotionally, but watching this happen actually cause a physical reaction in my chest and I shed a few tears. It was hard to watch. So guys, these trucks are now gone. :cry:
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Re: 3 Chevy's that were scrapped.

Post by johnny fullerton » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:39 pm

hello
I'm new at this...g506
I'm in need of both door windows with metal edging...the rear cab window with all rubber trim...the right side window control panel
any and all help will be appreciated
thank you


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Re: 3 Chevy's that were scrapped.

Post by newc » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:51 pm

Hi; most of what you require is also Civilian. The later 46-47 doors had the metal edged windows, possibly a War left overs. Many of the other parts match Civilian cabs. Newc

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Re: 3 Chevy's that were scrapped.

Post by G506 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:49 am

Dave,

I feel your pain brother. When a vehicle has survived WW2 plus the following 70 years it just feels wrong when they are then destroyed. But as we know, we cant save everything and you did what you could by helping other owners keep their trucks going, me included.

Thank you.
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Re: 3 Chevy's that were scrapped.

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:47 am

How about a Gofundme to enable those concerned about abandoned vehicles to rescue and restore same. :wink:
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Re: 3 Chevy's that were scrapped.

Post by D.R.H. » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:12 pm

G506 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:49 am
Dave,

I feel your pain brother. When a vehicle has survived WW2 plus the following 70 years it just feels wrong when they are then destroyed. But as we know, we cant save everything and you did what you could by helping other owners keep their trucks going, me included.

Thank you.
G506, thanks for for the kind words. I wish that I could have saved more parts from them but I just don't have the room here at my little house. The trucks were originally stationed at Bainbridge Island Naval Station here in Washington St. which is located in Puget Sound. LOTS OF SALT AIR AND FOG. All of the sheet metal had these upside down "cones of rust" that penetrated more than 1/2 way through the metal. A quick rap on the metal with my knuckles set them free, and they were all about the size of a 1/2 pence coin, which is a little smaller than a U.S. 10 cent piece.
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Re: 3 Chevy's that were scrapped.

Post by lt.luke » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:31 am

Understanding that these trucks are gone, I ask the following question, in general:

How hard is it to find a rebuildable 5 speed G506 transmission?

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Re: 3 Chevy's that were scrapped.

Post by retro-roco » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:47 am

Impossible... CCKW had 5 speed, G506 had a 4 speed... CCKW engine and tranny transplant was done sometimes.
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Re: 3 Chevy's that were scrapped.

Post by lt.luke » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:06 am

retro-roco wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:47 am
Impossible... CCKW had 5 speed, G506 had a 4 speed... CCKW engine and tranny transplant was done sometimes.
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Re: 3 Chevy's that were scrapped.

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:11 am

You could tell the difference, even if blindfolded after your first ride. The Chevrolet engine is kinda "wimpy" sounding compared to the healthy bark of the GMC.
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