CCKW GMC-CHEVY 4X4 CARGO BODY BOW STAKES

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CCKW GMC-CHEVY 4X4 CARGO BODY BOW STAKES

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:21 am

Can someone confirm that the 10 Wood Stakes that support the bows for the two above trucks are 45 3/4" Long?

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Re: CCKW GMC-CHEVY 4X4 CARGO BODY BOW STAKES

Post by D.R.H. » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:49 pm

When I received my composite bed 2 years ago it came with ALL of the W.W. 2 wood. It was all rotten but I did some comparison matching of the "M" series troop seat hardware that I already had and what came with the bed. Two of the staves that Ben is asking about were falling apart but I was able to piece them together and compare them to my "M" series staves. They were the same length. Unfortunately I never thought to take a picture of the comparison. This is the best I can do Ben. 45 3/16".

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Hopefully some one out there has some W.W. 2 staves that can be measured for a definite answer.
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Re: CCKW GMC-CHEVY 4X4 CARGO BODY BOW STAKES

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:24 am

Looks like my bench. :wink:
Thanks, you saved me from some work. When I first cut these,35 years ago I compared them to the steel stakes and came up with same 45 3/4". I have an extra steel stake and will see if I can double check the dimension.'I had some wood stakes from Euro returns back then and the dimrnsions deemed to jive. WWII Bows had more of an arch than M=series, I installed NOS M-35 Bows.
Am going to peek at TM9-2800 to check bed height against Bow Height on the Chev 4X4 and CCKW.

Close enough for Gov't work. :wink:
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Re: CCKW GMC-CHEVY 4X4 CARGO BODY BOW STAKES

Post by D.R.H. » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:51 pm

No problem Ben, I'm happy to help. I have only seen pictures of W.W. 2 bows and come to think of it, yes, they do have a more pronounced arch compared to "M" series bows. Oh, and a messy work bench is a sign of a super busy and active mechanic. I forget where things are when everything is too organized. Besides a messy bench gives US something to do when we finish a project. Right?! :)
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Re: CCKW GMC-CHEVY 4X4 CARGO BODY BOW STAKES

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:31 pm

Bob Ketler had the worlds supply of NOS M-135 Bows that were an exact CCKW fit. J.Tonka was a source of fresh steamed bows.
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