My Converto and friends

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Robin
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My Converto and friends

Post by Robin » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:19 pm

Thought I'd share photos of my restored Converto. Only needs the wiring harness to be complete. My shop is a little full so getting clear photos is tough.
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41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike


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Re: My Converto and friends

Post by Robin » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:22 pm

And my MBT trailer full of WW2 USMC Jerry cans. WC-52, and various restored handcarts.
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41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: My Converto and friends

Post by Robin » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:30 pm

A few more of my vehicles.
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41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: My Converto and friends

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:49 am

Robin, that's some great looking gear with those beautiful trailers. Quite the collection sir!
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Re: My Converto and friends

Post by DWesol » Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:50 pm

Great photos Robin. Thanks for that. Lots of great angles for reference.
And I thought 15 jerry cans were too many in my collection... :shock:
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Re: My Converto and friends

Post by Robin » Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:08 pm

At last count there are 134 ww2 Jerry cans in my collection.
41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: My Converto and friends

Post by Walter » Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:44 am

Good Morning Robin:

A very cool collection! You almost have enough stuff to start a small museum! I never got much into the heraldry of jerry cans. Of the 134, which one is the most unique?

Thanks for posting pictures of your key pieces.

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Re: My Converto and friends

Post by Robin » Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:01 am

Three come to mind. A Nesco 1941 that was assembled upside down. A US can that was assembled at the British Magnatex factory. And the USN marked can.
41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: My Converto and friends

Post by USAFpj » Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:04 am

You almost have enough stuff to start a small museum!
:lol: :lol: . Robin is being shy about his 'collection' :wink: I feel privileged to have visited with Robin on a couple of occasions, and his personal collection is beautiful and of the utmost quality. Thanks for sharing, Robin.

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Re: My Converto and friends

Post by Robin » Sun Feb 06, 2022 7:59 pm

I was recently indirectly called on this forum "basement-dwelling evaluator" by one of the members here. Kind of an odd thing to say since I have many years of experience restoring WW2 vehicles and other artifacts back to perfect original condition.
Just in case anyone cares, here's a picture taken this afternoon of myself on the left, Lloyd White and MVPA president Tom Clark at far right visiting my collection for the third time. Doesn't seem like those two highly regarded MV enthusiasts would waste their time at a "basement-dwelling evaluator's" place.
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41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: My Converto and friends

Post by D.R.H. » Sun Feb 06, 2022 10:54 pm

I had to jump in here. I've been to this "basement-dwelling evaluators" home and been given the Nickle Tour several times. What I experienced was nothing short of a High Dollar Museum Tour. Robin has been most gracious when sharing His collection and to witness the level of enthusiasm beaming from His eyes about W.W. 2 Trucks and Material is astounding. He certainly knows His history when it comes to His extensive collection.
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Re: My Converto and friends

Post by blackcat77 » Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:59 pm

Hello;
Great collection, i like it :wink:
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