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Post by Spec4Don » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:19 pm

The Converto I just picked up:

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Registration # USAF K7975

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Post by Gary25 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:36 pm

Very interesting, first Air Force Converto trailer I have seen.

Note the contract date on the data plate, March 17, 1951

That would indicate that Converto was still building these trailers at least six years after the war wats over?
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Post by tractor12 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:50 pm

DavidA has one or two on his list.
WC12 Wc 27 2 K38s Mz2 ambulance jeep 2 M3a4s M1a1 Chemical Mortar cart T4e1 usmc cart convertible

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Post by Gary25 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:01 pm

Are the other Air Force Converto's on this list also manufactured 1951?
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Post by tractor12 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:12 pm

1942willys.homestead.com/dplate.html
The one is 1951 and there is a 1950 from another manufacturer
WC12 Wc 27 2 K38s Mz2 ambulance jeep 2 M3a4s M1a1 Chemical Mortar cart T4e1 usmc cart convertible

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Post by pierino » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:13 am

thank you, Don, added to my list.

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1941 Ford GP
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1944 Harley WLA
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Post by Gary25 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:34 am

I have Converto serial number 0877681 with contract date 11-1-44. Says manufactured in 1945 but the date pad is blank

In 2017, I posted info and serial number to this list, Maurizio has my serial in the data base, but at that time I didn't post pictures of the trailer of data plate.

To update may original 2017 posting below are links to my data plate and Converto Trailer!

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Gary Schultz
Andover NJ


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https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/_P ... bLH6l6kgfN

1945 GPW and 1945 Converto
https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/ef ... hfSrKA2LkY

1945 Converto Trailer Images
https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/Ua ... vmYSNVzw6Y
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Post by pierino » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:00 pm

thanks for sharing, Gary... I don't collect dataplates' pictures, anyway,... this is David!

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1941 Ford GP
1942 Ford GTB, matching #'s
1943 Huffman model 81
1943 R.I.A. Hand Cart M3A4
1943 Willys MB
1943 Highway Trailer K-38
1944 Ford GPW, matching #'s
1944 Cushman 39G
1944 Harley WLA
1944 Converto Dump 1/2 Ton
1944 VW TYP166 Schwimmwagen
1960 Willys MB-T
1943 Stinson L-5

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Post by Gary25 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:08 pm

Thank you Maurizio.... I left Dave A. A message on his website along with pictures of my Converto data plate.

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Post by Robin » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:34 pm

Doing the math on Converto production. Figured out that they cost $178.33 each for the Sept 44 contract and $159.25 for the November 44 contract. Price reduction could be speculated by me as the size of the order was increased from 1200 units in Sept to 4000 in november.
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Post by roblenzz » Wed May 13, 2020 5:23 am

Just brought home, USA 0360 522. Dated Nov 21, 1942. Needs a little bit of everything to be brought back but it's safe now.
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converto 0877446

Post by MrSir » Sat May 16, 2020 1:19 pm

My second converto trailer 0877446 1945 no month given on data plate
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