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Re: CONVERTO DUMP TRAILER database

Post by WARTOYS » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:08 am

Hello Mike in North Jersey you said you have two Converto's would you be willing to sell one ? Thanks

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Re: CONVERTO DUMP TRAILER database

Post by 43followme » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:31 pm

0878463, 11-1-44, cameron park Ca. came from an apple orchard still had orignal goodyears on it.
42 slat grill
42 gpw script
42 gpw
43 mb
44 mb
44 gpw
45 mb navy welding jeep
42 cckw
43 leroi compressor cckw
41 wc27 ambulance
41 wc26 carryall
2x m6 bomb truck
44 converto
41 steel ben hur
43 water buffalo
45 m10 ammo trailer
43 M2A1 halftrack
21 german ammo cart

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Re: CONVERTO DUMP TRAILER database

Post by pierino » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:13 am

thank you, database updated!


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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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Re: CONVERTO DUMP TRAILER database

Post by tipdog » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:41 pm

0650764 Fremont, California

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Post by tipdog » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:44 pm

by the way, we still have to discover what's the meaning of those digits on data plates (common)...
Maurizio, what digits are you referring to?


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Re: CONVERTO DUMP TRAILER database

Post by pierino » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:56 am

Hi Rick!


your trailer number details have been registered.


the "digits" I was referring are "US 21", that you can find at the bottom of late plates.

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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 emmado22 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:57 pm

0877919 contract w-11-114
Army trucks

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Post by pierino » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:31 am

thank you!


your trailer was already in my database, but I then added reference to your nickname and location.

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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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Re: CONVERTO DUMP TRAILER database

Post by tipdog » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:20 pm

RE: US 21

Maurizio, I believe the "US 21" found on some datplates is a part number from the plate manufacturer. I have no way to confirm this, but it fits.

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Re: CONVERTO DUMP TRAILER database

Post by mike51 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:48 pm

Maurizio, my Converto was purchased from a fellow G-503 member here in Idaho. I believe it came from S Calif. Here is the registration # 0886595 9/13/1944

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1945 GPW #246756 1/13/45 ( Sold )
1944 Converto Dump Trailer #0886595 9/13/44 (Sold)

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Post by pierino » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:27 am

hi Mike!

thank you for the details!... you'll be happy to know that your trailer is, at this time, the youngest Converto in my database! :D

by the way, the date you have on the dataplate is sep 13 1944: this is NOT a DoD...this is the contract date. unfortunately, there's no DoD on Converto's dataplates...


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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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Re: CONVERTO DUMP TRAILER database

Post by rgus » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:12 am

We now know that Converto made trailers into the 50's for the US Government. Does anyone have any ideas when they switched from the standard WW2 jeep wheel to the CJ wheels? My 44 Converto has the later CJ wheels which I thought when I saw them they had been swapped out but after getting it home I noticed that these wheels also have the reinforcing plates welded to them just as the late contract WW2 ones did and I assume the later Korean War built ones did.

The more I think about it I would guess this trailer , rebuilt in 4/45, stayed in service after the war and the wheels were replaced sometime with the wheels then being offered by Converto.
43 M3A1 256117, 42 CCKW 129,XXX, 43 GPW 146954, 43 WC54 81635383, 43 WC54 81665843, 45 WC52 818682 "MO', 43 WC63 82009972 "BIG MO", 44 GTBA NAVY CARGO 218299, 43 PE95, 44 Checker K52 Trailer,42 MBT 375, 44 Coverto Trailer 886475

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Re: CONVERTO DUMP TRAILER database

Post by Robin » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:35 pm

I picked up Converto #0877591 today.
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: CONVERTO DUMP TRAILER database

Post by pierino » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:20 pm

Robin wrote:I picked up Converto #0877591 today.

Hi Robin, how are you! :)


thank you!,... new entry for my database!...

ciao!
maurizio
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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Re: CONVERTO DUMP TRAILER database

Post by Remy » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:56 am

I have Converto 0877992.
Is restored now.

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