gas cans out of the blue......

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Bob from BC
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gas cans out of the blue......

Post by Bob from BC » Sat Jul 19, 2003 10:16 am

You never know when something is going to fall into your lap! Yesterday, a gentleman stops buy and asks me if I would like a couple of old gas cans, as he had seen my jeep in town, and he was having a garage sail the next day.

I said sure and went on over. Bought 2 cans with straps and carriers, a metal spout and 5 cap gaskets. For 10 bucks!!! :shock:

Got home, started cleaning them up, labeled conco 1948 and conco 1950, carriers are heavy military type ( I have a new carrier, and I can't believe how much thinner the metal is!) I think the spout is more modern, as I don't know what an older one looks like!

I'm not a military guy and I get exited about this stuff!!!! :D

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Post by Buck Waddell » Thu Jul 24, 2003 11:33 am

My engineer here at the firehouse asked if I wanted some cans for the jeep because his neighbor is like Fred Sanford and always picks stuff up.. Well I said, sure why not, and how much? $10 apiece. Ok, so the next shift for $20 I have 2 super cam lock cans dated '42 and '43 with QMC stamped in them not USMC!! Awsome cans!!

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Post by P.VanTine » Fri Jul 25, 2003 7:23 am

Are they marked U.S.A
1942 Ford GPW 66576 10/9/42
1944 White M-16
1942 WC21 5/7/42
1943/44 M-10 Ammo trailer
1941/42 WC6/24 command cars
2/20/43 Converto Dump Trailer
1942 Wheeling U.S.N Navy can 1952 Wheeling U.S.N Navy can

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