G-506 tool kit

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G-506 tool kit

Post by 43chev » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:43 pm

Hi guys,
I was just wondering if anybody know the sizes of the tools used in the 1-1/2ton Chevy tool kits , would they be the same as the jeep tool kit
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Re: G-506 tool kit

Post by gpw_42 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:20 pm

TM 9-805, 30 DEC 43 for the G506 and TM 9-801, 22 FEB 44, for the G503, call for the same wrenches. I didn't look at screwdrivers and such, but assume (!) they had more in common than different.

41-W-448 N/A WRENCH, adjustable, auto. type, 11-in.
41-W-486 N/A WRENCH, adjustable, Crescent type, 8-in.
41-W-991 723 WRENCH, Engr., 3/8" x 7/16"
41-W-1003 25 WRENCH, Engr., 1/2" x 19/32"
41-W-1005-5 27C WRENCH, Engr., 9/16" x 11/16"
41-W-1008-10 28S WRENCH, Engr., 5/8" X 25/32"
41-W-1012-5 731A WRENCH, Engr., 3/4" X 7/8"

This wrench combo was the same for G503, G506, G508 (CCKW) and DUKW. The 1/2 and 3/4T Dodges were slightly different. Not sure who provided OEM wrenches for the GM produced trucks, but that'd only be an issue if you're doing a factory class restoration.

Eventually the 41-W-486 was deleted from the G503 (I don't know the date); I have no info one way or the other about the G506.

You should be able to find a digital copy of both TMs for free somewhere on the internet. I didn't save links to either, or I'd provide them.

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Post by 43chev » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:15 pm

Thanks for the reply , I’ll sis it out

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Post by gpw_42 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:43 am

Here's a link to the G506 TM, for free: https://ia801209.us.archive.org/29/item ... 5_text.pdf

Same site has other TMs - I pulled down a G503 TM. All are easy downloads.

If going to work on a vehicle, I'd MUCH rather have a hardcopy from Portrayal Press in my hands, but that's me (no connection to Portrayal Press, but I'm pleased with the products they put out, and what he's been doing on YouTube for several years). And an original hard copy on the book shelf, but I don't have a G506.
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Post by 43chev » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:28 pm

I’ve found a few of the Tm’s online , archive.org have a lot of them

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Post by '42 Peep's Motorpool » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:41 pm

Hmm, I don't want to promise anything, but give me some time and I may have something that helps. I just have to get the time to lay my hands on it (if I can find it first :roll: ).
"Peep" was the name used by the Armored Force for the 1/4 Ton truck early in WWII.

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Post by '42 Peep's Motorpool » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:44 am

Well bummer, I have so far not found anything else (I have the shop manuals it turns out, but they include nothing about the on-board tool kits). I may still have another that includes them, but won't be able to check for a while.
"Peep" was the name used by the Armored Force for the 1/4 Ton truck early in WWII.

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Re: G-506 tool kit

Post by retro-roco » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:02 am

43chev wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:43 pm
Hi guys,
I was just wondering if anybody know the sizes of the tools used in the 1-1/2ton Chevy tool kits , would they be the same as the jeep tool kit
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Post by 43chev » Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:12 am

Thanks mate , got it


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