?? Is there a specific manual for the M42 Dodge 3/4T Command Truck?

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?? Is there a specific manual for the M42 Dodge 3/4T Command Truck?

Post by DaninNM » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:24 pm

If so - what is the Manual Number.......anyone have one for sale?????
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Re: ?? Is hrere a spoecific manual for the M42 Dodge 3/4T Command Truck?

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:34 am

TM9-8030, the same TM as the M-37 The M-42 command Truck is identical to the M-3. The TM does include Command Truck Information in the introduction. It also mrntions the Command Truck Kit. The components, B.O. Curtains, Map Tablr, etc are listed in ORD 9 SNL G741. Command Truck arts are listed in the ORD 9,section 1810.
There is no reference to the M-42 Command Truck in TM9-2320-212-20P and the -34P Dated March and April 1972 or in the 1973 -20 Manual.

The Kits were numerous at the DRMO's back in 60's and 70's, not too popular tho. Data Plates for the M-42 should be available thru your dealers.
Albert Williams had these Kits 40 years ago.

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Re: ?? Is hrere a spoecific manual for the M42 Dodge 3/4T Command Truck?

Post by DaninNM » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:47 am

I have two M-42s with those marked data plates on them. Just wondering if worth trying to assemble the radios and install with a kit (if I can find one????? :mrgreen: ). Odd that at the auction I went to where the M37s (M42s) were bought there were five Dodge trucks and I got two that had M42 data plates! How common is the M42 designation???? and original data plate???
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Re: ?? Is hrere a spoecific manual for the M42 Dodge 3/4T Command Truck?

Post by dpcd67 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:17 am

They are very rare. You should restore it if you can; the correct radios are worth more than the truck.
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Post by DaninNM » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:36 am

I bought the two M42s at a salvage auction in Reserve, NM last year.....$2100 for one $1500 for the other and DROVE THEM ONTO THE TRAILER for transport home!!!! :D Ya gotta love the condition of stuff still being found out here in the sunny Southwestern deserts!!!!!
I will be restoring them - may not have all the radios but likely have some....guessing they pulled a trailer with a PE95 on it for the power to run the radios!!!!????
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Re: ?? Is there a specific manual for the M42 Dodge 3/4T Command Truck?

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:04 pm

The Army had smaller Gensets that were carried in the Dodge. PE-95 is AC current and the trailered unit is way too heavy for the Dodge.
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Post by dpcd67 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:12 pm

You are very lucky; nothing remotely like that condition any more East of the Rockies, in the wild.
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Post by DaninNM » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:09 am

And they both had the Braden winches on them in good condition!!!
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