30th YEAR- GOING ON 72 YEARS

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30th YEAR- GOING ON 72 YEARS

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:45 pm

My 1941 SWB CCKW is entering its' 30th year in my collection. It was imported from Denmark in 1983. Part of the fun in owning this truck is the discovery of an NOS missing CCKW trinket even after 30 years. :wink:
This photo was taken during my daily visit while having a coffee and donut by Hangar 1 at DOW FIELD where thousands of B-17's, B-24's and other transient aircraft stopped on their way to and from the ETO and MTO. The first CCKW's convoyed to DOW from Camp Lee (Ft Lee) VA in June of 1941 when a Quartermaster Truck Company was assigned to support a bomber unit and the new personell that were being assigned to the new WWII base.
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Re: 30th YEAR

Post by kelley » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:09 pm

She's a beauty!
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Re: 30th YEAR

Post by Robbby84 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:33 am

Happy anniversary! :D
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Re: 30th YEAR- GOING ON 72 YEARS

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:47 pm

Well worth the wait!
I installed an Original WWII Pioneer Rack on my SWB Cargo Body several years ago, I preferred Leather Straps at the time but never got around to looking fo any until recently.

Even after 30 years a long sought after part appears and makes my 1941 CCKW happy.
The early WWII pioneeer racks used leather straps, these NOS 1" leather straps are GI Issue, close enough, and a lot closer than the postwar webbing that they just replaced.
It was 0 degrees F yesterday when I installed them.
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Re: 30th YEAR- GOING ON 72 YEARS

Post by BWLentz » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:09 am

Beautiful vehicle,Ben! She's definitely a keeper! ;)
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Re: 30th YEAR- GOING ON 72 YEARS

Post by rixm37 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:47 am

Great truck. Its got to be fun finding a little missing piece after all the years.

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Re: 30th YEAR- GOING ON 72 YEARS

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:56 am

It is all about patience as the original WWII small parts and accessories are no longer lining the shelves and bins of the depots and surplus parts stores. The excitement generated by a find is ageless.
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Re: 30th YEAR- GOING ON 72 YEARS

Post by FDNY4244 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:33 pm

Ben Dover wrote:It is all about patience as the original WWII small parts and accessories are no longer lining the shelves and bins of the depots and surplus parts stores. The excitement generated by a find is ageless.
How true of a project like yours ! :D ! An on-going project makes it FUN, a finished project could mean your looking for something else !! Piece by piece at your pace makes it a hobby, not a job. :roll: Great job Ben Dover, keep up the great work !! :D
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Re: 30th YEAR- GOING ON 72 YEARS

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:31 am

I finally found an original Clamp-On Air Cleaner Cover that will allow installation of the original type Air Cleaner used with the early CCKW Die Cast Carburetor, thanks to good friend Frank von Rosenstiel. I have had the late type on my truck for years. Zenith made a Clamp-On Adaptor to allow installation of the late air cleaner as installed with the Cast Iron Carburetor.
It is always exciting when these trinkets surface.
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Re: 31st YEAR- AND 73 YEARS OLD

Post by Ben Dover » Mon May 12, 2014 5:08 pm

My 2-1/2 Ton 6X6 Truck is now 73 years old, it was delivered May 1941. Am just as excited over it now as I was when it arrived from Denmark back in 1983. It was shipped as "roll on" freight on the S.S. Polaski from Rotterdam to Newark New Jersey. I paid $1350.00 plus $1200.00 for shipping thru Supreme Surplus in Metuchen, NJ. My family did business with Supreme from 1946 thru 1986. I bought and restored it to honor WWII Veterans with.
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Re: 30th YEAR- GOING ON 72 YEARS

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:19 am

Ben Dover wrote:Well worth the wait!
I installed an Original WWII Pioneer Rack on my SWB Cargo Body several years ago, I preferred Leather Straps at the time but never got around to looking fo any until recently.

Even after 30 years a long sought after part appears and makes my 1941 CCKW happy.
The early WWII pioneeer racks used leather straps, these NOS 1" leather straps are GI Issue, close enough, and a lot closer than the postwar webbing that they just replaced.
It was 0 degrees F yesterday when I installed them.
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Anyone know where there are some fresh Russet straps in mint condition like on this Pioneer Rack? Width is 1"
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Re: 30th YEAR- GOING ON 72 YEARS

Post by radarsgunner1 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:09 pm

Mullins has some NOS ones on ebay right now for $10 a piece
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Re: 30th YEAR- GOING ON 72 YEARS

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:32 pm

Thanks.
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Re: 33rd YEAR- GOING ON 76 YEARS

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:38 pm

Thanksgiving is special day for my CCKW. It was shipped as Roll on Freight on the SS Pulaski and left Rotterdam destined for Newark New Jersey on Thanksgiving Day 1983, it took 10 days to arrive at Newark. Am thankfull for being able to buy the CCKW and to have known Seymore the owner of Supreme Surplus.
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