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1941 GMC 2007/8 Winter Project
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Here ia a photo of an Army 4X4 GMC AFKX352 mobile repair shop with the body by Superior. There were 10 different shop variations of this truck in use during WWII, this was seen in Ogden Utah.

Normally called Two-Ton Trucks, COE's were rated up to 25,000 lb GVW & run the tried & true 216 cid or 235 cid Stovebolt Chevrolet six cylinder engine. Most came with a 4 speed transmission & some came with the extra cost option of a 2 speed rear axle.

Advantages of the COE design was greater cargo area for a given wheelbase, more maneuverable, & the high cab also gave drivers excellent visibility, a real plus in threading a truck city traffic. Also you could get a shorter truck if you used the same size bed as on regular truck or with a fifth wheel.


initial pictures...
  1. 1942 GMC Model AFKX CABOVER DUAL REAR WHEELS and a 6x6. ONE OF ONLY 1,900 BUILT, just prior to WW II - BUILT TO SERVE AS MOBIL REPAIR SHOPS AND ORDINANCE VANS FOR THE ARMY. Stored inside, solid, no rust! All original parts included. 8 FT WIDE OVERALL, 19.6 FT LONG OVERALL, APPROX. 10 FT TALL, OUTSIDE OF REAR TIRES 7 FEET, 4 INCHES WIDE...
Howard Hughes ended up with ten of these. They were used for changing rooms on remote movie sets.

  2. Rear...

  3. side...

  4. engine compartment...

  5. seats...

  6. inside, we think the original stove pipe may have been for a forge?

  7. New Chassis and running gear arrives.
Now to remove the body and sandblast the frame, wheels, engine, tranny, rear end etc.▀▄

  8. Disassembly continues... Mar 08

  9. Snub Nosed, headlights relocated, new windshield frame about to go in......

  10. Ceiling removal and insulation next.......

  11. Engine, axles, shocks installed.

  12. Engine mounts, radiator and shock mounts completed.....

  13. Cross member, transmission installed, frame notched for Exhaust Manifolds.......

  14. Knees shot, can't complete project, for sale picts.......

  15. All new glass except rear window. Windshield and 5 side windows installed........

  14. Brass plaque on side of cab reads
Ordinance Department
truck: spare parts

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