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bjackameit
06-14-2018, 10:01 AM
Weasel for sale in PA --

Looks good for the price if you want one --

https://pennstate.craigslist.org/cto/d/wwii-weasel/6600349865.html

Commander Eddie
06-14-2018, 10:13 AM
Bill, I think this should go in your collection. The ultimate winter vehicle.

jclary
06-14-2018, 11:12 AM
Is this really an original Wiesel cab...or a zip van adaptation?

Buzzard
06-14-2018, 11:16 AM
I have an original weasel and it certainly is not the original open cab design. It sure looks like it was done from a Zip Van.
Any more info?
Bill

StudeNewby
06-14-2018, 02:00 PM
There's no dogleg under the windshield like on the Zip Van. Perhaps a special Arctic version?

Stude Shoo-wop!
06-14-2018, 04:15 PM
There's no dogleg under the windshield like on the Zip Van. Perhaps a special Arctic version?

I know that covered, civilian Weasels such as this do exist. I would think a previous owner (most likely an institution) made some modifications to one as they saw fit.

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jclary
06-14-2018, 07:47 PM
After a little internet searching, I believe I have found the answer to the cab. It looks a lot like this one. Set this utility parcel delivery body off its frame...cut off the rusty bottom several inches, shorten it to fit, and cobble it onto the Weasel. This pic was labeled as a Grumman Kabmaster (probably late 1950's or early '70's) Companies that built such bodies would sell them to other manufacturers who would place them on their own truck chassis, similar to RV builders.


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Grumman_Kabmaster_Hostess_truck.jpg

lugamatic
06-14-2018, 08:51 PM
I think you boys are barking up the wrong tree, there was a company in delaware that made enclosures for weasels.

55 56 PREZ 4D
06-14-2018, 11:43 PM
I think you boys are barking up the wrong tree, there was a company in delaware that made enclosures for weasels.

Yep
The manufacturer of the weasel conversion was covered here in the past.
I am terrible at search function so will not even try to find it.

55 56 PREZ 4D
06-14-2018, 11:47 PM
Dang.
I think I found it.
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?100450-Is-this-Weasel-not-a-Weasel-Something-different-On-Craig-s-List-in-central-PA&highlight=weasel+cab