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  • 8E45E
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    Awesome truck, Matt.

    It appears the rims were painted WITH the tires & tubes already mounted!

    Craig

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  • mbstude
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    I think the "patina" is more from low quality paint and prep, and less from poor storage. I don't think anyone intended on this truck lasting as long as it has.

    The bracket on the right kick panel is for a fire extinguisher. It's with the truck, but corroded, so no longer mounted in the cab.

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  • harry
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    Originally posted by Jeff_H View Post
    What is that bracket with the straps on the passenger side kick panel for? Shovel holder, rifle mount????

    Seems this truck must have suffered from some poor storage over the years, even with only 1200 miles, it has its share of patina.

    Great survivor!
    Looks like a fire extinguisher holder.

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  • t walgamuth
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    My first father in law drove a radio truck in Patton's drive toward Berlin. He had a machine gun in a sort of scabbord on the inside of the door so he could grab it and jump out in one smooth movement if they came under attack. I suppose the truck was much like this one. When he and I were around each other it was not on my radar that Stude built so many army trucks so I don't remember ever asking what brand truck it was.

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  • BobPalma
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    Originally posted by Jeff_H View Post
    What is that bracket with the straps on the passenger side kick panel for? Shovel holder, rifle mount????
    Great survivor!
    Possibly a small fire extinguisher? BP

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  • Jeff_H
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    What is that bracket with the straps on the passenger side kick panel for? Shovel holder, rifle mount????

    Seems this truck must have suffered from some poor storage over the years, even with only 1200 miles, it has its share of patina.

    Great survivor!

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  • StudeRich
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    That IS amazing how well preserved that 'Ol 6X6 is! That's 72 Years Old, almost as old as I am!

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  • t walgamuth
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    That is an amazing truck! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  • mbstude
    started a topic Unrestored US6

    Unrestored US6

    Someone on the truck forum is redoing a US6, so I took some pictures of this one to help with his restoration. Since these trucks aren't something that most get to see everyday, I thought I'd share it here too.

    This truck was built in June, 1945 and instead of going to war, it went to Macy's in New York City to be put on display as a promotion for war bonds. It has less than 1200 actual miles and is original down to the tires.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/151095...57686906696703

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