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  • Interesting claim about a 1947 M-series

    The seller of this truck has an interesting claim about its history.

    https://bismarck.craigslist.org/cto/...401064524.html
    Last edited by Mark L; 12-16-2017, 11:44 PM.
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  • #2
    That has to be a fairly rare truck does't it?
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    • #3
      Anyone can make a claim, whether it is based in fact is an entirely different matter.
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      • #4
        It is listed as; "condition: excellent". That must not be the truck in the pictures.
        Last edited by studegary; 12-17-2017, 07:30 AM. Reason: corrected quote
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        • #5
          Has the aroma of an urban legend. Suspect the owner has confused the facts about the 4000 model M-15 trucks that were built with military-style US6 cabs in late 1945. They were otherwise identical to normal M-15s -- and in any case, this truck is not one of them. M-15 trucks were available with both single and dual-wheel rear axles, so there's nothing unusual about one with a single-wheel rear axle. And that appears to be the standard factory pick up bed.
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          • #6
            That's a strange cut in the top center of the tailgate. I wonder what it was for?

            Also, why cut the ends of the tailgate and install expanded steel?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TWChamp View Post
              That's a strange cut in the top center of the tailgate. I wonder what it was for?

              Also, why cut the ends of the tailgate and install expanded steel?
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              • #8
                The military style cabs had swing out front windshields too.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mark L View Post
                  The seller of this truck has an interesting claim about its history.

                  https://bismarck.craigslist.org/cto/...401064524.html
                  Ridiculous.
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                  • #10
                    True or not, I don't think it would add anything to the value. It is a tough looking old truck though. I would like to have it to putter around town in.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BRUCESTUDE View Post
                      The military style cabs had swing out front windshields too.
                      As well as top mounted wipers, metal door panels and a metal glove box.
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                      • #12
                        Next they're gonna confirm that the Tailgate was factory produced....LOL

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                        • #13
                          While the original would have had the swing-out windshield and top-mounted wipers, he does say that the cab has been replaced.

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                          • #14
                            He says the truck is a 1947 model with WWII surplus bed and one-ton rear axle. The US6 military trucks built by Studebaker were 2.5-ton, and did not come with either pick-up beds or 1-ton axles, so there were no such surplus parts to be installed on this truck. The M15 trucks built at the end of 1945 used C9 US6-style cabs (with the differences noted above), but were otherwise identical to other M15 trucks. The seller did not claim that the truck began life as one of the 1945 model M15s. Without the serial number, there's no way to tell.
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