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Re: 1943 Dodge weapons carrier...
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2006, 12:47:24 PM »
There you go Sten... I feel better already. I have to remember to see that the grass is not always greener on the other side in Finland. I'll bet that your smile is forced, not natural... ;D

Do you belive that! This country sucks. One pal bought a brand new Dodge Ram 2500 diesel 06 model and what do you think the pricetag was? Yes 74.000 Euros for a truck and I don't think that's cheap. But that's just money  ;D ;D ;D lol /Sten
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Re: 1943 Dodge weapons carrier...
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2006, 07:11:28 PM »
I don't remember having a fuel leak in the RC ???  I had that problem in my old motorhome though, rotten fill hose.  As far as any misc parts or bags of gold.....they are all yours! ;D
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Re: 1943 Dodge weapons carrier...
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2006, 11:29:55 PM »
Not much to update really. She's still on jack stands and I'm having a really tough time coming up with a solution for tires. I'll call USA6x6 tomorrow to see if they can help. Ideally, I want to get this thing on rubber for cheap... I have a buddy checking into 16" fork lift tires with tubes and flaps. I guess I'll have to keep her off the freeway and under 30mph... :P
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Re: 1943 Dodge weapons carrier...
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2006, 01:44:49 AM »
I wish mine looked as nice as this... :o



My buddy emailed me a link to this truck on ebay.
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Re: 1943 Dodge weapons carrier...
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2006, 07:03:09 AM »
I wish I had one
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« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2006, 12:41:10 PM »
I guess my plan is to have this bad boy ready in time for World War III! ;D
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Re: 1943 Dodge weapons carrier...
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2006, 07:04:20 PM »
It's been awhile since I worked on the W/C...

I bought 4 Michelin 11.00-16 (38" tall) XT Radial Military tires for $300 (90% - 95% tread remaining)... I had to pick them up in San Ysidro (just shy of the Mexico border) though. The rims had surface rust from sitting in the garage unprotected. I cleaned the rims up again with the wire wheel and primed and painted them to protect them until I could locate tubes and flaps. I didn't expect tubes and flaps to be that hard to find, but they were. I came across Toby Sexton Tire in Atlanta (800/899-5535 *Tim). They had what I needed and the order has been placed.

These tires should work great with my combat rims since they are the wider 6.5" wide rims. I can't wait to get the rubber on this pig so I can clear out half of my garage by storing her on the car hauler. She should clear without having to air down the tires since the top has been chopped. More later. I'll cross my fingers that the tubes and flaps get here tomorrow, but I'm guessing they will arrive on Monday! :P
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Re: 1943 Dodge weapons carrier...
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2006, 02:53:42 PM »
No tubes and/or flaps on my door step when I got home last night. Only the radiator and the lower aluminum radiator hose from Summit Racing. The Milnor high volume water pump and upper aluminum radiator hose are shipping from Ohio and should be here on Monday. The radiator is for a Chevy, but it doesn't say Chevy on it. So everybody keep that under their hat... ;D I will incorporate an electric fan as soon as possible. All of the parts that arrived are for my '77 Dodge, so I won't really have a W/C update until next weekend. :P
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Re: 1943 Dodge weapons carrier...
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2006, 10:45:00 AM »
Hitman:
Technolance is my screen name.
My name is Lance Ouellette
I am a member of Clinton County Veterans Memorial in St. Johns Michigan
and we have a cannon that uses Dodge Combat Rims we have rubber but the rims are rotted out due to the fact that the drip hole was not placed at the bottom of the tire when it was placed in front of the court house. to make a long story short we are in the market for 2 to 4 rims. If you have any idea where we could get them i would be happy to discuss this with you. or any one else who knows where we could get rims. we are discussing removing it due to hazard to visitors. my email is techolance@yahoo.com and we would appreciate any help at all even negative response!

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Re: 1943 Dodge weapons carrier...
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2006, 11:21:19 AM »
Thanks for taking the time to read my post... I'm in the early stages of learning on this vehicle, but I may be able to help point you in the right direction...

I've come across a few combat rims in my travels... You may want to measure how wide your existing rims are so you can be sure you get the correct ones. Or maybe you just want something that fits... I'd imagine that I'd like to find some tubless rims eventually...

I'll have to look up the information for a guy in Idaho and post later... I don't know if they were the wider 6.5" rims or not, but he had a few used ones...

You can buy combat rims new old stock through Vintage Power Wagon...
http://www.vintagepowerwagons.com/products/parts/group13-wheels.htm
(Click on the catalog on the left for rims and look at the bottom right of the pop up page)

Here's some interesting reading on the topic...
http://www.texaspowerwagon.com/Tires.htm
(There are several links you can click on from this page for more info...)

www.usa6x6.com might sell wheels to fit the cannon, but I don't know if they are the style you're looking for. It might be a pain in the butt to get the rubber off those rims, but hopefully you can reuse the tires.

I hope this helps for now... :)

Can you post a picture or two... Host them at photobucket.com or something or email them to me... I wanted to see if you have the ring style or split rim style rims. Thanks.
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Re: 1943 Dodge weapons carrier...
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2006, 01:17:51 AM »
Tubes and flaps were on my doorstep when I got home tonight. I know what I'll be doing this weekend. Everything looks correct, so I don't expect any problems. I'll get some before/during/after pictures of the tires.
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Re: 1943 Dodge weapons carrier...
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2006, 12:10:01 AM »
I've got three of the four tires bolted on and aired up. They were all a pain in the butt, but the fourth one is going to be a real challenge. The outer ring still has part of the tire sidewall grafted to it. I'll see what I can accomplish tomorrow.
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« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2006, 09:08:26 PM »
I'm glad to report that she's sitting on all four tires now... The only bad news is that I had to move/organize all of the crap that I had shoved under her over the last several months. The tubes and flaps worked perfectly. Toby Sexton tire came through. I'm glad I found them. I'll post up a few pics tomorrow. I left the camera out in the garage and it's not easy to get to... :P
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« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2007, 09:42:43 PM »
I've obviously failed in terms of posting any photos. I'll get some more pictures on here before too long. I hauled the W/C up to Simi Valley just before New Years, so nothing has been accomplished since then. One of the tires has a slow leak, so I'll be swapping out yet another tube. I wonder if it was defective or if I could have damaged the stem during install.

The good news is that I'm taking advantage of the extra temporary space in my garage and building shelves. I've been told to pick up the W/C before too long. I know I have way too much stuff, but it won't be as big of a deal if I can get a lot of it off the floor. If only my sideyard was a foot wider! :P Jed is lucky! ;D
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Re: 1943 Dodge weapons carrier...
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2007, 01:14:41 PM »
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Re: 1943 Dodge weapons carrier...
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2008, 07:54:03 PM »
Hey John when you are ready for tires let me know I can help you out with them .

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