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Old 03-03-05, 12:48
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If anyone reading this thread is interested in buying a FWD SU-COE, there's one in The Netherlands. It is offered for sale by William Booy <wm.booy@planet.nl>, and according to his message on the Dutch Keep Them Rolling mailing list (dated 14 December 2003) details are:

"1945 FWD SU-COE, running, 2200 miles, ex-Belgian Fire Service, inside of cab with original paint, price €4500".

I have no connections with the seller, I'm just helping to find a good home for this truck.
Today this SU-COE came by on the KTR mailing list again, the price has been lowered to €3500.

Also, there's a SU-COE with observation platform for sale in Belgium.

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Old 10-09-05, 18:57
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Default FWD SU COE for sale

On e-bay. Item no 4573653273.
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Old 11-09-05, 00:02
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This has to be one of my all time favourite trucks. Much uglier than a CMP. The only one I ever got close to acquiring was a yellow painted wrecker version used by Dehaviland aircraft during the war. This one looks like a single-tired rear axle version so it is most likely an artillery tractor. So far it's $600 which is a steal. Anybody know a cheap way of getting something like this from Idaho to Ontario?????

Note spring and pintle assembly on top of the spare tire in the middle. I wonder if it's the one that was originally on the front?
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Old 11-09-05, 17:16
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Old 11-09-05, 23:09
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So far it's $600 which is a steal. Anybody know a cheap way of getting something like this from Idaho to Ontario?????
Hmm, I know what you mean. In the mid-1980s I had a short ride in one which was in use as a glider tug. It wasn't running too well, but it made quite an impression on me.

See the thread FWD Medium Artillery Tractor for more info on an alternate rear body type.

I see what you're thinking, US$600 is a steal but if the truck stood outside for any length of time, the wooden cab frame is likely to be rotted and you'd better leave it alone....

Sweet dreams anyway!

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1940's FWD truck. This is a huge truck, has 14x20 tires, military tread. This model truck was built during WWII and sent to England for the lend lease program as a gun carrier. The roof has a round hole in it for a anti aircraft gun hatch. The truck is right hand drive. This truck is extremely rare in the USA. It has a huge transfere case with several speeds. The cab is wood framed,The wood is pretty solid, but may need some attention. The original engine was a Waukesau It has a big block Chevrolet in it now with a turbo 400. I do not know anything about the engine. There are 2 extra wheels and tires. The truck has a nice leaf spring pintle hitch. No title, bill of sale only. The truck is located in Caldwell Idaho. It must be moved within 7 days of the auction end as the county has told me to remove my truck collection from my pasture. Storeage and towing can be arranged at the buyers expense. Photos of my vehicles can be seen at http://groups.msn.com/rdhtow/photoalbums Email any questions or request for addtional photos. I accept paypal or money order payment. See my other auctions. If you would like to inspect this truck, call Roger at 208 459 8015.
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Old 12-09-05, 02:29
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But this one I would like to.

Being right hand drive, is this truck Canadian made or did the US build them RHD for the Brits?
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Old 12-09-05, 09:23
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Being right hand drive, is this truck Canadian made or did the US build them RHD for the Brits?
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NOTE 2: FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE AUTO COMPANY, CLINTONVILLE, WI THEN TO FOUR WHEEL DRIVE AUTO COMPANY LIMITED, KITCHENER, ONTARIO FOR GS BODYING
Good luck saving this one!

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Old 12-09-05, 09:35
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Hmm, I know what you mean. In the mid-1980s I had a short ride in one which was in use as a glider tug. It wasn't running too well, but it made quite an impression on me.
Here's a pic of it's sister vehicle - note the double cab:
http://home.planet.nl/~landm178/imag...oelier.w19.jpg
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And a pic of a SU-COE based snowblower/runway sweeper. I remember seeing one of these at a government auction in the late 1980s:
http://home.planet.nl/~landm178/imag...etruck.w05.JPG
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Yes, I like the SU-COE too...

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Old 12-09-05, 20:33
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Bruce, how about some manuals....

WWII Military FWD Model SU 5 6 Ton 4x4 Truck ORD 8

WWII FWD Four Wheel Drive Auto Co. SU-COE Parts Book 1

WWII FWD Four Wheel Drive Auto Co. SU-COE Parts Book 2

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Old 03-01-06, 15:54
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But this one I would like to.
Bruce, did you make a plan to save this one?
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Old 06-12-22, 16:24
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FWD SU-COE for sale in Belgium: https://www.generaaltjes.nl/Advertentie/40083/fwd

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