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Old 12-01-22, 07:40
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Default An Australian Dodge D60L5 restored

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My belgium friend has ended the complete restoration of a DODGE D60L5. During the sand blasting operation, some marking were discovered tranlating the fact that the truck belonged to the 9 th australian division which fought in NORD AFRICA.
At the exception of the body which has been accurately rebuilded the truct is original. After 5 years of work , my friend would wish to separate from his truck. May be one australian member could be intressed.

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Old 12-01-22, 08:04
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Default Bravo!

Serge, you can tell your friend he has done a magnificent job!

This truck looks exceptional.
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Old 12-01-22, 11:05
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That's an awesome truck.....really, really nice. A pity your friend has to let it go, but I hope it finds a good home.

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Old 12-01-22, 17:56
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Default Nice truck

Very nice looking restoration. Not too many restored D60L trucks about. There is a nice original example in the collection of the AWM in Canberra.

Be very interested to see the markings that indicated the truck served with the 9th Australian Infantry Division. I hope your friend took some images during the sandblasting process. Perhaps he would let you post them here?

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Old 12-01-22, 23:32
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It wouldn't have been the ARN, L-12169 was a Chevrolet 3 Ton GS truck.
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Old 13-01-22, 02:09
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Default Original markings

Tony,

That was one of the reasons I was curious to see the original markings that led the owner to believe it was a 9 Aust Inf Div vehicle.

And how did it end up in Belgium? Very curious.

Just did a check: there are no Dodge vehicles of any type listed in the AIF registers. The red/blue unit sign with '55' was in use in the latter part of 1942: it was 2/4 Aust LAA Regiment.

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