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Old 22-10-20, 11:59
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Default Chev CMP wrecked

Found recently at the bottom of a cliff are two CMP cab/ remains.

Stripped and pushed over a huge cliff they are nonetheless interesting and may yield the odd useable part.

These pics are of the bottom cab.

There is another caught on a ledge higher up but a bit risky to get near...

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Old 24-10-20, 08:37
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Default Some more pics of parts

I was back down there yesterday searching for more parts.

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Old 24-10-20, 08:41
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Default Some cab features including battery box and lid

Amazing that the tin battery box has survived, though rotted out.

The heavy reinforcement plates under the cab edges are very impressive. I’m sure I could find many uses for that nice thick steel plate butt carrying them up the cliff on my back has limited appeal !

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Old 24-10-20, 08:47
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Default Data plates

I managed to recover two data plates from the smashed cab upper sheet metal.

One intact but I damaged the second one separating it from the rotted away sheet metal.

I will soak them in brake fluid and both will clean up nicely !

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Old 24-10-20, 08:55
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Default Bent bumper

Imagine the impact which twisted up this bumper !

There was also a flywheel ring gear, inlet manifold, exhaust manifold and bonnet nearby.

I hoped the beaut Chevrolet bow tie
badge might have still been attached bit no unfortunately

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Old 24-10-20, 17:09
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The heavy reinforcement plates under the cab edges are very impressive. Iím sure I could find many uses for that nice thick steel plate butt carrying them up the cliff on my back has limited appeal
My 11 cab has those same reinforcing plates; I understand the purpose of adding them, but I'm sure some lighter gauge angles would have worked just as well. Guess they felt the CMP's weren't built heavy enough!

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Old 25-10-20, 02:58
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I think of he heavy plates at the rear corners of the Chevrolet cabs (I don't know about Fords) as more common on Cab 12. The same applies to the ventilator openings. I'm not saying they can't be on a cab 11 - just not at the beginning of production.

Are those the mounting straps for a coolant recovery tank in the 3rd photo in the first post? If so, not a "beginning of production" feature.
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Old 25-10-20, 14:35
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Default Cab 12

Hello Grant,

I'm thinking Cab 12 as well, yes it did have a condensation catch tank on the lhs originally.

Apart from a few small parts and the odd panel there's probably not an awful lot to be saved off this wreck unfortunately.

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Old 25-10-20, 15:27
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Does the number in the 3rd photo give any further clues about the vehicle?

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Old 25-10-20, 19:12
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I'm thinking Cab 12 as well
I guess when you mention the bonnet, and hoping to find the bow tie badge, then it's more likely a Cab 12? The cab 11 bonnet (if you can call it that!) is really small, and the badge is on the front shell.

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Old 26-10-20, 02:43
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As soon as I spotted those reinforcing plates, I thought cab 12 , the first C8 I owned , has those same plates .

BTW 84-43X2 what model is that ? Bit hard to read ?
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Old 26-10-20, 10:04
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Floor fuel tap may be salvageable?
Does the round hole in end of bumper narrow anything down?
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Old 26-10-20, 11:55
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Default Better pic

I was back down there today recovering more parts of the WW1 era Karrier Lorry
And noticed the rain has cleaned the ARN up and shows it clearly now.

With that and the data plate, I hope someone can identify what model it was.

My HMV directory wasnít much help.

Definately Cab 12.

Fuel tap appears to be snapped off.

When I get a chance I will rescue anything I can unbolt and backpack up the cliffline.

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Old 26-10-20, 11:57
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Pic didn’t go through so here goes...

Don’t worry, I plan to save that ARN panel and any other parts I can carry.

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BTW 84-43X2 what model is that ? Bit hard to read ?
8443 is the Model code for C60L, X2 is the export code for delivery to the UK:

X1 ANY POINT EXCEPT FULLY BUILT UP
X2 UNITED KINGDOM BUILT UP
X3 INDIA CKD
X4 AUSTRALIA CKD
X5 NEW ZEALAND CKD ALTHOUGH ASSEMBLED TRUCKS HAD “XH”
X6 BATAVIA, NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES CKD
X7 UNITED KINGDOM CKD
X8 ANY POINT CKD
X9 SOUTH AFRICA CKD

The "ARN" on the hood side is actually a British WD number, which also points to this being a British vehicle acquired by Australia in North Africa, or received here as Refugee cargo.

The serial number beginning with 18443xxxxx indicates a 1941 Model C60L, ie built in Late 1940.
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