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Old 29-12-18, 22:59
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Default F60L reg.no. 51555

Found
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Half on
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On
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Tied down
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Out the gate
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Big 'THANKS' to my brother-in-law for using his truck

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Old 29-12-18, 23:03
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In a quiet bush place
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Old 30-12-18, 04:04
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Default Interesting history

AWM126 reveals that this 4x4 GS was one of the CMP trucks supplied to US Forces in Australia (USAFIA) and when it was returned, it was 'US' (unserviceable) and was boarded, that is, subject to a Board of Survey and written off.

USFIA received many vehicles from the Australian Government as Reciprocal or Reverse Lend Lease (RLL), from Morris & Austin two door cars to locally built SC1 armoured scout cars. The majority were eventually returned to the Commonwealth and credited at an agreed second-hand rate to the RLL account, then disposed of by the Commonwealth Disposals Commission (CDC).

If only 51555 could talk ..... it might even be in an American accent.

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Old 30-12-18, 13:03
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Maybe this is a silly question. But is that a logging boom on it? Or was this a recovery vehicle during the war and that's a tow hoist?

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Old 30-12-18, 14:00
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Did you trade the previous owner some auto electric skills for the truck like he stated in his for sale add on gumtree mate.?
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Old 30-12-18, 16:51
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Default General Service truck

It was a GS truck in service, with no indication of any official alterations.

The crane boom appears to be a typical civvie change: rip off the GS tray body and install a way-over sized crane.

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