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Old 18-01-10, 18:02
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I just found this veteran in a greek farm. It's ex-Greek Army judging from the gun holder behind the drivers back. After it's retirement from service, she continued to work as a civilian truck.
I'm going to rescue it, if all goes well and reach to an agreement with the owner.
I need your help! Please post your comments about it.. Is it worth to get it?

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Old 18-01-10, 20:40
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Welcome to the crazy world of CMP collection, restoration, etc.....

Looks to be in good shape..... has original GS box..... cab reasonably solid....roof hatch... any seats inside...... engine????

There are few C15 two wheel drive left.....

Make sure you save the "sand channel" perforated steel on the front bumper and while at it look for others like it on the junk yard..... they have good trading potential.

That yard seems to have some interesting Jeeps as well...... you may want to see it they do not have another for parts....... you would not want to separate a family of CMPs......

Good Luck..... hope the price is right and post more pictures as you uncover its full potential.

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Old 18-01-10, 21:49
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HI,
WoW nice CMP found look like a nice project and the m38a1 jeep juste beside it have a windshield for the recoi gun
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Old 18-01-10, 21:58
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Hi Kostas,
Welcome to the wonderful world of CMP's, from a cold and damp England.
ANY CMP is worth saving !. On the face of it, that one is definately worth saving, especially as it's a Chevy, and still has it's rear body, and looks to be fairly rust free and complete. Go for it !
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Old 20-01-10, 23:45
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@Bob Carriere:
Thank you for the welcoming and your ecouraging words!
The most important thing I need now, is this: advise!

Engine? Yes! There is one!

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@Eric:
Thank you! Hmm...Interesting about M38A1, ya? There are tens of them, here!

@Keith Orpin:
Thank you for your heartening words!

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Old 21-01-10, 00:04
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What is that on the left inner guard? (inside cab)
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Old 21-01-10, 00:56
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You mean that blue canister? Nothing! The last owner had put gasoline inside, and left it there empty.

How do you find the hole scene?
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Old 21-01-10, 01:25
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They put an extension on the front of the box to fill the gap where the tool box and spare tire go. It'll likely be easy to undo.
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Old 21-01-10, 06:06
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hi kostas.how are you.welcome to the sight.do you still have lots of jeep stuff.regards jim fraser,arnprior,
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Old 21-01-10, 11:24
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How do you find the hole scene?
Hi Haridimos,

Great find! It reminded me of the F15 I spotted on Crete some 13 years ago. Contrary to that one, which was modified and abused beyond hope, the C15 you found looks very much restorable. The sheet metal looks good, although a little bent here and there, a bonus is the cargo box is still there (albeit modified).

Main issue could be the drive line (engine, gearbox, axles). It seems it is all there, but I wonder how much (ab)use it has seen. If the 216 cu.in. engine turns out to have died, you could always think about fitting a 270 cu.in. engine out of a GMC CCKW 2.5 ton truck. The Greek Army used a lot of those, so a spare engine should be around someplace near you.

We are glad to help. Let us know if you get it and keep us posted!

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Old 21-01-10, 11:30
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What is that on the left inner guard? (inside cab)
You mean this "step"? Good question, never seen it before!

I like the "one and a half" co-drivers seat. A post-war modification, but a useful one. . .

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Old 26-01-10, 17:25
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Great find! .......
We are glad to help. Let us know if you get it and keep us posted!
Regards,
Hanno
Hi Hanno!

Thanks for the welcoming and your encouraging words!
I hope to have news soon!

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It reminded me of the F15 I spotted on Crete some 13 years ago.
This F15 rests some 60 klm away from my summer house, so I could find it, if it's still there. Reminds me of another one, luckier though, also at Crete, who found a new home at April 2005.

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Old 23-11-10, 16:58
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Default Another C15A somewhere out there..

Last Sunday we decided to go some 100 klm out of Athens and check what that "vintage old truck in a farm" was, as some rumors said.

It was a C15A heavily modified, as you can see from the pictures.

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What do you think?

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What do you think?
It is a C15A(four wheel drive)(C15 is two wheel drive)..
Looks in restorable shape and most of the stuff is there that I can see.
Get it..at least save it/..
Someone will want to restore it,.
Don't let the scrap man get it.
Good luck.Nice project truck.
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Old 23-11-10, 18:07
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I agree that there are modifications - it has been modified to left hand drive, the interior engine cover is different than any I have seen, perhaps to cover a different engine.
It looks solid, not rotted out like so many I see in Canada and it has the cargo box which so often is disposed of to permit mounting something larger or heavier. Even if you don't want to return it to original configuration there are a lot of useful parts still in place.
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Old 23-11-10, 22:24
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Grant, you are right, the interior engine cover is different because it houses other than the 216 engine. According to a local old man, a..."mercedes" ..

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I confess you that initially I had no desire to engage in such an adventure to rescue that C15A, but now, I started thinking it again...

@Alex Blair: Thank you Alex for your answer!
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Old 28-11-10, 00:12
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Go for it, it does not look to bad and they are great fun.
is it possible for you to take some messurments on the sand channel?

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Old 07-12-11, 19:45
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Hanno's post from UNRRA vehicles and survivors:

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Not survivors, but a nice period picture of typical UNRRA vehicle supplies (source: Life Magazine @ Google)
Then (December 1946, UNRA AID) and after 40 years, 1990:
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Old 31-12-11, 15:39
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There was an article for the CMP below at the "Wheels & Tracks" (issue 65) at the "Discoveries" p.41.
Last week I found the rest set of photos from the spotter.

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Old 31-12-11, 15:52
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I have to show you an interesting photo of a provincial bus in Crete, in a photo taken at Aug of 1955. Actually is a modified C60L I believe.

Am I right?

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All the cabin work fabricated in a factory here, and I have planned to visit the offices some time.
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It reminded me of the F15 I spotted on Crete some 13 years ago. Regards,Hanno
Here is an update to that F15, Hanno found at the mountained Crete, back in 1998:

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Second photo is credited by Rene Valente@Flickr and shows the truck in 2006.
Third photo is from wargamer.gr.
The last photo shows the F15 as it was last summer!
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Old 09-08-12, 16:38
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Hi Kostas,

Great to see that F15 is still alive 15 years after I saw it! I still think it is modified and abused beyond hope, but possibly the "shrink wrapping" should preserve the useful bits for another Ford to drive again.

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while looking for something completely different in Athens, came across this..and it seems the old fellas are rusty but apparently still working for a living.... this appears to have been posted in 2012.

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A C-15A at the island of Santorini, around early '50s..

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Old 07-08-14, 08:21
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Don't lose that sand channel - it might be worth more than the truck! If I wasn't so far away I would be interested in buying it (the sand channel).
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Then there was this CMP in Crete in 1980s near the main port on north coast. See post 25 in this thread

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