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Old 09-20-2018, 06:03 AM   #1
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Default Treasure in the Namibian desert

WoW, Check this!
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:23 AM   #2
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Cool find, I can see the CL ad now,"very rare vehicle, ran when parked, just needs paint".
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:40 AM   #3
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That flathead engine looks to have WWII flathead service engine parts. I'd say those trucks were left over from WWII. From the North African campaign, possibly. Could be wrong.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:07 AM   #4
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Too bad it doesn’t have the grill piece your looking for.

I can see that CL ad too, “Just send a certified cashiers check to the bank of Namibia”
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:25 AM   #5
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Freddie ! Are you trying to find a way to get those home .?
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:34 PM   #6
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No it is about a 1000 miles from my hometown. I do however try to get the waterfall hood ornament of the 40 1/2 ton truck. Also, I need a 90 number on my 40 1 ton truck hood ornament. They will check the number for me.
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:25 PM   #7
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Some where I have a pic of one of my uncles in WW2 standing beside a Ford V8 truck in the desert ,he was in the NZ army.
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:32 PM   #8
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The Ford engine has C69A casting marks (Canadian post war). 1941 hood on the Ford. If it isn't too rusty of damaged then it has potential. The old International looks like a model KB but it's missing stuff.
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:50 AM   #9
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Lawrie were those Kiwi Army guys called “ the rats of Tobruk” cos they had to scavenge their way through with bugger all back up?
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:13 AM   #10
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boy, today chrome doesn't hold up like that yellow trucks front bumper did.
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:26 AM   #11
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boy, today chrome doesn't hold up like that yellow trucks front bumper did.
You ain't kidding!
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:29 PM   #12
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Yeh; Looks to be Right hand drive, maybe a Canadian War built contract truck.
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