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Old 10-19-2019, 04:53 PM   #1
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Question What's that on the outside of this GAZ?

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Old 10-19-2019, 06:26 PM   #2
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It looks like either snow or polystyrene.
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Bracket for the spare wheel? You can see the trough in the mudguard for the wheel.
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Where are you getting these images from M2M !?!??????
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Missing the dent in the door for spare tire clearance.
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[QUOTE=M2M;1811787]From Russian websites.[/QUOTE





Great photos, thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:47 PM   #8
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It is a spare wheel carrier bracket to hold a spare tire like on this GAZ:



This was a cost/time savings measure so that the fender did not need a cut out tire well nor did the door need a "dent" to accommodate the spare wheel.

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Old 10-22-2019, 03:34 PM   #9
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In the last photo notice the headlight with the metal hood on it. I wonder if that was to narrow the beam of light. I have noticed lots of GAZs with only one headlight. I suppose that was to save money to.
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:47 PM   #10
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I'm curious what they did for heat on those trucks. Looks like an ambulance configuration and there's something on the exhaust pipe.
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:49 PM   #11
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In the last photo notice the headlight with the metal hood on it. I wonder if that was to narrow the beam of light. I have noticed lots of GAZs with only one headlight. I suppose that was to save money to.
This was a War situation & was to cut noticeable glare that the enemy may pick up & act on. Commonly seen on vehicles all over Europe during the W.War2.
Some of these War era AA Gaz were produced without full front fenders, sort of like Jeep fenders & even with canvas door coverings. That was to get as many out quickly into the front. Gaz are still remembered well for their part in the Great Patriotic War [ WW2] in Russia.
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