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Owned by T J Wheelman
Bolter #8950
Anchorage, Alaska

24 October 2005

More pictures of my old truck

From TJ:

        Hi every one. Well, here is my 2005 summer project. We've had this unit in our family for more than 40 years and it has a certain sentimental value to it.

        This is our 1941 GMC CCKW Swamp Buggy that Dad used to give my sister and I rides in when we were just little bitty kids. Dad drove these in Korea and in 1960 (before I was born). He bought this truck for the old homestead. He had the engine reassembled as it was all in pieces but he got it back together and used it for years.

        The truck was eventually parked and sat for some 20 years. Then after seeing CCKW's on the 'net, I got "the fever" again.

        This year I found a good cab shell from a friend and just started disassembling the truck in my spare time. Someone had pieced the frame together so making anything fit back together was a real challenge. I decided to (if not completely restore) at least to "revamp" the ol' gal and paint 'er up in Union Oil colors. I'm kind of proud of the job really.

        I'm still trying to figure out how I did all of this as it's been my best summer (work-wise) ever. Spent all summer at the airport and on Base. Seems like the 4th of July is still "up there ahead of us some place."

        Hope everyone is doing fine and taking a few moments to smell the roses along the way. I have several "toys" but some how at the end of the day, this one always seems to win out over the others as my favorite.

        Dad just turned 76 and it was really good to see him drive the old truck again.

        Thank you for your interest!


TJ Wheelman


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