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Soviet Bullets David Ley Stopped It... Restored It!
In 1984, a customer brought a WWII German Zündapp KS750 into David A. Ley’s Wexford Penn., shop, Exoticars. The bike’s owner wanted it restored. He had come to the right place. In addition to being an expert vehicle restorer and motorcycle enthusiast
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Snafu
The future of our hobby is the younger generation getting involved: Then Active Duty USMC Gunnar Sigrist took leave to join the 2017 MVPA Route 66 convoy. He put some of his training to use changing brake shoes and cylinders on the New Zealander’s M3
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Zündapp KS750 Production
Zündapp G.m.b.H. had built detonators for the German Army during WWI, and like BMW, transitioned to motorcycles after the war. The new Zündapps were strong and light with rear wheel drive, hydraulic brakes, and a preheating element to allow starts on
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Mvm 2020
As the spread of the Corona Virus cancelled shows in early 2020, we looked for ways to keep our hobby vibrant and engaging. One of those efforts was the creation of the “All-World Virtual Military Vehicle Show in March 2020. Using Facebook’s “Groups”
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Lock-Down WORKOUT
I feel like Br’er Rabbit getting thrown into the briar patch. While a rusty Ford GPW rolling chassis and a pile of loose parts that I bought at an auction in February may have looked impossible to salvage, this ol’ rabbit had a few tricks left. I tho
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1942 Chevy G-506
My G-506 was produced in November 1942, Ronnie Guin of Mt. Olive, Ala., did most the restoration work, though I added some missing items and did some additional restoration on the gauges and switches. I rebuilt the pedal shaft to remove excess play a
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Basic Specs
Weight (WC-51): 5,250 lbs. Weight (WC-52): 5,550 lbs. Gross weight: 7,445 lbs. Length (WC-51): 167 inches Length (WC-52): 176.5 inches Height (with canvas cover): 82 inches Width: 82.75 inches Wheelbase: 98 inches Engine: Dodge 6-cylinder, ga
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WC-51/52 3/4-ton Truck
Vehicle: WWII Dodge 3/4-ton Weapons Carrier G-Number: G-502 Also known as: “WC” If you are looking for a WWII-era vehicle that is larger than a Jeep but small enough to fit in an average home garage, then a WC would be an excellent choice. Except f
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Decoding Condition
Like any collectible vehicle, the price of any historic military vehicle (HMV) is based on a combination of three factors: Condition, rarity, and popularity. A vehicle can be rare but if it isn’t interesting, it won’t be as valuable as an equally unc
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Editor John Adams-Graf jadams-graf@aimmedia.com 715-781-2047, M-Th, 9-4:30 PM, CST Advertising Sales Representative Steve Madson 715-318-4018 smadson@aimmedia.com Advertising Staff Assistant Lisa Dombrowski 715-257-6029 ldombrowski@aimmedia.com
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WWII Celebrations in France
Herman Pfauter sent these photos from the French MVCC which commemorated the 76th anniversary of the Allied Landing in Provence on August 17, 1944.  “Mémoire Bormes 1944” pays tribute to French liberators every year in August The goal of the event i
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News And Views
He was my friend. He was a favorite, prolific Military Trader author. A true supporter of the hobby, he literally put convoying “on the map.” All this, plus that fact that he was a devoted husband and father, makes it so hard to tell you that Mark Si
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Ford At War
As 2020 marks the 75th anniversary to the end to hostilities in the European and Pacific theatres of World War II, I thought it would be appropriate to look at what Ford Motor Co.’s Allied efforts during those most crucial years. During World War II,
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The Jag File
About six months of the Covid-19 pandemic have passed in the United States. Communities remain locked down, schools are hesitating on how to open, and even professional football has changed in a way that I am not sure I even want to watch anymore. I
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Marines Deactivate Tank Units
In March 2020, the commandant of the Marine Corps released Force Design 2030. The guidance provides a common direction to where the Marine Corps is heading in the future and why. Force Design 2030 states the Marine Corps will integrate more with the
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Communications
Military Vehicles Magazine welcomes correspondence from readers. Letters and e-mail must include a name and regular mail return address. Published letters reflect the opinions of the writers. Military Vehicles Magazine reserves the right to edit all
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Reader Photos
Military Vehicles Magazine welcomes photo submissions from its readers of any MVs, new or old. Send photos with a brief description to: Military Vehicles Magazine, Attn: Reader Photos, 5225 Joerns Drive, Suite 2, Stevens Point, WI 54481 or email high
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Book Reviews
M3 Lee Grant: The Design, Production and service of the M3 Medium Tank, the Foundation of America’s Tank Industry, by David Doyle (ISBN 978-0993564680, AFV Modeller Publications, available in the US from www.DavidDoyleBooks.com DavidDoyleBooks.com. H
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Facebook Friends
We love to see and share photos of our readers’ HMVs. Here are few that appeared on our Facebook page. To see more, share your own photos or to simply “join the conversation,” log onto your own Facebook page and type “Military Vehicles Magazine” in t
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Servicing Split Rims
After close to sixty years of working with, driving, rebuilding and repairing trucks and equipment, including several hundred military vehicles, I’ve heard many legends, stories, and myths that go with the territory. As far as stories, there’s the on
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Calendar
Look for more information in the advertisements in this issue of any show listings in bold and italics. Support our advertisers, they support the hobby! Confirm all information with show promoter before traveling. The time, dates, and/or location
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Take An Extra Spare
The wheels will not interchange between M37s and M715s. As far as I know, there weren’t any trailers that used the M715-style wheel, so an M715 towing a trailer needs an extra spare appropriate for the trailer. ■
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Tech Tips
If you use your historic military vehicle (HMV) out in the bush for camping or exploring, you should get into the habit of parking it on a hill whenever possible. If the starter fails or the battery gets weak, you can roll it down to start it. Also c
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M59 Personnel Carrier
I have an M59 armored personnel carrier (APC). These were made from 1953 until 1960 before it was completely replaced by the M113 APC. It has a pair of GMC 302-cu. in, straight-6 engines, one installed on each side. With maximum armor about 1” thick,
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New Products
Peter DeBella Jeep Parts is proud to announce a new solution to the long- running poor quality 24- volt ignition coil problem. The old 24-volt coils available up until now have had issues with overheating. Peter DeBella Jeep Parts was lucky enough to
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Better To Have An Not Need… MILITARY VEHICLE WINCHES
Many people have heard an old saying that often refers to lawyers, guns and money: “It’s better to have one and not need it, than to need one and not have it.” This philosophy also applies to having a winch on an historic military vehicle (HMV), thou
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Americana Festival June 12-13 2020
As part of the a two-day “Americana Festival,” WorldWide Auctioneers conducted a no-reserve, 1,500-lot auction of militaria on June 12-13, 2020. Much of the material came from the former National Military History Center of Auburn, Ind. Among the mate
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Year Of General Motors
Military Vehicles Magazine named 2020 the “Year of Military General Motors.” We invite you to share photos and stories of your General Motors military vehicle, whether a Chevy, Buick, Cadillac, Pontiac, GMC, or other GM subsidiary. We want to share
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Editor John Adams-Graf jadams-graf@aimmedia.com 715-781-2047, M-Th, 9-4:30 PM, CST Advertising Sales Representative Steve Madson 715-318-4018 smadson@aimmedia.com Advertising Staff Assistant Lisa Dombrowski 715-257-6029 ldombrowski@aimmedia.com Sa
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We love to see and share photos of our readers’ HMVs. Here are few that appeared on our Facebook page. To see more, share your own photos or to simply “join the conversation,” log onto your own Facebook page and type “Military Vehicles Magazine” in t
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