CCKW Blacksmith Set

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CCKW Blacksmith Set

Postby Cat Man » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:17 pm

Who was it that said, "When you just don't know what to do next, start another collection"?

I'm always on the look out for ordnance and engineer stuff, as if I don't have enough GI kit to go with the CCKW Engineer Dump truck as it is.

Here is an interesting set up that I picked up last fall. It is the engineer supplementry blacksmith set. The portable forge is new and the tool chest is like new inside. I have some of the tools and will try and fill in some others. This same equipment was carried on the CCKW welding shop van set M12.

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We also got some GI one and two man Crosscut Saws in the deal. I'm thinking about having a "bunker building" contest for the kids at one of this summers events with some logs and saws.

Should make an interesting Combat Engineer display. Stuff is still out there.

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Postby SpookyDad » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:33 pm

How much did the blacksmith set cost you?

There is a German set on a militaria site for $900 and it is pretty rough shape. I have some blacksmithing experience and would love to have a portable forge again.

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Postby arthur.m » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:46 pm

So the welding truck came with a set like that? Now I have to start looking for one too. My project shop van was a welding shop originally...

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Postby robc » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:27 am

Those tools were a nice find.

What type of interior was the blacksmiths van body?, I have a shopvan, with drawer system and heavy work tops down either side, not able to find what the use was for.

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Postby arthur.m » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:55 pm

Wish I knew what the welding shop looked like inside, maybe somebody here has further information. My van body came without any inside fittings, but still it was full of intresting Navy junk, the Norwegian army had filled it with old boxes of naval parts, bolts and office equipment. There were, however, a few clues about its former interior: two battery trays hanging under the body, an oily and stinking corner where there used to be a genset (PE-95?). It doesn't look like, thou, that it had had lots of drawers.

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Postby robc » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:53 pm

A friend lent me a book U.S.Military Vehicles World War 2 by E.J.Hoffschmidt & W.H.Tantum, there is a good section on shopvans, my truck looks to be from the picture, a 'Signal Corps Repair Truck M30, Standard', it has excact drawer system, wooden drawers and shockproof shelf for delicate test equipment, just as in my truck.

There is a plate attached to the wooden work top, National Farm Machinery. Coopertive, Inc. on this plate is stamped a model, type and serial no', guess this was the company who manufactured this equipment?. Any one ever heard of this company?, probaly long gone.

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Postby abn CCKW » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:18 pm

found this link to the National farm machinery coop
http://gasengine.farmcollector.com/Farm ... SHUTT.aspx
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Postby robc » Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:31 am

Thanks ABN, will follow that up. Rob.
CCKW 352-399807-B1. No 7 Set Fitted.
CCKW 353-359616-1. Shopvan. ST5.
Dodge WC53 Carryall 81577831(Sold)
Gemco 1/4 Trailer 1879.
CCKW Cab (only) under restoration.

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Postby robc » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:48 am

Couple pictures, hope this works!<a href="http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c88/shopnut/?action=view&current=190305RedhillManufacturesplateforin.jpg" target="_blank"><img
<a href="http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c88/shopnut/?action=view&current=19.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c88/shopnut/19.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
CCKW 352-399807-B1. No 7 Set Fitted.
CCKW 353-359616-1. Shopvan. ST5.
Dodge WC53 Carryall 81577831(Sold)
Gemco 1/4 Trailer 1879.
CCKW Cab (only) under restoration.

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Postby robc » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:52 am

Try again

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CCKW 352-399807-B1. No 7 Set Fitted.
CCKW 353-359616-1. Shopvan. ST5.
Dodge WC53 Carryall 81577831(Sold)
Gemco 1/4 Trailer 1879.
CCKW Cab (only) under restoration.

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Postby abn CCKW » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:31 pm

The drawers and shelving look to be WWII original ,Looks great , perhaps someone added the plate to the shelf and has nothing to do with them ? .
Keep Us informed .
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Weldin Truck M12 Interior

Postby Cat Man » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:12 pm

Here is the interior of the Welding Truck M12.

The blacksmith anvil is stowed on the floor in the center. The portable forge is stowed in front of the bench on the left side of the van. You can see it in the photo on the right, in the corner.

Behind the panel under the bench at the front of the van was a 300 amp welder with a Ford flat head V8 engine.

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Postby arthur.m » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:21 am

Thank You for showing those interior pictures! And a Ford engine powering the welder, very intresting!
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