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U.S. Army July 1944 truck assembly in Normandy

mariomike

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Rambo showing what he can do with an M135. ( At least in Hollywood. )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__QyvnqBW-c


 

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mariomike said:
Rambo showing what he can do with an M135. ( At least in Hollywood. )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__QyvnqBW-c

http://www.firstbloodfilminglocations.com/army-truck.html
. . . From what I've been able to research there were 4 'Rambo' trucks Two were
rented from a local militia unit (15 Fd Arty)
, And two more were purchased
from the logging company Macmillan Bloedel having acquired them in a
surplus sale a decade or so prior to filming. (My truck) The vehicle which
did the jump suffered only minor damage to it's front grill, gas tank and
suspension. It was also the truck that side swiped the cop car and was set
on fire at the end of the movie.  . . .
 

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Did they use budd wheels instead of dayton wheels?The torque on these bolts is often higher if you have budd wheels and this is also more expensive. I often see 6-wheels truck with budd and Dayton wheels. However, I don’t see  a military 6-wheels truck with spoke wheel.
 

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turkeyshoot said:
Did they use budd wheels instead of dayton wheels?

I don't know. I just had to change them. Someone else worked on them.

Each wheel on the M135 was secured to the hub by six studs and nuts.
The wheel studs and nuts on the left side had left hand threads. Right side had right hand threads.


 
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