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weeds
29th September 2013, 09:09 PM
In the caravan park at sapphire

101 Ron
29th September 2013, 10:51 PM
Yes a WW2 3/4 ton dodge weapons carrier.
6 cylinder side valve motor
Made from 1942 to 1945.
4 speed gear box, driven as a 3 speed with 1st gear as a granny gear for off road work.
Vey good truck and the next most restored American vehicle of WW2 after the Jeep.
Many are still around.

101 Ron
29th September 2013, 10:55 PM
In WW2 a 6x6 version with two speed transfercase was made.
After the war the civie version was called the powerwagon and many were used by the Snowy Hydro Scheme.
Post war army version called the M37 was produced( rare in Aust) and a FQ15 by Toyota in Japan for local troops.

101 Ron
29th September 2013, 10:57 PM
Canada and the French made extremely close copies of the WW2 weapons carrier.

Sprint
30th September 2013, 01:40 AM
If its the one i think it is, it belongs to a bloke named Tony in Emerald

zulu Delta 534
30th September 2013, 08:17 AM
Just last week or so members of the MJCQ of Brisbane were out on an eight day trip out around the gem fields and Carnarvon Gorge and I am pretty sure that shot is of one of their vehicles. There should have been a Ford ambulance there somewhere too. The bloke with the RAAF slouch hat looks like someone a couple of us know.
Note the sticker on the windshield.
Regards
Glen

tonic
30th September 2013, 08:24 AM
Leyland brothers used one for a while, it stars in some early doco's.

Pickles2
30th September 2013, 08:25 AM
Haven't seen one of those for years. Last one I saw was in Toowoomba in the sixties.
Cheers, Pickles.

weeds
30th September 2013, 09:14 AM
Just last week or so members of the MJCQ of Brisbane were out on an eight day trip out around the gem fields and Carnarvon Gorge and I am pretty sure that shot is of one of their vehicles. There should have been a Ford ambulance there somewhere too. The bloke with the RAAF slouch hat looks like someone a couple of us know.
Note the sticker on the windshield.
Regards
Glen

yes there was a RAAF Ambo as well....the ambo was having pronlems with its fuel sytem...they woke the campsite up by leaving at some ungodly hour in the morning lol

goanna_shire
30th September 2013, 08:15 PM
Fancy buying one yourself?

Dodge Weapons Carrier | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DODGE-WEAPONS-CARRIER-/251347505314)

Brian

Summiitt
30th September 2013, 08:18 PM
If anyone knows someone who wants to sell a power wagon, please let me know, been looking for a while..

DeeJay
30th September 2013, 10:31 PM
I went into Wonnangatta Station in one in the early 70's. We must have cut a foot off 50 or more logs as most were only cut wide enough to allow a Landie or Yota through. The owner had a couple of honed out hubs to use as free wheeling hubs. I see that one has real FWHubs ??...

Bigbjorn
1st October 2013, 09:37 AM
These are formidable performers off road. Remarkable when you consider how long ago the basic design was laid down.

isuzurover
1st October 2013, 11:32 AM
If anyone knows someone who wants to sell a power wagon, please let me know, been looking for a while..

There are heaps for sale in the US...
Power Wagon | eBay (http://motors.shop.ebay.com/Power-Wagon-/39413/i.html)

Lotz-A-Landies
1st October 2013, 11:54 AM
In WW2 a 6x6 version with two speed transfercase was made.
After the war the civie version was called the powerwagon and many were used by the Snowy Hydro Scheme.
Post war army version called the M37 was produced( rare in Aust) and a FQ15 by Toyota in Japan for local troops.I believe that Nissan also made a copy of the weapons carrier. It was part of the macarthur plan to get Japanese industry back up and running post WWII.

The FQ15 was imported by Thiess and unsuccessfully offered to the Army and the Snowy Hydro.

Pete (LR V8 and AGAS 5) took an image of an FQ15 at the 2007 Cooma Motorfest.

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6961/1000979hv3.jpg

isuzurover
1st October 2013, 01:50 PM
(just to upset the MV collectors)

Looks like they can handle some serious rubber!
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/10/658.jpg

SOA also - easy to lift legally...

Lotz-A-Landies
1st October 2013, 01:55 PM
The Power Wagons had a different cab and bonnet to the weapons carriers.

http://moparplanet.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/dodge_power_wagon.jpg

101RRS
1st October 2013, 02:21 PM
Thats not a Power Wagon, this is a Power Wagon

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/

Disco Muppet
1st October 2013, 02:42 PM
Ted Briggs of LROC in the 70s had a power wagon, I've got a video of it from a Wirraba Ridge trip, courtesy of Bobslandies ;)

Pickles2
1st October 2013, 04:17 PM
Thats not a Power Wagon, this is a Power Wagon

http://www.aulro.com/afvb/attachment.php?attachmentid=66476&d=1380601188
Wow, that is a real Beast,..looks in top shape too.
Cheers, Pickles.

101 Ron
1st October 2013, 04:30 PM
No this is a power wagon
Legacy Power Wagon: 4-Door (http://www.legacypowerwagon.com/Legacy-Power-Wagon-4-Door_p_13.html)

101 Ron
1st October 2013, 04:34 PM
this is the largest power wagon
Dodge biggest truck in Abu Dabi - YouTube
Motorworld Massive Dodge Powerwagon - YouTube

Pickles2
1st October 2013, 07:20 PM
No this is a power wagon
Legacy Power Wagon: 4-Door (http://www.legacypowerwagon.com/Legacy-Power-Wagon-4-Door_p_13.html)
You're right! Who needs a Hummer?
Cheers, Pickles.

UncleHo
3rd October 2013, 11:38 AM
That is a nice looking Dodge WC57 of WW11 vintage and yes, it does belong to a member of the Military Jeep Club of Qld,there were a couple of them that went on that trip.

If anybody is interested the MJCQ is having it's annual swap and show at Canungra Showgrounds over the weekend of 18/19/20th of October.


Camping is available as it is a camping ground with facilities,just check out the MJCQinc website.


I will be going as will many others on this forum as well as some Dodge Weapon Carriers,there will be a variety of vehicles right up to the latest release Landrover Perentie's




cheers

Pickles2
3rd October 2013, 12:56 PM
An old school friend of mine, Graeme Walsh, who went on to become Australia's most well known Aboriginal Rock Art expert, lived out at Injune for a while, during which time he bought a Saracen Armoured Personnel carrier, I think it was Rolls Royce powered & 6WD...he also restored a Bren Gun Carrier, which he said demolished Gum Trees like match sticks....I wonder where they are now?
Cheers, Pickles.

UncleHo
17th October 2013, 11:03 AM
Yup! The Saracen was a Rolls-Royce B81 petrol,same motor as the Stallwart but at about 4-5 miles to the gallon they were a thirsty beastie.

Lotz-A-Landies
17th October 2013, 02:24 PM
Yup! The Saracen was a Rolls-Royce B81 petrol,same motor as the Stallwart but at about 4-5 miles to the gallon they were a thirsty beastie.Saracen/Saladin got the B80 I think only the Stalwart and Thornycroft Nubian got the B81.

If any Saracen did get the B81 it was only the very last of production and retrofits.

B80/B81 still thirsty beasts, but they are pushing around 11 1/2 Ton, but do have a nice note when idling.

rangieman
17th October 2013, 02:51 PM
(just to upset the MV collectors)

Looks like they can handle some serious rubber!
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/10/658.jpg

SOA also - easy to lift legally...

That would be John Belfields Dodge WC From Victoria , Not only serious rubber but a 2 stroke gm diesel and a 10 spd r/ranger , The reason behind the mods John recovered and collected tanks with this beast from all over Australia ;)