Can anyone please post pics of restored V3000s details? I am after the tray detail to be specific, things such as the metal side braces and layout/ configuration of the wooden parts. Also, interior cab pics would be very helpful. I have a "US" configured 1940 Ford that will eventually need restoration, but I think the tray is postwar built. Pics below, none of quality as yet I'm afraid.
Hi Steve - yes I do indeed know Justin from Battle group South! - we do alot of work together on the reenacting scene and have are working on a film project together. Hes a top bloke and has a great collection of vehicles and German WWII equipment. Where are you based?
let me know what you need for the Ford - I can get you pics of whatever you need.
Post by fordflathead on Mar 3, 2010 21:45:34 GMT 1
Your truck is a US model but the cargo body is home made and not original. The left front fender has holes for NOTEK lamp bracket and that confirms it has been in Wehrmacht service as a captured/cofiscated truck if you are sure it was in Europe or North Africa in the early 40s. See your truck is right hand drive and you live in Australia. Theoretically the truck could have been brought to North Africa by the Aussies in 1941-42, captured by Rommels Africa Korps, put into use by them, survived combat, recaptured by the Aussies at a later stage, and eventually brought back to Australia after the war. Likely? You are sure it has not been "Germanized" by collectors or movie companies post-war? If this has genuine Wehrmacht history it must be preserved as an impressed vehicle as it was, and not try to reconfigure it into some V3000 look-alike!