building of our 1956 Chevrolet Carryall COMMO Vehicle
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is after I sanded and painted the back end. The
new rubber map is also down. You can still see the
old hi-back bucket seats up front. They will be
View looking from the front to rear.
It took 3 weeks to sand, prime and paint the back.
ceiling after I painted it. This is a plastic material
and is hard to find. A large section was missing
so I used a cab section from a 1955 Chevy Pickup.
After a lot of cutting and fitting, it was painted
and installed. You can not tell the difference.
Close-up of the original Governemnt
data tag. The Vin on this tag matches the Vehicle
number. When I saw this tag I decided to restore
the vehicle back to Military.
rear of the Suburban after I built the wood cabinets.
A little OD paint goes a long way.
rear area. I built more cabinets for storing the
smaller radios so they would not roll around the
back when traveling. You can also see the RT-67
radio. I mounted it on an old Strategic Air Command
desk. It was the only thing I could find that would
hold the weight of the radio while driving.
is what it looks like now on the outside. It had
spent all of it's life in Dry Kansas so I was lucky
to get a nice solid truck.
The other side. I decided to leave
a lot of the bumps and bruises on the truck. I wanted
it to look like it was actually used as a Military
Vehicle, not a Show Car. I rebuilt all the mechanicals
including:clutch, brakes, exhaust, tires, water
pump, carb, fuel pump, belts and hoses etc. I drive
it to all the shows and events. The 6 cylinder gets
about 20 MPG. Not bad for a 50 year old truck.
Photos Coming Soon
IS NOT A GOVERNMENT SITE. IT IS JUST MY WAY SAYING
THANK YOU TO ALL THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE
U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS, PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE.