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That is really cool Scott. 4 cylinder NH series Cummins too. Jailbar Ford doors and some parts from Jailbar Ford cab as well.
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chtrout (6/13/2017)
1949 Coleman G-55 in the "I-80 Truck Stop" Collection

For a number of years, I had been told that the I-80 Truck Stop Museum in Wolcott, Iowa had a "1941 Coleman G-55" in their museum collection that was a younger "sibling" of the "1941 Coleman G-55 Serial #7109" now at Bickford Pavilion, Yarmouth, ME.

>> After finally seeing the Coleman G-55 in the "I-80 Truck Stop" Collection, it is absolutely a 1949 model, not a 1941 as previously understood.

The late Don Chew had purchased and fully restored this 1949 Coleman G-55 in early 1988, and had even put it to work pushing snow "on contract" at the old Stapleton Airport in Denver during the late 1980s, prior to eventually selling it to the I-80 Truck Stop, where it is currently in their storage facility awaiting additional restoration.  The angle-blade reversible snow plow is in separate storage. 

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1949 Coleman G-55 Serial #43870 was produced in April, 1949, is powered by a BUDA LO-525 engine, Serial #286392 and has a rated capacity of 5-6 tons. The data plate is mounted on the driver-side door.   Interestingly, the Coleman-fabricated pressed-aluminum cab is hung with 1942-1947 Ford cab doors.  It is not a "widened Ford cab" as originally thought. 

Special thanks to Mr. Will Moon, President of the "Iowa-80 Truck Stop Museum," for very graciously granting access to this wonderful old Coleman now being housed in storage, and not open to the public.  Special thanks also to Jim Hatfield for helping me collect data from the truck data plate. 




After the last WAI post I started searching fore Coleman trucks which lead me to thus ancient post. I really like the Coleman script emblem, really reminds me of the Pacific Diesel emblems on my truck.

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Brocky (6/28/2021)
This REO blower truck was back in the For Sale section. It is not a Coleman, but I did not look at it close enough to see whose conversion it was..http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/8ce2f71e-b116-47e5-bb27-c331.jpg


Here is the info on the 1967 Reo. It had a Rockwell transfer case and probably a Rockwell driveline as well. 

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This REO blower truck was back in the For Sale section. It is not a Coleman, but I did not look at it close enough to see whose conversion it was..http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/8ce2f71e-b116-47e5-bb27-c331.jpg

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Thanks!  Yes, I have seen Dick's Coleman D-40XX many times, and even went up to New Hampshire to see his collection. His restoration is one of only a very few that approaches "as built."

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Craig, Dick Halberg's 1929 Coleman at Macungie was the only one at either national show. I did not see any Coleman conversions at either show. 

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The yellow 1929 Coleman of Dick H. was at Macungie. 


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|||  Colemans at Harrisonburg or Macungie?  |||

For the first time in many, many years I missed both the ATHS show and the ATCA show, I just wasn't feeling up to traveling this time around.

Did anyone notice any Coleman trucks or Coleman conversions at either show, or any other recent truck shows?

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Steve we're pretty good at hijacking threads. I spent the winter of 73/74 on a riding scaffold replacing all the screws holding the corrugated sheeting on the side of a foundry shaker building in Ypsilanti Michigan called Motor Wheel. But we had a grand view 6 stories up. I think they were owned by Goodyear. Then we rebuilt all the carts and the drag and cope molds that travelled thru and used in the pouring process. And yes you came out at the end of the day looking like you'd been playing in a coal bin. They made GM brake drums and front wheel assemblies for Chrysler.

One day we watched a guy get blown right out the back window of a big fork lift when he dumped hot slag on a snow pile. Lit on his feet and never stopped running! I think he set a new worlds record in the 100 yard dash.

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This is unrelated to the thread subject, but late in 1972, I worked at a foundry here in Wisconsin. My paychecks were from "Waupaca Foundry, a division of Budd Automotive." A high percentage of our product was "Big Three" automotive related. All in all a nasty place to work, so I was only there for a couple of months!


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