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This is my REO Speed Wagon I found in ND. It had stuck axles so I put WW2 GMC CCKW axles under it. I'm going to make it a retro tow truck. Much like a D19XA pickup but as a 4x4. REO built military trucks during the war so I think it is fitting. The motor runs great after unsticking some valves. It reminds be of a giant Power Wagon.http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/b96f47e2-1872-49b0-8fb5-e392.jpghttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/a37166fd-8355-4309-a354-b9e3.jpghttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/900639c4-7582-4768-9c42-f1df.jpghttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/eadbdfb2-b423-4e0b-bbba-48bb.jpg
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Welcome to JOT. That is an interesting project, I like it. Please keep us posted.



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Welcome to Just Old Trucks. I like what you are doing there. Is it an illusion or have you relocated the wheel centers? They don't look like the standard ones that could be used for dual wheels. Nice job.


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Welcome to Just Old Trucks. I like what you are doing there. Is it an illusion or have you relocated the wheel centers? They don't look like the standard ones that could be used for dual wheels. Nice job.

Thanks for the welcome!
You have a good eye. I had a newer set of Military Dayton rims and tires and put the CCKW centers in them. I had to change the offset since the CCKW axles were narrower than the original REO axles. Both sets went together real easy since they were the same 20" diameter. Just ground and punched out the old rivets and welded the old centers into the new rims. I had to put the lock rings to the inside to get offset, but I think it looks cleaner that way. The tire shop was really impressed at how true they were when I brought them back to have the tires remounted.http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/813890d1-8ee1-4514-ace5-8877.jpg
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Elpound  great looking truck.and Welcome.
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Great looking truck
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That's a neat looking truck. You should have a lot of fun with it. It reminds me of this one with a Coleman conversion.


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Interesting to hear that the riveted disc fits into the Dayton rim.  That'll be handy when working with rotted lock rings on these old wheels.

Elpound, did you save your original Reo axle and spoke wheels?  Spokes on the smaller axles were somewhat rare and some people like them.  I have a D19 with spokes but most surviving Reos have discs.

A detail question, Reo introduced this truck design (with the shovel nose) in 1939 as the A model, then incremented a letter for each following year.  If I understand it right, the D model came out in 48 or 49, but you mentioned this was a 1946 model.  Do you have documents showing this was 1946, or D19?  Also, I don't know what XA stood for.  Do you or others have more info on what Reo model letters mean?

Bruce


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