1950 (?) Oshkosh W-514-D


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By WrenchR - Last Year
By WrenchR - Last Year
By WrenchR - Last Year
By Brocky - Last Year
NO Plow equipment or controls??? Any idea of it's prior career??
By WrenchR - Last Year
Brocky, when I initially discovered the truck it had a sander on the rear but no plow or plow mount. I had no use for the sander (which was in poor condition anyway), so it was discarded. It looks like there are some mounting holes in the frame between the front spring hangers and bumper that could have held a plow mount at one time, but I’m not familiar enough with these mounts to know for sure.
By WrenchR - Last Year
By Stretch - Last Year
Sounds Great!
And Thirsty !
By WrenchR - Last Year
Per Mr. Oshkosh, this truck was built in May, 1958 and sold to what would be come the FAA in Anchorage, Alaska. And here’s a nerdy detail - this truck was delivered to the Territory of Alaska, as we didn’t achieve statehood until January of 1959.

Also, here’s a little more background on why the truck was retired - transfer case issues. When I acquired the rig it’s transfer case had been dismantled and left outdoors for years and is not salvageable. I’ve found another at a wrecking yard in Nebraska that will begin it’s slow journey here (truck-barge-plane) next week or so.
By jhancock - Last Year
WrenchR (10/1/2020)
(truck-barge-plane)



Hmmm.... sounds like a chance to make a new version of the film "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"
By WrenchR - Last Year
The new (to me) transfer case is on it's way! Photos taken (by C&H Truck Parts in Nebraska) after removal from the donor truck show a nice and clean auxiliary section. Hopefully I can get this thing moving under it's own power before the snow arrives!http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/4f799c24-d016-40b2-bd71-027d.jpghttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/90730869-f55d-4f18-8f23-2045.jpghttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/406d9a0b-cbb4-4c52-bc24-fdb0.jpg
By WrenchR - 8 Months Ago
By WrenchR - 8 Months Ago
By WrenchR - 8 Months Ago
Progress has been slow on the Oshkosh, but this was a great milestone to see it rolling under its own power!
By WrenchR - 8 Months Ago
The new transfer case works great, but turned out to be from a 3-ton truck, so I had to swap the output shafts and yokes to match the driveshafts. Very nice not having decided what to put over the frame rails - easy access for t-case installation!
By WrenchR - 8 Months Ago
Here’s a list of what I’ve been up to on this project so far: oil &filter change, coolant hose replacement and system flush, installed the t-case and driveshafts, removed rotted air tanks, and cut off a battery box that had been welded to the frame. Like I said, slow progress.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - 8 Months Ago
That's a great project, I love old all wheel drives. What engine is in it ? 
By WrenchR - 8 Months Ago
Hi Jeff, the engine is a Cummins JS-6 with a gear driven blower and PT fuel system. The audio in the video came through poorly, but this thing sounds really nice around 1500-1800 rpm!
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - 8 Months Ago
I thought it was a J series Cummins but I wasn't sure. Great truck ! 

By jhancock - 8 Months Ago

Ease of access for the transfer case and the tools to make it happen!

Looks good playing in the snow.
By WrenchR - 8 Months Ago
More tinkering on the Oshkosh this weekend - checked/changed the oil in both axles and all 3 gearboxes. Hooked up the parking brake, and scrounged and installed a bumper from a Dodge M37. The bumper is a little narrow, but the shape compliments the rest of the truck much better than the channel iron that it came with. Next task: brakes. The right rear brake is dragging badly, so somehow I have to remove and free it up.