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Abandoned REO Deuce and a Half

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These were pretty rare birds- they used the flathead six from the Flying Cloud sedans, and the engine was a bit underpowered for this application. They tried to compensate with tall gear ratios, which made them slow. Long story short- the military didn't buy too many of them. I don't know if there's a kit of a '40's Reo available (the HUGs used the same cab and front end as civilian Reos), but just about any old truck could be weathered like this. I especially like the multilayered door lettering!

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In a way, that's sad.

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I didn't have to go too far, Dave... that puppy's in my back yard!

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Great photos. You should do a book.

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Love the tree growing through the frame! :P

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Why not fix her up? All you need is some Duct Tape, a hammer and a fresh coat of paint! :rolleyes:

And about six square miles of sheet metal... :unsure:

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Why not fix her up? All you need is some Duct Tape, a hammer and a fresh coat of paint! :P

Hmph - Just roll that baby into the shop, hit her withthe buffer and we'll be takin' 'er to town for coffee tonight. :D:D Seriously, she looks pretty forlorn and sad sitting there like that. Old vehicles always tug at my heart strings - make me feel sort of sad - almost like a death when they are that far gone. But she could be revived - of that I have no doubt. Nice pictures.. :rolleyes::):)

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