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 Ford and Chevrolet 2 1/2 cubic yard tippers      
Australia produced these tip trucks using the 134" wheelbase chassis from both Ford and Chevrolet. Ford survivors are far more numerous than Chevs.

The official nomenclature and variants were:

MV Field Spec 1384 Trucks 3-ton Tipping 2-1/2-cub yds (Aust) No1 Ford 4X4
MV Field Spec 1385 Trucks 3-ton Tipping 2-1/2-cub yds (Aust) No.2 &2A &2B Ford 4X4
MV Field Spec 1389 Trucks 3-ton Tipping 2-1/2-cub yds (Aust) No.3 & 4 Ford 4X4
MV Field Spec 1390 Trucks 3-ton Tipping 2-1/2-cub yds (Aust) No.4 Chev 4X4

The following photographs are from my archives taken since 1971.

Very rare No.1 body
This was the first Ford blitz I had ever seen actually running. It belonged to Maurie Cowley, a tree feller. The site where the photograph was taken is now part of Melbourne's Eastern Freeway at Doncaster. From Murtoa comes this pic of a modified tipper (Euan McDonald)
Heathcote, Vic (Euan McDonald) Phillip Hiller, Broken Hill.
Ringwood Timber and Trading Company, 1973. Mungerannie Station, Birdsville Track South Australia 1999.
Kingaroy, 2003. (Cliff) Kingaroy, 2003. (Cliff)
Chevrolet No4, Cranbourne, 1974. Nasco hoist instruction plate.
Data plate from a Chev No.4 tipper, Daylesford.