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Ford F60L Mach-M1 Mk 11, Camp Borden, Ontario
In February 2001 I visited Camp Borden with Geoff Winnington Ball where we were kindly shown around by Fred Olsen, a volunteer who acts as a guide and archivist in his spare time. One of the vehicles in the museum is this almost unused (1705 miles) F60L Mach -M1. It's a very late production vehicle and displays some features not seen on Australian produced CMPs.
Due to it's originality I photographed it in some detail, mainly to show some of the radio bonding straps.
|Data plates mounted on drivers door. I've seen Aussie doors drilled for them but have never seen a data plate on any. I have seen the equivalent to this on a gun tractor mounted on the dash.|
|The bakelite doorknob - missing from all Australian trucks I've seen. Many Fords in Australia had a simple twist in the handle.||Removable upper radiator bar was a feature of very late production and was a good idea to assist in engine removals.|
|Right hand mirror bracket showing strap to front shell. The cab frame appears to have been cut and welded here.||Slightly lower and on the left. showing strap to door.|
|Both sides of the grille.|
Crank handle hole in front of the grille. The crank handle bracket has been broken.
|Bonding straps to radiator overflow tank and splash guard.|
|Another couple of features not seen on Australian production. Round roof hatch...||...and reversed windscreen wiper. Note folded in section on roof frame to accommodate.|