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Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck (G7107 and G7117)

The Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck (G7107) was part of the G506 series of 1 1/2 ton closed cab trucks built by Chevrolet in large numbers during World War II. The G7107 is the basic cargo truck of the G506 series, with a standard 9 foot bed. The G7107 Cargo Truck was produced with cargo beds made of both wood and metal.

The G7117 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck was the same vehicle but with a front-mounted PTO winch.

All of the G506 series trucks were powered by the Chevrolet 235 cu. in. 83 hp. six cyl. engine mated to a four speed transmission and two speed transfer case. The wheelbase was 145 inches.

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck with winch (G7107)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107).

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107).

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107).

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