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Chevrolet Truck, Telephone Construction & Maintenance, 1 1/2 Ton, 4x4, K-43 (G7173)

The Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Telephone Construction & Maintenance Truck (G7173) 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 145 in. wheelbase G7173 was a line maintenance truck with a rear winch but lacking the earth auger of its companion truck, the G7163. It was used by the Signal Corps who referred to this truck as the K-43.

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.

Chevrolet Truck, Telephone Construction & Maintenance, 1 1/2 Ton, 4x4, K-43 (G7173)
Chevrolet Truck, Telephone Construction & Maintenance, 1 1/2 Ton, 4x4, K-43 (G7173)

Chevrolet Truck, Telephone Construction & Maintenance, 1 1/2 Ton, 4x4, K-43 (G7173)
Chevrolet Truck, Telephone Construction & Maintenance, 1 1/2 Ton, 4x4, K-43 (G7173)

Chevrolet Truck, Telephone Construction & Maintenance, 1 1/2 Ton, 4x4, K-43 (G7173)
Chevrolet Truck, Telephone Construction & Maintenance, 1 1/2 Ton, 4x4, K-43 (G7173)

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