CMHS - Canadian Military Pattern C15a Restoration Project
April 07, 2011
It was an ordeal, but the students refused to give up, and the box is off. Mr. Pastore (Auto Teacher) was surprised that the box never shifted or fell off as the brackets holding it were barely on. On a positive note the back wheels started to move once we got the back off (had to roll the CMP to get the back off). The frame looks to be in great condition, though there are some as yet unknown parts (third and fourth pictures).
April 06, 2011
Today the CMP C15a made its way from the storage facility in Pelham to the Port Colborne High School where it was greeted by several excited students who can't wait to get their hands on it and restore her. The mechanic shop teacher was equally eager to have at her and had already spoken to several businesses in town who are willing to help restore her to her glory days. We have a transmission shop, an engine shop and paint shop in Port Colborne who already stated they will perform services on behalf of the school program, with us only having to pay wholesale price for the parts. Adrian and I were present and it was a good day. Adrian gave a quick history lesson to the students present.
Would you like to help?
The CMHS is a non-profit, Canadian charitable organization and may receive donations and issue tax receipts. Anyone that wishes to help the CMHS with this project, please email us or write to us at :
The Canadian Military Heritage Society
CMP T-SHIRT SALE
Only $15.00 each ...all funds go towards the restoration of the CMP GS truck
If you are interested in purchasing a "Keep the Drive Alive" shirt, please contact us by email. Shirts are $15 Cdn, plus $5.00 shipping. The CMHS is also able to receive donations and issue tax reciepts for donations over $20.00. Your assistance in completing the restoration will enable the CMHS to visit local schools, historical sites, air shows, and community events in transporting our museum artifacts with the CMP as part of the "mobile museum".
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