MMTHS – Clark has Arrived!!!
Yes our Clark Bulldozer has been delivered and is waiting to go into the restoration shop for an assessment. We have several potential courses of action at this point; 1. Clean it up and display “as is” 2. Clean it up and shoot it green for display 3. Start restoring it now.
We will decide on which course to take once we are able to really look Clark over, but our initial assessment is that he came from someplace dry, and was probably in service not that long ago, there are a few missing parts, some like the weight boxes, should be easy to fabricate, others, like the winch activation lever, maybe more complicated to locate.
We are still looking to recover the cost of Clark, and his “bus ticket” home, give what you can, even small amounts help.
For those not familiar, the CA1 was designed as part of an air transportable construction set, it could fit into a CG-4A glider or into a C-47. It is about the same size as a standard WWII Jeep. During WWII, the Clark Equipment Co. of Buchanan Michigan made about 2500 CA1’s for the war effort.
We have created a fundraiser on our Crowdrise page, and would like to raise $7,000 to recover the cost of Clark, the more money raised will also help in the restoration. Who wants to own a piece of a bulldozer?