Vehicle Requirements


             

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If you have a WWII Military vehicle and would like to be a part of our unit, the following is a list of the requirements your vehicle must meet to be a part of the Railsplitters, 84th ID reenacted.  These requirements are for authenticity. Vehicles must be authentically restored.  It is our feeling that if we are to honor the Veterans we need to do it in a manner that is as accurate as possible.


84th ID reenacted, Vehicle Requirements



1/4 ton:

- Original For GPWs or Willys MB's must be restored to original configuration.
- Post-war flat fender jeeps must be modified to look like WWII era jeeps by changing the grill, hood,
  windshield, adding identifications for shovel and axe, removing tailgate, hiding gas tank opening and
  adding rear seat.

1/2 to 3/4 ton:
- All WWII era 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton Dodges are acceptable as long as they are in their original
  configuration.
- Post-WWII era M-37s are not acceptable in any way.

2.5 ton:
- 2.5 ton trucks are acceptable as long as they are CCKW's or Studebakers and in their original
  configuration.  No post-war M-211 of M-35 series trucks are acceptable.  Chevy 1.5 ton trucks are
  acceptable as long as they are in their original configuration.

Other Vehicles:
- Other vehicles will be judged on a case by case basis.  The rule to go by is if it is an original WWII
  vehicle or looks like one with a discerning eye, it is OK.  If it isn't and you have to imagine
  modifications, it isn't acceptable.

Trailers:
- Most vehicles in the 84th Division pulled trailers.  If you can find and afford a trailer, add it to your
  vehicle impression.  It definitely adds to the original look of the vehicle.  It is very rare to see any
  84th Division vehicle without a trailer.
- Original 1/4 MBT and Bantam trailers are acceptable as long as they are in their original form.
- M-100 trailers are acceptable as long as they appear like a WWII 1/4 trailer.
- M-416 share-fender trailers are not acceptable.