Bodybuilding Under Difficulties
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DESP1TE many restrictions and the lack of adequate equipment, a bodybuilder in Libta, North Africa, has rebuilt a war-shattered Fiat into the imposing machine shown in the accompanying illustration. The Fiat model is the 635 with lengthened chassis, and has a six-cylindered oil engine developing 64 b.h.p.
The body has been built to carry 46 passengers-38 on normal double seats, and eight in thd bulbous rear end. The only post-war items on the vehicle are the 36 by 8 Firestone tyres.
The coach has been in the service of the 13.0.A.C. at Tripoli, where it has been used for the conveyance of personnel to and from the airfield. Fuel consumption is at the rate of a gallon for 10.5 miles, at an average running speed of 28 m.p.h.