1941 Divco-Twin Milk Truck
Model #15 Stand and Drive
All of the sheeting on the body exterior & interior is Aluminum. This was quite unusual for the 1941 time frame. The only steel on exterior is the grill to the radiator.
A right rear view of the truck showing the rear corner of the body built into the doors and hinged on the side of the body.
Twin Coach Motor Company manufactured buses and trucks. The Twin Coach truck was manufactured in the Ohio area but most of the trucks were sold to customers in California. One of the biggest customers of Twin Coach was Helms Bakery. They used these trucks until 1965 when they stopped delivering bread.
In 1937, the Twin Coach Truck Company bought the Divco Truck Company. Divco called their version of the model Twin Coach used, Divco Twin. This 1941 truck has a couple unusual things about it. The body is covered with aluminum on the interior and exterior. The only place you can find a surface that is steel is the grill panel and the inside engine compartment housing. Divco developed a method to make a forged “Drop Frame” for their “Stand & Drive” trucks. This replaced the cut-chop-weld method that was used on the older style channel type frame rails. The other very unusual design of this truck is the rear doors. This puts the rear corner panels in the door and not on the body. The doors open 90 degrees for a full width access to the interior. I’m told there are only one or so other Divco Twins like this one.