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    Quote Originally Posted by rampant rivet View Post
    Bl**dy cold down't shed today with snow and sleet showers so the thermals were on !!

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    Sod the weather I wanted to push on with welding the fittings and mesh in position on the panels.

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    Finally they are sorted

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    Drivers side too just a bit more finishing before paint.

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    Even managed to find time to fit another mudguard.

    Thats a nice side panel you have there :P
    - Bedford MWR 1943

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    Jeremy,

    I want to convert the back of my MW to have bench seats made from scratch, ideally going over the wheel arch boxes. I want to pop the spare wheel in the centre of the rear cab behind the driver and have 2 jerry cans on the left. Do you have any reference for bench seats? or could you advise on how I should go about this please?

    Could you suggest a good wood to use and what you would recommend as supports for the benches please?
    - Bedford MWR 1943

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    Hi luke
    Long time no hear Yes made my own panels in the end as regards to bench seats, are you intending to carry passengers in the back of your truck ? as you may need to be carefull regarding the law and insurance I'm sure someone on here will know more than me on that issue, it might pay to post a question elsewhere on this issue.
    As for timber do you just want slatted seats made out of 2x1 pse runners, a bit like airing cupboard shelving. That's probably the best and easiest way to go using European redwood from your local builders merchants,
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    Quote Originally Posted by rampant rivet View Post
    Hi luke
    Long time no hear Yes made my own panels in the end as regards to bench seats, are you intending to carry passengers in the back of your truck ? as you may need to be carefull regarding the law and insurance I'm sure someone on here will know more than me on that issue, it might pay to post a question elsewhere on this issue.
    As for timber do you just want slatted seats made out of 2x1 pse runners, a bit like airing cupboard shelving. That's probably the best and easiest way to go using European redwood from your local builders merchants,

    Hi Jeremy,

    Just for use at ww2 events, when the canvas is down if we're using the vehicle, wouldn't be for use to transport passengers on the road. I know the stuff you mean, will look into it thank you - the side panels you've made look great!
    - Bedford MWR 1943

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    Thanks luke yes the panels turned out ok in the end, now I think about it I'm collecting B.E.F. kit to go with the truck and have a number of tin hats that I want to repaint to the original 39/40 colour, any idea what it should be ?
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    1940 Norton WD 16H
    1944 Ford GPW + trailer
    1952 Austin Champ + trailer ish !!
    1939 Bedford MW Aero screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by rampant rivet View Post
    Thanks luke yes the panels turned out ok in the end, now I think about it I'm collecting B.E.F. kit to go with the truck and have a number of tin hats that I want to repaint to the original 39/40 colour, any idea what it should be ?
    when we portrayed the 2nd Essex BEF we asked the same question and were told " a greeny browny baby poo", I will take a photo for you of what we went for and also what the remaining bef group uses.
    - Bedford MWR 1943

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    Here are some pics of my 100% original 1939 dated Mk.II helmet. The colour seems to be a greenish-brown with a grey-ish green overpaint that reportedly is an army non-reflective coating. I have no idea when this coating was applied; the greenish hue is better visible on the photo of the chinstrap lug at the inside. Although these pics are made with a flash the colour seems to be a relatively good match compared to the actual helmet in hand. Remember this paint is almost 80 years old and well worn; it will have looked a bit different when fresh.

    Hope that helps a bit!








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    Thanks for the pics ,I searched through my collection of 30 odd helmets and have found one 39 dated example with the inside original paint still present that looks very similar in colour to your helmet, am going to see my paint supplier on Sat to mix some more of the good stuff for the MW so will ask if they will make up some spray cans of the baby pooish colour

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    second two with.
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    1940 Norton WD 16H
    1944 Ford GPW + trailer
    1952 Austin Champ + trailer ish !!
    1939 Bedford MW Aero screen

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    Today I have been mainly bashing the living daylights out of the rear wheel arches.

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    NS rear wheel removed to allow inner wheel arch panel to be fitted.

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    End panel temporarily fitted prior to paint , which reminds me that I managed to scoot up to Middletons in Gloucester first thing this morning to order another gal of the green stuff plus some touch up spray cans and left the slightly bemused staff with the tin helmet as a pattern for a couple of cans of baby pooey greenish paint will be interesting to see what a newly painted lid will look like.
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    You cannot always, sometimes tell, what's least, expected most.


    1940 Norton WD 16H
    1944 Ford GPW + trailer
    1952 Austin Champ + trailer ish !!
    1939 Bedford MW Aero screen

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    Nice work! Don't forget that combat helmets had a rough finish against glare, usually achieved by adding sand to the paint; while non-combat helmets (like those for the Home Guard) didn't have that. For examples see the War Relics Forum.
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