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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    What colour code powder coat did you use please?

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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    Hi

    The power coat is BS381C 298 Olive Drab , suppled by Akzo Nobel (via Cromadex)

    The gritblasters and powder coaters I used was A1 gritblasting in Southampton.

    The interpretation of exactly what colour Olive drab is open to a bit of discussion (see http://www.militarymodelling.com/new...ive-drab/4536/ ), the spray paint I am using is a bit lighter, so I will probabably go for a colour match with the chassis as I quite like the colour

    Cheers
    Richard

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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    Attacked the bulkhead today....

    Chopped out most of the rotten bits...



    The most difficult bit to make will be the wheel arch ...



    As I am missing most of the floor panels, I will need to get some extended 'I' section as shown below (any Ideas where I can get some ?



    Need to chop out a few bits from the other side befor it goes to the gritblasters (no doubt I will find a few more holes to patch)
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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    Hi Richard I have a spare drivers side floor access panel if you need one, pm me a list of the other parts you're looking for, can't remember what they all were.
    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
    1941 Royal Enfield WDC
    1946 Royal Enfield WDC ?

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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    Thanks Jeremy, will be in contact shortly

    Bit more progress....

    Front spring on (must sort out colour asap)



    and bit of cleaning of the block (primarily all the water ways, which were rather clogged up)



    Starting on the hubs this week....

    Target is a rolling chassis (hopefully braked) by Chrismas
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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    Great progress Richard
    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
    1941 Royal Enfield WDC
    1946 Royal Enfield WDC ?

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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    Hi

    landrover nick sent me a link to this

    https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/F05257/

    which is also available on youtube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLjDkxU4Ms0

    Take a look, it shows how to use the pumps and filters etc on an MWC (just got to crack on and find the pumps and filters)

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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    Most of the work done on the drums



    On the rear drums, I just had to replace one bearing and the oil seals. It took some time to get the outer bearing out as the only way to tap it out is to remove the inner bearing, then remove all the studs so you can gain access to the outer bearing, I made up a few semi-circular drifts to tap (actually al lot of BFI) to get the cone out). Luckily my local bearing supplier had an original SKEF NOS one in stock at a sensible price



    One of the front hubs ideally needs its bearings changed, but I won't do this until I have found replacement ones at a sensible price. Both fronts are awaiting new oil seals befor they are re-assembles and packed with greae.
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