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  1. Had some fun so far freeing the clutch and a broken drive shaft.. now sorted
  2. DBG high gloss, though a fair way off, well in to rust repair now, then quite a lot of wireing putting all the lights back, quite interesting the truck was wired to use traficators and seems to have been converted to use indicators when in MOD use, I have a photo posted on here showing where the lights were added... I have that work todo again lol
  3. Clutch is now free, air systems work properly, ive started on rust repair I shall update in the new year, really enjoying it was going to stop work months ago but the weather has been so mild the shed has been warm enough lol. I shall reignight the debate on the rear prop before long... 😜
  4. im trying to work out what the dark green paint is on my FV1119 it appears after you clean oil off components I think its this green :- , is this DBG? if so is it "satin finish"?? thanks for any help. Sam.
  5. Samro

    1500x20 Bar Grip

    Thats the sort of thing! Mr Crouch has 2x 1500x20's but there a more modern pattern, I may have sorted one to make up my beam, thats a good spot!
  6. Samro

    Leyland Martian Fv1103A

    Im not surprised the level you going to! just superb! Im bringing a FV1119 back to life, its not going to be anywhere near the level you have gone to, but hoping to have it reliable abit likely with a few leaks 😜
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    Leyland Martian Fv1103A

    is this Martian finished now? looks superb!
  8. Im wondering what the Radio would be on this FV1119? guessing Larkspur but witch set? Thanks Sam.
  9. Samro

    1500x20 Bar Grip

    ive got one good spare..
  10. Samro

    1500x20 Bar Grip

    in that case is it worth replacing them? its unlikely to be subjected to loads it would have been in the past, I was worried as it will get lots of use on wet ground and this will likely result in wheel slip especially with the tires it the worn state they are..
  11. Samro

    1500x20 Bar Grip

    ive got one walking beam that has very worn tires, there not damaged but the tread is nearly flat in the centre, the shoulders still have tread left... I found that 1 drive shaft in the beam had failed and I suspect the lack of tread and resulting wheel slip may well have been a contributing factor and im keen to avoid a repeat..
  12. afternoon chaps, anyone know where to start looking for the above? Cheers Sam.
  13. Samro

    Martian Lights.

    ive got some of the former fittings as there the same as the landy's!
  14. there not leaking, the system has leaks but not from the tanks, im not planning on using it until I have a sound system. I shall see if I can get some fibre optics in there and take a look see but I can do that without taking them off. I could replace a lot of stuff "for the sake of it" and im not, but with brakes...