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    New Hampshire, USA
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    CMPs - Canadian Military Pattern Vehicles
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    Retired Business Consultant
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  1. Hi Josh Here are a couple of photos of the hinges that I fabricated, the size of the bolt pin was dictated by what size tubing that would be a snug fit. Hope it helps Cheers Phil
  2. Hi Josh Do you have the hinges? My Pat 12 hinges were so bent that they were unusable, made some up when I first restored the truck as an expedient but they have worked so well they're still on the truck 10 years later and working fine. Approached the problem from the point of view of a REME mechanic out in the desert. Parts list, couple pieces of scrap diamond plate, four 3/8 bolts for the pins and a couple of inches of 3/8 ID pipe, weld and drill to suit. Will dig out some detail photos an post them. Keep us posted on your progress. Cheers Phil
  3. Hi Josh Have a look over on, http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/index.php several of us have basically end up building new ones by the time we finished replacing all the rust. The doors are really pretty simple and straight forward sheet metal work. Have some photos of sheet metal work on my Pat 12 on my website http://canadianmilitarypattern.com/SheetMetalWork.html I happen to have my Chevy Pat 12 drivers door off at the moment if you need any measurements? Cheers Phil
  4. Nicely done, good idea, nice prsentation. Nice bench mark for each of us to consider, what did we do this year. Cheers Phil
  5. Hi Andrew Peter is correct about the normal temperature ranges. One of the thing that is often forgotten about having an engine running too colds is condensation inside the engine. If the engine never gets up above 140-160F it will have a hard time getting rid of the condensation (water) or un-burned gas that is going collect which will in fairly short time building sludge in the engine. That you have noticed an improvement in the truck's performance when you block off a little of the radiator says that it is happier as well. Keep us posted on what you find. Cheers Phil
  6. Hi Johann Great to see the progress you have made and all the hard work you have put into your HUP. Cheers Phil
  7. Hi Jon Very neat additions to the space, does add a lot of atmosphere. Cheers Phil
  8. Hi Mark First how much have you driven it lately? All of my Military Vehicles of that and early vintage tend to leak more when they haven't been run for a while . But it seems to slow way down after they have been driven for a couple of hours. If it is not running out in a steady stream, I'd check the oil level and take it for a drive. Checking the oil level in the crank case is also important, is it overfilled, does it smell of gas, does it feel thin? You probably guess what I'm getting at gas getting into the crankcase and dilution. Let us know what you find. Cheers Phil
  9. Hi Paul Once had similar issue when overhauling a CMP, almost hate to say it but installed clutch disk backwards, are Dodge clutch disks clearly marked so this can't happen? Cheers Phil
  10. Hi Look for Pat 13 CMPs can be like looking for the Holy Grail, or you may get luck and find some looking for a home. Have you considered using canvas doors as used on some of the Australian CMPs as an replacement, paint the truck sand color and get on to driving and enjoying. Also as soon as you have the canvas doors on somebody is going to come up to you and say "I've got a couple doors for that kicking around the shop, want come get them" There are some photos and information over on http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/. Strangely you may actually have more problems finding the hinges in usable condition. Cheers Phil PS - CMPs have been part of the family for about 40 years, you can't have just one. Once you have them restored then keeping all three of them running and happy is the issue. If they all don't get driven regularly they get sulky and won't come out of the garage to play. Thanks to the members of MLU for finding the information on Canvas Doors that I was thinking of. Here is the Thread that includes photos of Canvas Doors http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?t=12788 Keep us posted on your progress Cheers Phil
  11. Hi Looking for Pat 13 CMPs can be like looking for the Holy Grail, or you may get luck and find some looking for a home. Have you considered using canvas doors as used on some of the Australian CMPs as an replacement, paint the truck sand color and get on to driving and enjoying. Also as soon as you have the canvas doors on somebody is going to come up to you and say "I've got a couple doors for that kicking around the shop, want come get them" There are some photos and information over on http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/. Strangely you may actually have more problems finding the hinges in usable condition. Cheers Phil PS - CMPs have been part of the family for about 40 years, you can't have just one. Once you have them restored then keeping all three of them running and happy is the issue. If they all don't get driven regularly they get sulky and won't come out of the garage to play.
  12. Hi Recently on MLU there was a thread and link to the Commonwealth Vehicle Data Book prepared for the D-Day Invasion to give a basic guide. http://wartimecanada.ca/document/world-war-ii/driving/vehicle-data-book You may find what your looking for, if that fails there is a book that covers all the different CMP bodies. Cheers Phil
  13. Hi David May I ask a couple of posibly silly questions? I'm not familiar with DAF but have been playing with MVs for lot of years on and off road. Does the DAF have different tyer pressures for listed for on and off roads? One of my MVs a 3 ton cargo when running empty and road tire presure will not climb one hill on my property. But drop the tire preasure down to the off road presure and it climbs out. When the same truck is loaded with couple of tons of fire wood it doesn't care what tire presure it just climbs the hill. Non-directional tires as used on US and Canadian trucks seem tobe very sensitive to tire preasure in mud and snow. Unplowed two feet of snow my trucks in 4x4 just plain go, plow it down to a smooth snow surface they will slip. Cheers Phil
  14. Hi Paul First do you want the paint to last or do you want to repaint every 5 to 10 years? The problem is the flattener used in OD is a porous matierial that lets water into the paint. Hardner make the paint dry quicker, get hard quicker and hardner by itself tends to make the paint shinny thus figthing the flattener. One approach that I have been using for nearly 40 years is as follows: First color coat is NON flattened enamal of chosen color with hardner added. Gives good sealer coat and shinney finish. Second color coat is where you add the flattener, the trick is to put the second coat on at the minimum time between coats this give a very good bond of the two layers. Now having said this and gotten very good results on a number of trucks over the 40 years, I've also used very good paint mostly Dupont Centary. I've gotten a very close match to the original colors on my CMP HUP, if anybody wants the Dupont paint mix numbers will be glad to share them. One last point with this approach is that the color match is from one batch to another is very good, even with paint 5 years apart. One of the advantages that I have noted with using this approach is that the paint jobs with hardened first layer seem to resists scratches from brush on trail rides. Hope you will this information helpful
  15. Many thanks for posting the link to SAAF web site, tons of interesting photographs, besure to follow the links back to the main page of the site for even more photos and information. If you are interested in CMPs there are lots of great photos showing them being used. Most important the whole site gives you a rare glimps into how these men spent the WWII and how hard the living conditions were this was not living in an nice baracks. These young men are our fathers, grand fathers. Cheers Phil
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