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    Morris C8

    I think the 2 u sections marked as n0.4, are from the front of the rear body and are part of the spare wheel attachment. The other parts I don't recognise, sorry. Jon
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    Morris C8

    Fantastic and thanks. Jon
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    Morris C8

    Now that is sexy, a Panzerkampfwagen ll D/E Flammpanzer turret. Very, very nice. Have you got the rest of the tank? Sorry to ruin the thread and I don't want to keep asking favours but is there any chance of taking a picture of the of the Morris's tail gate chain anchor on the tail gate and in the rear body, Please! Regards, jon
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    Morris C8

    I can't quite make it out but from the relieved corner, it looks suspiciously like one of these. Jon
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    Morris C8

    Thanks for the pictures Sigve, these will be a great help. Please keep us updated on your progress. While studying the pictures I couldn't help notice, what looks like the turret from a pz38t. Is it, could it be? Jon
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    Morris C8

    Sigve, Thanks for the pictures, if possible please take one of the passengers seat back rest as I need to make one. Seeing as the vehicle appears to be in such an untouched condition, I think as many pictures as possible would be good for future reference for anyone tackling a restoration. Pictures of original untouched C8's seem to be quite scarce. I would think that the loop is for a cabling route, maybe to the battery but that's just a guess. Regards, jon
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    Morris C8

    Could you take a picture of the passengers seat back rest and if possible more details of the padding around the passengers observation hatch, please. Jon
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    Panzer 2 turret

    To be honest I didn't know where to post this so.... It started with a conversation regarding me making a tank, well I cant afford to buy one, so making would be the only way that I would get one. I have always fancied a Panzer and the thought was to build a wooden turret for displays but the plan went wrong. At a show I bought a magazine for a KWK30 2cm cannon and the die was cast, a Panzer 2. First I collected all the relevant information, sizes, pictures etc. and then my imagination got the better of me. Why not build one out of metal and then, if I got round to it, it could go on a chassis. So metal it was but what about the observation hatches, surly they would have to open and how does that mechanism work and what to sit on in the turret, and how are the guns held in place........................you get the idea. Anyway I hope that you like it so far. Jon
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    Panzer 2 turret

    I have just spoken to the gentleman an CVRTpro and it would seem that a CVRT gearbox would be ideal. Jon
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    Panzer 2 turret

    Eddy, The track links would be very welcome, could you find out how much he wants for them, I expect shipping would be expensive. I thought the gearbox and final drives were going to be expensive, it may be back to plan A and cobble something up, in a very English sense. Jon
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    Panzer 2 turret

    David, Not a bad idea but I wonder where one might source the cvrt components and no doubt, they cost a kings ransom. Anyone know where such items may be purchased? Jon
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    morris C8

    I am just in the process of getting my next project ready to go in the workshop, so I thought that I would share some pictures before it is stripped down. I have had it for a couple of years but needed to get the HUP finished first and now seems about the right time to get the project started. Its a 1944 but with a steel rear body. At some time the rear body has been chopped and someone has repaired it and added a new floor. The engine is seized solid but its still a wonderful old vehicle and compared to the HUP, very complete. Jon
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    Panzer 2 turret

    I will be honest, apart from fiddling I have done bugger all but I have been down to the tank museum and got the measurements that I require to start again. The journey down there was hell, 7 hours, an hour of that was spent in a traffic jam outside Marlbourgh, which turned out to be caused by the bin men collecting the roadside rubbish bins, only in Britain could that happen. I am waiting for a metal deliver and then its offfff. I decided in the end to get a jaguar straight six petrol engine, so now I have a spare 300tdi Land rover engine to use somewhere. Jon
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    morris C8

    I have had a bout of the dreaded man flu and as I am unable to sit still for too long, I decided to rise from my death bed and start the canvas covers for the seat bases. I have an old back rest cover for the drivers seat, which I can use as a pattern to make a new one but does anyone have a picture of the passengers seat back rest. It's attached to the rear bulkhead by four turn buckles but that's all I know. I don't want to assemble too many parts to the front of the vehicle before I fit the engine and as we are now in week five of a four week production schedule for the engine and that's before I get it back for rebuilding, I decided to start the rear body. There's not much of the original body left and what is left is very rusty, so its start again. There are some sections that I can use, the front bulkhead but the lower section was rusted out and needed replacement. The strengtheners for the wheel arches that are in excellent condition. Front body corner sections that need repair And the wheel arches that are in fairly good condition. The new base, is based on a picture that I took at the Coberton collection, I assume that it is original, I think that I may have gone over the top a little but surprisingly, in its current state, its no heavier than the old body, but then as my wife pointed out rust doesn't weigh that much.
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    Royal Artillery markings/Guy Ant Quad

    It looks like a lovely project. Personally I would restore it but as sympathetically as I could, trying to retain its originality but preserving it for another 70 odd years. Jon
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    morris C8

    The wiring is nearly finished, it just needs connecting to the various components. I am a bit reluntant to assemble any more of the front until after I fit the engine. Jon
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    morris C8

    Over the last couple of days i have just been trying to clear some of the smaller items that needed mending, remanufacturing and the last two major components pertaining to the drivers cab, the doors and the windscreen frames. All the rails for the windscreen frames were in a very poor condition but repairable, apart from one and for that, I just made a new one.
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    Morris commercial c8

    Cox and Turner engineering. Jon
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    (Ferret) fuel tank woes

    POR15 is good stuff but don't rush, take your time make sure that you follow the instructions, degrease and etch the tank properly this takes time and patients. Don't be tempted to open the tin of sealant until you are ready to use it, it starts to go off with contact to the air and resealing the tin doesn't stop it. Jon
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    morris C8

    One of the petrol tanks wasn't in the best of condition, having a large area of rust that I cut out and welded a patch in, the other one was in good condition but to be on the safe side I have lined both with POR. This evenings job was get the tank mounting brackets and tanks bolted in and piped up. The brackets are felt lined, I had a hell of a job finding the correct felt and in the end, I had to import it from the US via Canada.
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    morris C8

    Evening All, Its been a while since I updated this thread but I have been beavering away. The chassis is complete, the brakes have been rebuilt but I have to be honest, it was only last night that I realised that there was no brake light switch, so I had to plumb one in today. Suspension is all in place and ready to roll. The steering wheel was in a bit of a mess so it was out with the milliput and a very relaxing evening it was too. The starter switch was totally knackered, so I have incorporated a land Rover series one switch into the original housing. The radiator has been off to be re-cored and is ready to be refitted. Tyre fitting went perfectly with the only problem being getting the old tyres off and what a right bas.....d of a job that was. Out of the five wheel rims there are 3 different wheel manufacturers and it is interesting to see the difference in the profiles of the rims. One look almost parallel to the bead, one had a definite raised area on the bead and one had the bead that had a definite indentation in the bead area. I know, I must be very sad studying wheel rims but...…………. I am a head of schedule, so today I took the engine block and head off to the machinists, I hadn't intended to do anything with the engine until the new year but I had the time so took advantage of it. looking forward it is quite possible that I will get the rear body rebuilt before my self imposed deadline, only time will tell. Jon
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    Hurricane, movie

    Yet another war movie, to steer clear of. Why oh Why, can't they just make a decent movie that tells a true story, with as little CGI as possible. Jon
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    Morris C8

    Nice find!
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    Coker 10.50x16 track grip tyres

    Are these tyres road legal? speaking to a gentleman in Canada who informs me that if they are the one manufactured in the USA they are not DOT approved and therefore not road legal. Is this the case for the UK? Jon
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    morris C8

    Monday evening we managed to get it back on four wheels.
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