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  1. Prague1996

    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    I look forward, with excited anticipation to the Thornycroft updates, and now that’s coming to a successful completion I would like to thank ‘Team Gosling’ for their tireless dedication and the many hours spent in the shed, and would like to wish you every success with the Peerless restorations. Never let it be said that Team Gosling allow the grass to grow under their feet!
  2. Prague1996

    Another J Type on the way !

    Hey Tomo, great to see the project is moving along. Shout if I can be of any further assistance. Shaun
  3. Prague1996

    Importing a vehicle from Norway

    Hi Colin, I've not imported vehicles from Norway, but I have from the US, and would have thought the process is much the same. When you import your vehicle you will need to notify HMRC and pay any duties (usually a percentage of the fully 'landed' cost i.e. purchase price, transit insurance, and shipping). If you're transporting the Dodge yourself then it may only be the purchase price. Once the duty has been paid HMRC will issue a 'NOVA', you then need to get the Dodge MoT'd and send off the NOVA and MoT to the DVLA who will provide an age related registration and the V5. Until then most insurers will allow you to insure against the chassis number. I hope that helps. Shaun
  4. Prague1996

    1942 dodge wc51

    Very jealous, looks all together, great find...where did you find it and what are your plans?
  5. Prague1996

    Brighwells Auction 1st Ex Mod Land Rovers

    Good spot, there's also lots 619 & 620. Why are they going through Brightwells, I thought all MOD disposals went through Withams?
  6. Prague1996

    War & Peace Revival - 2018

    I'm late to the party on this but thought I would share my views having attended W&P for the first time this year. Like LarryH57 I got there before 8.00 and echo his experience, the security guy was friendly enough but the booking in was a shambles. I know of one MV that broke down in the lanes, no doubt caused in part by the constant stop/start in the searing heat. Once I was in I was totally awe struck by the sheer size of it. I was only there for two days and didn't know where to start. As well as the usual WWII reenactors, there were the US Navy Seal's (pity those guys in full body armour in that heat), Camp Bastion and Black Hawk down. Some of the other highlights were the Red Ball Express MT, the WW2 German 'camp' complete with 2x Sd Kfz 251's! One of my favourite scenes was the WW2 RAF reenactors being inspected, and one of them being marching off in double time (presumably for a show parade in the guardroom). The armour parading around the showground was a little dissapointing, but the guy's in the Russian BMP-1 (actually a Warsaw Pact variant I think) were having a ball doing 360's in a ball of smoke! I didn't know what to expect when it came to trade stands, but I thought there would be more MV parts sellers, but if you were in the market for uniforms from WWII to the present day you were in luck. I picked up a 58 pattern poncho roll holder and a long jack handle for my LWT from Phil Bashall, who was happy to chat and gave me some useful contacts which should help push my 127 Rapier resto along, so I can't grumble. As for the entertainment, the memory of the Elvis singing Thin Lizzy will stay with me for a long time. I'd been warned about the ablutions, but I got up early for a SSS in the brick toilet block. During the day I carried a 1/2 litre water bottle and kept filling it up as I went along, I drank countless litre's with no ill effects. I was there with the Military Lightweight Club, and attending W&P was as much about meeting some of the people from the forum who had helped and inspired me to finish my LWT (it was also great to be part of the Guinness record attempt). Would I go again, if I was going with friends or as part of a club you bet. Now where can I buy a Dodge WC for £30? Which incidentally was the price of my exhibitors ticket!
  7. Prague1996

    Landrover Snatch

    I recognise that Challenger 1, on tour at W&P 2018. Great looking Snatch, kee p the photos coming. 😉
  8. Prague1996

    morris C8

    Jon, don't lose faith in the forum members. The speed and quality of your Morris restoration is very impressive, keep up the good work.
  9. Prague1996

    1911 Dennis Fire Engine 3035

    Steven, if you're looking for inspiration for the rebuild check out Ep6 of Ultimate Restorations where they restore a 1927 Ahrens Fox fire engine. It's on PBS America www.ultimaterestorations.com/the-ahrens-fox/ Shaun
  10. Prague1996

    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    .....and me
  11. Prague1996

    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Team Gosling, I don't have access to valve timing diagrams, I'm not qualified to offer advice, but I can say thank you. It's like reading a good book you just can't put down, I can't wait to turn the next page. Congratulations on getting the engine running, I hope that's giving you a lift that will see you and the Thornycroft on the start line for the London to Brighton - Good luck
  12. Prague1996

    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Tony, take strength from the fact that all of us who are following this thread are willing you on. Already looking forward to this Easter's updates. Keep up the great work.
  13. Prague1996

    WW2 Willys Jeep

    DFC1943Fl.Lt, I couldn't agree more. I think some of these sellers have been riding the classic car wave. The evidence is that the investors looking for a quick buck have disappeared, and the price of classic cars have come down. This is great news for the enthusiast who need to take a long term view. Let's hope that we start to see WW2 Willys/Ford project jeeps follow suit and come down in price.
  14. Prague1996

    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    As an avid 'watcher' I'm a relative late comer to the world of WW1 restorations, but I stumbled across this thread just before Xmas and like a good book I couldn't put it down. I know it's been said before but the nation owes a great deal of gratitude to the Gosling family for their; patience, creativity and immense engineering talent, to bring back to life WW1 vehicles like the Dennis and the Thornycroft where many would have simply given up or not started in the first place. The attention to detail and faithful reproduction is a credit to you all and an inspiration. I hope the big Xmas build goes to plan and wait with eager anticipation for the updates. Good Luck
  15. Hi Mike, I'm sure my sister would be happy to sell the trailer on its own. It's located in Theale, Berks, where are you based? Shaun
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