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john1950 last won the day on October 22

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    Military Vehicles/Heavy Equipment Ships,Aircraft, Engineering.
  1. Any trolley jack experts ?

    I think it is short of the pneumatic tyres for easy moving between jobs. They fit in the mountings between the wheels.
  2. Preserving Canvas

    I am looking for information on preserving old canvas. I have two Items and they have canvas surrounds, I am looking for something to put on to keep them in one piece. It is not something I have done before.
  3. Mystery Object - SS Thistlegorm Cargo

    Is there a cargo manifest? There should have been several copies, One on board that one probably went down with the ship. Insurance company, Lloyds, Port of loading/ Shipping agents.Stevidor company, Ministry of War, Middle East HQ. Port of discharge. Local Shipping Agent. Probably several others, even in wartime the paperwork has to be done.

    I was on my way to Nottingham to a Volvo ec300 long reach that is behaving like a teenager. Your Bedford will find a new home no problem. You will always have the satisfaction of knowing you saved a wonderfull little vehicle.
  5. Austin k2y restoration

    I do not think there has been a definitive answer yet, was it a mocked K9 or something else.

    That is a tough decision to make. I was on the A1 at Tadcaster yesterday and was passed by a Black Sheep on a mission I wondered if it was you.
  7. New project - Mk 1 Knocker 6x6

    It is hard to keep going when you are in the right and not just go with the flow. Really pleased you are getting transport sorted.
  8. Guy Martin - Mk IV Female Tank replica

    Sorry to throw water on your fire. Some of the engineering was very good. Some would have made Heath Robinson wince. Its appearance as a replica is as it should be. I think some of the hands on restorations that have been and are being carried out by forum members have a better tale to tell and are far more accurate and interesting. Also individuals carrying out research on their restoration has more depth and meaning. It served a purpose honouring the fallen but it could have been a lot better. I think it ended up a TV program with a contiuity presenter. As I said at the start this is my opinion.
  9. WOT 1 Down Under

    That is a truck with a place in history, Good luck with the restoration.
  10. I bought a Shielder

    Worth all of the effort, are you going to take it shows?
  11. Guy Martin - Mk IV Female Tank replica

    Never mind the replica, these pictures of preserved armour and the anicdotes are facinating.
  12. Guy Martin - Mk IV Female Tank replica

    Nothing to forgive. Keep your chin up.
  13. Out and about

    It just seems large for 6 stud hubs. Also the Rockwell transfer box is made in France. I have been wondering if it is a high speed bus axle possibly Bedford VAL.
  14. I have been out and about today and came across these.
  15. Guy Martin - Mk IV Female Tank replica

    Please calm down, I am sure at some time we will get to see an interesting Guy Martin C4 documentary. I have learnt from this thread the location of Tanks I did not previously know existed.