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    Oxfordshire mostly
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    WW1 mechanical transport. Also modern vehicles this being anything made from 1919 to 1945.
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    Civil servant - real job. Writer - fun job.

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  1. Great War truck

    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    Only FWD's supplied to the WD had them. Ours served with the AEF and they transported them across themselves.
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    Morgys FWD has the holes in the same place but the rivets are still in place so it is a bit hard to make out and the Duxford FWD has the same holes too.
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    I managed to find another example of these super badges. The question is were these ever fitted to the Peerless? If so, should we fit it, or is it too precious, easily stolen and therefore make a nice addition to the wall of badges. Or if they were only ever fitted to FWD's should I do as Morgy suggests and give it to him for his FWD?
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    At some stage Gaston Williams and Wigmore were asked to stop putting this name plate and revert to just Peerless. Instead, on the FWD they added a very nice enamel disc which shows the importers name which they mount on the inside of the scuttle as can be seen on the Banfield FWD. The holes match up exactly with Morgys FWD which I think was 1918 so I presume all ex WD FWD's would have this badge?
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    As I mentioned on the first page the UK importers of Peerless and FWD was the American company of Gaston Williams and Wigmore. They adapted the name plate to show their name as can be see on the Bovington Tank Museum Peerless and these two photos of a Peerless and an FWD (although they are a bit tricky to make out).
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    That is very kind of you to say Bernard. I think that the positive comments, feedback and the sheer number of hits that these threads have really boost our motivation. Dad has been busy cleaning up the water pump cover :
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    The timber has all been cut to size and the toolbox assembled in situ. It was then dismantled and will be painted. Will it still fit after painting - probably not.
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    Thanks. That is very kind of you to say. Monday tomorrow so back to work for me. The dismantling proceeded ever onwards with the removal of the pedals and the radiator.
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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    Another FWD to be restored. They are turning up all the time now.
  10. Great War truck

    1942 Ford Jeep

    Looks quite tidy. Fitted with a Coca Cola bottle opener - the ultimate accessory!
  11. Great War truck

    Crossley tender wanted

    Last one that sold at auction went for £52,900. Most likely place to turn one up barn fresh is Ireland. Good luck.
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    Unknown early chassis

    This one again. It is indeed an Austin twin shaft.
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    FWD gets new shoes

    Not noticed it before, but the lamps single prong is rather long. Must have vibrated quite a bit while driving along. The british War Department ones were very short which would have reduced the problem.
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    FWD gets new shoes

    Does anybody recognise the manufacturer of these lamps?
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    Palladium

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