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    Anywhere between Falkirk and Aberdeen, depending on the day ...
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    Sno-Cats, Dodge trucks, Amphibians & Rail conversion
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    Makes oil rigs for fun and profit
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    http://www.gwim2.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/gordons_vehicle_home.htm

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  1. Gordon_M

    Hi from the heart of USA

    You should have had a reply direct from Hanno at MLU Mike, let me know if you didn't get it. ( I did e-mail you direct but your e-mail bounced me ) Gordon
  2. Gordon_M

    Hi from the heart of USA

    Welcome. I'd be looking here, on G503, and on Maple Leaf Up http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/
  3. Gordon_M

    Palladium

    Haven't played that since the last time I walked through Westminster. 8-) Disk and spoked wheel variants?
  4. Gordon_M

    Palladium

    Don't think we didn't notice the extra set of axles - what's the story with them? 🤔
  5. Gordon_M

    Mk1 Militant Tanker

    I'd guess the priority job would be to finish paint at least the back of the cab and the front face of the body - unless you have already managed that? There's no way it would make sense to refit the spare wheel gear without those faces being painted first.
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    If Team Gosling ever "allow the grass to grow under their feet" it'll be because they have just discovered the remains of an early steam-powered lawnmower...
  7. Gordon_M

    Mystery Krupp ((?) vehicle

    International Metropolitan van: ... and a late 1930's Dodge with a Montpelier body The truck could have been bought in the US with charity funds and forwarded to the Red Cross effort
  8. Gordon_M

    Mystery Krupp ((?) vehicle

    That Clubmobile looks like a standard American truck with a body and cab by Montpelier or Metropolitan, which did such COE conversions through the 30's into the early '40's when manufacturers own COE cabs appeared.
  9. Gordon_M

    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    If the cooling system is run unpressurised, depending on the elevation of the pump, heavy duty grease from that fitting may provide a sufficient seal for a days use.
  10. Gordon_M

    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    Having browsed back over the Thorny and peerless threads, it looks like you have had the Thorny stuff since around 1988 and the Peerless stuff since around 1992. Given that you started with so much more Peerless stuff, and it appears to be in much better condition generally, why did you decide to do the huge pile of work to push the Thorny through to completion, over progressing with the ( NOT using the word easier here ) Peerless?
  11. Gordon_M

    GMC 6x6 some questions

    It's not a wartime production cab, no, and probably not from a GMC factory, but it looks like it was made for that specific job. Somewhere in the US a small factory would have turned out modest quantities of these cabs, probably as quick assembly kits, just because there were so many open cab trucks that really wanted a roof. May be military, or may not. This is a military arctic cab for the GMC open cab: https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=213119 ... virtually identical except they kept the rounded lower door shape.
  12. Gordon_M

    GMC 6x6 some questions

    Indeed, but if you look at a proper closed cab GMC everything is rounded and sloped, cab, roof, screen, rear. Later in the war they made many, many more basic open cabs, easy to get out of when you are getting shot at, but post war when it was raining or snowing you really needed a basic square cab you could just replace the canvas of the open cab with - that's what you have in the picture
  13. Gordon_M

    GMC 6x6 some questions

    Well that is a standard open cab long wheelbase with Banjo axles and no winch, which is about all you'd be able to discover. Some of the chassis numbers identified if it was originally a tipper, or a chassis cab, or whatever, but not mush more.
  14. Gordon_M

    A day off from the garage

    Julian is around Dundee somewhere, not sure exactly where. I built that with the best of the sheetmetal from both sets, so he has the other hood. I think I gave him the original tailgate cover sheet( replaced ) too, since it had the same number on it so he could copy font, style, size, and so on. I think you need that bonnet for your WC-38, though the serial number you pick won't start "20xxxxx" of course. Gordon
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    Palladium

    If you have ever wondered exactly how a wheelwright goes about making these wheels, you may want to take half a day and watch Engels at work: It'll take you a while though, but there's a lot of good wooden wheel info in there
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