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  1. Hi I have wanted to restore an MW for a long time, so I finally took the plunge an bought an MWC that needs a lot of tlc. I know that it will take me a few years to complete it....... She is now tucked up in where not far from where I live and will able to take bits back home to work on them. Cheers Richard
  2. Hi I am looking for a pair of .... A as I can't make them myself Thanks Richard
  3. Realise I haven’t posted for a bit. So a quick update.... Trial fitting of cab Refurbing the radiator Making loads of bits Bonnet repair hinge Hoop sticks Trying to work out how to make sharp radius bends and tilt brackets (see photo below). I don’t suppose that anyone has any spare of these (I believe they are the same on morris’s) Repairing front panel more work on the engine Also making the drivers adjustable seat, the one on the left I borrowed from Pete Marshall as a pattern Still looking for the pumps and filters
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    Bedford MWD restoration

    (Not trying to hijack the thread) but.... This Book also has loads of photos of MW's and other ex British BEF vehicles in it
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    Bedford MWR 1943

    Hi Tomas Shame about your cylinder head, as David says you may be able to stitch weld it. I think that Pere Gaine (in the UK) has a good head for sale, but shipping to you would be a problem. Cheers Richard
  6. Hi Still looking for the pumps and filters for my MWC restoration, any leads would be helpful. Also if you haven't got one for sale, any chance of bringing one to War and Peace so I can take some detailed measurements, this is what they look like... Thanks Richard
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    Bedford MWR 1943

    Richard As far as I know the following post war registrations were allocated to Bedford MWR’s 44RC57 to 44RC99 70YS00 to 78YS36 20YT01 to 31YT16 Hence the vehicle in the photo is 20YT?? If you have any information on post war registration of Bedford MW’s I would be most grateful. The Chillwell census give details of the war time registration batches and the contract numbers (only for Army vehicles, I don’t know of an equivalent for RAF/RN vehicles) Are all the 'R' series registrations post war re-builds ?, war time rebuild have a Z numbers starting in 16 Cheers Richard
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    Bedford MWR 1943

    Richard F - Agree that the photo is post war, it will be 20YT?? . shame the tail board is not lifted up a bit to see the full reg. Tomas - any more photos from where this came from ? Cheers Richard
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    WS19-when introduced?

    Notes from Wireless for the Warrior Volume 2 Page WS19-5 Field trials 25th November 1940 First deliveries (WS19 Mk1) started in 1941 (no exact date) WS19 Mk2 developed in 1941, produced in quantity early 1942 WS19 Mk3 developed in 1942, believed to be issued early 1943 Canadian version first produced in Jan 1943 Wireless for the Warrior is a must have set of books for anyone interested in WW2 radio, still in print see http://www.wftw.nl/ordering.html Cheers Richard
  10. Hi As stated, I am after a drivers seat for my Bedford MWC restoration, could swop for I believe are QL seats Cheers
  11. Andy At the bottom of the doors, there is a metal strip that sits proud of the woodwork (not very clear in the photo). When the door skin is in place, the skin is trimmed to be about ½” proud of this metal strip. Clamp the strip to the door skin and gently tap round eventually forming a nice curve that is at right angle to the metal strip, now take it just past the right angle. The trick is to do it bend it a bit at a time, right the way round the door as you have shrink the metal around the curve. After you have done this turn the door over and gently tap it into place using the same technique as above. Finally with a suitable dolly knock it flat so the metal strip is squeezed inside the folded door skin. The inside now looks like this. Similar techniques are used to produce, the heat shield plate. In all cases I have used 1mm sheet steel, this can be formed fairly easily, 1.2mm steel is s lot lot harder (surprising what 0.2mm thickness makes. Also the smaller the radius the harder it is to fold nicely.
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    Bedfor mw cab gutter

    A couple of points... Danny’s MW , is a late MWC converted to a GS. Tomas’s is a late MWC (not that many chassis numbers away from Danny’s) The top board and “U” channel are secured differently. The rear side panels are the same and there are no bolts through these to secure the top board. Also no bolt through the “U” channel to the top board. On a GS there are two big “L” sections that are in line with the chassis rails. These are not present on an MWC. On a GS the top board is attached by coach bolts to this “L” section. It would make sense that on the back board that these are countersunk (As per Simon’s original boards). On the MWC, these “L” sections aren’t present (so how is the top board held securely in place ?) On another GS coach bolts are used (Can’t really tell if these are countersunk) The rearward facing lip of the “U” channel is screwed to the top edge of the top back board. Also the flanges on the end are screwed to the rear side panels In the storage bin there is another vertical support strip that attaches all the back boards together, not sure if this is an “L” section or not (this is also present on an MWC) I have no photos of this. Hope all this helps Cheers Richard
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    Bedfor mw cab gutter

    Hi Danny I have a couple of photos from Thomas Higgins (MWC restoation, same year as yours), these show holes in the rear of the "U" channel. also one for the bin support bracket On my MWC, I don't have the two lage "L" brackets on the back that bolt to the GS body, I do have a one rear upright that is to the rear of the bin, not sure what this attached to Hope these help
  14. Making slow progress... Doors now skinned Back to working in the engine tommorrow
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    Bedford MWR 1943

    Hi Tom Looking good, have you managed to find a 300W BSA charger to fit in the generator box ? Also a photo of the plate that was attached to the chassis under the chassis serial number would be good Also thanks for ongoing help with my MWC restoration See you in Normandy 2019 ? Cheers Richard
  16. I am after one of these Thanks in advance Richard
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    Wanted - Bedford MW Door handles

    Peter - thanks for your help I have managed to find another one, which I have repaired as the spindle had been cut short Cheers Richard
  18. Hi Looking for a pair of door handles for my Bedford MWC, like the ones in the photos Cheers Richard
  19. More work o the cab... and door furniture made now have two door handles, thank to Peter (peter75) , one needed a bit of work to extend the shaft as this was cut short at some time (could really do with another decent one at the handle is rather scruffy
  20. Finally got round to welding on the rear chassis extension pieces that had been chooped off in the past. Just need to chop them to the correct length and work out where the holes need to be drilled Also, soes anyone have a pair of rear rope eyes that bolt onto the underside of these extension pieces ?
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    WS 19 Battery size

    Hi As noted above, a rotary transformer has a very large start up current , typically 20A, most commercial bench power supplies won't be able to handle this, (in my oppinion) the best way is to run it off batteries. If you go for a Mains PSU, ensure that it is a linear PSU (not switched mode) and use anti surge fuses. When the rotary transformer has started up, the current draw drops dramtically, doen to typically 2 Amps. Cheers Richard
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    Capel Military vehicle Show 7/8th July


    Hi Great Show.... Already booked in The above was a really good display last year and the weather was great Cheers Richard
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    Overlord Show 2018

    Hi Clive As you said very good show, good WW1 demonstration Did you work out which way North West was 😉 Cheers Richard
  24. Thought I had better post what I have been doing... Filter bracket band made Doors partially re-skinned Started on window frames trial fitted window rubbers found, these fit nicely into the frame to take 6.4mm laminated glass. The strip fits in the groove at the bottom of the frame.
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    Wanted - Bedford MW Door handles

    Thanks Guys Hopefully Peter can find them.... Started skinning the doors today so would be good to fit them Cheers Richard