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  1. 64EK26

    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
  2. 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
  4. Hi Looking for a pair of door handles for my Bedford MWC, like the ones in the photos Cheers Richard
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 64EK26

    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
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    Bedford MWR 1943

    Been looking at the data I have. For your MWR , chassis number 61420 Contract S3053, best estimate of original Z number is Z5253868 ContractS3053 was for 2000 vehicles, Z number range Z5252268 to Z5254267, which makes yours the 1600th vehicle in this contract. Which make your delivery date early July 1944. By the way the original cost was £320 16shillings and 2 pence, the conversion from a GS to an MWR cost £56 Did this have a re-build plate ?, If so what was it's post war reg ? Cheers Richard
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    Wanted Bedford MW wheel

    Hi I have a spare one (canadian pattern) + slightly worn petlas 900x16 + flap protector, are you going to the Overlord show ? Cheers Richard
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    Bedford MWD restoration

    Hi Jeremy Interested to know the type of tube bender you borrowed as most of the modern ones are metric, and are designed to do smaller radii. I assume the tube is 1" 10swg, the normal linternal bend raduis used for this would be 4" (like that used on the cab canvas). I still have to make up the hops for mine, fortunately I have access to some real heavy duty pipe benders. Cheers Richard
  16. Hi I have started looking at replacement window glass for my Bedford MWC. What sort of glass shoud I use ? Toughened or laminated ? Is there any legal requirement for replacent glass windscreens ? eg. thickness (I am intending to use 6mm glass) Thanks Richard
  17. John/Wally Thanks for the advice, I will be going for laminated glass. I think the thickness I can easily get is 6.4mm. Just got to make the frames for the glass, will start these this weekend Cheers Richard
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    Bedford MWC 66144 water tank

    Hi Tom Had a look at some of the photos you kindly sent me, there was a spring attached. Did you contact Guy Labbe (guy66 on the forum) as I think he has a QL with the correct draw strings ? Cheers Richard
  19. Hi Simon Just had a very close look at the nail holes. They do have a small countersunk section, the hole size is 18swg (1.2mm). I definitely took out flat head round nails. The small countersunk is presumably to allow the nail head to be less raised. At one time you could by “hidden head” nails, these had a small countersink on them. The only ones I can find at the moment are much too big a diameter or small copper ones used for boat building.
  20. Hi Simon These photos should help Preety sure they are 1" nails and round head No.8 slotted countersunk screws Don't know why the photos are inverted or on their side Cheers Richard
  21. Hi Jeremey They are tapered, and the correct size. You did send me the details of the company that made them for you, but they never responded to my request for quotation. I thought that they may be folded in the corners and spot welded, but have seen later versions that have been seam welded, not a 100% sure if these were original or repaired. All in all still very pleased with them, I will be drilling small drain holes in corners, plus punching the large drain hole.. Just ordered a load of metal, for floor pan, internal bin, door skins etc.etc. So loads of metal bashing in the next few weeks.The plan is to get all this loosely fitted before the bulkhead goes away for final grit blast and etch prime. When back at the "shed", I will do the final bit of 'fettling' to get it all fitting really well. The hoop sticks (1" OD 10swg), rear mudguard supports and spare whee (1.5" x 0.2" angle iron) will be fun to bend into shape (watch this space....)
  22. Hi Picked these up plus other bits from my metal fabricator. Very pleased with th tank trays , channel for rear of cab.A friend of mine kindly lent me the oil air bath filter bracket and getting this made. Does anyone need tank trays, rear channel or oil air bath filter. (costs appx £110 for pair of tank trays, channel £80, filter bracket £55. Price will come down if I can get a reasonable quantity made. PM me if you are interested. (tank tray needs a large drain hole, what size is it ? )
  23. Hi I have been doing a fair amount of research on Bedford MW chassis numbers, I would be grateful if MW owners could post photos of their chassis numbers in this thread, also photos of post war rebuild plates Thanks Richard
  24. 64EK26

    Bedford MW Chassis Number Photos

    Probably the contact number Wally Duggan might know
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    Smith Oil Pressure Gauge wanted

    Or this... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Smiths-Motor-Accessories-Oil-Pressure-Gauge-0-to-40-lbs/253561329063?hash=item3b096ed5a7:g:cVoAAOSwoX5ayJ2K