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  1. The second tank pictures are from my flea, the engine no. and the chassis no. are 11115 it would be interesting to know the numbers on the bike in the first post, also my tank hasn't got the recess for the RE enamelled badge, John
  2. also Ian the muzzle clip part that bolts around the handlebar stem is brass, nothing a man of your calibre cant fabricate. John.
  3. Ian , pictures of my rigid infantry bike, I always thought that it was a BSA. the rifle but clip and the muzzle clip are dated 1941 and 1942, I had pictures somewhere but cant find them , John.
  4. A bit of a change from all this panel bashing. Here are some of the invoices for the Jeep. John
  5. The body tub taking shape, I had to have the rear cross member and the front bumper pressed out new, John.
  6. Looking at the mechanical parts invoices from TS Autos that are all dated 2000 I would think I started on the metal work in 1999, John.
  7. The only solid parts of the body tub were the bulkhead and the outer rear wheel arches therefor I had to fabricate the front and rear floor pans and the riser from front floor to rear floor and the inner rear wheel arches, John.
  8. The only solid parts of the body tub were the bulkhead and the outer rear wheel arches therefor I had to fabricate the front and rear floor pans and the riser from front floor to rear floor and the inner rear wheel arches, John.
  9. Much of the floor pan and top hat supports were rotten and the following pictures are a bit out of sequence but you will see the amount of cutting and forming by hand the new parts had to be done, John.
  10. see my blog of restoration of Ford GPW Jeep in restorations. Pictures of the REME markings found on the jeep. The markings are from the 1950, John.
  11. I have seen two jeeps that are known to been in service with the British army with the same hole cut into the dashboard, most guesses are that it is for a speaker, have you any other suggestions, John.
  12. Thanks Wally, as allways good to hear from an expert, John.
  13. yes markings will be re applied. The jeep is painted in bronze green and the engine bay in duck egg blue. These are the colours found on the jeep during restoration. John.
  14. On the rear bumpers and on the front of the windscreen I found the stars and bars of Southern Command and on the other side the formation sign for REME with a white bar on top 13 COMMD WKSP which I think was Aldershot
  15. State of engine bay, chassis was solid with no welding needed, just sand blast
  16. Recovering jeep from shed where it had been stored since 1970
  17. This is one of the invoices from metamet dated 12 2 65 showing that the owner had an exchange engine. John.
  18. I have tried to add more pictures to this site but I keep getting the message clear list, have no idea what this means, help, John.
  19. IN March of 2001 I wrote to Wally Duggan at the Museum of Army Transport and the info. he supplied is as follows, M no. M5845220, post WWII 53 YH 35 sold out of service at Bicester auctions 15 Oct. 1957, lot 850. Jeep manufactured January 1945 as soon as I can get my wife to take the pictures from the album and put them into the computer I can bore you to death with restoration pics. The person I bought the jeep from also had a comprehensive collection of bills from ,1963 onwards. These may be of interest because of the prices charged by the various suppliers, Metamet, Tillies of Dorchester, Swaffield tyre service of Bristol, Universal Car Distributors (London) Ltd. Metcalfe"s of Leyburn a lso early test certificates. John.
  20. I found this Ford jeep in 1999, Wally Duggan sent me the following info.Jeep chassis no.248159, post war no. 53 YH 35, WWII no.M5845220 sold at Bicester auctions, Oct. 1957. The Jeep was manufactured in January 1945. On the rear bumper on a white background above the REME tac. sign were the letters No.1 BASE WKSPand on the other bumper the sign for southern command. John
  21. These are the formation signs for the 5TH. Army Group Royal Artillery, I think that the sign you describe will be these ones, John.
  22. I have a couple of these 80 watt charging sets and will take some pics. tomorrow and the dimensions that you ask for. John.
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