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About DJM110

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  1. On a sad note, this Gentleman passed away last week R.I.P after a long battle with C.O.P.D I will miss his sense of humour and company, R.I.P Alan, :-(:-( Dennis
  2. I took myself off to Wangi Wangi, about 24 miles from home to have a look over the vehicles that will be parading on the 25th April next year, it will also be the Centenary of the 'Gallipoli' landings. I believe that 23 of the vehicles in the parade belong to one man, I also think he is driving the lead carrier. Also he just recently took possession of a 'Dodge' ambulance, he imported it from the UK, some of you may recognize it, anyway enjoy cheers Dennis
  3. Unsure if this is the best place to post this, so if required please either move it or delete the entire post, ta. Well what a day weather wise, I awoke @ around 0430hrs to the sight n sounds of the boom crash opera aka thunderstorm, bugger I said to self. Around 0630 I started to move Land Rovers out from under cover etc and park up waiting for their respective drivers, when it started to bucket down, the open topped vehicles got a drenching. I watched the storm on the internet and guessed by 1030hrs it would have moved well away and it did, the first Land Rover was away in pouring rain @ 0900hrs to secure our spot for ease of veterans right in front of the Ex-Services club, here they all are, only 7 made it. the lead vehicle suffered a deflated tyre LHS rear so that needed attention quickly, also a late withdrawal 'Gladys' the S2A 109 Wksp vehicle would not start, unless you poured fuel down the throat of the carburetor, so rather than muck about trying to find the why etc again I withdrew it from the parade and contacted a disappointed driver, at this stage I'm unsure why it wouldn't start n run, but I will find out. The parade got underway right on time 1115hrs it all went well, no issues except my mate forgot to push the choke home on the gunbuggy it was a tad smokey LOL, anyway here is one of the elderly gents ex RAAF, he really enjoyed his ride as he did last year, he hopes to be able to participate again in 2015 next year 2015 it will be 100 years since the ANZAC legend was created, cheers Dennis
  4. Here is an image of my Series 2A Gunbuggy minus the 106, as they are just not available to us in NSW and also the Firearms laws etc dictate way too much $$$ for a permit if you could get a 106. The reason they were called 106 is because the Aust/army (but this could also be true of the US as well) also used a pack howitzer (Italian design) and it is designated 105mm, now they are both 105mm in the bore, but the 106 has a much longer shell casing full of holes (because it's a RCL) I do have 4 empty cases and 6 of the cardboard outer cases. We in REMLR know of 13 gunbuggies in private hands across Australia, and there are 7 in musuems, what happened to the rest of them?? who knows, and No mine is not for sale sorry, cheers Dennis ps Ozitim, nice images, thanks for sharing them with us,,. pps here is an image of the said 105 Howitzer that 105 is privately owned.
  5. I'm fairly certain this is called 'Parakeet' cheers Dennis
  6. Very nice, oh BTW when can I come by and pick it up:-D, cheers Dennis
  7. I had just read that this vehicle has been recovered??, found apparently where it ran out of fuel, can anyone confirm this, cheers Dennis
  8. G'day All, Just catching up on some home maintenance (you know painting etc) well it has been let go kinda sorta for 12 years or more, mind you our house is not a dump etc, but I thought I had better freshen up some of the rooms LOL. Here is a picture of all my Land Rovers lined up waiting before the parade the Land Rover at the rear did lead the parade, a parking issue mean't that it had to go around the block again, but the driver was instructed, that when the parade marshall called "Parade" he was to move up and take the lead. You know none of the Land Rovers have left the yard since Anzac day, between work and working in the house and a short 4 day trip to White Cliffs in far Western NSW, I haven't had much time to even look at them, anyway hopefully that will change, anyway cheers Dennis:-D
  9. G'day All, At present I don't have any future projects in mind, but in having said that I am rather partial to the International range of 4x4 & 6x6 trucks that were used by the Australian Army back in the period from 1960 1980's (late in the 80's) before they were replaced by Mack 6x6 & Unimogs. I'm catching up on some home maintenence, i.e. painting etc (mainly inside):-| what you see in that last youtube clip represents almost 12 years of my life, not included in that clip are two variants of the No5 trailer, anyway thanks for the compliments re the restoration/s, but I'm just an amatuer, cheers Dennis
  10. G'day All, Well quite a lot of water has passed under the bridge since my last visit here, Richard, I didn't make it to Corowa this year, mainly because of way too many things to do. On a brighter note, 113-372 is now on historic registration and did participate in our local Anzac Day parade. Veteran numbers were down this year, I personally knew of 3 persons deceased (R.I.P) that usually rode in Land Rovers provided, I will endevour to include some pix over the next few days if time permits me, anyway hopefully here is a clip of the parade it took me about a fortnight to prepare the Land Rovers for the day, my son in law helped out in painting all the tyres, including the inside walls, at around the 1.38 mark, the driver of 113-372 gave the siren a little tickle, anyway cheers for now Dennis ps 113-372 is not quite finished as yet, as you could see it needs door tops,,.
  11. G'day All, I can't believe it's been over a year since I have posted in here, must admit though I have been busy to say the least, anyway a few pix to update the thread, is there a problem with the site as I'm having problems putting text n pix in sequence, anyway cheers Dennis
  12. G'day All, I needed to move on the chassis, to repair it asap, so I could park my 110 out of the weather. I had a donor section from a S2A 109 ex-mil chassis, so out with a few extra tools from the shed, marking out where the chassis rail is situated mark lines and dot them with a center punch top n bottom so you know where it has to be, then I measured between the chassis rails and cut a neat fitting heavy wall pipe, tack weld in place, out with the gas axe on the donor section first and in the meantime, on days when I've been at work and can't afford to get too bloody dirty (I am a Reg/nse remember, skin integrity is paramount) I attend to all manner of little insignificant jobs of cleaning nuts n bolts, washers etc, in fact anything that has to go back on/into the Land Rover, all cleaned/grit blasted/etch primed some parts painted Gloss Black others left as 'etch primed' for a DBG top coat, all this work helps when putting it all back together rather quickly, I work like this most days, today being an exception, I had to babysit for a short period and it is rather cold n wet outside, bolts in this pic are through the chassis bolts to hold bulkhead/firewall support brackets, anyway cheers Dennis ps my arthritic hands get a work out running taps n dies over countless numbers of nuts n bolts, I like the nuts n bolts to screw together without spanners, until the need to tighten up at jobs end,,.:-D
  13. G'day All, Next in my sights was the bulkhead/firewall, in my opinion it is a basket case, it has major rust in the A pillars x 2, both footwells are shot, and it has severe rust problems across the top of the bulkhead under the windscreen seal, around the multiple panels that hold the vent openings, so I was also on the hunt for a suitable replacement but thats another story in itself. both doors were similar, but doors and door tops are not a problem, I have many door frames and a couple of NOS ex-mil doortops. With the bulkhead/firewall removed, all old brake pipes put in the garbage, all brake pipe clips and ancillary fittings collected/tagged n bagged, I moved the chassis to where my 110 usually parks up, it was looking a lot like rain at the time and I needed to get on with it, with the chassis at this stage (after removing front diff/assembly) attention was turned to removing the very stubborn steering relay, it has copious amounts of penetrene poured around it etc all to no avail, so on with the thinking cap to figure out a cheap n easy solution using materials at hand I only had to buy a couple of lengths of threaded rod and a heap of nuts, as you can see I removed the relay, but at a cost, I now needed to replace the 2nd cross member (1st x member is the front bumper bar) the relay let go in spectacular fashion, with a very loud rip/bang, and just for the curious amongst you, the porta-power is not pressing directly on the steering relay shaft, I machined a piece of steel to encompass the shaft and press on the body of the relay, anyway more to follow, cheers Dennis
  14. G'day All, After fiddling with the tub for a period, I still needed to complete the strip down of 113-372, i.e to remove all other mechanical parts and store them in such a way so as not to hinder my progress, now I live on a small block so space is at a premium and is utilised to the max!!!. I removed both differentials and front axles from their respective housings and found a space for them to co-exist with other stuff LOL the rear axles were left in place as I didn't have any spare drive flanges to keep water out of the bearings, we have had a very wet time of it here in the Hunter Valley this year. Next it was time to remove the transmission, I had found a rather large (extra) hole in the bellhousing, at the time I was unsure as to what had caused it, even after the transmission was out albeit in 2 pieces (I can't lift heavy objects, buggered back) it still wasn't obvious until the engine was out on it's stand with the flywheel/clutch assembly dismantled, and lo n behold, in the crud from the leaking rear main bearing oil seal, I found what had caused the hole. the circlip on the end of the starter motor had let go at some time in it's past, this in turn let the Bendix Spring come off as well, it would have been picked up by the spinning clutch, and jammed/smashed a hole in the casing to get out and be free :cry:, it would have made an almighty racket in doing so wouldn't you agree, anyway cheers Dennis ps more 2 come pps the engine block (water jacket) was filled with water to keep the water pump seal viable,,.:goodidea:
  15. Continuing on LOL:D I set about removing the rhs of the tub because of it's badly damaged side etc, the floor didn't fair much better either, it was bent n buckled from years of having heavy machine parts dropped in and onto it, and you guessed it the tailgate was US, a total basket of bent alloy with steel bolted onto it etc etc, it was scrap. It takes some time to drill through spot welds/rivets etc and just when you think you have them all theres always another LOL. note the change in design in registration plates BLR-626 from the older style, these were ?centenary plates not that 113-362 was 100 years old:nut: I refitted the corner gal/bits with new rivets and the fuel filler is easy to do as well I then trial fitted with 3/16 pop rivets the rhs donor section and checked it for square etc, it wasn't too bad, but the alloy extrusion across the rear was badly out of shape and I couldn't get the tailgate opening correct, so with a bit more brute force etc (heavy angle iron and G clamps) + my FBH (flamin big hammer) we managed to get the gap equally spaced, off then down to Newcastle to buy a section of aluminium to refit the floor, it fitted like a finger in a glove :blush:, anyway cheers Dennis
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