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  1. I've got one. Philippine, 1990s.
  2. I ended up going for an MDJuan piece. You have to completely remove and refabricate the fairly complex inboard profile, as it is nothing like the original. Fortunately I have a good original on an unrestored Jeep that I was able to use as a pattern.
  3. It is for a project that needs to be completed for Normandy. Joe's aren't manufacturing again yet, and all the usual dealers seem to be out of stock. Don't care if it's Ford or Willys, just would prefer not to go MDJ. Good French manufacture would be acceptable too.
  4. Steve, many thanks toby@blackdogwines.co.uk would be grateful.
  5. I have a late Willys ACM1 tub that I am restoring, and it has had the glovebox cut away, so looking for donor parts. If anyone has a scrapper tub, let me know. I don't think it needs to be an ACM1, any MB/GPW tub post slat.
  6. The French colour is referred to as Khaki 'Otan'. Jeep Est are said to have a very close match to correct OD, so they should be good for Otan. Jeep Sud Est are excellent too. You will find it difficult to match your colour though, as it has a lovely faded patina. I would actually suggest you try a sample of Jeep Est's US Olive Drab mix, as I suspect it might be a much closer match.
  7. Interesting that the unloved 13/18th turret numbering style rather closely resembles that on German tanks, which must surely have been potentially hair-raising.
  8. All the Jeep panels that Jeep Sud Est have are French made, and as good as you will get, superior to the albeit much-improved MDJuan kit. I visited their warehouse a couple of years ago, very impressive, very knowledgeable. I think the only MDJ part that they keep is the rad grill, which they reckon to be superior. I bought a French windscreen from Tony Sudds some years back, but I don't know whether it was MDCAB (the French manufacturer) or NOS Hotchkiss. It was however perfect. I think you will find this part to absolutely fine.
  9. May be of interest to the many members in Essex, on Thursday 13th November Graeme Cooper, a retired career Royal Green Jacket, a founder member of the Guild of Battlefield Tour Guides, and John Cooper's son, will be giving an illustrated talk on his father's career in the wartime S.A.S, and his postwar exploits in Malaya and Oman. Johnny Cooper started out as David Stirling's driver, taking part in most of the famous operations in North Africa as well as Operation Houndsworth in France during the summer of 1944. In 1945 he took part in the liberation of Belsen. When the S.A.S was reformed he rejoined his old comrades in anti-guerilla operations in Malaya, then on the Jebhel Ahkdar in the Oman, and in the 'secret war' in the Yemen. He left the S.A.S as a Lt Colonel, and saw out his career working for the Sultan of Oman. Graeme has amassed a large number of photographs, many unpublished, as well as recently rediscovered tapes that Johnny made after his retirement. Last year he presented a variation on this talk to friends and neighbours in the village in two packed-out sessions over two evenings, as well as to the Special Forces Club in London, and he is now opening it out to a wider audience. The presentation is to be made in Moreton, where John met and married Graeme's mother, Constance, and where they both lie at rest today in the village churchyard. Tickets are available from Alison Cooper alison_cooper@outlook.com at £10 each, with proceeds to Help for Heroes. The event will take place in Moreton Village Hall from 19:30 hours on Thursday 13th November 2014.
  10. horrocks

    Jeep Stolen

    Here is the newspaper report of the other Jeep stolen that was mentioned earlier, just 5 miles away. http://www.brentwoodgazette.co.uk/Reward-offered-second-WWII-jeep-stolen-shed/story-21343168-detail/story.html Still no sign of the Jeeps. I hope the police are doing the right thing.
  11. horrocks

    Jeep Stolen

    We received a call today from someone else who has had a Jeep stolen, from Stondon Massey, only 5 or 6 miles away, in the last few weeks. Is there a pattern? A group of people who are stealing Jeeps to order? If so, where are they going? Someone I know tells of a stolen Jeep that had been equipped with a tracker which emerged in Poland. I suspect MV owners need to be more vigilant than ever.
  12. horrocks

    Jeep Stolen

    Mark, not 10k, a typo by the Guardian. £1,000 at the moment.
  13. horrocks

    Jeep Stolen

    It is the same Jeep. One of the photos in the Guardian was taken at his wedding on the airfield.
  14. horrocks

    Jeep Stolen

    Many thanks Shadow Wolf. All helps. The story has made the front page splash of the Brentwood Ongar Gazette today, photo of the Jeep is the first thing that anyone who looks at the paper sees. Unfortunately nothing online yet, though it is online in the Epping Guardian.. http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/11300080._Much_loved_piece_of_family_history__stolen/ Here's hoping...
  15. horrocks

    Jeep Stolen

    Nick, needless to say that I am sorry to hear that.
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