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  1. Still an awesome topic Wish I had the skill and workshop for such a project!
  2. Sorry, I was talking about the East German patrol boat.. http://www.grenzboot.nl/
  3. Is it a GSB 075? They have the same engine as the BRDM-2, except 2 of them I've been to a dealer who has loads of them, including engines..
  4. It's a brilliant thread Thanks for the photos!
  5. Oh wow, lot's of different stuff.. Not in the best of shape mostly though, could do with some more shelter
  6. Thanks for all the replies! I think the Ukrainian T-34/76 is a bit out of reach (though very cool to see!).. I've mailed them with the options I've found so far, including the eBay link
  7. Nope I do know of one near here in a private collection.. But I'm unsure if they are selling it.. I will pass on his info though.. maybe they can talk to him...
  8. I know them, but I don't really trust them much
  9. So, someone I know approached me, knowing I had a military armored vehicle and wanting to know where to find a T-34/85. Apparently her husband really wants to buy one. I did some searches around, but the usual places don't have them. Anyone know a good place to find them these days? Preferably in Western Europe, but Eastern is fine as well
  10. GAZ66 one will work, got one of those on mine as well I can recommend this seller: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/kesovagora/m.html?item=171649948040&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 Send him a message and he will have one for you quickly..
  11. The manual you are getting has equivalent oils etc as well in it
  12. Oh, for those interested in learning about when your BRDM was made: https://www.drive2.ru/l/464487313838178617/?utm_referrer=&fa821dba_ipp_uid2=RcWc41FSsAiKqFbl%2fs7SnK34wQQ6Xy6f%2bPj7%2b9w%3d%3d&fa821dba_ipp_uid1=1512821071714&fa821dba_ipp_key=1512821071715%2FzSYXzZ5mK07mN9rGFJlPPA%3d%3d Mine is January 1986, made at the Murom locomotive plant.. (The hull atleast :))
  13. Can't say that I remember it happening.. It's been in storage now for 2 months I think.. Won't be going again until I have to go for MOT in february so can check then. I had it leaking quite a bit when I had the wrong fluid in before.. But that all stopped once I purged it as much as I could and put the proper fluid in.. And while we are at it, here is a picture of it :-) Still need to repaint it..
  14. Both this thread and your fabrication talent are excellent
  15. It all depends on what era you are interested in I suppose.. I've always collected Soviet/Russian military gear and never had an interest in WW2. So when it was time to buy a vehicle I got a BRDM-2, which is an armoured vehicle for half or even a third of what a "common" Willys jeep is going for.. So in my mind I have the rarer vehicle :cool2:, which is an armoured one to boot! With recent or current surplus vehicles like that it's still doable to buy them.. If you want to go WW2 it gets quite a bit harder.. TL;DR: A Jeep isn't the only military vehicle around.. Prices for those have gone crazy.. Looking into other era's (Cold war for example) is always a good choice
  16. Mine only has one welded plate next to the driver's window. That number is X01TT001653 It has quite a few of these styles of numbers around the vehicle. None shorter though. Vehicle is 1985/1986 Vehicle was bought from the Overloon museum, who got it from the collection of the Marshall Museum, owned by Jaap de Groot. He got the vehicle from the DDR apparently. Vehicle had some minor DDR modifications.
  17. Which of the many numbers dotted around the vehicle are you using as the serial number?
  18. Last year I was in your neighborhood visiting the Tank Museum, Ian told me I should have visited your BRDM He's allready been here to see mine! Mine is suffering from me not having the C1 driving license yet, so it's not doing a lot of miles.. Still have a list of things to do..
  19. First and reverse aren't synchronized. So they require double clutching. Usually with reverse I stop the vehicle, see if it goes in reverse, if it doesn't, put it in neutral, release the clutch a bit, then depress it again and see if the gears are aligned then. Reverse is "all the way out there" though, quite a long throw to the right and then front. Because the engine is kind of reversed in the BRDM (gearbox aiming to the front, ancillaries attached to the radiator/rear side) the gear shift pattern is also reversed.
  20. The link to the gallery: http://s517.photobucket.com/user/kcimb/library/money%20pit?page=1 It looks quite good, it's definatly a later model. All BRDM's were made in the USSR, however many countries they were exported to added their own flavour. Their own accesoires etc. My example was used by the East Germans so it had rifle racks mounted, an extra commander light and some additional sockets for powered tools. I can recommend this one: http://www.afvhandbooks.com/brdm.html English translation of the manual..
  21. Good luck, and keep it up Will be following this thread with interest! :-D
  22. I've had good experience with Oleg (kesovagora) on eBay, he can get quite a few GAZ/Ural/BRDM bits.. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/kesovagora/m.html?item=171649948040&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 I've bought a bunch of BRDM parts from him allready, including head gaskets, spark plug caps, carb rebuild kits, indicator light glass etc... He also has a lot of knowledge of these vehicles so if you need something specific he can find it for you.. He is not a major dealer for big body/chassis parts but for the small hard to get parts he is excellent..
  23. Well, I can recommend this seller on eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/kesovagora/m.html?item=171649948040 He doesn't have one listed at the moment but if you send him a message he can get pretty much anything you might need GAZ/ZIL related.
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