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  1. Hi John, Just for my own personal interest and it may help others here - do they have to use solid tyres? obviously they ran on solid tyres originally to eliminate the hazard of punctures or shot out tyres on the battlefield. Could pneumatic tyres of the same size not be substituted now? Maybe they are equally rare i don't know. Thanks, Richard
  2. No probs, anytime. I'm afraid I don't have spare pulley or passenger seat frame. You're more than welcome to come visit and take any dims and photos you want. BR, Richard
  3. Seat Back, Drivers seat frame and Passenger seat frame
  4. Here ya go Neil, took a bit longer than planned but find below pics and dims as required. I presume you are looking for actual pulley and passenger set frame as opposed to dimensions of them? Big Locker. I've since realised that the drawing i made and photos i took are with it upside down.
  5. Nice to see some more british stuff being rescued. Good work 👍 All the best, Richard
  6. Hi Neil, I can get all this for you at the weekend. BR, Richard
  7. Bit of progress on the Scammell. We're well on with the wooden lockers and have ordered the last of the timber to do the tops. Installed the radiator and test fitted the bonnet to check fit up. Have installed the cab panels for the last time, securing them with all new BA screws and sealing the joins with Tiger seal. I need a new piece that runs along the bottom of the tilting pane on the windscreen before i can fit it, and i have that with an engineering firm to see if they can reproduce that section. As soon as the windscreen is done we can lift the cab off and paint it. But i don't want to paint in this cold weather, it might have to wait till next year but its a shame as we could have started on fitting it out, electrics etc. Richard
  8. Well jealous of your steering wheel, thats an awesome find. Kebrell nuts and bolts are good for all the old threads - BSW, BSF, BA etc Good luck with it, Richard
  9. Great work. I have a switch similar to this inside the cab of my Matador, but are there more inside the body? Would like to know so i can start looking, as we will be building the timber of the bodywork from scratch. Cheers, Richard
  10. Looking great 👍. Must admit I’d love a 981 one day. Richard
  11. We've made a start on the woodwork for the back body.
  12. We've stripped the winch, blasted and painted it. Also totally rebuilt the winch drive box. The thread in the large nut on the bottom of the main vertical shaft in the gearbox drive box was stripped, so i found a large nut out of our stock which happened to have a very fine thread and enough meat on it for me to bore it out, screw cut the right BSF thread and mill some split pin slots. Also test fitted the winch frame and winch clutch lever tube on the chassis to get the position of the hole through the back of the cab.
  13. I had some time off work last week so etch primed all the cab panels and bits n pieces
  14. The engine is virtually complete and we lifted it in a few weeks ago, just have to fit all the ancilliaries now, and align it with the gearbox when that goes in.
  15. I got the clutch relined by Dinah at Prestige Clutches. She did a brilliant job re-lining the friction plate and clutch brake and also supplied new springs and the four springs that hold the clutch release bearing. I made new pivot pins for the fingers and release blocks and had them hardened. I also put the clutch shaft and clutch brake drum in the lathe and gave the drum a skim so that i have a decent true surface to run the DTI on when i come to align the engine and gearbox.
  16. There was alot of rot in the front wings, especially where the brackets bolt on. I have rather limited sheet metal skills but managed to bash out new sections and flush weld them in including some sections of the wired edge.
  17. We've done alot of welding on the overall chain storage locker, including completly re-making the back end, new floor and new front panel.
  18. Thought i'd do a bit of an update. We've re-skinned the cab completely. I formed the tapered curved sections on the sides of the roof by bending the panels around the Scammell's track rod. We are missing one of the door locks so after considering the options i made one form scratch.
  19. Yes good plan i think Alastair. Niels has found a few good period pics of various Scammells in camo in europe. Thanks for the email address MatchFuzee, i'll drop mike a mail. Richard
  20. Anyone know how i can hold of Mike Starmer to get a copy of his book? Thanks, Richard
  21. True. I'd better have a suitable response prepared.
  22. Thanks for your input chaps. The vehicle is already partially painted olive drab and i'm not repainting it now. Its a 1942 vehicle. It seems plausable to me from your responses and the Bedford MW thread that it could have had some sort of disruptive camo and retained it up to D-Day at which time invasion markings would be applied. I'm just anticipating some smart arse coming up at a show and telling me "it wouldn't have been painted like that". I'll definately have a look at Mike Starmer's book. Thanks, Richard
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