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    Dodge D15T

    Heard about this D15 a lot, good to see you're tackling the job of restoring it Pete. Following this with interest!
  2. All, thanks for the replies! That file would indeed be very interesting to see! 6288025 is higher than the range I posted, are there any chances of finding anything in the 6285436 - 6285600 range in that file?
  3. I have Rob van Meel's 1944 copy of this list, this runs as high as W.D. number L 6277385. Now, I am looking for W.D. numbers allotted to a contract in 1945, so they are likey are not included in the listings up to 1944. Who has a later census listing for "B" vehicle W.D. numbers ranging around the Z 6285436 - Z 6285600 mark? Thanks in advance!
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    guy quad GS 1944

    Fantastic find! Seems Guy drivers had a tendency to crush the mudguards.... picture source:
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    Unusual wheels

    Could it have been fitted with a solid rubber tyre?
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    Gaz 67b

    Great find! I had a close look at one of these at Beltring many year ago. While they look like "a jeep" and are of course of the same in general layout, they are vastly different from the US quarter-ton family. Very interesting and very basic!
  7. Hi, I had the same issue on my PC. Very annoying as I could find my way around the forum as easy as I used to. What I found to fix this was to go to the top right hand corner of the screen, click on the menu and then click on the "full version" option and then the non-mobile (small screen) layout re-appears. HTH!
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    Bedford MWD restoration

    Your MW looks gorgeous - very well done!
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    buried and abandoned tanks

    Here's another one which was scrapped.... Source: http://www.amphibiousvehicle.net/amphi/L/buffalospecial/buffalo.html
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    GMC CCKW 353 Use by Polish Forces in WW2

    Reviving an old thread with a link to a webpage featuring an usual GMC - Royal Navy Mobile Met Unit See http://cloudobservers.co.uk/memories/ashore/rn-mmu/ Who is going to recreate one of these units?!?
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    Normandy Tank museum auction results

    One thing I heard is that one of the bidders who bought a lot of the items for a lot of money from the museum thought all of the kit had actual 6th of June 1944 provenance..... :undecided:
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    Just bought this in Norway

    Any pre-1950s car needs an export licence.
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    buried and abandoned tanks

    Fully agree, preserve and conserve it properly in-situ. And I would love to see it placed back in its spot in the ditch where it stood most of it's life. I think there is no more poignant memorial than a tank (/aircraft/etc.) preserved on the spot where it was put out of action, including it's battle damage. There are quite few of them, sadly some of them are "cleaned up" on moved onto a plinth - like the Sherman at Beffe, Belgium. Source: http://www.shermantank.nl/M4A3(76)W.htm
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    Ford blitz

    Lars, Why not join Maple Leaf Up, that may help sourcing the bits you are looking for: http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/index.php Cheers, Hanno
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    ford canada

    I see a rectangular civilian dash, so that means it was built around 1942-1943. Reinforcement of the chassis would mean it was a 3-ton truck. There a lots of differences between Ford and Chevrolet, so if you are looking for spares for your Chevrolet it would be best to trade what you have for Chevrolet parts rather than trying to modify the Ford parts. On http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums we have a number of French people, they may be able to help you find what you need.
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    buried and abandoned tanks

    yes guys, buried tanks do exist - just need to find them and dig them up
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    Chevrolet CMP C8a

    Jonathan, I totally agree - tipping my hat to people like you who have the skills to do all this fabrication work! cheers, Hanno PS: hint - the guys over on Maple Leaf Up would like to see your progress too
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    buried and abandoned tanks

    Sites like this may be a good starting point? http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Panzers.html
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    Chevrolet CMP C8a

    great to see this HUP being restored! seeing all the work, it's more of a recreation
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    Bedford MWD restoration

    Great find, Canadian 15-cwt water trailer!
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    buried and abandoned tanks

    Have we seen this one on here before? This is proof tanks are buried, and only waiting for someone to locate them, dig them up and restore them! Read more at https://www.facebook.com/shermanregister/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1046661035412880
  22. This entirely depends on the insurance company. Some are willing to insure it temporarily on a foreign licence plate, but you will have to look for a specialized company and in general the fee you will have to pay is high. Some insurers are willing to give you this temporary foreign coverage provided you will insure the truck with them for the next year(s). Been there done that: you will have to invest time in investigating the possibilities and insurer's willingness as it is a bit of a grey area - despite all of us being in the EU (for now, that is ) Using the current owner's insurance may be possible, the current owner would then have to "loan" it to you. But if you cause damage, he may then loose his insurance or discounts he has built up over the years. You would have to check with the current owner's insurance policy and his willingness to see what is possible. Another option is to ask him to drive it to the UK for you! He could turn it into a short holiday, vist an event, etc. :-D
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    Truck body u bolts

    Try http://www.albert-jagger.co.uk/ I have no connection nor experience with them, but from their catalog it seems they have a good selection of U-bolts and other "old school" body hardware.
  24. Very good pictures! Looks like a great time was had by all.
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    Chevrolet C60s

    Well done, Howard! Great to see an early CMP restored to it's former glory.