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About GoranWC51

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  • Birthday 01/02/1952

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    Lidingo, Sweden
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    Photography & MV's
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    Photographer, restores WW2 era photographs
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  1. GoranWC51

    US paint colour

    I suppose that technique was used during WW2 as well. There are many photos showing red cross flags, and markings straight onto buildings, where the red cross was painted on. The enclosed photo, which shows Pvc Warren Capers, who was awarded the Silver Star for heroism after he had landed in Normandy after D-Day, in his Dodge WC51 ambulance. The red cross marking has clearly been painted onto the canvas of the Dodge. I am contemplating on doing the same with my present canvas cover or my WC51, which has been on that truck since I bought it in 1993 (!). I've repaired one tear, which I caused by accident, and I had to re-impregnate it a few ears ago, after the cover had started dripping slightly when there was really heavy rain. I have used two cloth red cross flags, that were used by a scout group here in Ssweden, and had eyelets in each corner.. So I tied string onto each corner and fastened it to each side of the rear canvas. The good thing was that it was easy to remove them, but the downside was that they falpped really hard in the wind when driving. Live long, and prosper, Goran N
  2. GoranWC51

    US paint colour

    I know of several home made red cross flags with the same problem. I guess the best way to solve that is to repeatedly wash the red fabric in high temperature, like 90 degrees C, and dry it it in between, or until it stops bleeding. Cheaper quality fabric/cloth also has a tendency to bleed, especially on white, like in this case.. Best of luck, my friend, let us know how you're doing Goran N (a.k.a. Goran WC51)
  3. GoranWC51

    US paint colour

    Hi Engima, I wouldn't say that the crosses are felt material, but rather a coarse/heavy weave red cotton fabric, and the white background, a fairly coarse cotton too. I would guess that making flags in a cotton-polyester material would be better, if you are planning to drive with the flags attached over longer periods of time. Cotton flags will tear at the ends, and fray easier than the poly blend one's will. Here are pictures of the flags, (I have exactly the same, NOS, flags that I got many years ago from a friend) and close ups so you can see how they are sewn. These flags are very simple and easy to make yourself. Flag, Ambulance and Marker, Stock No. 5-F-2150: Primarily used to distinguish Ambulances and Aid Stations protected by the Geneva Convention. The flag or marker consisted of 12-inch Red Cross centered on a White rectangular Field 18 by 27 inches. The flag (when not in use) could be covered by a Case, Flag, Duck, Automobile, Stock No. 5-C-50, the staff was officially designated Flagstaff, Wood, Marker and Marker Pennant, Stock No. 5-F-6590. Best of luck, and keep us posted. Goran N
  4. GoranWC51

    another jeep any red flags

    The "TP35" markings above the wheels is definitely post-war, and was not used during WW2. (Less than a mere handful of SW2 photos actually shows the markings in this way.10.000's photos doesn't.) The driver was responsible for the basic maintenance of the vehicle and he was usually reminded of the tire pressure somewhere on the dash, in 1" high leters and number. Otherwise a clean and nice GPW, but the plated over floor sounds a bit omnious to me too, and they may hide some substantial rust issues underneath. I'd remove those, replace the, probably, rusted floor plates, go through the rest of the body (if the body is rusty you may encounter rust elsewhere too, oftentimes hidden under layers of Bondo-check with a magnet, if the mmagnet sticks to the body, it's steel, if it drops off, it's bondo) and then choose a paint job for it, OD, blue, or Navy Gray. Pick a unit for the markings, perhaps one or two of your relatives fought in WW2? Honor them by choosing their unit and mark your Jeep as such. Best of luck.. Goran N
  5. GoranWC51

    US paint colour

    The Norwegian army chose to repaint all their WW2 are vehicles in RAL 6014 after the war. I've had my Dodge WC51 painted in that shade and it's pretty close... Good luck .. Goran N Sweden
  6. GoranWC51

    1942 Centaur 6pdr Gun tank

    Hi, is it possible to get more information about this restoration project? Is it an actual gun tank, or a Dozer tank,? What Mark is it, Mk I ? A27L? How complete a project is it? Hull, engine, gearbox, interior fittings, tracks, etc etc? Photos of available parts would be helpful: goran_noren(at)yahoo(dot)com Where are you situated in the UK? How come you're selling? If you don't mind me asking 😃 Kindest regards, Goran Noren, Lidingo, Sweden
  7. GoranWC51

    Dodge WC54 mods

    Great project. I wish you the best. I zoomed in on the photo provided by Tony, and came up with some info. There are two WC 54's in the lineup, the closest one with hood no: 7327573 (?) not 100% sure. One Willys MB/Ford GPW, one German staff car, possibly AUDI/Auto Union, and two Dodge WC 63's, the long wheelbase version of the weapons carrier.
  8. GoranWC51

    Canvas paint

    Definitely worth getting fresh canvas then. Glad I could help. Best of luck, don't forget to show us the results with the new canvas. Goran N
  9. GoranWC51

    Dodge WC54 mods

    I'd love to find out more about the Bletchley Park unit, and the way they were equipped - following Many Dodge WC 54's in Europe especially, have been painted and marked to be a Signal Corps, which were non existent during WW2, mainly due the scarcity of WC 54's as ambulances. A shortage that became so acute that Dodge WC 51's were pressed into service as ambulances. Goran N WC51 close up-copyrite.tif Ambo WC51 .tif
  10. GoranWC51

    Canvas paint

    I'd actually keep them the way they are, Paul. Or choose to get a net set of covers for them.. No risk of running colors, or stains on the clothes, and they will look nice too. John and Mary Worthing has them: http://www.canvasco.com/ For 135£ ou get new canvas that smells and looks good,m is water proof, and will last you years to come. My Dodge WC 51 canvas that I got from Worthings was purchased in 1993 (!) and still good, albeit faded and worn. I have applied new weather proofing once only. Best of luck, Goran N
  11. GoranWC51

    WW2 Soviet Armoured Patrol Boat BK-31 recovered

    The early river monitor boats built in the Soviet Union before the war and early on in the war used gasoline or dieasel engines of their own manufacture. Later on in construction it was decided to keep the Soviet engines (Same type as used in their tanks) for the production of tanks, and turned instead to putting twin V-12 Lend-Lease Packard V-12 engines in them, which worked really well.
  12. GoranWC51

    1944 Flying Control Dodge WC51 - The Story So Far

    What type of aircraft are they going to put these four engines in? There were quite a few that used that type of engine, namely: Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle Avro Lancaster B.II Avro York C.II Bristol Beaufighter Bristol Freighter Bristol Superfreighter Breguet 890 Mercure CASA C-207 Azor Fokker T.IX Folland Fo.108 Handley Page Halifax Handley Page Hastings Handley Page Hermes Nord Noratlas Northrop 8A (One Swedish 8A-1 was bought by Bristol to test the engine) Northrop Gamma 2L Saro Lerwick Short S.26 Short Seaford Short Solent Short Stirling Vickers Valetta Vickers Varsity Vickers VC.1 Viking Vickers Wellesley Vickers Wellington
  13. GoranWC51

    dodge wc62

    Goran N
  14. GoranWC51

    dodge wc62

    Body panels are hard to come by if they're missing, especially the rear bed. Repro beds are sold here in Europe, by a company in southern France, but it's a bit pricey, around 3.200 € for a WC62/63 one I believe. Contact us for your other part needs, we're a company started and run by enthusiasts, just like yourself: http://www.jeep-dodge-parts.nl Goran N Goran N
  15. GoranWC51

    from Italy

    Gregory Ciao e benvenuto al nostro gruppo amichevole Göran N á Suécia