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rupert condick

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    trying to stop restoring stuff
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  1. Hi about austin 8 hp cars some of these came to Aussie from ME in 1942 I only have records for 8 many missing i fear. As for paint in the cab, A lot was done on cost/time even down to only painting one set of census numbers(2 sets not 3) instruction 2261, on the 24th october 1942, our cab Austin k2Y had been painted olive drab. For the desert canvass was to be bleached white hence in a lot of wartime pics the seats of ambulances(K2Y) and aprons appear white. then re-painted Dulux olive drab Australian Army it was a bit knocked about when it got here in 1942, and then in pea green everywhere postwar. some pics Australian Army Ambulances. ME. and Austin K2Y cab, ME. looks green
  2. hi Just a point i noted with the Austin K2Y ambulance, I have seen wartime pictures and the cab was left factory green,( but its wartime anything can happen) from my own experience I found that the under side was also painted sandstone. probably just a blow around. PTO (modified air Compressor) the sump was also painted but no pictures taken at the time. cab interior showing only 3 coats of paint, two being olive drab. wartime picture middle east cab interior Austin K2y (1942)
  3. Hi did this topic remove its self? I am just interested in any Austin truck chassis numbers (1939-45) as I am tying to sort out some records. all I can add is chassis number 47122 is an Austin K2 YP contract S708/1942 for 800 units. Rupert
  4. Hi Gavin I am looking for engine side covers,(see pic) I have a set of covers but for the ATV model, less louvers.
  5. Hi all, Rupert here i am no good on*computers, but i am looking around for information for my brother i am not really, just interested in mvs anything mechanical does for me, i just have got involved with this*Austin*k2y and its putting up a fight, i really want to make an*automanaton*, robot, but another day, i am being pushed into a t ford now. regs rupert
  6. hi all, i am a bit out in the wilds here, so i am involved with my brothers long term restoration ( he thinks, could be right the way its going) of an 1941 Austin K2y Ambulance, A1207004 what there is of it, i want it in the ANZAC parade soon. trying to get some history for it, only a guess at north africa and then left with the australians in 1942 and New South Wales driver training school, (2nd AACC). also i need parts, not really an mv person its more the history / engineering. regs rupert
  7. if you look at page 256,the story of the RASC i think thats an RAF jeep, also page 323 has pics of an RASC air freight jeep, looks standard army paint, with extra touches.
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