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  1. They most likely didn't know how to remove the steam lorry from the truck which makes it too hard to quickly get rid of the Scania as no fence will touch it then.
  2. Found this on the frame of ours, d.o.d. January 8, 1942.
  3. This unrestored, completely original refueller is in my friend's collection. Up to now I haven't found any other surviving examples.
  4. As Chris said, if it runs OK just leave it closed, change the fluids and clean & repaint the outside. I found this website http://jeepdraw.com/ to be extremely helpful, especially the 'Colour or Finish of Jeep Parts'-section.
  5. They do make great flowerpots, don't they?
  6. I believe they are the same guys as from the scooter parts indeed.
  7. I'm very curious what your experiences with the new wiring kit will be, as I would like to replace my home-made one for a more correct looking one sometime.
  8. I don't think many people outside the USA will agree with you. There is no reason to have a 'right to bear arms' in this time and age. I am certainly not against the responsible and regulated ownership of firearms by civilians but the thought that just about everyone has the right to own a gun is just scary. You only have to look around in traffic... Anyway, I'm pretty sure this whole topic is going to be a 'yes-no' one where no-one will be convinced to change position due to arguments, so I'm going to leave it at that.
  9. I would continue sanding the sides of the hood till the OD, you never know but it is possible the numbers were removed before the first civilian coat of paint. I think I might see the trace of an 'S' on that close-up pic, on the OD part just right of the screw? Ditto on the electrolysis, it's perfectly save as long as you do it in a well-ventilated area away from any igniters as the vapour is flammable (Hydrogen), I have done it many times and you probably have everything you need for it already at hand. It's a slow process and the used soda solution is a perfect garden fertilizer as it doesn't contain any chemicals but it does have plant nutrients. Just remember it will also strip any paint on the items.
  10. Gently sanding the sides of the hood by hand is the way to go, you never know what it might reveal. The old layers of paint are also fun to document. Up to 1945 the number applied at the factory was in dove-grey and then usually re-applied in white in the field, but sometime in 1945 the factory switched to white so depending on that date you might find traces of that dove-grey number too.
  11. Most parts dealers will have wiring harnesses from Seal Tested; you'll need the one for the rotary light switch and there are versions that already have been converted to double stop- and taillights. You might have to change wiring for the black out lights yourself by adding a blinker and switch to it to turn them into indicator lights.
  12. Anyone know of another surviving Fordson WOT 1 tanker/fuelbowser? Sorry for the small pic.
  13. M1910 Pick Mattock, these were issued one or two per platoon instead of the normal shovel in both WW1 and WW2. General issue and certainly not a specific 'airborne' item. Not rare, in good but used condition I would say it's worth about £25 without cover. Those are around, dated from WW1 to Korea.
  14. I would start with soaking all bolts, nuts, screws etc. with penetrating oil and give it time to soak in. Also, use zip-lock bags to keep bolts, nuts and small parts in and write on them what the location of those parts was. Remember to pay attention to the bolt heads and try to save any original ones, they are hard to replace. Ofc keep making photos.... all lessons learned the hard way :)))
  15. You could consider electrolysis to remove all paint, although this is not suitable for brass etc. This process is mostly used to remove rust but will take care of paint too.
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