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  1. Hi all I have a friend who is looking towards restoring a jeep ground up and I would like to ask is there any recommended reading or dedicated books etc that any member would advise needs to be obtained. Many thanks
  2. Check, check and check again; transfer box was in neutral!!!!! Can not think of anything in my defence apart from the abject horror of thinking how am I going to fix this
  3. Had a look at that one, don't think so but only had a quick nose this evening before posting though.
  4. Bit of a strange one, no doubt will have to get the spanners out but last weekend went out to an event, Sunday afternoon drove home not a hint of a problem jeep drove well and parked up in the garage at home. Yesterday pulled the jeep out started fine and went to pull off and didn't move an inch! Clutch pedal felt the same, no oil leaks/patches just nothing happening at all, any ideas?
  5. Whilst classed as a steam rally, Malpas was well attended by a good selection of military vehicles, good weather and excellent company for the event! Few pictures attached.....
  6. The middle can is of a similar appearance to oil cans issued to us as part of CES for Abbot and FH70, just a miscellaneous oil can which I suspect would have been general issue to both A and B vehicles.
  7. I'll try again, I think the first one is a 2S1, second 2S3 and 3rd is a BTR 60.
  8. I think 2nd one is a 2S1 Russian SP artillery and 3rd is a BTR 60 APC as for the first one?
  9. I may have missed a post somewhere but I wished to share this sad news. http://wildbillguarnere.com/
  10. hoppy

    Pencil sketch

    Tony No worries psotcode is SW1A 1AA knock on the front door may be met by a coule of lads dressed in red but just tell them you've popped in to see Hoppy.:laugh::laugh:
  11. hoppy

    Pencil sketch

    It's my Hotchkiss, so I do apologise. Can vouch for the work, David does a great job and he worked from several photos sent via email so doesn't have to see the Willy's jeep; Hotchiss jeep or what ever you may have stashed away. Happy days all
  12. Storage or similar related to EWS (Emergency Water Supply)?
  13. Phil Sadly not able to get to this one this year, great show last time so hope all goes well. Paul
  14. On my first posting in Germany straight from JLLRA I was once sent to the Battery office to collect train tickets for a rail movement of all our vehicles on exercise; seemed a reasonable request..................
  15. Looking for a bit of advice or recomendations but looking at commissioning a pencil portrait of a couple of vehicles; just wondering if anyone on here has undertaking anything similar. Thanks:-D
  16. Even had these as general tool boxes on FH 70
  17. Yes did the Google search and found the legal bits, does it instill confidence in using the bed.............................? Just wondered with the date, wether the QM contract was from August 43.
  18. Found today might have been a bargain, anyone confirm it is WWII issue?
  19. Some piccys; favourite is the Antar how would I get that the trailer with Abott in my 15' garage.
  20. What a great day out, had planned to go Friday and make a weekend of it, broken boiler had other thoughts! Fantatsic turnout of green vehicles (photos later) traction engines tractors classic cars etc etc and meeting up with some great people I have met over this last year. Weather held as well, just a scud yhis afternoon and the ground was fine.
  21. Just a few pictures from this gathering of 300 odd classic vehicles, not a military event but thought I would share today's escape in the jeep with you all. We arrived at Hankelow Green with a procession of vehicles to Audlem village playing field.
  22. Thank goodness I didn't take my Hotchkiss Jeep with 101st Airborne markings.......................................
  23. I think that whilst the joy of owning a jeep, MV or any classic car is the ability to work on with basic tools and knowledge without some facilities some jobs can be a bit daughting. I can thoroughly recommend Engine Services, they did a rebuild for me last year; with a couple of other jeep engines in a queue behind mine. They also deal with a well known parts supplier so there was no hassle there either. Like you though I had a bit of a trek but money well spent. Also my issue was a valve seat (no 4) working loose!!
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