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About landrover nick

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  • Birthday 07/04/1962

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    south yorkshire
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    1942 bedford mwr and 80" landrovers
  • Occupation
    hydraulic engineer

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  1. landrover nick

    New Landrover series 1 steering column?

    looks very much like an 80" steering box to me do the labels say if it is new or reconditioned should sell for a lot of money on e-bay
  2. landrover nick

    Bedford MWR 1943

    Dont think you are too far out with your HT leads attached photo is the only one i have of an MWR engine i think it came from some photos pre D-day about water proofing although the parts book has the coil either mounted on the engine as you have it or mounted on the drivers side foot well depending on engine number .
  3. Hi i own a Bedford MWR from 1942 and i am currently restoring a July 1940 MWD Bedford were can i get a copy of your book please ,your period copys of photos could be big help with my restoration would you have any early MW photos showing if  the cab floor had three steel plates or wooden planks



    1. Morris C8

      Morris C8

      Hi Nicky,

                          I did send someone photos that I had, to send to you .

         The photo book I print one at a time and I can add a photo of your Bedford and your name and the copy number of the book, its not for sale in shops as I do it for a hobby, all my photos are original war time photos from my collection. There are 80 pages and its a hardback. cost £30 via PayPal fiends and family. that inc p&p .



    2. Morris C8

      Morris C8

      My Photo book Captured Bedford MWs has over 100+ MW photos from Dunkirk to the Eastern Front. 

    3. Morris C8

      Morris C8

      some photos

      bedford & mc 1940.jpg

      bedford mw 1.jpg

      bedford mw 3.jpg

      bedford mw 9.jpg

  4. landrover nick

    OGEL again

    This was mentioned in the last MVT Normandy tour up date but if read the above correctly there is an exmption regarding military vehicles over 50 years old used for historical activites on page 11 paragraph 3 which seams to cover France ,Belgium, and Germany but not the Netherlands of course everything may change again when brexit finally happens
  5. landrover nick

    Bedford MWR 1943

    Hi Thomas the side plate steel cover which gives access to the cam followers and push rods is a diffrent it has a large radius in the plate to allow the screened MWR distibutor to be fitted , i have ready to be fitted to my truck if you need a photo to work from
  6. landrover nick

    part three chassis repairs

    Looks to be just the job thanks Pete
  7. landrover nick

    Bedford MWD restoration

    whats on it the chassis number ? was this before they put the plate on the dash panel .
  8. landrover nick

    Bedford MWD restoration

    Hi Jez Is that a brass plate on the top of the passenger side chassis leg just under the oil can holder
  9. landrover nick

    NEW Track grip tyres, British WW2

    if the tread pattern matches the attached scan i will take a set of five for my Bedford MWD restoration and would think there should be a lot of intrest from other early Bedford owners
  10. landrover nick

    part four bulkhead repairs

    Thanks very much for your intrest , the Bedford MW seams to be the most popular of the war time 15cwt trucks with higher numbers makeing it into preservation but correctly restored aero screen MWD trucks are fairly scarce ,hopeful when finnished it will be around one of about twenty trucks left .
  11. landrover nick

    part four bulkhead repairs

    Thanks Richard The bulkhead took sixty hours to get to the stage in the photos ,still a lot of finnishing work to do but i am very impressed with the job so far
  12. landrover nick

    part four bulkhead repairs

    Part four Bulkhead repairs Photo number one above shows the truck as collected the bulkhead was known to be very badly rusted but as the dismantling got under way the extent of the corrosion beacame more visible as soon as the bulkhead was removed from the chassis things seemed to get much worse. Photos two ,three & four show the full extent of the corrosion the worst of the rust eating into the cab sub chassis on left side . I will admit that repairs to this kind of monocock constructed bulkhead was looking to be beyond my skills and my thoughts looked to finding a replacement ,but aero screen MW bulkheads are different in many respects to the later ones and the only available replacement early bulkhead had been dug up in a field in Belgium and was not really that much better .i knew that my friend Rippo had been having some excellent work done by an old style time served sheet metal man called John who works from the garage at the side of his house , the original bulkhead and a donor later bulkhead were taken over to Johns to see if he could work his magic and save the early parts from the original bulkhead . Donor later bulkhead Wooden jig built for repairs to Bedford bulkhead with sub chassis fixed in place Centre section of bulkhead fitted into jig New replacement floor panels fitted Inner wheel arch and passenger toe plates fitted Door pillar and foot well top plate fitted Work on drivers side inner wheel arch and steel work to attach to cab wood work Finnish welded bulkhead prior to shot blasting showing the new steel and some of the differences between early and late bulkheads . 1) Center section has an extra reinforcing pressing on the right side 2) Speedo cable and wiring loom holes all diffrent to match early dash panel 3) Door pillars have fittings for canvas cab doors 4) Passenger side toe plate smooth ,later bulkheads are fitted with angled reinforcing plates Finished bulkhead after shot blasting and first coat of red oxide primer at this stage there are sixty hours labour on the bulkhead repairs Test fitting of cab floor plates
  13. landrover nick

    Bedford MWC restoration

    looking good keep this up and you will be in Normandy next year no problem
  14. landrover nick

    part three chassis repairs

    Thanks Richard Even when i have straightened them up they are not square to the chassis thats why i think i need to check
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    part three chassis repairs

    Hi Richard Thanks for your intrest i did got a full set of fuel tank hangers off the bent MW chassis when i cut off the front section There is something i need your help with though could you check if the step brackets on your chassis are square to the frame on your truck please i have bolted the new ones on that i have and they are all diffrent angles if i know what they need to be i can adjust them