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  1. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Right angle drill attachments often allow you to use power drills in confined places where space dictates that it would be otherwise only possible to use a hand drill.
  2. 19 set - cosmetic restoration

    After 18 months, I've finally finished the cosmetic refurb of the 19 set to wartime appearance with all the B set controls present. I picked up a scrap 19 set chassis with no faceplate at Stoneleigh which still had the rare B Set tuning wheel in place - as well as a quench coil for the future restoration of another 19 set to go into the wheelarch locker as a spare. I cleaned it up, repainted the numbers and fitted it this morning Job done Thanks to Chris, Nigel and Mark for helping with spares to complete the job.
  3. Bedford MWC restoration

    That’s just the standard Caunter Scheme, so sand, silver grey and slate. Google Caunter scheme and use Mike Starmer’s colours as a guide. If you buy his book on the Caunter scheme, you will get the patterns and colour chips for the three colours. sk
  4. WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    If the sand trick doesn’t produce the required result, 1 3/8” is just under 35mm which seems to be the maximum diameter for commercially available pipe benders. Could you ask your go-to plumber?
  5. RAF vehicle camouflage

    That last OY with the roundel seems to be another truck with a field modification to include a hatch/hip ring over the passenger seat
  6. MK3 Covenanter restoration

    The Tank Museuem had an example of both the Neptune and the Argosy for a while but they were ultimately scrapped.which seems remarkably short-sighted as by then they were likely to be the sole survivors.
  7. Jeep guidance please

    Looks like a replacement tank as well, which is not a good likeness to the original shape, particularly at the corners. That might explain why there are no hold-down straps for the fuel tank. Presumably that’s not a problem if it is not in use though. Wouldn’t want to drive it though if the tank is being put to it’s intended use. As Pete has said, don’t buy as a restored vehicle for a restored vehicle price. Instead consider as an assembled starter kit for a detailed factory or motor pool restoration depending on your intentions and be prepared to part with more money to do the job properly.
  8. What trailer have I bought!?

    That’s a 20cwt GS trailer. There are a couple of restorations by Ian L and Guy66 on here
  9. bedford mw riffle bracket

    A picture is worth a thousand words Hope this clarifies things
  10. bedford mw riffle bracket

    Hi Danny Couple of photos of mine - has a bearing on dimensions the two L-brackets are staightforward - 1/8" thick strip A = 2" B = C = 2.75" D = 3.5" For the long bracket - for a start it differs from your drawing 1- the top corner of the trailing edge is angled/chamfered - 3/4" off overall length (of your dimension F) and width ( of your dimension G) 2 - the strip is just bent through 90 degrees So........................ from 3/16" thick strip (your dimension I) E = 10" F = 6.5" to start of chamfer or 7.25" overall G = 2.5" overall (or 1.75" taking account of chamfer at top) H = 1.5" Holes at bottom end are 2.5" apart on a vertical plane, 0.5" from cut edge For bizarre reason, this one had been welded to a plate, which in turn had been bolted to the stowage bin, but I think I have recovered it to its original shape/dimensions Hope this helps. Progress on mine is glacial but I will get there one day
  11. Orders for marking vehicles prior to D-Day

    Yes - thanks for that - saw that but was trying to find the actual order that went to unit commanders in both US and Commonwealth units telling them to paint unit serial numbers and colour bars on vehicles prior to D-Day. I wanted to see if there is any reference to specific number /colour combinations in the order. I am sure the same order went to all Allied unit commanders I know there were initially separate combinations promulgated for use by US and Commonwealth units (bar Canada who had their own system) but i wanted to see whether these separate combinations remained in use during/post D-Day or whether the number/colour combinations were standardised across Allied forces prior to the invasion. Cheers
  12. bedford mw riffle bracket

    I,ll measure mine tomorrow for you. I am assuming it is an original
  13. I think SHAEF sent out a single order to all Allied unit commanders (British and US) in the run-up to D-Day concerning the need to mark vehicles, material etc with unit serial numbers accompanied by the three coloured bar marking. I am sure I have seen a copy of this order on the web somewhere but I can’t find it now. Can anybody point me in the direction of this order please. Many thanks
  14. Anybody know much about this -apparently to be the subject of a Channel 4 documentary marking the centenary of Cambrai. Seems that the hull has been made by JCB and that it will use modern mechanicals. Press are reporting that there appears to be some hiccup with driving it through Lincoln due to Health and Safety concerns
  15. Signatures

    It seems that signatures only appear if you are signed in to the site. Is that the intention or is that a foible of the new software? My preferred option is to review the site and only sign in if needed. We all had to learn how to use the old system so learning the new system shouldn’t be too hard, particularly as you can seem to immerse yourself to the depth that you want. Can’t be doing with all the touchy feely stuff like reputation/kudos/likes etc etc or having the site wishing me a happy birthday but if that sort of thing floats your boat then you’re going to be a happy bunny.