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  1. OD paint is porous at the surface to give it a matt look. This property is because of the addition of a matting agent such as precipitated silica but only at a dosage of a few percent. Water will certainly not penetrate through the paint layer such that the metal underneath will rust because of the presence of the silica or matting agent. On the contrary, the presence of silica will have a positive effect on corrosion because of its anti corrosion property. Weathering of coating films causes, in particular, a change of the film surface as function of time. Depending on weather conditions and on the resistance of the binders, pigments and fillers used and on the pigment volume concentration, there will be more or less degradation of the coating film surface. In the case of matted exterior coatings, the choice of binders is quite important. Cheers, Danny
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    Hi Dave, I've got these for sale which may be of interest? Regards, Danny
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    Dodge D15T

    Location Maastricht, The Netherlands! Cheers, Danny
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    WWII British ammo boots

    Thank you guys, much appreciated! Bas & Danny
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    WWII British ammo boots

    My son who is 16 years old has started to collect some British WWII webbing. Now he likes to know the difference between the ammo boots with and without the hobnailed soles. And how about the horseshoe toe and heel? Which type of shoes will he need for an infantry display? Are there perhaps some good sites or forums on the internet? Many thanks, on behalf of my son Bas
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    Bedfor mw cab gutter

    I wonder if these four bolts are countersunk bolts. They are not listed in the Bedford authorised service parts catalogue. 16 carriage bolts 5/16 Whit. x 1 1/2" are listed for body front reinforcement which is the maximum number of bolts. I found below picture from Andy's bedford which implies that the carriage bolts go through the gutter. If you have a close look you can see the head of the carriage bolt as well as the flat washer on this MW. So at the moment we actually having three suggestions: • 4 countersunk bolts at top of front board (not officially listed) resulting in straight placement of gutter • 4 carriage bolts behind the gutter/no holes through the gutter resulting in a curved placement fit of gutter to some extent • 4 carriage bolts (with or without flat washers) through the gutter resulting in a straigt placement Any suggestions? Thanks, Danny
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    Bedfor mw cab gutter

    I wanted to place the gutter in the cab of my bedford MW until I encountered the next bottleneck. It looks like the two upper carriage bolts on the body front board (4 total) hinder the placement of the gutter (see picture below). At least the gutter will not be straight from the left to the right side of the cab by the bolts sticking out, unless I have to unscrew the 4 carriage bolts and drill some holes in the gutter and then return the bolts. What way is correct? Thanks, Danny
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    Bedford mw camouflage pattern

    Thank you all! Nice pictures indeed! Sufficient evidence to apply a Mickey mouse camouflage pattern on my Bedford MW. Everyone will agree that more pictures are welcome to enjoy! Any chance to discuss about which pattern on a Bedford MWD? Maybe like the pattern on the MWR below? Similar pattern on the MWD below? Thanks, Danny
  9. A friend told me that (late) bedford MW's, and maybe all (late) war time british vehicles, didn't leave the UK during WWII with a mickey mouse camouflage pattern and never had this camouflage pattern. Only vehicles which stayed in the UK during WWII had a Mickey mouse camouflage pattern. What is true about this since I was planning to apply a Mickey mouse camouflage pattern on my bedford MW assuming this is correct for the European theatre during WWII. Thanks, Danny
  10. Wanted, two (L+R) body side clips for my bedford MWD drop down body as presented in the below pictures. Thanks, Danny
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    Bedford MWD restoration

    Top tubes fitted to the hoops on these early bedfords, captured by germans in Dunkirk? Who can tell? But I have to admit that I also found some pictures without top tubes. Cheers, Danny
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    Bedford MWD restoration

    Jeremy, The tubes are kept right up by some horizontal tubes at the top which also prevent the canvas from hanging down to some extent. You probably know about this also but I think you should add them before the shrinkage so that tubes could function as a mould to fit the canvas properly and you do not have to strain afterwards? Danny
  13. Thank you all. I think this makes sense. Most probably self tapping screws were used for the footman loops but were not listed in the catalogue as an insignificant item. Lashing hooks 4 at each side of truck plus 2 at front board and 2 at tail board is 12 total. Cleat hooks 2 at front board and 2 at tail board is 4 total. In total 32 screws needed for 16 hooks. The rest speaks for itself according to the catalogue. Thanks, Danny
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    Bedford MWD restoration

    Looking great Jeremy! I assume you have welded the angle irons on the inside of the uprights of each hoop at a later stage? They are at a fixed distance and rest on the top of the side boards and so the height of the tilt is determined? Danny
  15. Gathered some information about the footman loops, lashing and cleat hooks on the GS body of a Bedford MWD. I wonder how they are fitted and therefore I would like to present the below picture as a starting point. From left to right: cleat hook, lashing hook, footman loop The choice of fasteners in the above picture is based on the information in the “Bedford authorised service parts” catalogue as presented within the red box in the list below. However, the fasteners for the footman loops are not listed anywhere in the catalogue but it is my own interpretation of which I would like to know if this is correct? I am not sure whether screws, flat washers (large or small), possibly lock washers and nuts are used or only wood screws are used (not presented) to fix the footman loops? For the cleat and lashing hooks I wonder if the outer diameters of the flat washers are correct? (small flat washer is about 1/2 inch and large flat washer is about 1 inch). The concept no.10 LARGE flat washer for the cleat hook makes me doubt as this must be a SMALLER flat washer than the flat washer used for the lashing hook. On the other hand, regarding the pictures below, the outer dimensions of both flat washers must be correct, at least for the tail board. I assume the lashing hooks on the side boards will have the same large flat washers (1 inch outer diameter)? Furthermore, I assume lock washers are used with the cleat hook as the end of the rope is strongly tightened and no lock washers are used with the lashing hook as a (loose) loop of the rope is around the hook? Because of this I would think lock washers might also be used with the footman loops for tightening the canvas belt, at least when no wood screws are used? I also searched for some pictures on the internet and HMVF-forum as presented below. Typical for the footman loop on the front board is that a short woodscrew must have been used in order not to hit the angle iron at the inside corner of the body or a hole must have been drilled through this angle iron to fix the footman loop with screw and nut? Hope someone can help me with the correct setup for the cleat and lashing hooks and especially the footman loops. Thanks, Danny