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About G506

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  • Birthday 06/29/1969

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    In a mountain of nappies & rusty truck parts, Meon Valley, Hampshire, UK
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    Finding new and unusual ways of wasting money on rusty old army trucks
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    Lap Dancer and part time brain surgeon
  1. Looking for a Willys/composite tub to go on a '44 chassis, in the UK. Light repair work ok. Anyone have anything suitable?
  2. On the look out for used but serviceable WW2 jeep style canvas hood/top and seat cushions (bases and backs). Doesnt need to be perfect, a bit dog eared is ok in fact. Anyone have anything suitable to sell? Thanks
  3. Hello all, sorry, bit late replying. I would tend to agree, 15cwt Napier. And there's a corking photo of one of page 92 of Tim's book, with another (in shadow) on page 93. I was hoping to find it in one of my Napier books, but no luck so far.
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    Yes, Paul Farber (who I think runs one of the CCKW forums?)
  5. Guys, over the weekend I was able to buy an original H700 ignition barrel for my Chevy, but it is missing the outer threaded collar to retain it. Does anyone have a collar spare they would sell me? Condition not too important (within reason), and a modern repro collar would do.
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    GMC CCKW hardcab door locks

    Paul, this is a problem I've come across on my 42 Chevy truck. I believe that early war (1940 to 41) military Chevs and CCKWs had lockable doors, but those handles and locks are now rare and horribly expensive. I found a pair of post war British truck handles and locks that are very similar indeed and have fitted those, so far so good. Another consideration is that early on in the war they only fitted one externally lockable handle, the other door was locked from inside (this harked back to the civvy delivery trucks of the thirties). If you can track down this mechanism (which I'm afraid can be tricky to find too) that means you then only have one external lock to sort. As a footnote, I believe (happy to be corrected on this) all lockable doors (and ignition keys) on US vehicles had been done away with by the end of 1942.
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    Should I save this Land Rover?

    I don't really follow what you mean, Tony
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    Should I save this Land Rover?

    I'm biased as I have an early 109'' 2A military, but yes save it, that is of course if you have undercover storage/space spare to keep it. You can sit on it while you look for some of the other missing specific 2a military parts. I'm guessing the chassis is shot? Be aware, getting a mil 2a back to original spec and keeping it there is harder and more expensive than many realise. But, I say save it :-)
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    1908 Dennis Truck

    Good job Ben! Didnt happen to have a spare Napier engine laying forgotten under a bench as well did he? LOL!
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    New Australian Member

    Hi Noel, welcome. Excellent to have another WW1 vehicle fan on board! As per Tim's comment, I cant wait to see some pictures!
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    A&e 2016

    The convoy looked great as you turned right out of the Tank Museum! Hope you all have a good day tomorrow
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    Bl***y fool

    Loving it! :-D
  13. Tamber, if the machine shop cant help with the bore out and sleeve job, speak to Past Parts (in Norfolk I think, but cant remember), this is one of their specialities
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    Ignition Switch

    Howard, one Take Off switch currently for sale on G503 forum, on the MB;GPW for sale section. Situated in Australia.
  15. Hi Tamber, only just discovered this thread yesterday, and Ive really enjoyed reading it! Always loved the RL, and I am really pleased another one is safe, good job fella. A good mate of mine used to have an RLW , and I got to drive her a few times, cracking truck. Incidentally, he still has a radiator (you could have done with it a few days ago, sorry) and three grills which he wants 100 quid for the lot for if that is of interest to you. The main problem is we are the other end of the country from you, in deepest darkest Southern Hampshire. Out of curiosity, are you aiming to bring her back to military spec, or keep her in her civvy trim as she is now: I used to think they should always be brought back to original, but a friend pointed out to me that a whole period of history gets lost if we do that every time. There would be no AEC Matador timber tractors, no Bedford MW breakdown trucks, no French Fire Service GMCs, etc etc. Personally, I think she would look fantastic in the colours shes in now, but either way Im just glad she is safe in preservation. Keep up the regular updates, Tamber, we want more!