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  1. They are Lucas ST38 "Pork pie" rear lights , as used on lots of cars, Landrovers, trucks, of the period...new repro ones are available,
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    Bedford RL REME

    Price has dropped because it now has leaking brake cylinders, not drivable
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    Leyland Retriver - any still out there?

    Pete Ashby has been restoring a Retriever for some years
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    Austin Champ

    Champs are mechanically very complex, not easy to work on and fairly high maintenance too, , the one for sale will need more than a little recommisioning its probably a good basis for restoration, it was way overvalued hence no sale, they are not particularly rare, best to buy one thats already sorted and someone else has spent lots of money on
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    Austin Champ

    No surprise there
  6. HMVF is perhaps not the best place to ask for fenders as this Dodge is not really a Military vehicle as such, its entirely a 4x2 Civilian pattern Dodge supplied to the Military, ..American truck/pickup truck sites would better places to ask
  7. Going to be scarce thing to find good condition rear fenders, for a stepside pickup, repro fiberglass ones are available,.. Contact Bart at Fleetmasters & Co in Belgium, they restored a similar WC38 and regularly import vehicles/parts from the US https://www.facebook.com/pg/FleetmastersCo/photos/?tab=album&album_id=576062832478905 http://fleetmasters.be/en/
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    Truck door

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    Austin K9 engine I.D.

    The K9 Engine is Austin's own successfull 4 litre 6 cylinder petrol engine used extensively in their civilian & military Commercial range of trucks, Google search Austin Loadstar, used through the 1950/60s it was also fitted to the Austin Princess Limo, .its Not a Rolls B60 engine.. but Do not mistake it for the 1967 Austin Westminster Vanden Plas 4 litre R which the engine was derived from the Rolls B60, but was only used in the Vanden Plas R car https://www.gunmart.net/militaria/military-vehicles/jeeps/austin-k9-truck
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    Diamond T identity help

    it could be a Brockway 666 crane truck
  11. Annual Military vehicle day at the famous Brooklands Museum, Surrey. near to J10 M25/A3 ....the event is always well supported 150+ entries last year https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/military-vehicles-day Print off a vehicle entry Form below, its FREE to enter https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/application/files/5815/3840/3008/MV_Day_2018_vehicles_invitation_Entry.p
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    Austin Champ HMJ 955F

    not really, the likes of RR Services would have registered several ex military vehicles together so both Champs were registered at same time, back then were issued with consecutive reg. numbers, ....btw, DVLA shows HMF 951J still exists and is currently taxed
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    Austin Champ HMJ 955F

    , DVLA search shows HMJ 955F was last taxed in 1984
  14. T34 For Sale, located in Europe, http://vintagemilitaryvehicles.com/
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    Raiders truck

    Higginsboat, you refer to a single Raiders truck, as I said in my previous post , there were Three identical replica Merc trucks built for the film, the link below are pics of Charlie Manns Lamanva museum with pics of the Three Raiders trucks, pics 10, 13, & 23 I knew of one of the trucks that Tony Oliver owned in 1984/5 but no idea what became of the other two http://miliblog.co.uk/?cat=304 Just found this online, Pic of the other Two Raiders trucks outside the museum or may have been at the auction sale when everything was sold
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    DVLA search shows the FWM year of manufacture as 1981 https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-vehicles/fmw-ex-navy-tug-truck-used-in-the-war/1320125153
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    Raiders truck

    If I remember right at least Three replica Mercedes trucks were built by Charlie Mann using lengthened 6x6 GMC chassis for the Raiders film, there was also complete cabs mounted on camera tracking rigs to film the fight scenes in the cab...the late Tony Oliver, who supplied all the other vehicles in the film, owned one of the trucks for some years after the film, I drove it several times on other productions, He sold it and it ended up in the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland Florida,
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    BEDFORD S type bus

    Pic of the Bedford taken in 2016 in Norfolk http://www.travellerhomes.co.uk/?p=17215 and some old pics of it http://www.travellerhomes.co.uk/?p=10502 http://www.travellerhomes.co.uk/?p=859
  20. Anchor Supplies Military surplus shop has been badly damaged in huge fire involving other premises https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-46094570
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    Austin Champ

    its nice reg number FUN 517D is no longer on DVLA system
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    1942 Willys Jeep

    Makes a change to see a properly restored ex British ArmyJeep for sale. No issues with this one