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Nick Johns

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  1. NO, thats just a blue civilian 107" Landrover cut down back body a very old crane typical garage breakdown, and fake Royal Navy sign on the door
  2. I have never seen or heard of a Military or RAF Landrover fitted with a Harvey Frost crane in service use, there is always the possibility of an RAF main workshop equiping one, it would be interesting to hear what history do you know about your 109 that leads you to think it may have had a crane , very likely it had a crane fitted in later civilian life, ..
  3. Previously a Diamond T 980 prime mover could be operated as an MOT exempt "Heavy Locomotive" vehicle to haul a laden Drawbar trailer, now the recent changes to MOT exemptions Heavy Locomotives built on a production HGV vehicle will Now have to be tested, as will All heavy trailers will have to be Tested too if used laden
  4. (..way to big for my licence) The Hippo is pre a 1960 Historic commercial vehicle so can be driven unladen on a category B car licence
  5. They are Lucas ST38 "Pork pie" rear lights , as used on lots of cars, Landrovers, trucks, of the period...new repro ones are available,
  6. Price has dropped because it now has leaking brake cylinders, not drivable
  7. Pete Ashby has been restoring a Retriever for some years
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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/
  11. 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
  12. it could be a Brockway 666 crane truck
  13. 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
  14. , DVLA search shows HMJ 955F was last taxed in 1984
  15. T34 For Sale, located in Europe, http://vintagemilitaryvehicles.com/
  16. 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
  17. 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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