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  1. Hi all, im trying to source dark/ mid green vynil material for vehicle seats as used on WD vehicles. The seats are 1950s but are now tired originals so need re-stuffing and new vynil. can anybody help with a source? many thanks, Neil.
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    Looking for dark green vehicle seat vynil

    Many thanks guys. These are great. Rob, when you say your trimmer, are they a general trimmer that undertake work? I’m looking for a trimmer to do my front seats (2)..... bases and separate back sections. Neil.
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    WW2 Coventry Climax Godiva Pump

    Sorry to trouble you chaps but I’m converting one of these to a trailer and wondered if you knew whether he brakes (hubs, shoes, adjusters) were specific to the trailers or fitted to other vehicles, ie Austin’s etc? The body was too far gone but I want what is left to be preserved and stay in use. Many thanks, Neil.
  4. Hi all, I have a Godiva ex AFS fire pump trailer (silver/ grey type) which I and making into a regular supply trailer for my CD lorry. I want to overhaul the brakes and hubs when shot blasting. Does anyone know if the hubs are generic to a car, ie Austin ?? Im unsure if I can get the replacement parts. Any info on the running gear of these trailers would be welcome. Many thanks, Neil.
  5. Hi all, I wondered if anyone can help. On the way back from the War & Peace this year, I lost my rear door handle. The handle is a lockable lever handle and I wondered if this was generic to another vehicle as it is on a 1950s body, ie ex WWII etc. Bedford and Austin handles are similar but a bit different. Ive looked at Wilmot Breeden handles and cant find the same one. The ignition key fitted the lock if that helps and the key code is 'FP'. I know its a long shot but someone may know exactly where they came from. many thanks, Neil.
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    Door handle identification

    Found what its from and where to get them chaps. case closed!!
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    Awning/ frame restoration

    Decided to fit one of the side skirts for the near side awning today. What a complete nightmare of mathematics, fitting, undoing, re-fitting and riveting. I have been looking forward to doing the awnings....until now! Measuring and hand riveting has to sit alongside party political broadcasts. However, I persevered and fitted all the brass hooks on the near side flap and fitted the flap to the vehicle. There are 'L' shape brackets on the bodywork which hold the poles. These need replacing which will be the next job. All the hooks, rivets and fittings came from awning sections donated by Mark Heliops for which I am extremely grateful for. Trying to get the length of the skirt correct was a pain but after offering it up after the hooks had been riveted and trimming, I eventually got there.
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    Awning/ frame restoration

    Evening chaps, I decided to start the awning and frame assembly today prior to having the truck sprayed. For reference (I know there are many people with partial awnings minus frames etc), I will post some photographs of what I find, as these have never been fitted in modern times before and were stored in the equipment lockers at the rear under-floor areas. One interesting thing I discovered is that 'N.S' and 'O.S' (near side/ off side) were painted on them. I am fitting the vehicle 'permanent' flap first, then we will clean the awning and framework.
  9. I cannot express how overjoyed I am to see the long term deal with the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood. I have booked my stall as a trader and just cannot wait this year. Dates are released for 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020. congratulations are truly in order to the new organisers. Here is the link for the press release http://Ift.tt/2kA9eBF on twitter.
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    War and Peace back at the Hop Farm !!

    Plan for the coupling. What coupling?
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    War and Peace back at the Hop Farm !!

    When you say millionaires row, are you talking about traders? if so, which row is that? My missus likes the sound of that!! some people have requested their original spot and to be honest, I dont blame them. For us, as traders, it is the same as exhibitors (which we once were).... Meeting good old friends, sharing fine (normally French or Italian) wine and slipping away from the stall to enjoy the show. we have asked to be pitched near to friends who weve made over the years just the same as any other exhibitors. However, she still keeps on asking about 'millionaires' row (deluded....its not about the money). Thanks anyway, for raising the bar for me this year! Neil.
  12. Hi all, Im still looking for 30 British Footman Loops (see photo) for the truck. The size is 80mm overall length and inner loop takes a 38mm strap. If anyone has some or knows of their availability at a reasonable price, I'd be grateful. I'm also looking for 10 webbing straps and brass buckles (p37 type) at least a foot long to contain the rolled up 'fixed awning flap' I'm about to fit. As long as they have the metal end and brass buckle and are approximately 3/4" to 1 1/2" in width. Many thanks, Neil.
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    Footman loops and webbing straps

    My God Matchfuzee....not sure about the footman loops as they look a bit different but the straps, buckles and other bits are spot on. Many thanks for those links, youre a star.
  14. Hi all, Brockhouse 1 ton trailer for sale that was bought but too big for the truck to tow. The trailer is ideal for Austin K9, Humber Pig, Dodge, Bedford RL etc but my truck is only light. The trailer has no floor beams, legs or towing eye and has a bracket temporarily welded for car/ Land rover towing which is how I picked it up. The wings are sitting inside the trailer but badly damaged and would benefit from a new pair. It has been shot blasted and primed by the previous owner. Tailgate all working ok and tyres good. I need to go in search for the smaller Brockhouse and need some space. Located in Charlton/ Greenwich, London. £200 ONO.
  15. Hi chaps, i have two tool boxes but wondered what they originate from or were used for. they are marked FMCO 1941 and are approximately 16 inches in length with a hinged lid. Neil.
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    Can anyone identify this tool box?

    Many thanks for all your replies. spot on as usual with Bren carrier magazine box. I found that this company makes reproductions https://midwestmilitary.com/midwestmilitary/brencarrierp2.html
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    Can anyone identify this tool box?

    on the catch, I can see letters TL 12?6 if that is any help. I think Bren Gun related too. Many thanks for your replies.
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    Can anyone identify this tool box?

    I am Clive.... Is that why?
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    Can anyone identify this tool box?

    Also, does anyone know why my pictures in posts always come out upside down? Neil.
  20. Gents, many thanks for those prompt replies. might have known you'd have the codes as well as colours on this forum. you are legends. Thanks again, Neil.
  21. Good evening chaps, I wonder if any of you can tell me the proper colour my Civil Defence vehicle should be, ie the same as Green Goddess original colour and Series I Land Rover colour as she's due a re-paint and im no good with colours. The picture below of the Green Goddess is what I had in mind. Neil.
  22. Clack, just got back on the forum after quite some time. What did you do with the truck in the end? neil.
  23. Chaps, I'm looking for somewhere to rent just to have my CD Ford Thames sprayed as it wont go in a conventional garage (11ft in height). The vehicle needs re-painting to get it to show standard and my friend will be spraying it, however, he says it needs to be at least 50 yards from other vehicles due to the overspray. He is keen to do it before the chilly weather to get the best result, so, if anyone has such a building or facility fairly near to SE London/ Kent/ Essex, please message me as I am happy to rent it for a couple of days. For size, please see picture. Many thanks, Neil.
  24. I have to agree with the others and say it would be an absolute shame to destroy the truck with new engine and other bits. There are a few of this type of truck on the net but the trucks are not that plentiful that they deserve to be changed. Saying that, the bodies on these are not the easiest things to restore and paint and if you are not that way inclined, and don't want the work, I understand. Naturally, as an owner of one, I am biased when it comes to decisions to alter the vehicle. I only wish I'd have come by the truck as it would have been restored without a doubt. If you Google 'Civil Defence Corps truck', you may get the names of owners of this same model. Alternatively, sell it to me and buy something more suitable to convert
  25. Hi Clint. Welcome to the site and congrats on the truck. Well, I own a fully restored 1956 Civil Defence Corps Thames ET6 Operations Vehicle and we are at the War and Peace show every year (stall). Mine has the original cost cutter 4 cyl engine, but I'm led to believe that some did have the V8. The fact its a V8 makes me think its the heavier of two types owned by the Home Office (Ops vehicle and radio vehicle). Without photos, I'd guess its a radio vehicle (radio equipment being heavier than Ops vehicle which was simply an office). PM me with some pics if you have some. Neil.