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  1. Hi Have you seen this movie ? Interesting scenes with a MWC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN2XU2vsiws
  2. Found a soldiers name and service number scratched into the instrument panel of my 1940 Canadian C8 Chev. JS Hunter VX65738...... did some searching and found the chap was still alive , this was around 1993, and living up near Ballarat. He was a tank gunner in the 2/4 armoured regiment and was wounded in action on Bougainville while in a Matilda tank. Anyway I wrote him a letter, he replied saying he doesn't recall the truck or his act of vandalism !
  3. Ok some pics . There is more stuff . The canvas cover and the wooden shipping box .
  4. Hi back in 1980 I bought a NOS Canadian chorehorse in the original ww2 shipping crate. The chorehorse itself is a matt medium green. The spares box is matt brown The paint is matt flat without any shine . The kit includes tools and a can of oil ... real ww2 oil . Canvas cover too. The Maple leaf decal is on the chorehorse and spares box... spares include ammeter ig. Coil . Can post pics if your interested
  5. hi Paul I had a T112 for many years , a 46 model, my daily driver car . They normally had a Australian built TJ Richards built body . The earlier military ones , 1942, used by the Australian army had a separate cab like yours but mine had an integral cab rear body like most aussie utes. Yours appears to have a Adelaide built TJ Richards built cab because it has the quarter vent windows in the doors. Is it RHD ? cant tell from the pic. Is it a import from Nth America ?
  6. The present Japanese owner posts on the Facebook Morris six cylinder CS8 PU page . The vehicle currently has leaky brake wheel cylinders, he is trying to repair things but I think he has limited mechanical knowledge . I steered him to Champ Spares ? who I think had some brake bits . Mike
  7. Ron Being a early production Morris , maybe your PU/8 would have been fitted with the rubbolite tailights .
  8. Back in the 1980's, Colin Anderson the well known military vehicle restorer , installed a GMC 270 into his QL Bedford. He drove it to Corowa one year and later on he sold it to somebody in Sydney. It was used in a TV series as a Jap truck in Malaya !
  9. Richard Many thanks for those pics and the dimensions of the rails ! I have a pair of old original MW side curtains that I don't need , these are the small curtains that fit at the rear corners of the cab behind the doors. This pics may be of interest: post war service in Denmark
  10. Ah thanks for that . Some close up pics of the catwalks would be a great help to me What is the brand of that tyre PETL??? Are these tyres Asian origin ?
  11. Looking at the catwalks along each side of the tank - appears to be 1" angle iron with wooden cross slats ? Can anybody provide some sketches or close up pics of the catwalks ? Mike in Australia
  12. Those tanks look nice Mario. Did you recycle the original end caps and the filler neck ?
  13. At least one MWC was shipped to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea , and it was used by a searchlight unit there in 1942 . I think some of the refugee vehicles stayed in vehicle parks for the duration. They were a odd bod bunch and didn't see much service in the Aust. army. They were surplused/ sold beginning in 1944 to Govt. departments or purchased by the parent company eg Ford, Morris , GM in Australia, then sold through the dealerships to farmers and other essential users
  14. Hi I found some interesting info in the Australian army registration books , these books are held at the AWM and are online . Ships loaded with vehicles on board were heading for Singapore when the nips overran Malaya. The ships were diverted and the vehicles were unloaded at Australian ports . I have found MWC's, WOT2D's , Austin K2Y's and more. The WOT2's were disposed beginning late 1944 , I have seen a few of these ex bush fire brigade examples over the years. Some of the MWC's went to fire brigades as did Morris CS8's.
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