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  1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW2-British-Truck-Oil-Can-and-carrier/332794664328?hash=item4d7c1b9588:g:ekUAAOSwrORbkBtP
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    GMC 353 Tipper

  3. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bedford-LF-Light-Recovery-Military-Vehicle-Barn-Find/202207053572?hash=item2f147ac704:g:0wwAAOSwFnxabaXa
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    Humber 1 Ton.

  5. Interesting project for someone. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CMP-truck-gun-tractor-11-cab-restoration-project-barn-find-military-army/202139516050?hash=item2f10743c92:g:uikAAOSwUYNaKWAK
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    FV16 Key Tag

    I did consider that it could be a civil reg.
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    FV16 Key Tag

    Hello All, I recently acquired an assortment of FV locks and keys, some of which still had card tags attached listing vehicle details. One in particular has an alloy tag with F.A.D.810.C stamped onto it. Does anyone have any idea what this might mean? Ian
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    Any WW2 Typhoons Under Restoration?

    Hello All, I know that this is an old thread but I thought that I'd give it a bit of an update. I was at the Dunsfold Wings & Wheels airshow at the weekend and one of the exhibitors was the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group. A charitable organisation, They plan to have a Typhoon airworthy within a decade. I wish them all the success with the project because like many others, I would love to see one in the air. To satisfy your curiosity, have a look at their website. www.hawkertyphoon.com Ian.
  9. Hello All, I've just acquired this British gas mask bag from my dad which he uncovered during a recent clear out. Apparently he used it when he was a boy for keeping sandwiches in when he went fishing and again for this purpose when he first started work. It's dated 1941 and I believe that it's a Mk6 type but I will leave that for someone with more knowledge than me to confirm. I would like to locate the correct type of mask and accessories for the bag so if anyone can help me identify what should be in the bag and how it was packed that would be appreciated. Thanks, Ian.
  10. Hello All, Upon removing a large plate that had been welded onto the floor/tunnel of my Jeep I was greeted with this sight! Does anyone have a scrap Jeep body with a salvageable tunnel suitable to repair this section? Any assistance is appreciated. Ian.
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    Willys Jeep Parts

    Hello All, I'm looking for an outer windscreen frame suitable for a 1943 Willys MB and a set of combat rims(5). I don't mind if the windscreen frame needs a bit of work as long as it's straight and not rotten. Any help with locating these parts would be appreciated. Thanks, Ian.
  12. Hello all, I've just acquired what appears to be an unrestored Pyrene fire extinguisher, dated 3.44. It looks to be painted brown (photos attached). Many of these that you see around now are highly polished brass but I think it's unlikely that they were like this when used in military service during the war. Were these usually painted a standard colour in service? Ian.
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    matador restoration.

    Hello Doug, I've attached some photos I took a few years ago of the interior of the Dorchester at the Royal Signals Museum which may be of interest regarding interior colour. I have also read somewhere that British armour usually had a white painted interior. If this is true, then I don't think that it would be out of place for the Dorchester to have had the same. You're making good progress, keep up the good work. Ian.
  14. Hello All, Does anyone know what type of locks & keys, if any, were used on the Bedford RL and Green Goddess? Thanks, Ian.
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    633 Squadron

    There is an organisation called 'The People's Mosquito' that plans to do just that. http://www.peoplesmosquito.org.uk/