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  1. This is most unfortunate to happen to the photos. The entire restoration story as an archive has been compromised and no longer are the technical aspects of the photos clear to show the progressive stages of work. I question if this is occurring to other restoration stories using HMVF? Doug
  2. Delightful ! I assume you have made a full set of plans taken from the old body. It would be interesting to know how they compare with other bodies of the time. What variations occurred over the years? Doug
  3. Radek; My son has shown me your Facebook page photos. A superb selection of a cooking camp site. The three different sizes of the stoves are interesting and show the varied uses they can be put to. Can you measure up the sizes and draw a plan of them. I would like to make one, or one of each size.. Doug
  4. I been thinking of the same concept as well making up a field kitchen on wooden wheels as per our WW1 interests. That Soyer unit looks simple in design to construct a replica. Perhaps a commercially made large pot for the inside as the start for all measurements then outwards. The references given are helpful but not dimensions are there. Almost the size of a milk can from years ago Doug
  5. It is those small safety factors that are important to those travelling in the vehicle. Placing the blanket under the seat could be troublesome if there are a number of people in the cab and accessing the blanket could be delayed. If positioned elsewhere it becomes too visible and outside of the realm of authenticity. Like having a modern fire extinguisher on board, where does it go for ease of access, yet not destroy the originality of the vehicle. Doug W
  6. Some letters could be that of an assembler or an inspection check as some axles have more than one type of stamp and size. Doug
  7. Thank you for the images. Are there any other stampings about the curved sections to the sides of that face?. I have found marks there. Still somewhat muddling and confusing as to working out any sequence to fit chassis number, dates or what. The more data collected up, the greater the chance of being able to piece some link together. Doug
  8. Now with a clean chassis can yo check for any numbers and letters stamped about the top of the King pins. I have been recording these and trying to relate the sequence of stampings to chassis numbers and years. The idea being to assist in dating individual front axles that survived as trailers. Doug
  9. Rob, your interest in WW1 support items is in common with mine. Not much out there for restoration however. PM sent.
  10. Cracking of the chassis about the dumb irons is something I have not seen on any chassis in New Zealand. The nature of many colonial roars was tough going, with long stretches of mud and bog holes in wet weather. Chain and ropes about the wheels seem to be standard for rural work. With vehicles being towed out from muddy conditions one would expect to see damage as a result.
  11. I note it was last upgraded on 10/10/1950. It has got past the trend of renewing paperwork! It has been overlooked as " due for revision" "outdated" or otherwise seen as "not fit for purpose'" as so many officials want us to believe. Interesting word believe, in relation to Santa. Do I believe in Santa? I support the idea.
  12. Now to find the all the other bits for a Leyland.!
  13. Tatra . The Ultimate in off road transport.. Accepting these ones are prepared for such events, it is the original design of the suspension giving the wheels the ability to follow the terrain, that is the factor. Tatra is the third oldest Auto manufacturing company still operating under its original name. We have an earlier Tatra 148 here in our collection. Doug W
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