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  1. Delightful! Can you post a few photos of the joins in the woodwork and the type of joining patterns used. Doug
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    Mrs Green

    Where is the location of the stamped number you have shown? Are there any numbers on the front of the chassis , left hand side above the front spring mount?
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    Mrs Green

    Chassis number will give a link. Post a photo to help us identify what model you wish to have identified. Doug
  4. Did you locate a second book which had the Thornycroft material? I've searched their index and not found it. Doug
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Rob, your interest in WW1 support items is in common with mine. Not much out there for restoration however. PM sent.
  14. 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.
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