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  1. Reminds me of an Austin twin drive chassis. Peter.
  2. It's been a while since I I've worked on the OY as it has been blocked in the greenhouse. I did get it cleared around the front early this year. As the shed was freezing and my back is playing up I decided to sort some cab parts out today, I have a potbelly stove in the greenhouse. There seems to be a lot of work that's been done that I've not posted. All the cab tinwork has been shot blasted and is in primer, also most of the new wood for the cab frame is cut and I now need to build up the cab so I can fit the new wood frame. I have found most of the new and old cab wood frame although the left side of the truck has had a crash and some of the floor frame has been replaced and is not correct. Also the rear cab mount was badly bent and has been replaced. I have also found a NOS driver's windscreen frame along with some other parts. Peter.
  3. The first picture looks like a 7V on right and a WOT 1 or a WOT 3(have the same cabs). The second picture looks like Bedford OY's The third picture looks like WOA 2's. Peter.
  4. Unfortunately I have been busy with other things so not much progress. I popped over to Newark military expo on Sunday with Alastair and court up with a lot of people but was a bit disappointed with what was there and didn't manage to buy anything. I got some more parts off Alistair on the way back and some more measurements including a rear corner upright for the engine cover so I can make a pair. Sunday afternoon I did manage to get the second set of bogie springs out of the molasses and cleaned up and primed and a 3rd set back in. I now have a couple jobs for Alastair to do and some parts to make for another new Loyd project that will go a long way towards paying for the brake cables. Peter.
  5. Great find. The wheels could be pre/early war type. Peter.
  6. I have finished the second track adjuster tonight also the hole saw turned up so I cut the 2 inspection holes. I am now starting to think about the drivers floor. Peter.
  7. I have cut out 6 inspection covers tonight as I am making 2 extra set's of belly plates. Also started welding the new threaded rod on to the track adjusters, I got the first one done and the second is half welded. Peter.
  8. I have nearly finished the belly plates, I just need a hole saw to cut the 2 inspection holes and I need to make the covers. When I checked the fitment I noticed that the front plates didn't line up, after checking I found the original plates were out by 1/4" so I will leave them. I have also got a set of springs for one suspension unit primed after soaking in molasses. Peter.
  9. Alastair, there is a guy on milweb that specialises in Enfield parts. Look on classifieds. Peter.
  10. I have never done thing's the easy way! I have done some shaping of the plate tonight and it is looking a good fit. Peter.
  11. I have been busy so I have only had chance to grab a hour here and there. I have cut the brake cable guards to size and cleaned and primed some parts. I have continued working on the belly plates, the 2 rear plates are reasonably straight forward with a right angle corner to start marking out from and these are more or less done apart from drilling holes and cutting the slots for the brake cables. The front plates on the other hand are a nightmare, there are no right angle corners and 3 folds across the middle. The patterns are all damaged to some degree and it has taken a lot of time to work out all the measurements and angles. I folded the first plate up tonight and it is looking to be a good shape and size although some folds will need adjusting and it will need a lot of fitting. I am going to make up a second set of plates up for someone so won't fold up the second front plate until I am happy with the first and have used it as a pattern to cut the second set out. Peter.
  12. I have always bort 25L drums as horse feed and mixed it at 8 or 9 parts water to 1 molasses in a 200L barrel and just kept topping it up with water or molasses to replace any losses. All the information on YouTube says it's not toxic and can be tipped down the drain when you have done. There was a clip on YouTube showing a rusty AT gun been dropped in a plastic swimming pool and filled with a tanker. Peter.
  13. I have used molasses for several years with great success on very rusty parts, just leave to soak a couple weeks and scrub with a wire brush under a tap as you said. Often when I have done this original paint has appeared. Don't put any alloy parts in it though as the will dissolve as I found out with my carrier gear leaver with alloy reverse trigger which disappeared. Also keep it coved to stop birds and rodents getting in and drowning as it adds to the smell! Peter.
  14. I have finished the angle irons for the belly plates today and have started working out the measurements and marking out the new plates. I collected a load of parts from the engineer's to day and got the bottom edge of the cable covers folded that I had pressed, these will now need cutting to size. There is a new tie bar for the rear axle. A pair of stiffening bars for the drivers floor, a new pin for the clutch linkage which is the same as the pin's in the brake bar's, I have had the threads for the locking studs taped out of the track adjuster rods and new locking studs made, I will weld new thread on to them and I have had the old bushes fitted to the new tube and a new pin made for the throttle peddle. Peter.
  15. When I went out this morning with a clear head and fresh eyes I wasn't happy with the alignment of the left hand step. So I decided to have another go at it. This involved welding up 2 holes and cutting the end plate out of the chassis out rigger which was only tacked in. I then made a new end plate and repositioned the step and redrilled the holes and tack welded the end plate. This will be welded properly when I pull it down to paint. I then repeated this on the right side which was still to fit. I then turned the chassis upside down to start the belly plates. First job is to drill and fit the spacer piece I had made already then make the 2 angle irons that run down the centre. I am using measurements off Alastair's Loyd and pictures in the manual but the most useful thing's are the pattern plates that Alastair lent me as you can work out acute measurements for the bends in the angle irons. Peter.
  16. I have continued working on the chassis out riggers that support the rear axle and fitting the surrounding parts. The out riggers were fairly straight forward the hard part has been lining up all the parts as they all have to fit against each other. The left side is done apart from welding the end in the out rigger rail which I will do when I pull it down. The right side is a couple hours behind. It looked a fairly simple job but it has put up a fight. I have collected some 2mm plate to day ready for making the belly plates. Peter
  17. Hi Alastair. I was looking at your Loyd on Sunday to see what they were and saw they should have 2 bends in them. The original plate I have came from you and was so bent up you couldn't tell that it was originally bent. I am using them as spacers at the moment while I set the back end up but when the come off I will get them folded. Peter.
  18. I think by Christmas we will be at a similar stage. There is no way I could have made the progress I have without Alastair's help. Talking with Alastair at the weekend I think were planning to do both body's together next year as we need body support frames and body panels fitting. Peter.
  19. Sunday morning I unloaded the chassis and took the engine and gearbox out then set it in the shed on a pair of trestles, first job was to bolt the back axle on with the new castings. Well nothing would fit. After a lot of head scratching and measuring I worked out that all the holes were in the right place but the castings were too thick. After measuring the original corroded castings I carefully ground the castings back with an angle grinder and then faced them by hand with a file. After several goes I have got everything fitted, centred and lined up to within 2 to 3mm and it only took most of Sunday and till dinner today! I also pop over to Alastair's and collect the second driver's floor Sunday afternoon. I now have to make the chassis out riggers that support the rear axle and work out where all the parts go that I have cleaned up. Peter.
  20. Thanks for the encouragement! Had a good day today. Finished cleaning and priming the parts that had been in the molasses. The pile of parts in primer is getting bigger and the parts to do is getting smaller. This afternoon I made some tooling to press the curve on 2 plates to make the brake cable guards that bolt to the drivers floor. I will have to get the engineer's to fold the bottom as it is to heavy for my folder, then I will cut them to size. Peter.
  21. I have continued to clean and prime new parts, have lost some enthusiasm. The new threaded rod to repair the track adjusters and the tube to make the throttle peddle turned up. I also ground the bushes out of the old throttle peddle tube to re-use. I have dropped these and the 2 floor bars off at the engineer's to get the bushes fitted in the new tube and 2 new bars folded. Some of the very rusty parts have been soaking in molasses for 2 weeks now so I pulled a few bits out tonight and scrubbed them under the tap with a wire brush. Almost all the rust has been removed. I then ran them over the wire wheel and primed them. Hope to get back to making some more bits this weekend for a change from cleaning parts. Peter.
  22. I have spent most of the day cleaning and priming new made parts. I welded the spacer piece together and straighten a gusset for the angle that runs below the radiator and make a new one. I also built up 2 of the clevises with weld and ground them to shape. Not very exciting but all has to be done! Peter.
  23. I have cut to size and drilled the last 2 parts of the cage, this just need nuts and bolts to finish. I collected 3 new made slotted clevises and the 4 brake rods from the engineer's to day a drop off a couple more jobs to be done. I have cut the 2 pieces of a spacer that bolts to the under side of one of the cross members that holds the angle irons that the belly plates fix to. I will jig it up and weld it tomorrow. I have also started cleaning and priming some of the new parts. I have ordered a piece of tube to start making a new throttle peddle and a length of threaded rod to repair the 2 track adjusters. Also a picture of some more small parts collected from Alastair the other night. Peter.
  24. Firstly a big thanks to Adrian who came up with a line drawing of the hand throttle. It would appear that it is a short cable with a push pull knob like a choke from the carb to the front of the engine cover and operated from the rear of the Loyd. This means the throttle peddle and linkages are standard Loyd and I can start rebuilding them. I popped over to Alastair's tonight and took loads of measurements and pictures also got some more small parts and raided his scrap pile for pattern parts. Pictures to follow. Peter.
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