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  1. 8 hours ago, Piotr said:

    Hi Peter,

    Just discovered this OYD in the Netherlands. Untouched and mostly complete (hood and extra cab inclued). Original markings present.

    May I ask you for a contact details ? I would like to restore that truck. 





    Hi piotr.

    Sorry I have not replied to you P,M, yet but I work on a farm and I'm busy harvesting.


  2. I was there the other week. It's been cleared for building and not much left now. The QLR was scrapped years ago and all the K2 body's were sold. The Albion is still there.



  3. "I did manage to get my mig welder going on some of the higher setting so I was able to weld the ends on the tray. It wasn't pretty but it cleaned up O.K. I drilled the first 2 holes and positioned the tray. Just need to drill the rest of the holes. The clips for the fuel line run along the tray. 







  4. Another little job! There is a tray across the the inside of the front lower plate. The top edge is bent back on it's self on a 1/4" ID curve . I made some tooling up and pressed the edge on. Unfortunately the tray is slightly wider than my folder so I had to take it to the engineer's to get folded. I have made a second one for Alastair's Loyd.






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  5. Another little job done is the 4 plates that weld to the body support plates with a bolt going through them and the suspension lock collar to hold the body support plate on the axle end. I first cut and folded some 3mm plate into a C section, it took a couple goes to work out the measurements to get a tight fit over the collar. I then cut them to shape and lined up, marked and drilled the holes. I managed to weld the first one on. I didn't have a correct size bolt to hand so I used a drill bit to line everything up.






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  6. I have never known how or where the belt drive pulleys fit. It has to line up with the PTO and the corresponding hole in the cross member. I now have a copy of the starter charger parts book so I thought I would have another look. Although the parts book is not over clear it dose give an idea of the angle and position of the pulley bracket. I managed to work out that it bolts to the angle irons that mount the belly plates but this throws up the problem that the angles of the angle irons are wrong. It would appear that the starter chargers had different belly plates and angle irons to other Loyd's so I will have to alter the angle irons and remake the 2 front belly plates. 





  7. Bit of a steady day today. I drilled and fitted the second body support plate then made some tooling to press some support plates that fit on top of the cross member to level the floor with the gearbox cross member. As the pattern one was a bit mangled I first clamped a length of plate to the gearbox cross member and made a template to get the correct angle. I then made some tooling to the template and pressed it hot in 4mm plate and cut down to size.

    The new grease seals for the wheels turned up to today.








  8. 7 hours ago, simon king said:


    have you not got one of those right angle electric drill extension thingies. Got mine from Machine Mart I think. The sort of thing you only use once in a blue moon, but in those circumstances it’s a godsend.

    If you look through the tool catalogues there is a tool for every job but you have to weigh up the cost against how much usage you will get from them. I have tools I have used once then have just sat in the house and others that were just useless gimmicks. The Loyd is eating large sums of money at the moment and my mig welder has died.

    Thanks for the suggestion and I will look into the cost of them. 


  9. I refitted the centre right body panel and drilled the remaining holes then fitted the rear right panel marked the inside edge of the chassis rail on the panel, removed the panel to cut to size. Then for a change I refitted the panel and drilled the remaining holes. I then positioned an angle irons along the under side of the outer edge, drilled it and bolted it up then repeated it with a second angle iron that runs on the inside edge. These angle irons still need cutting to length. There were some holes that needed drilling through the front track guard extensions but I could not get my drill in. I then worked out that I could fit a 6mm drill bit in my die grinder and although a bit steady it saved a lot of work taking things apart and then putting them back together again. I marked the plates that support the body off the ends of the axles. While I was drilling the first one the hole saw bit bust the arbor mandrel and left a nice bruise on my leg so that stopped that job for a few days while a new one turns up. I was able to knock the hole out and clean it up so I was able to fit the first one although there is still a bracket to weld on the back.








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  10. I've finished the front track guards today. Once I had bent the curved fold to 90degrees as covered in previous post I hammered it almost flat then pressed it flat to straighten it out. I then repeated thing's for the other side. I have also replaced some bolts on a chassis cross member with rivets. I now need to refit the body panels so I can fit the 4 angle irons that run the length of the body above the tracks.









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  11. I have finished welding the body support brackets today but I am a bit short of pictures. Also started putting the curved folded over edge on the track guard that I had started last week. I am doing this by using a piece of square bar bent to shape by wedgeing it in the end of the loyd chassis and bending it over the front axle then clamping it to the track guard and hammering it over with some heat. I will press it flat tomorrow and continue the second one.






  12. I've had a busy week, went down to Duxford on Tuesday and then silageing the rest of the week. I did lay the original pattern transmission cover plates on the chassis to get an idea of how they sat there is a 3rd part that sits between and to the rear which incorporates the mounting position of the air cleaner and the stowage for the stone wear jar for distilled water. The front half of the left plate will be cut away to allow the belts from the PTO to pass up to the dynamos above. Also I collected the straps from my engineer that hold the gear lever base to the torque tube. I was just going to get the machining done but with about 5 to 6 weeks until harvest and still a lot of work to do on the body I decided to get them to do the whole job.







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  13. As I had pulled my frame and jack's out I decided to tackle the pressing on the rear edge of the driver's floor that gives clearance for the torque tube/ prop shaft. The floor plate is 3mm plate and Alastair had lent me the tooling that he had made to press his floor plate. Normally I would have either bolts or dowl pins to locate the top and bottom of the tooling but I was more than happy to spend a little more time lining thing's up to save me having to make my own tooling. Once again it's a detail that very few people will ever notice but I know it's there!









  14. 2 hours ago, johann morris said:

    It's looking really good and I am impressed with your press tool and the end result. Very nice indeed.



    Thanks for the positive comments. I do enjoy doing jobs like this and these pressings have come well. I have attached some better pictures of the tooling showing the counter sunk bolt and the welds.






  15. Although the is still lots of little jobs to finish on the body I decided to tackle the biggest remaining one which was the pressings in the floors of the rear side panels. I first marked the line of the chassis and outriggers on the underside of the panel with a marker pen. The pressings are to clear the outriggers. I then removed the rear panels and carefully measured both set markings which were reasonably close to each other. Then using pictures and measurements supplied by Andrew and Alastair I marked out the pressing on a piece of 6mm plate and cut it out, then using 2 more pieces of 6mm plate I lined all 3 plates up and drilled 3 sets of holes for gide bolts. The piece of plate that forms the pressing had 2 holes drilled at the end that was nearest the centre and were then counter sunk on opposite sides and corresponding holes drilled and tapped into the outside plates. The other end on the edge of the plate was welded. I then set it all up in my frame with the side panel sandwiched between and pressed it with 2 bottle Jack's. I then removed the counter sunk bolt welded the plate to the other side then cut the original welds and refined the counter sunk bolt in the other hole and pressed the other side. The panels still need cutting down to the inside edge of the chassis rail.







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  16. I've had a busy week at work so not got a lot done but I did manage to remove the rear body support brackets and finish welding them then refit. I also made a start on the front track guards that extend forward of the front plate.










  17. I have welded the bottom uprights on the rear body support brackets. One  moved while welding and was tipped in about 12mm at the top so I heated up the bottom and jacked it out slightly further than needed so when things had cooled down and I released the jack it was spot on. I was then able to fit and drill the rear side panels. Once I was happy with the fit and alignment of everything I clamped a length of T section across the rear of the body and offered up the top half of the rear body support brackets (I had already welded the 90° angle). I then cut them to length and the correct angle, bolted them in place then welded them. There is still some welds to finish. Next job is to fit the 4 angle irons that run the length of the body and should line everything thing up. 







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  18. I managed to get another good hour tonight and was able to mark out the 2 rear side panels. I cut the first one and test fitted it and it looks good, it will probably need some fine adjusting but I was happy to cut the second one.

    Thanks Andrew, I am slowly working out how thing's fit in relation to each other.






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