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  1. I finished welding the the 4th and final seat today. There's a bit of grinding for Alastair to do. The good news is that my Loyd has a simple bench seat. Peter.
  2. Hi Tadeo. The number should be stamped on the outside face of the chassis between the step brackets, can't remember which side. Also there should be a plate in the cab. If it had a army rebuild post-war there should be a plate between the fuel tank and the rear axle on the left side of the chassis. I cleaned all my 44 OYD chassis with an angle grinder with wire brush and never found any number also I have a 43? Chassis which I cleaned around the step brackets and have not found a number. Peter.
  3. I need a set of 6 exhaust stubs for the flathead ford V8 in my Loyd carrier they are left and right handed. Good price paid as I will have to get set cast and machined otherwise which won't be cheep😞 Could also do with a silencer box as pattern to get a pair made. Peter.
  4. Thanks Tim. Would this be the correct reel for the 880* twisted cable? I am assuming that 880 is yards? I do know that the 220* twisted cable is on an ACL N,o,2 (apparatus, cable laying N,o2. see pictures with wrong cable!) and on this list (4.2" mortar platoon) is used with the telephone L,S, N,o,2 gun control. Dose anyone know the correct markings for the reels if I repaint them? Peter.
  5. Can anyone tell me which cable drum/reels are correct for British ww2. I have been looking at some equipment lists that list, Cable drum 880* twisted cable. Cable drum 440* single cable. Cable drum 220* twisted cable. I do have a reel that I was given but I have never been shore if it is wartime or post-war. Peter.
  6. Another small part repaired. This bar fits between the uprights of the tow hitch and is an odd size C section (if anyone has any 30" lengths of 2 1/2" by 1" C section for sale could you let me know) Alastair wanted to keep as much of the original metal as possible as well as some of the range damage. I had previously straightened the bar with heat and a press so I just had to cut back to good metal and weld in new. Alastair forgot to give me the other end piece so he will weld that on also there are 2 piece to weld on in the middle which Alistair didn't have details for at the time. Peter.
  7. With the temperature picking up a bit, Sunday I had a look to see what was soaking in molasses. I pulled out 4 inner springs which I cleaned up and primed also I found the rear brake back plates which I also pulled out, the worst one I cleaned and primed while I thought I would try to repair the better one. These had come from Alastair and have had the edge which was paper thin cut off to release the brake drums. The plan was to cut the centre out and weld it into a back plate with a good rim. After a lot of thought I made a simple jig to mark the cuts on both back plates using a block of wood with 4 nails and a hole for a pencil. Once marked I cut them out with a grinder clamped the 2 parts together and stick welded them together about a 1 1/2" at a time on 4 points and on both sides trying not to get to much heat in to it. There is still an area of corrosion to sort out on the centre. Peter.
  8. I am looking for a Loyd carrier speedo, It is 0 to 40mph and I think it's a Smith's. Also I need the 2 blanking plates for my ford cluster gauge, one has the choking instructions and the other has the gear layout. Peter.
  9. The transportation cost back to Lincolnshire would be high but I will see if I can work something out. Peter.
  10. Where are the trailers located? Would be useful to move the carrier. Peter.
  11. Dose anyone have fitting instructions or any information to fit a wireless set N,o,18 in a bren gun carrier using carrier N,o,2. Dose anyone have any drawings to make the carrier N,o,2. Peter.
  12. Great find, it's a truck type I have always want to have a go at rebuilding. Looks to be a lot of work and asking £5995. There is a YouTube clip of the recovery on the Austin military trucks page on Facebook. Peter.
  13. Hi Simon. The convoy light is 19 1/4" from the inside of the right side rail 21 3/4" from the left. The hole is 3/4" from the front edge of the cross member. Peter.
  14. Hi Simon. The centre bracket of my 3 brackets looks to be to the left of the centre line and the convoy light is bolted to the bottom edge of the cross member next to the bracket on the centre line with a single bolt. I will post some pictures tomorrow. Peter.
  15. Thanks Hoseman and Simon. The convoy light is still in position and I have seen T plates in the area of this cut angle iron but there are no marks for a second to hold the T plate at the top. I have made a best guess for the return spring anchors. Peter.
  16. I have a couple questions about my 10cwt GS trailer, There is a small bracket on the under side of the drawbar just behind the stand, should there be one each side and is this the anchor point for the handbrake return springs? Dose anyone have pictures and measurements? On the back right corner post there is a piece of angle iron that's been cut off, is this the original mounting point of the T plate? Peter.
  17. Reminds me of an Austin twin drive chassis. Peter.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Great find. The wheels could be pre/early war type. Peter.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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