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  1. the time has come to give this old lady a new life
  2. Hi to members HMVF, start winter and I start full restoration my Bedford MWC, many years was in forest , rain, sushire, winter, summer not good... but still was MWC very complet, and missig parts have now from Beltring, and start work, finish in april 2010- try. Welcome contact with other owners MWC or MW. Tomas
  3. http://mitchh14.moonfruit.com/'>http://mitchh14.moonfruit.com/ Hi everyone, and welcome to my tank build topic. unlike most other threads on this forum this one doesn't cover a restoration as such, but rather a ground up build. Back in 2012 myself (mitch) and my two friends Paul and Matt were discussing the costs of owning a tank. At the time I had two military vehicles (a 1963 munga and a 1958 simca unic) and knew from experience that it only gets more expensive when you add armour and tracks into the mix. Not to be put off we decided that if we couldn't afford a real one we would build our own. disussing our options we decided that whatever we built had to be be small enough to fit on a trailer while at the same time being full sized, feature as simple a shape as possible to fabricate with minimal tooling and have very few large castings, finally it had to be a tank that was widely used so as to give us multiple nationality and variant options. After so research we decided on the British Vickers 6ton tank, with our first tank being the late model Russian t26. Having reached a decision on what vehicle we wanted build we then set about the practical side of things. first job was to build our workshop. While I live on a farm, I don't actually own it and so access to buildings with mains electric wasn't on the cards. so we had to make do with what we were given. in this case a derelict wood shed that was far from the rest of the buildings and deeply overgrown. most of the summer of 2012 went into clearing about half an acre of scrub and brambles and then we set too rebuilding the shed, removing the old collapsed roof and replacing it with a much higher and more sturdy one, clearing the floor space and building a workbench. all this was finally finished in early 2013. http://mitchh14.moonfruit.com/
  4. my new project, many years ego, I wants buy series one, but very, very expensive vehicle... But last year , have luck, and buy Land Rover Minerva, series one for Belgium, I was very happy, all is steel, no aluminum, its good for my restoration. Rover need work, but start and running, have power, its strog engine! Project for hollyday in the summer. Tom
  5. hello all i maneged to find haw to send some photos with the help of JEREMY TOBIN thaks jeremy it is haw i bought it and a little bits off work done i appriciate all your comments and your expirense thank you any one have any parts for sale please tell me .
  6. Hi all, Been browsing the forum for a while and have decided to do a blog on my Douglas Turbo Taskmaster Aircraft Tractor. I have owned it 17 years but only really just started restoration on it properly, when I got it I wrote to the RAF museum and they kindly sent me a copy of it's record card so I know it was delivered the RAF at CVD Ashchurch 2/2/71 on contract WV7319, and worked between Abingdon and kemble until it was sold at British car auctions in 1984. I bought it at auction in 1999 and was told that it had been rescued from a beach were it was used to pull in fishing boats using it's winch. I have been working on it on and off but have lately removed the wings concrete weight block and rear reduction hubs so that I can sort the brakes and hopefully get it out next year! Hopefully the pictures are showing below. Thanks Matt
  7. Just dugout my winter project, bought it almost a year ago & put it into storage but now its time to get her back on the road. I am led to believe its the 3rd from last 'Box' to ever be made & never registered or been on the show circuit before ? Pretty well original & untouched but did have a spruce up 20 odd years ago & put back into storage but still a bit to do before she's ready for the road.
  8. Hello, I am restoring a Scammell Pioneer tank transporter and trailer. I am a good way through the work now but have a problem with the radiator as the bottom casting has been badly damaged by ice. Has anyone here got one of these they are willing to part with or know anyone that may be able to help? Thanks
  9. I am getting towards the end of my Studebaker restoration , but still have 2 questions , first , how is the area around the pedals sealed, there are holes for parker screws , but the fixing is missing . Second question is about the door seal trimming , how was the door seal held in place ?
  10. A member from our North Oxfordshire & Cotswolds MVT club has taken on the massive task of restoring not 1 but 2 AEC Matador lorries. The first one is a 1945 Matador Gun Tractor complete with original rear body but converted to a snowplough/gritter, salt and time have taken their toll. The second one is a 1942 Gun Tractor which missing its rear body and converted to a civilian recovery vehicle. Both vehicles were found in Aberdeen and transported back to Oxfordshire last year.
  11. hi here is some pic of my friend's dodge t 110 that we are restoring ,we are looking for some wheele cylinders and reparation kit it is pretty hard to find !! on the pic the cylinder is kind of weld with rust ! if anybody knows where i can find some it would be great ! and all information are welcome thank you ! best Roger
  12. Hi All, so we are two weeks in to our Autocar tear down. here are the "vital's" Hood Number 40109590, (in Medium Blue) Data Card 22311 This is an original and unrestored example, so the most interesting thing so far is the hood. White star , surrounded by a hand painted medium blue ring, which was later overpainted with a white ring I think there is some interesting service history here we are running a blog for this at https://cwhvs.blogspot.ca/ so the bulk of the pictures will be on that, but I will post a few here as we go
  13. Well - it's been a while since joining the green-machine fraternity, and my first effort at restoration is still a (slow) work in progress. Having been inspired at a recent show to try and make more of a push to be ready for Capel next year, I thought it about time to open up my project for wider review & advice. First-up is the picture of my project in 1997 - long before I knew it would become _my_ project. Abandoned & awaiting the scrap auction - it was preserved by someone who was already restoring a Mk-2 (late) Quad and didn't want to see this one lost. I will put a couple more pictures up to bring it a bit more up to date... and then try and keep it a bit more current!
  14. I have buy this "beautifull" truck before he come to scrapyard there is two years ago, since i have found 5 original weels and an C60 box for the back.This truck was an ex RAF truck N°127964 (plate number on the door) his serial number is 7132043 but i m not sure for the years ? If anyone have plant for the rear back this can help me. And parts also. Thanks.
  15. Some time ago I bought a UAZ 469 to go with 55 FM 58, my Series 3 FFR. Thinking being I'd have a matched set of utilities from either side of the Iron Curtain. What with one thing and another it took a while for the beast to arrive on the drive but it is now at home. Came home from Wolverhampton via the W&PR show where, alas, the brake master cylinder gave up the ghost!! A friend is making a run over to Bulgaria and Poland next week and will be bringing back new tyres and various spares to get the old bus road going again. This is how it looked when I bought it: The seller, Rob, decided it was in too poor a condition so did a lot of work to get back to order for me. This is how it is now sitting on the drive: First job will be to fit the side bows and tensioning straps so that I stop keep getting soaked every time it rains and then the wind blows! Then the brake master cylinder has to be replaced. To be safe the wheel cylinders are being replaced to - all that come out will be cleaned up and overhauled then shelved as spares for the future. The flexi hoses likewise will be replaces so that the braking system is totally overhauled. Once this is done the electrical system will need checking through as there are at least two switches missing from the dash and a fair few loose wires floating about. It seems the switch which may- or may not have been intended for am "A" pillar mounted spotlight has been wired in as the head side and tail light switch whilst the actual HST switch and the heater fan switch are both missing... Also on order. I also need to get the door tops fitted. The door bottoms are not in very good condition and the captive nuts have rotted out - not a problem as I can use ordinary nuts and bolts for now - just need to source some rubber strip not unlike that used for the same job on Landrovers, only thinner, to fit between the two. The bottoms of the lower doors are also rotted out - a big problem with the UAZ apparently - so it will either be a job for the fibre glass resin or - if a good solid set can be found, replacements Other than this there are a few minor jobs - one of the temp senders on the engine is non-op, new one is ordered, the fuel tank change over tap is broken and needs replacing and it needs the door or "A" pillar mounted rear view mirrors as with the hood up the rear view is worse than an FFR Landies. Oh yes - and it needs to be re-registered as apparently the registration number was sold privately. Knowing DVLA - this will likely be the hardest job of all!! :wow:
  16. Hi I'm relatively new to the forum so don't know a great deal of people , I live in North Yorkshire , my small collection of vehicles consist of 42 Willys, MBT Trailer, Mk1 Welbike , and a folding Para Bicycle ,and now a 44 bedford MW under restoration .Dave The MW is unknown territory for me .I would be very grateful if someone could answer a number of questions so I get it right . On my Jeep I have the 'M' prefix number .Why has the MW a 'Z' number and is it possable to find the correct number that was issued? .I've noticed on photo's that some have the number on the door and others on the bonnet , also some with star's others without , were Div markings put on the rear tailboard as again I've seen them with and without. The vehicle I have found doesn't have the rear lights , has anyone got a picture of them so I can look out for correct lights , temporarily I'm going to fit the round Landrover stop/tail lamps . I would be very grateful if someone could aim me in the right direction .
  17. A number of years ago I was lucky enough to come across an Autocar U8144 by chance, I had no intention of buying anything like it but, I got carried away and well before I knew it, it was on the back of a lorry heading for home…. As I’m been busy with a number of things including building my house for the last few years I’ve not had time to touch it, now however the time has come. I was also prodded into action by firstly a friend of mine, Paul rebuilding his Jeep in my barn who has kindly offered to help me and secondly a chance conversation over a beer on Jim Clark’s stand at W&P this year with somebody very close to this forum (you know who you are) who it seems likes Autocar’s a lot and made it clear that I needed to get on and get it running or he would never speak to me again. So to you two gentleman, this is for you and it’s all your fault !!!!!! Its reasonably intact, was stripped down to its chassis with all of the running gear, brakes etc. including the original petrol engine in place and working. All of the cab frame, panels, radiator, grille, interior, etc. came with it in bits. It’s just missing the large open topped equipment box which sits behind the cab, the stowage box on the side underneath, the headlamps and fifth wheel coupling all of which I will no-doubt have to get made as I’m not likely to be able to find them anywhere. The truck seems to have a bit of a story behind it, it appears to have started life as a U8144 with a box body on the back, from the pictures I’ve seen these were very large, very high and very long, in fact too high to fit into any of my barns. It seems at some stage it has had the rear chassis cut back to convert it into a Pontoon tractor unit, which of the ones built were the most numerous. The box truck didn’t have a winch on the front but the Pontoon tractor did. A stroke of luck happened during one of those chance conversations as somebody else had a winch and all the bits but wanted a plain non-winch front end for his. Parts duly swapped I can now have it looking correct. The original petrol engine runs but had to come out as I wanted to grit blast and re-paint the chassis properly so a lot of soul searching took place regards putting it back in or converting it to diesel. It was a case of 2-3mpg with the petrol or about 10-ish and better reliability with a diesel. After a conversation and a lot of help with the expert on these things Mike Gillman (tootallmike) who does this type of thing for a living it’s been agreed that he is going to source a Cummins 6BT diesel, mate it to the original gearbox and fabricate the engine mountings to match the originals on the truck. That way I can have a truck I can use, keep the petrol engine in the shed and if ever in the future somebody wants to put it back to original it can all be swapped back. The work so far is really pictured below, the idea was to get the chassis painted before the winter arrives and get it into my workshop on stands which I have completed today. I can now work on the chassis, suspension (the rear springs need rebuilding), brakes etc. and then await the engine in the new year, then start the cab rebuild and get the missing bits made before fitting it all together and painting it all again with the rest of the 5 gallons of olive drab I’ve just purchased from Jim at Allied Forces. It all sounds simple, which I know it won’t be but you have to enter into these things full of positive optimism !!! If anybody has any leads on the missing bits I need including the Dayton or Austin fifth wheel coupling and a set of 12.00 x 20 bar grips plus a supplier who can re-build leaf springs please let me know, of course as always any other comments constructive or otherwise always welcome.
  18. here are some pictures of my 969A The first is is in "as delievered" next show engine compartment work and cab work more to follow John Gott
  19. Found another WW2 British 20cwt GS trailer X5853823. original owner since disposal from MOD. Same as the 1st one I restored except this one is original and has wooden sides that are lower than the steel sided versions. Link to my other WW2 20cwt trailer restoration http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?41282-WW2-British-1-Ton-2wheel-GS-Trailer
  20. In the PDF :- http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Craftsman-MARCH-2016.pdf Diana
  21. [h=2]It Has Arrived...[/h]The 110Posted by Nicky Smith Sun, October 18, 2015 15:46:47 The day did not start well. Last night when I went to bed at a far to unreasonable time for a weekend, 9:20pm, I was feeling pretty rough and it was not through anything fun that I had done like a quick drink at lunchtime that turned into a bit of a session oh no it was because I was aching from top to toe as well as feeling exhausted. Don't get me wrong here I am not moaning there are plenty of bugs doing the rounds at the moment and it seemed it was just my turn to have a go no dear reader I am just pointing out that this is where it began and carried on throughout the night giving me little sleep and making me feel worse and worse as time drew on until the dawn broke and sweating like mad whilst feeling cold I had disturbed Wifey enough by my constant tossing and turning that she got up and us a cup of tea. As I lay there I realised that I wasn't going to be getting up any time soon in fact I had not felt this ill for a great many years even the prospect of taking delivery of my new project 110 couldn't drag me from the confines of my pit and I lay there until three minutes before the 110 actually arrived outside of my house on the back of a trailer that was being towed by the sellers girlfriend. Before I go on I just want to say it's great meeting new Landy folk and it's even better to see that the Land Rover brand still attracts the younger generations because this will ensure of beloved green oval motors carry on for years to come! As I looked out of my window at the 110 the adrenaline kicked in and gave me my first boost of energy in 24 hours so I threw some clothes on and headed outside to meet the folk delivering it for me. I knew this 110 would need some work because the seller had been brutally honest on the phone had sent me numerous pictures of what needed doing and it does indeed need a fair whack of welding along with numerous other things doing. In fact I thought I might have just been patching this up then running it but having had a closer look I will do a bit more than that! I will do a basic system overhaul weld the bugger up then get it MOT'd so it can become a running restoration. This one will be a keeper for me I have worked my way up to it from the Series 3 to the Discovery and now my 110 pre Defender which was what I always wanted in the first place! Specs then! He's a 110 obviously running a 2.5 n/a Diesel lump is ex MOD thankfully running on 12v. I have yet to send off for a merlin report to see if I can get some history on him but I will sort that out soon enough. The tyres are shot but the rims are good, the welding is mainly located to rear cross member and of course the bulk head. I will patch to begin with then see if I can source major replacement parts later. He does need a name though and Wifey was asking what it was a couple of days ago but I had to get to know the old boy before I could decide I mean it will be with him for a very long time! After careful thought consideration and lots of pondering I have decided that I shall call him...Pukah. Sounds like "Pukka" which is both a pie I love and an old slang word for "Good" that will embarrass the children deeply each time I use it. So a win win all round! Costings will be kept up this time around and yes I know I may have been able to get something a bit cheaper but the way Defender prices are rising I think this was about bang on the money. Costings. 110 PROJECT & DELIVERY £1500 TOTAL £1500
  22. Some photos of the Ql, thought I would start a blog, been chasing it for around 5 years and finally ended up with! not to sure weather to do a full restoration or a rolling resto as shes surprisingly vey good and complete barely no rot in the cab, have got the engine running I have been after a decent Ql project for a fare while, whilst I have had a couple thru my hands these last years I think ill keep this one................... wish me luck :-D ps whats the original size of the tyers? 11.20.s or 10.20,s ?
  23. Well as some of you may know I had a 90 Wolf Hard top which was my every day driver, as well as my 110 WMIK which is my show toy. I loved the 90, it did everything asked of it well but had two draw backs. I found the space in the back is very limited, and just too small for my needs, and I have always prefered the look of the 110 over the 90. But all this was academic or so I thought, as I could never afford a fully running genuine 110 (prices seem to have rocketed, with good examples fetching between £15000 - £18000 now). This was until a guy approached me at the Land rover show last Sept asking if I knew anyone wanting to purchase a 110 Wolf in its release condition (ie smashed to bits). It just so happened it was within what I could afford, so I jumped at the chance. I sold the 90 and the 110 was delivered to my door just before Xmas. Here it was in his yard. It had been here for five years, untouched. And here it is as of yesterday, exactly as he delivered it, along with a new chassis thats been outside for five years..... and hard top, chucked in for free, and a load bed full of spares he had purchased for it. My plan is to get the chassis galvanised (after blasting) and then over painting it black. I plan to start stripping it over the next few days. I will update this thread as the rebuild goes on. Does any one know of a good place to get it blasted and galvinised in the south east area?
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