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WW2 20cwt Water trailer/bowser restoration

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12 hours ago, TankNutUK said:

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 This looks like string to attach it and is very similar to

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these are from the portable filtering apparatus, described in

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On ‎3‎/‎13‎/‎2020 at 7:14 PM, TankNutUK said:

Email sent to you Ian.

Hi Alan.

It was you that posted the photos of the straps as I have just found the post on the internet. 'Quote'

'This is a particularly obscure piece of militaria and took some detective work to identify, however it is these little puzzles and the learning of new things that I love so much about collecting! My thanks got to Alan Tanknut for his research and for supplying the diagram above'

 

Now I need to find a pair of 1 1/2" X 32" leather belts with similar buckles. 

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A quick look on the internet & I found this one to start with.

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19 hours ago, chrisgrove said:

Nice looking Austin K5 too!

Chris

Hi Chris thanks, I normally tow my 1942 20cwt generator trailer behind it but soon it might be this bowser.

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Just 'nicked' this photo off the Jerry Can Facebook page, I have 10+ WATER Jerry cans to paint like this to go with the Bowser.

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Another great find arrived in the post a couple of days ago.

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Some other items that I have found over the years.

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Finished the float blocks off today although I may take a bit more out for the nut to sit in, next are the 4 brackets that hold the 28mm pipes to the blocks.

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1 Ton 180 gallon Bowser behind a Jeep. The Canadian trailer was different in detail in almost everyway but does look the same from 10' away.  

The main difference was 9.00x16 wheels/tyres rather than the British trailer which had the larger 9.00x20 wheels.

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later canadian water bowsers had 700x 20 tires on them . Ford rims as on civilian trucks 

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