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Scott bought a really rough Militant just for the Altas crane so that he could lift the Matador cab on & off but not content with it as a static 'tool' he has started to restore it to a road worthy state.

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Front wheels arch's have been well nibbled by the maggots & few shots from under the cab.

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Front wheels arch's have been well nibbled by the maggots & few shots from under the cab.

 

Thanks for posting the pics Ian, your Tilly is looking great, they remind me I have got a few things done!The militant project has slowed my progress on the Matador,but it lives outside and the crane is a bonus for all the heavy parts plus couldnt resist another Aec.Hope to get more painted before winter and start sorting electrics etc.Scott.

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Any progress on this? Good to see more saved, hoping to have mine back together in a few months.

 

Hi Nick,just fitting second roof skin to the Matador so that can be painted,Milly is turned round now so I can sort the other leg(rams from Ramco)and paint the cab ,weather permitting, so may be a while!.Look forward to seeing progress on yours too.Scott.

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its good to see another matador coming back to life . keep the photos coming.

 

Thanks,slow progress,work gets in the way!Scott.

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Just read your post about the Militant and Atlas you bought. Well done, that's another one saved. Useful tool too

 

Thanks,been looking at your pics too so I know what else i might have to tackle on the Milly,plenty still to do before the maiden voyage.Scott.

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Hi Nick,just fitting second roof skin to the Matador so that can be painted,Milly is turned round now so I can sort the other leg(rams from Ramco)and paint the cab ,weather permitting, so may be a while!.Look forward to seeing progress on yours too.Scott.

 

Thanks for the update Scott, looking good she is, wasn't aware of ramco - will take a look. Waiting to hear about progress on my box currently.

 

cheers

 

nick

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Militant deserves it's own thread really, so thick people like me can keep up with the developments. She's looking very tidy with the new paint.

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Thanks for putting up all this AEC goodness. The Matador is my favourite, but there is some sterling work on that Militant too.

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Thanks,its a long road but worth it for these lovely old trucks.scott.heres a couple of the militant at the local show in the summer still work in progress but good to warm up that 11.3 aec lump.scott

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