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First class job Jeremy

 

really enjoyed following the restoration many thanks for sharing it with us on the forum it has undoubtedly provided inspiration and encouragement to all those who have followed your progress. The truck is a true credit to your skill and attention to detail :thumbsup:

 

Regards

Pete

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Well done Jeremy,

Just caught up with this thread. You can now be an official member of the Military Bedford Drivers Club!

 

cheers Richard

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Absolutely fantastic. Have followed from the first post all the way through the restoration. Top work.

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NICE ONE JEZ :clap: !!!! been a joy to follow your thread .Thanks Andy B

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Your truck looks fantastic Jeremy, as others have said it's a real credit to you and your hard work, I hope you get all the pleasure using it that you hope for! Your thread has been great with all the details of progress and must have inspired others.

Kevin

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Thanks guys B| Managed to fit the tonneau to the rear body this wkend plus had to swap out the dizzy as it failed to proceed :blush:

It seems to run a lot better with the "new" DU6A Lucas unit fitted

Luckily the canvas just clears the stop / tail lights, have a pair of trac grips to fit on the front , will be interesting to compare the difference in steering / handling.

Just need to get it out for some more shake down runs , then fabricate the bow hoops.

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The canvas work looks neat . Is that brass mesh you have in the rear window ?

 

I have a 1943 dated British 2 man tent in good condition, I am thinking of cutting it up to make seat covers !!!

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Thanks Tom :-D Another day tinkering with the truck, did some touch ups to the paint.

Decided to fit a pair of tracgrips on the front so it has a matching set of tyres.

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Jeremy....well done! Excellent work. Those engine side panels turned out really nice...and it does look terrific on Tracgrips all round.

 

Alex

 

p.s. I also like the shade and the amount of shine/dullness of the paint you used.

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Thanks Alex

Still small jobs to complete, had to make up and fit the strap for the jack. And have the engine bay trays to fit as well.

   And have started to work quietly on the spare engine.

 

 

 

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Great Job Jeremy , The trucks looking great ! Well done !

 

 

Looking at your Jack extension block - Do you know anyone who has a spare as I need one and also a cranking handle and Petrol Dip Stick for an Early MWD?

 

 

Cheers Glynn

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Thanks Flynn

I'm sorry I only have the one jack extension its the only one I found in four years of searching and I too am looking for a petrol dipstick, again hav'nt seen one in all the time I've been restoring the truck will make one when I get the time.

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I'm guessing Higgins is referring to a gas paint patch? if so it would seem that a dark mustard yellow is about right

 

Pete

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The disposals stores here used to have little cans dated 1943/44 of that gas detector paint ( Australian made ) , it is a browny muddy colour

 

The khaki green #3 finish ? on the Bedford is not easy to define , it is sort of half green and half brown depending on the light conditions.

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Yes the N0. 3 does change colour depending on light conditions, it's the gas detection stuff I need to find out the correct colour of, it's been another wkend of trying to finish the last odd jobs, have both engine trays fitted, battery cut off switch sorted and tappets adjusted what joy ! dodging the showers, what happened to the summer ?

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I found I have 4 cans ..I did open a can years ago. I will open this can if you want me to and you can see the colour .

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Might be best to keep it sealed, you wouldn't want to sell a can by any chance :cool2: be nice to use the original stuff on my truck.

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Oh , its nice see original small barel with this "detector paint" , yes I think this paint, "must be on first wieu driver",

 

order is order..... Tom

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Have a couple of the wiring diagram plates left as per original 

 

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Pm me for mates rates 😎

 

 

 

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Pic of an original for comparison, please note this is the early pattern wiring diagram. 

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After a quick scoot around the Malvern land rover jumble an afternoon of tinkering with the truck was achieved 

 

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Managed to get the catches sorted out for the trap door in rear floor a fiddly job I'd been putting off. 

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Then painted a patch of "gas detection paint " on the bonnet. 

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Looks rather light in the pic but ok in daylight .

 

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