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Are these  jacks supposed to be green ?  I have got 4 , and only one was green , the others where black , and no primer underneath.

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I have two 1940 dated jacks both had original light green paint underneath dark olive drab, the green original paint looks the Same shade as Morris commercial engine paint ( there is a crazy expensive one on evil pay at the mo ) as I didn't like that colour I've gone for Morris minor engine green enamel 

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Traces of the original green paint can be seen on my spare jack this will be left in its original condition. 

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I've had a number of these jacks non of them were black. 

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A long but very rewarding day that started at 5.30 am with a trip up to the Dallas dig out then on to the vintage/ 4x4 sale at the Newbury showground where this little gem fell into my possession 

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Yes it's the elusive Bedford MW 15cwt dipstick for the petrol tank, think I'll have some reproductions made 😁

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That is a good find !

My MW has a dipstick made of a sort of fibre board, dark grey and completely proof against petrol. Were there two types or was mine home made long ago ?

David

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Hi Jeremey

Good to see you at Newbury today .... (I didn't see this when I looked around)

I think that there were various types, I was aware of the "fibre" type and the metal type. The only one I have photos os is this (I think it may be fibre)

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Cheers

Richard

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This one is steel but there were fibre ones as well not sure if the fibre type replaced the steel ones or wether they were both produced at the same time, I suppose there is more chance of creating a spark with the steel version  !

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Hi Richard yes good to see you too I'll try to take some better pics tomorrow in daylight looks like your pics are of the fibre type.

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21 hours ago, David Herbert said:

Mine was the same as Richard's.

David

David, I don't have one, they were some photos that were sent to me so I knew what I am looking for. So if Jeremey is making some reproductions I will probably have one

Cheers

Richard

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Nuther nice find at the Beaulieu autojumble, I have a few of these but this one is dated 1940 and will be the one used on my MW 

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