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Hi all. Iam involved in the restoration of a1915 Fiat 18bl located at stow Maries Aerodrome in Essex. The truck was just about a rolling chassis when found . Remarkably the engine is a runner.although this was just for a few seconds. The chassis is free of rust. There are wheels but no tyres. The diff and gearbox is all there. Brakes present but no linings.Chain drives and casing all there but completely worn out due to it being run with collapsed wheel bearings. Nice copper/brass rad but when I connected it to a hosepipe it looked more like an expensive water feature. A cab and dropside needs to be made. The chassis has now been stripped and painted and some restore parts have been put back on. The engine has been cleaned up but needs an internal inspection to check oilways etc. This will be an oily rag restoration for now. If anyone would like to see this beast or volunteer ,check us out at Stow Maries Aerodrome on facebook. The aerodrome is well worth a visit as well. It is the only complete (nearly) WW1 airfield to survive and is also under renovation.

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Welcome to the forum. ( also from Essex ). I have heard that good things are being done at Stow Maries. So well done and good luck with your restoration!

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welcome to the group. i know the airodrome very well.iam not far from you at all. had a walk around there with the then owner not long before it was sold .good luck with the lorry.

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