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Dutch greetings from a Daimler Dingo and Hillman Tilly !

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Hello forum!

I'm Frederik Loggen from the Netherlands. I'm a keen collector of WW2 militaria for over 25 years, mainly ww2 militaria from the commonwealth. In the collection I've specialised in ww2 rations, tabacco and female commonwealth services uniforms (like WAAF, ATS, WRNS, CWAC, etc.). Some people will know as "Naaficook".

 

I own for over 13 years a 1941 Hillman Utility Mk2a and a Mk5 bicycle. Some years ago I was lucky to find a neglected Mk2 Daimler Dingo in the UK and I've started restoring it this year. The Dingo has been used as a safety-car in the 1960/'70s on the Coventry Bee's speedwaytrack, hence the currently yellow and black striping on it. Unfortunally due to lack of maintenance is suffered some problems in the 70's and was put aside to be "fixed"......what never happenend until today.

It suffered severly from storage outside (rotten instruments, floorboards and bins) and a vandalised interior as the rotating commanders seat and some hatchhandles are completely gone!

Luckely the hull, engine and chassies are in good condition and dismanteling is in full process and will be completed within a few weeks.

 

I will need lots of help in the future, I will keep you all informed and will post photo's in the future.

 

Happy motoring too you all !

 

Frederik Loggen (a.k.a. Naaficook)

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Welcome

Hmm that gives the word safety car a whole new meaning... Any chance of pictures of it?

Cheers

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If its the same one from fleabay my wife got into a bidding frenzy I had asked her to bid up to a certan amount as i was away but she just kept bidding :red:

Glad it went to a better man:D

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2009-4.jpg

 

The Daimler Dingo Mk2 (F329419) as bought some years ago. The engine, flywheel and gearbox are allready taken out for restauration.

Wings are dented and side bins are rotten at the bottom, but the hull is in good condition.

Inside the fueltank and all instruments are rotten and the floorplates are 70% ok. Unfortunate the rotating observers seat is completly gone.

For replacement I've managed to find :

- front bin   FOUND

- side bin cover  FOUND

- headlight + blackout FOUND

- side lights  FOUND

- Klaxon  FOUND

- repro fueltank FOUND

- hubcaps  FOUND

- steeringwheel FOUND

- visionblocks FOUND

and other odds and ends.

 

Help is needed to find :

- opening-handles for the lookouts 

- rotating observerseat  FOUND

- internal bins for grenadeboxes

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Hi Fredrick, glad to see you are on here now as well. Re the hatch handles I'm probably going to a set made for my motor , how many do you need ?

TTFN

Shaun

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Hi Shaun,

 

I need at least :

- one for the drivers FRONT lookout

- one for the drivers SIDE lookout

 

They are different in construction if I'm correct.

 

Also looking for a rotating commanders seat and the 2 bins inside the hull for the grenadeboxes.

 

Please keep me informed!

 

Cheers, Fred

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Ok Fredrik, I will getting some made in a couple of months, as soon as I have a cost I will PM you .

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Hallo Fredrik, good to see you on here, too!

 

I see you have a Mk5 bicycle, do you know where I can get parts for my Military Bicycle Mk V*?

 

Thanks,

Hanno

 

What bits are you in need off? I got a number of bits for my MK5 from Bikes UK. The bearings etc are avilable, just means searching the net.

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It's been some time since work started.

The dingo has been dismantled completly now and I've spend lots of days sandblasting all the the little parts : bolts, nuts, washers, screws and nearly all the small knick-nacks and bits and bobs. All has been labled and stored seperately in plastic zip-lock bags. After sandblasting every item has been primed in red-oxide paint...the old fashioned way by hand! (I've noticed that spraypainting doesn't cover the metal in the corners and would need to be handpainted afterwards). With painting lots of time was spent again. Some bolts, srews and nuts (when needed) were re-threaded if there was damage.

A few weekends ago prior to adapting a sea-container to serve as a in-situ large sandblasting room, the wheels were split from their tires. The frame, rims, some floorplates, armoured plates and mudguards are now blasted and primed again....by hand.

Pffff....lots of work has been done now and I hope that I can complete the sandblasting before the end of the year......and beginning next year I can start with the next phase : the build up !

 

Still looking for hatch handles, the commanders seat and 2 grenade bins for the grenadeboxes.

 

 

Photo's added soon :-)

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