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The axle back in to it's place, we have a rolling trailer. next job will be the fitting of the mudguards.

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Looks great Guy, shame the 'new toy' got in the way so it wont be at W&P this year ? or will it ?

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Hi Rick I got them for Guy a couple of year ago from ToTec Tyres but he no longer sells this pattern then I found another dealer in Manchester England and had the last 2 but it looks like he's got some more back in stock ? https://www.bigtyres.co.uk/tyres.html?a_application=undefined&a_size=&ax_sw=18970&a_construction=&ax_rim=18868&ax_od=&ax_pro=

 

Thank you for that information Ian. I will chase them up in a few weeks. Too many other things happening at present.

 

Regards Rick.

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Thank you for that information Ian. I will chase them up in a few weeks. Too many other things happening at present.

 

 

Rick, The BKT pattern is the same pattern Olympic used to make uptil about 5 (?) years ago, so you might get lucky in Australia. From what I have heard they are/were used on crop sprayers.

 

 

Lovely work on the trailer Guy.....and brilliant work on the fenders! I would love to hear how you did those.....do they have the edges folded and a wire inserted? One day I will have to make a set for my Chev C8, so would love to hear about your experience.

 

Alex

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Some extra pictures of the trailer, rivets are on order to rivet this thing back together. which me luck, only around 150 rivets to go !!!

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It was imposible to resist the temptation to collect a extra 1 ton trailer and surely for a nice price.

 

But there are some tricky bits missing , axle have been modified with bigger wheels and the front hook and jockey wheel are missing.

So if there are parts around just hive a shout. I still have a bad axle that I can repair , just missing one 13" wheel for it.

 

Guy.

 

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Under several layers of paint I found these inscriptions on the rear door.

 

96 must be REME , but division sign is not so clear . There where a lot of layers paint over each other but I can see some sky blue as a base colour.

 

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Had a good look at the trailer and as it is still so original (except the axle) I think I will rebuild this one and use the missing parts from my other project.

Took the metal floor out that had been added by the previous owner.

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Nice work Guy. Great to see your projects coming together at a nice steady pace.

 

 

regards,

Bjorn

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Started to repair the bottom edge of the side plate work and removed some extra paint on the back number . It looks like the yellow and red bit on the number had a extra cote of paint on them and the number was changed . Is this modification a post-war change ??.

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ones the side is ready I will separate the top section from the chassis and have bought sandblasted .attachment.php?attachmentid=125963&stc=1attachment.php?attachmentid=125964&stc=1

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Trailer is completely stripped and of to be sandblasted .

Took the home made axle from under the trailer and it was made of two front wheel hubs .

These two hubs came from a military vehicle but I don't know from witch type .

If interested these are surplus to me , with the two 20" wheels.

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Sides from the last trailer have been sandblasted , ready for some primmer .

Now the chassis is also with the blasters .

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side plates in to primmer , now will need serious panel beating and some filler over the worst places .

 

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the trailer sides are ready , now waiting for the chassis that is with the sandblasters.

 

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Look good Guy, did you receive my email with photos of the axle & wheels ?

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I did Ian , not really the thing I am looking for, will use the axle from my first trailer so I have a almost original trailer for my QL .

 

Guy.

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chassis now in to paint and ready to take the axle from under my first trailer. so plenty of action in the backyard.

 

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Trailer is almost ready, axle and towing unit with jockey wheel back on the chassis.

Now looking to cut some planks for a new floor and there will be some work on the rear hatch as this was really the worst bit on the trailer .

Will rivet a new plate on to the original angled iron construction of the rear hatch.

Still had some new made mudguards from my 1st trailer project that I can use for the moment but looking to repair the original mudguard witch where on the trailer .

 

So it looks I can get this trailer ready for next War & Peace show , will be a nice tow behind the Bedford QL.

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new floor in the trailer and started do repair the rear hatch , Imperial size rivets are on order to rivet everything back together.

The two identification plates are also back on there place!

Also started to clean some accessories, lightning and the T- plate for the back side .

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Hello.

Did some extra work on the trailer , started to repair the sandblasted original mudguards and riveted the rear panel in to the tailgate. So almost done, just some extra spray work and some electric stuff .

 

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Just some extra work on the trailer , rear hatch in to paint and the census numbers painted on the rear and the sides . Made the missing handbrake rods, on this type of trailer you only had a parking brake.

Now the repair off the mudguards and some easy removable lighting on the back and we are ready .

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Great restoration on the trailer. With the help of an little mischevious imp.

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The repaired and painted mudguards are back in place , I am happy that it was still possible to reclaim the original mudguards.

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Trailer ready for it first trip to Wings and Wheels meeting here in Belgium, mounted a hinged panel on the back with modern lighting and the number plate that is easy to get rid of on a meeting .

So now we can start again on the Morris Commercial C4. :-D

 

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