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1 hour ago, wally dugan said:

Just out of interest l ran the key card data base and the reason l raised the question on the 1953 date on the tag is because any of the BROCKHOUSE half ton LT WT TRAILERs by   that  time would have the new style numbers most were in the mixed trailer numbers for half ton two wheel that included  those made by ORME EVANS  and TASKER the series of  83 YK 10 TO 95 YK 99 

Hi Wally

I'm not clear on what these means? 

What is the key card data base? 

Looking at the SOUL data plate i would say this is a later retro fitted item. Maybe not necessarily original to the trailer. 

Regards 

Richard 

 

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32 minutes ago, Jerryjeeprichard said:

Looking at the SOUL data plate i would say this is a later retro fitted item. Maybe not necessarily original to the trailer. 

 

 

Hi Richard,

I think you will find that plate with SOUL on it actually reads SOU 1, it would appear to be a rebuild plate showing the work was done at a REME Southern Command Workshop. I have a feeling that SOU 1 could have been Warminster as I recall seeing this code on a rebuilt engine data plate. So it would not be original but it does show part of the trailers service history.

regards, Richard

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the key cards are the records  of military equipment IE soft skin vehicles trucks jeeps cars and  trailers that cover the period  after ww2 into the early 50s that remained in service Now the RLC MUSEUM HOLD THEM but l have the details from my time at the museum of army transport. THE plate with  S.O.U 1 would be applied  after the trailer under went rebuild the plate with the details of contract wartime number starting with X and chassis number would be fitted when the trailer was made so is a original item but when it was rebuilt it was normal for another plate to be attached with the new style  registration these new came into use in late 1949/50 but as l said it may have been lost  the new number would have been recorded on the key card along as the  wartime number it would be  strange for any one to go to the trouble of bothering to apply these after it was sold bearing mind it appears to have been on a farm but who knows after all this time just appoint  the S.O.U plate l have seen this type of plate before and is a part of its history                         regards WALLY

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Richard, Wally, 

 

The information is greatly appreciated, so i think the feeling is although the S.O.U.1 data plate is not original part of the trailer. it really should be re-attached as it forms later part of its military history. 

Is it likely that its rebuild was at Warminster or is this to difficult to prove? 

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1 hour ago, Jerryjeeprichard said:

Richard, Wally, 

 

The information is greatly appreciated, so i think the feeling is although the S.O.U.1 data plate is not original part of the trailer. it really should be re-attached as it forms later part of its military history. 

Is it likely that its rebuild was at Warminster or is this to difficult to prove? 

Hi Richard,

My mistake I was unsure if it was Warminster or Aldershot. It was in fact the REME Workshops at Aldershot, which at that time would have been 13 Command Workshop (much later the number was changed to 43).

regards, Richard

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Thought I would post a few pictures on progress.

Started with some of the smaller components. 

Items stripped, sandblasted, repaired where necessary, 

Primed, assembled and top coated.  

 

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Thought I would post some trailer progress. 

 

Trailer stripped down to all the component parts, axle, hitch, split the springs. 

Started with sand blasting all the small components, the wheels, axle and chassis, sent to a local blasting company, 

Everything has been blasted, primed, and treated to three coats of top coat. 

Hitch treated to new bushes. 

Axles treated with new oil seals and new wheel bearings. 

Tyres re booted with two new Avon Tourist 600 x 16. 

 

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Some really nice work here, I cant say I have seen many before on the show circuit.

Kevin

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22 hours ago, Rootes75 said:

Some really nice work here, I cant say I have seen many before on the show circuit.

Kevin

Hi Kevin, 

 

Many thanks for the comments, not many of these trailers left at all. To my count around 10 that i know of. I have two, debating whether or not to restore both or sell one on and let someone else have the enjoyment. 

Not sure we'll have to much of a show circuit this year, but hopefully next year the world will be in a better place..  

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Everything we booked the car into this year has been cancelled, understandably.

We are looking forward to next year.

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