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You're welcome Guy.

Yes with those speakers..that would be a sight to see!:-D

 

Keep up the good work; I am enjoying this thread just as much as the previous one with the QL.

 

Alex

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Hi Andy.

 

First took a piece of 3 mm thick plate and rolled around two tubes of 3/4 " and welded this together.

Ones ready I welded the ring round the tube and after well heating I bend these to a more open shape with a long 3/4" solid bar .

Had to make a few test to have enough space to slide the top tube aside the vertical tube.

The use of this bracket is that you can store the two tubes if you want to drive without the canvas cover over the cabin.

 

Hope this will help you a bit further !!

 

Guy.

 

 

Thanks Guy ... looking good as allways !

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Made the tubes that connect the front and rear. on these two tubes will the cupola been fitted that is in construction for the moment.

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The replacement engine for the second Morris W/T some reassemble work , needed to check this one completely over ass the engine was stored for more than 30 years.

 

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Thanks for the information , but the 4 brake houses came with the Morris , the French and previous owner orderer some parts for the brake system.

Strange that there came 4 houses my way with the Morris as there are only 3 required .

 

 

 

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Hello Guy

 

Can you tell me what you did with the replacement brake pipes. The original copper pipes had single flared ends, this is not a good method and double flares are normally used on brake systems . Did you use double flares or single ? Thanks Mike

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Did use single flare ends on the tubes , did the same on my Bedford QL and never had any problems with this set up ..

If you want to modify to double flares you need to replace some tricky connectors on the brake system.

 

Guy

 

Hello Guy

 

Can you tell me what you did with the replacement brake pipes. The original copper pipes had single flared ends, this is not a good method and double flares are normally used on brake systems . Did you use double flares or single ? Thanks Mike

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Made the little box to fit the driver's handbook in to, made the copy from a friend his C4 that still had the original fitted in the cabin.

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Started also to strip the radio box on this wireless, this will need a lot of work and will duplicate in the meantime for my wireless where the radio box was lost.

 

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Guy,

 

In case you are after more pictures of the Morris radio box...Jaap de Wit on MLU restored a C15 with Morris radio box a few years back.

 

 

Alex

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Hello Alex , indeed I have some information and pictures from Jaap de Wit his thread on MLU, but not everything on his project is as I like it. the panel work is not fitted as original and the roof is original covered with canvas and not in metal plate as Jaap did it .

But no hard feelings he made a great job of it and I was very lucky he post some interesting pictures .

 

Guy.

 

 

Guy,

 

In case you are after more pictures of the Morris radio box...Jaap de Wit on MLU restored a C15 with Morris radio box a few years back.

 

 

Alex

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Received my wood from the supplier , think I can start to rebuild the two radio boxes for the C4's.

Made some new corner re-enforcements that are situated in the 4 top corner of the box.

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Nice work as always Guy ! .. looking forward to seeing it in Normandy. ;)

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Collected my serviced Autovac unit at Beaulieu auto jumble, painted it,and all the plumbing dome.

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Found a copula from a Bedford QL and modified this one a bit that it fits on to the cabin frame work, had to search for some information what the hip ring looked like and how this was fitted on the top frame work.

The hip ring is a fairly standard part and used on match British vehicles late war.

 

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Now I can have al these bits sandblasted and painted.

 

The screened ignition is also ready , this is a mix off Land Rover screened ignition bits and original bits.Have also 2 spare spark plugs into its holder on the bulkhead .

 

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The air filter elbow is back in to it's place and now the filter need some paint.

 

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Started with the construction of the radio box floor . Assembled the remains of the bad box to use as a template . A loot of measuring and matching as there is really noting match left and not been a carpenter by trade don't improve the situation.

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Getting there with the floor crossmembers , made the base for the front and rear panel . Now it will be a bit more strait forward as I have a useable template for all the side panels .

 

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Floor crossmember section ready and in paint . 

Now I will have a look for some floor boards and can make a start on the front and rear wall construction of the wireless box.

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