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Hello,

 

I bought the vehicle in about 2013, its been around the block and has featured on this site before, so some will recognise it. I did quite a bit of work on it, converting it back to a HUP but then other things interfered and I had to leave the project parked to one side. I am at a point where I can at last pick up where I left off and I thought that you might be interested. I have added some pictures to be going on with but I will add a more detail later. Anyway I hope that you like what you see.

 

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Yes, I'm very interested, please keep us up dated as you move along. A big project on a nice little vehicle. I have been collecting derelict HUP's and parts to do a re-build and your progress will be a great tutor for me. I remember seeing your earlier posts and am glad to see you back on track again.

 

Gordon

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Nice to see it being brought back to its original form. Was it just a regular HUB ?

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part 3. More home made parts. The door mechanism is an original against my home made version.

 

Anyone got any wheel split rims for sale? to fit 900 x 16 tyres either 6 hole cmp 13 cab or 8 Hole Morris.

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Hi Johann,

 

The markings could well be original, and are an interesting unit.

 

The bull's head is the UK 79th Armoured Divsion, disbanded in August 1945. This was commanded by Major-General Hobart, of 'Hobart's Funnies', the specialist armoured assault vehicles used on D-Day, and elsewhere. More detail here:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/79th_Armoured_Division_%28United_Kingdom%29

 

The Diagonal Red over Green arm of service square was for an RASC transport group in the 79th. There may have been a number painted on the square which would have told you which of the four companies it was, but I can't see a sign of it.

 

I hope that helps.

 

Best Regards,

 

Adrian

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. Thanks for the information Adrian, unfortunately of fortunately depending on how you see it the panel in question was suffering from the old rust bug around the edges so had t be cut out and replaced. That means rather than covering the bull up with new paint I can frame it and put it on the wall.

 

All of the parts that I have been waiting for have turned up so I was able to get the rear axle in and the brakes installed. It took quite a lot of searching to find some of the components so I will post where the parts came from.

 

Rear brake cylinders - Ebay

Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder-Professional Grade Front Raybestos WC3406( 161726933472 )

 

Rear spring u bolts and long nuts - ATS springs www.ATSsprings.com (USA) 9/16X3-5/8X9-1/2\" ROUND U BOLT KIT x 2 sets

 

Front brake cylinders - Ebay

Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder Dorman W4571 fits 40-47 Ford 1 Ton Pickup( 281439639223 )

 

I hope that helps someone.

 

Johann

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I had time on Sunday to pipe the brakes in. The brake hoses that were on the vehicle, were far too long, infact, the front axle to swivel housing hoses, rubbed on the inside of the wheels. After a bit of research I found a company in Southhampton Hampshire, that had the correct hoses, run by a very helpful chap called Steve.

 

STAR Automotive

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Front axle to Swivel housing - NAPA part Number 4900 or his invoice UP4900

Front and rear chassis to axle - NAPA part Number 4960 or his invoice UP4960

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Progress, progress, progress, slowly but surly. All the ancillaries are now on the engine, its all piped up and I have made the exhaust system. I had a box for the exhaust, that I bought when I first got the vehicle, so only needed the bends. As do other people who renovate things, I have lots of bits and pieces lying around, left overs from other projects. So searching through my treasure, I found the front pipe from a series 2a Land Rover Diesel, the right diameter but obviously it needed cutting and welding to suit the CMP, it contains most of the bends needed apart from a 90 deg and a short section of straight. A coat of heat resistant silver and finished. The Chassis is now ready to go in to storage while I finish the body, easier said than done!

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great to see this HUP being restored! seeing all the work, it's more of a recreation

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I suppose that you are right but a lot of vehicle restorations are, in reality, just that but to a greater or lesser degree. If I had managed to find all the components needed and bolted them together, would that be any different, it still wouldn't have been a totally "original" vehicle. They are not making them any more, so we have to preserve what we have.

 

Jonathan

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Jonathan, I totally agree - tipping my hat to people like you who have the skills to do all this fabrication work!

 

cheers,

Hanno

 

PS: hint - the guys over on Maple Leaf Up would like to see your progress too ;)

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Hanno,

 

thanks for posting the picture on Maple Leaf, I will try and keep it up to date from now on.

 

Regards,

 

Jonathan

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Going back a bit to the earlier photos, I presume the radio type house body was saved and passed on to someone as it did look to be a period item, and often seen on CMPs

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The radio body was being used by my son as his Army base but he is getting a little too old for that now. Its not worth me trying to tell you the state of this vehicle when I got it, bodged would be putting it nicely. The chassis had been lengthened by 18" and I wouldn't have driven it on the road. Anyway looking at the standard of the work it wasn't modified in its military service.

 

Regards,

 

Jonathan

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So the radio body is not worth saving then? I new it wasn't original to your particular vehicle but I wondered if it was of use to another mv owner if it was actually a real radio body rather than one made up for the conversion.

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Its worth saving and is indeed, in good condition. I don't intend to let it rot but you never know what will appear as the next project and there is always a next project.

 

Jonathan

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I have been busy today repairing the front inner Wheel arches. Next job, lift the body in the air and spray underneath.

 

 

Jonathan

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Progress has been a bit slow but its coming. I have been working on the wiring, which is complete and working now. Its all done with cotton covered wire and to the wiring diagram but I have added a fuse box. The horrible bit of modern wiring, that will be hidden under the steering wheel, is a 12v-6v transformer for the horn. I have connected it with blue connectors so that I can't get the 6v and 12v systems mixed up in the future.

 

Jon

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