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Matt McMahon

Restoration of Matilda WDN 46101

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Hi everyone

In 1999 I acquired this vehicle and for some time its been sitting in the shed, Now we are working on it. Attached are some of our photos to date

Kind regards

Matt

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Dear Matt,

 

Welcome to the forum and love the project. I am assuming that Australia is home?

 

I love how a younger generation is involved, supervised by the 3 wise men!

 

What is the intended end status? Do you have a turret?

 

Will watch this with interest

 

Robin

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hi Matt,

Good to see the job is coming on well. I see you are keeping Neil busy at weekends ..... I do get progress reports from him as well :)

 

best regards,

Richard

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We have been sitting on this for some time, we have most of the bits, Australia had 18 dozer conversions however I only have the WDN numbers for eleven of them, WDN 6940, 7352, 7384, 7386, 10277, 17359, 18766, 18771, 27732, 37159 and ours 46101. 3 were sold at public auction in the 1950s complete with the blades. we really don't have any intention to do anything with it apart from operate it when we can along with our other vehicles.

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The blade assembly's were made "Britstand" and supplied as kits that were fitted in the field, mainly in the pacific. the first 6 were cable operated with a jeep engine used to power the winch, the next 6 used the same jeep motor but were hydraulic and the last 6 of which 3 survive including ours are hydraulic been driven off the main engine pack.

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