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18 hours ago, 64EK26 said:

Started on tyre fitting ....

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one done, four to go. Need to get them done and fitted so I can move the truck into a position to do the welding on the rear.

Dividing rim nuts will be painted red

Hi which supplier and make  make of tyre please...also any probs getting them on British rims...any need to "trim" the beading  ?? Thanks.

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Hi

Wally - you are always welcome to but in

The side rails I have are

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The "U" section on mine is about 1.125" wide and deep and would accommodate a 0.75" board

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Also one has at support bracket on it.

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Wally - any use to you (Free of Charge of course)

"goanna" will PM you some more photos, also happy to take more measurements if you need

 

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Andy

Tyres are Petlas 9.00 x 16 - from ToTec Tyres

They are a b***ger to fit, yes they do need to be shaved. I am preparing a document on how to do it,  PM me you e-mail address and I will send you acopy of the document (when I have finished it).

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Hi Richard found this in the garage today I think its part of the door hinge yours F.O.C.  if its any use to you,  tyres look good by the way ☺

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RICHARD 

Thank you for your kind offer but l folded the new side rails due to the fact that all that was left of the original one was about one foot. 

Have you thought about having the rims skimmed rather than removing rubber l only put this forward as l have seen the results of removing rubber from the tyre bead

KIND REGARDS WALLY

 

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1 hour ago, 64EK26 said:

Andy

Tyres are Petlas 9.00 x 16 - from ToTec Tyres

They are a b***ger to fit, yes they do need to be shaved. I am preparing a document on how to do it,  PM me you e-mail address and I will send you acopy of the document (when I have finished it).

PM sent

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Hi Jeremy

Thanks for the offer ...

I am not sure what those are from (no doubt someone will tell you), my hinges look like this

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Richard

Many thanks for those pics and the dimensions  of the rails !

I have a pair of old original MW side curtains that I don't need , these are the small curtains that fit at the rear corners of the cab behind the doors.

 

This pics may be of interest: post war service in Denmark

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21 hours ago, 64EK26 said:

Andy

Tyres are Petlas 9.00 x 16 - from ToTec Tyres

They are a b***ger to fit, yes they do need to be shaved. I am preparing a document on how to do it,  PM me you e-mail address and I will send you acopy of the document (when I have finished it).

That's really strange that these were so difficult to fit on the rim, I have the same on my Morris C4 and had now problem to fit them on the rims . Yes I used a lot of soap and some pressure to have them right on the rims .  No shaving of the tyre was needed , and the rims are the standard 16" ones.

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Guy , have a look at the difference between your rims and the MWC one ,yours has the tire valve on the right of the wheel nut , the MWC has it on the left , and has 2 longer studs . The longer studded ones are Canadian , and are not exactly the same as British ones , can`t mix the rims .

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Yes you are right Maurice, I have one Canadian  wheel on the Morris but will keep this one as spare wheel. Just need to order a new tyre for my extra British rim that I have.

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Just a quick update...

Bulkhead coming along nicely

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All tyres fitted

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More welding this weekend (hopefully)

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1 hour ago, 64EK26 said:

Just a quick update...

Bulkhead coming along nicely

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All tyres fitted

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More welding this weekend (hopefully)

:thumbsup:

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Nearly finished the bulhead (front panels ribbed)

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Trial fitted the engine after fitting correct shackle bolts

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Looking for the following parts....

Rear spring top clips 2.1/2" wide by about 7" long

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Oil Air bath filter bracket..

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Front hoop sticks and windows (will probabably have to make these), and obviously pumps and filters

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2 hours ago, 64EK26 said:

Nearly finished the bulhead (front panels ribbed)

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Trial fitted the engine after fitting correct shackle bolts

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Looking for the following parts....

Rear spring top clips 2.1/2" wide by about 7" long

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Oil Air bath filter bracket..

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Front hoop sticks and windows (will probabably have to make these), and obviously pumps and filters

I need window frames (and an other pal) and others as well I am sure! I have original front hoops to copy..again is it worth us getting together to have a batch made and save some money   ?

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Started on the cab woodwork...

The side rails are very complicated to machine...

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Fillet block cut

and trial fitted

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and just for bit of fun, in true Blue Peter style, loosely fitted some other bits I had previously made

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Fillet blocks now fitted

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Just need to cut them off square and do the inner angle. The stepping in the side rail isn't seen from the outside and the wooden rail feels much stronger.

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Cab Floor (apart from a bit of trimming) done

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and the front floor panels fit nicely (will have to make a new rear cab floor panel)

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Enjoying this thread very much there's a lot of good work going into this restoration keep it up and keep the photos coming :thumbsup:

Pete  

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Hi - Bit more progess this week

gear box in and clutch is fine

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also busy in the back garden constructing a new cab (which is coming along nicely)

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Don't worry the posidrive screws will be replaced by the correct size slotted ones.

Still looking for two pumpa and two filters

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as well as pipes and taps etc.

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Posted (edited)

Looking good......you could always get a job as a carpenter !!...Just wondered where you got the new door hinge pins/fittings from please ?

Edited by andy1960

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8 hours ago, andy1960 said:

Looking good......you could always get a job as a carpenter !!...Just wondered where you got the new door hinge pins/fittings from please ?

I suspect thatI don't work fast enough to become a carpenter....

The new door hinge pins are standard Landrover Series door hinge pins (loads on eBay), they are normally sold in packs of 4. The brass balls that the Landrover uses are a smaller than the Bedford ones (I used some of the original brass balls that came with the truck, however I will probably make some new ones as they are a bit worn)

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There's a lot of carpentry involved in the MW cab and rear body on the MWD I found it a bit of a Bus man's holiday to be honest, I enjoy the fabrication of new panels and learning about the mechanical side of things more. Your doing a great job Richard at least I didn't have doors to make for my truck 😎 

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