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Bedford QLT restoration 82RB41

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I have been using all the information that Mike Starmer has done on british army colours & disruptive camouflage of 1936-1945 to decided. 

According to my key card my vehicle is from contract V4914 and it chassis is 12449.

this suggests that my vehicle was built in 1942

I know in may 1942 that there was a shortage of material to produce green paint

so i have decided to psint the vehicle S.c.c no 2 brown

i have already spray the chassis and axle with an under coat.

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I cant remember where i read it but I believe this brown was referred to as milky chocolate.

I used the find that Richard  Farrant made on the inside of a vehicle panel of the colour s.c.c no2 brown.

i purchased a supply of the colour Richard had made by RR services.

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10 hours ago, retalator said:

I cant remember where i read it but I believe this brown was referred to as milky chocolate.

I used the find that Richard  Farrant made on the inside of a vehicle panel of the colour s.c.c no2 brown.

i purchased a supply of the colour Richard had made by RR services.

Looks good !

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Still cheering you on. The time it takes matters less than the end result and from what you have done so far, it will be a credit to you and another oldie saved for the future. Good luck with the rest of the restoration.

Steve.

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Looking really good,  I had to smile at your comment 'so many parts to clean and check'   it's those parts that seem never ending and the time at the bench endless but it's the effort put in there that turns an 'OK' restoration into a first class reliable restoration.   

Excellent attention to detail,  keep up the good work and keep the photos coming:thumbsup:

Pete  

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I’ve just got hold of an original QL wiring loom. It’s amazing how execlent the condition it is. When i’m ready to use it i just hope it self explanatory  as no labrls on the ends.

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I find it astonishing that these kind of parts are still out there to be found, so long after they were of any real commercial use.

My first MV was a Bedford MWR which I acquired in 1970 and at that time there were almost no new spares available because the enthusiast infrastructure did not really exist. On the other hand there were lots of reasonably good trucks in scrapyards that weren't particularly rusty but had no use so they got scrapped.

David

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12 hours ago, David Herbert said:

I find it astonishing that these kind of parts are still out there to be found, so long after they were of any real commercial use.

My first MV was a Bedford MWR which I acquired in 1970 and at that time there were almost no new spares available because the enthusiast infrastructure did not really exist. On the other hand there were lots of reasonably good trucks in scrapyards that weren't particularly rusty but had no use so they got scrapped.

David

David it's called networking - you knew the guy from whence it came

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got a bit of time on my hands at the moment so i’ve finally started the cab repair’s and there is a lot.

 

 

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Work so far after a few day. 
Every time i take a section apart to repair i found more holes.

 

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A lot to do but it is all doable, a lot of flat panels, no compound curves, keep the pictures coming.

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The cab as you can see has a few holes in it.

I’m trying to save as much of the metal as possible.

Had to replace the rear cross member.

This is putting my metal forming and welding to the test.

Not perfect but i’m happy with the work, it can only get better.

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39 minutes ago, retalator said:

Its starting to take shape again but still have many hours of fabrication of the cab to go

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I think it looks really good and is starting to take shape. All the hours spent now will be worth it.

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On 5/7/2020 at 10:41 AM, retalator said:

The cab as you can see has a few holes in it.

I’m trying to save as much of the metal as possible.

I feel your pain!! remove one rusty part just to find another rusty part 🤨

But it looks good👍

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