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Ferret Mk 2/3 Restoration and paint sourcing

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Now I have removed everything in the fighting compartment I am ready for internal paint. Any idea where I can source the silverish paint and where I can source the external paint for the body and the blue paint for the engine/transmission? Some phillistine seems to have painted the external surfaces with a weird paint which is peeling off showing a dull olive green with black areas. It is a mess, will probably burn it off now all fuel is removed. Thanks.

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Where in the world are you?

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Ferrt Mk 2/3 Restoration and paint sourcing for 1959 Ferret  83 MS 27.

Justa few shots as we go through the teardown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I used silver Hammerite (smooth) for mine. You should be able to get the sky blue for the engine and NATO green for the outside mixed up at any paint shop, or if you’re happy with his prices you could order from Marcus Glenn.

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I agree, smooth hammerite gives a pretty good finish. I did my Saracen with it, I applied it with a small foam roller and the finish is as good as spray.

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Posted (edited)

Where can I source new foam brow pads for the commander pull down seat and the MG mount or is there an alternative supplier?

Edited by Peter Garwood
clarification

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I have some NOS eyebrow pads for the side hatches and the drivers hatch (early non NVG) and I have some commanders scope ones that I have yet to dig out, maybe this weekend.

Edited by robin craig
speellink mishtake

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Just pulled the turret off and am about to steam clean the interior of the vehicle and engine and bay. However when I went to tow it with the tractor I pressed the footbrake and it went straight down to the floor! Handbrake held OK. What has happened to the brakes?? Where should I start looking!

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Sounds like a hydraulic leak somewhere, perhaps wheel cylinder. Can you see any signs of weeping from wheels or brake lines?

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Daft things first is there any fluid in the master cylinder looks like its been stood awhile as most of the brake pipe work is hidden it would be hard to see any leaks as the fluid can lay in the bottom of the hull if it was mine l would top up the master cylinder and pump the pedal and see if a leak appears

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I will do that on the weekend and report back. Luckily the handbrake and large concrete blocks is holding it in place.

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