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Hi to all,

 

Im now happy owner Austin Tilly,

 

and search help with info about model, with parts, details and information about history this car?

 

Only know- before 15 years was sale from Malta to England.

 

thanks

 

Tomas

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You got your work cut out, reminds me of the C8 when I acquired it. Good luck.

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perhaps starting with some internal braces to hold things together , before removing the body . Seems to be held together with more luck and wishes than metal !Knowing how dedicated you would have to be to have bought it I m sure its only a matter of time before this old soldier is once more fit for service . Please keep Us posted as it is restored.

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Hi to all tilly owners,

can somebody help me with my new war beast? :yay:Now I need the pictures of inside rear body.

I have one question. Know somebody why many of Malta tillys are paited in blue colour?

 

Cheers Radek

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Hi Radek,

 

I like your new Tilly, I was tempted to buy it myself!

 

Chris

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Hi to all tilly owners,

can somebody help me with my new war beast? :yay:Now I need the pictures of inside rear body.

I have one question. Know somebody why many of Malta tillys are paited in blue colour?

 

Cheers Radek

 

Maybe because they were used by Navy troops?

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It looks more like RAF blue than Navy dark blue to me. Possibly used by the RAF post-war.

 

:n00b: Damn, should have noticed that....

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My Austin Tilly came also from malta. Four of them came in 2004 to The Netherlands and where painted white, black or blue/white.

 

 

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My Austin Tilly had her maiden voyage this April. I have done two rallys in May.

 

 

 

 

 

How is yours going. If you need information about the Austin...

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that really is a lovley job. The Tilly is such an underated vehicle. Watch most British 1950's black and white films, there is a Tilly rattaling about somewhere, carrying ladders or builders tools. Most just got worked to death and dumped. Congratulations on saving an iconic vehicle.

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Hi Guys,

can somebody help mi with identification of my Austin Tilly. I would like know the yer of manufacture.

The contract No. is new for tilly register too.

 

Body lable

 

engine No.

 

Contract lable with No.

 

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Start restoration my Austin Tilly, buit febuary 1943, M 4888772 (thanks to Mike by information)

 

NOT easy project for restoration, all parts is very rusty...

 

But try make good , original Austin Tilly,

 

I finnish my last staff car, have time for Tilly.

 

Higgins Tom

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That's a real project. I see the chassis is nearly ready. Or am I wrong?

 

If you need some information, just ask. In the Netherlands another Tilly is almost restored.

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That's a real project. I see the chassis is nearly ready. Or am I wrong?

 

If you need some information, just ask. In the Netherlands another Tilly is almost restored.

 

Hi Arjan,

 

yes chassis is now fixed (14 day job-welding, kiting, grinding, etc.)

 

now make rear axle, have two, hope one be good(?)

 

thank you for offer on help!

 

Have three steerings, two rear and three front axles, two rear bumper, three gearboxes, two engines(plus one block),etc. , but missing both rear seats or pipe frame for tarp, etc.

think maybe is for change.

 

Please let me more info about this Tilly in Holland?I see on pictures only Robs Tilly,

 

look for info and pictures to my contrac,t end of 1942, now I see on pictures many small differences between contracts,

 

For example this rear bumpers, have two , but are different.

 

Tom

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My Austin Tilly came also from malta. Four of them came in 2004 to The Netherlands and where painted white, black or blue/white

 

 

Hi all,

 

This Tilly was also one of those 4? I do not know who has it now, presume it's still in Holland?

 

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It had an MG enine in it I think, ohv. for sure.

 

Cheers,

 

Lex

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Hi all,

 

This Tilly was also one of those 4? I do not know who has it now, presume it's still in Holland?

 

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It had an MG enine in it I think, ohv. for sure.

 

Cheers,

 

Lex

 

Hi Lex, sorry I dont know, I now this Tilly from picrutes, think have new owner in England,

 

but best is contact Tilly register.

 

Tom

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Very slowly continuing, cold and frost not good for work....

 

make rear springs and rear axle,

 

and here are pictures my axles and rear bumper, think 1940-1942 Tilly models,

 

is for change.

 

Higgins Tom

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Well done Tom. I'm following with interest. Hopefully you are finding useful parts from the car we retrieved from that strange woman?

Note my 'M' number is not far from yours!

 

Ron

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Hi Ron,

now helped me very much, I have another brake brakes on my Tilly are destroyed.

Of the three rear axles compose one (!)

I want to thank you again for the great help!

With the number it's very interesting!

I'd like my Tilly, stand next to your beautiful Tilly.

 

Tom

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Hi Ron,

now helped me very much, I have another brake brakes on my Tilly are destroyed.

Of the three rear axles compose one (!)

I want to thank you again for the great help!

With the number it's very interesting!

I'd like my Tilly, stand next to your beautiful Tilly.

 

Tom

 

 

repair of the rear axle and brakes continues

three axles composing one ...

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one my, fine foto from Normandy, I talk with Austin Tilly owner in Arromanches,

 

tell me his Tilly go "with god help"...:-D

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