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  1. Here you are with three coats of spray lacquer.
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  2. I think those seats are really special. The body is also an inspiration, I take my hat off to you chaps.
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  3. And if my memory serves me correctly the rear plate(buffer) to replace the butt. Couldn't beat the sight of 6 SF guns on the gun line blatting off 1 in 1 tracer or a good night shoot over the heads of our advancing troops. Gary
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  4. Had a good weeks work repairing and painting the first 4 hose tubes. First 2 off the production line. Holes, dents and the chewed ends repaired and coating of the old Bonda Primer on the outside. Odd patches on corrosion up the tube have been quite easy. Well, as easy as thin sheet welding gets. Repairing the rusted ends was a bit more challenging, as it has to be spot on otherwise the brass end cap wont fit Usual massed clamps, and loads of little spot welds Lastly, try an end cap to see if it fits. Keeping a hose inside the tube while working on it goes a long way in noise reduction when hammering or grinding. Trying to be a little bit considerate towards my locked down neighbours. Last job this afternoon, paint the inside. Will the invented sprayer do the honours? Yes, it did. Well sort of. A better class of spray nozzle is required really. The current idea of a bit of plastic pipe with some holes punched in it is a bit too ad hoc. As it doesn't spray like a conventional spray gun, there is no air coming out of the nozzle, just pure paint. It's not so much spraying, as pouring under pressure. But it does pour rather well, if a bit messy. I did say I would do a video of the thing in action. I don't really like filming myself so It's not brilliant but worth a look at for a laugh. Hopefully this is the link to it
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  5. First coat of primer in engine bay today.
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  6. Further to previous mention of the Crossley 'Kegress' , for those of you with a technical interest in such vehicles some further details from Commercial Motor . Richard Peskett.
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  7. Many thanks to Gary for spotting this must - have accessory on our favourite on-line auction site Maybe it goes in here?
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  8. 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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  9. Watch this space, dont know where you are in the world but i would love you to pop over and see (maybe drive dont promise that) my Spartan, give me a few tips and maybe buy me a beer
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  10. Yes same reason Steve if doesn't start at least we can fall back on the toylander 🤭
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  11. This will be a good deal easier next we do it ! But then everything is ?
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  12. The swivel frame worked very well
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  13. In a change to the advertised programming... It's mid-week so, by rights should be a catch-up post. Really excited to have the bulkhead buttresses back from being welded, so wanted to share them instead. Trial fitting. I had to relieve the off-side buttress where the gear-change shafts pass through. Next task is to account for the position of the bolt holes for the bulkhead.
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  14. Oh, as usual, after months of searching and just as I finish, a possible supplier of the correct plate has been located.
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  15. Evening All, I have started fabricating the track guards, they are not as straight forward as one would think and as I haven't got the machinery neccassery to bend steel angle there is a lot of fabricating to do. The retaining brackets are a multitude of different angles and took quite a bit of research but I think that they are some where near. I haven't had any luck finding the correct steel for the guards at a sensible price, so at present I am just going to use modern diamond tread plate but I am making them in such a fashion that if some plate in the correct pattern does become available, it won't take much to change them. It took ages to find a horn of the correct diameter and I thought the chrome effect would look quite flashy in a combat situation. The piece of tube sticking out is a stop for the drivers hatch and will have a rubber bung in the end when I have made it.
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  16. First drive after seven month restoration
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  17. Yes I’ve seen that Nick Johns - I bought it from Ryan 👍🏻 Looks a bit different now
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