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  1. here is the 110" 3/4 ton bonneted control in its current position in the Dunsfold Collection, nice find Wally , please bear me in mind if you have a chance to copy it. philip
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  2. The race is on to get everything out of the loft builders here to start on Monday l have pulled a few files out here is one on the purposed replacement for the 109 in 1962 and a picture of the wooden mock up model this was to have a wheel base of 109 1/2 or 110
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  3. To be honest I am happy with 90% of it, ideally and in a perfect world ( ie money no object ) I should of had new inner arches fabricated but on a budget that just wasn’t happening, like you Kevin it will niggle me that it’s not right even if you can’t see it but on the inside it does at least look better.
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  4. Nice work. It's great when you can stand back and look at it aĺl in one colour. And you think yeah, I did that
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  5. On the last lorry we restored I re-welded a front cab mounting in 4 times as it just didnt look right and tidy enough for me. One of my friends who also restores lorries came a long and couldnt believe what I was doing. He said once the repair is good enough why try and dress it perfectly when it will eventually be hidden away and never seen again!! I can totally see the point now. If its on the outside and seen you make the repair as neat as possible. If its on the inside and you cant quite get it neat dont beat yourself up about it. Kevin.
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  6. That really does look the dogs dangly bits! Jon
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  7. Deadline to meet!! Made good progress over the last couple of days, filled, sanded and seam sealed where necessary. Applied two coats of Grey Zine primer Lastly I emptied the scrap bucket, bearing in mind this is just from the lower part of the cab, I had intended to save as much of the original truck as possible but sometimes you just can’t. Time permitting I will hopefully get the top coat of paint on tomorrow.
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  8. German dump for captured bikes .Dunkirk. Photo taken from my original neg. Keith
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  9. This post has opened so many doors into different aspects of that period, and provided a little piece of history in its own right. A period in history when one country was invading other sovereign countrys without provocation for its own ends. Thank you for posting the original pictures.
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  10. Like the Oxford Carrier no doubt, this had two sets of tillers (as did T16 I think). One set of tillers works the brakes in a Cletrac type controlled diff, while the other set work the brakes on the outside for skid steering.
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  11. Or perhaps one set of tillers does brakes, the other does something crafty in the steering box? Andy
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  12. Dale, it MAY be that the steering system has two slave cylinders for each side of the steering braking system? The logic being I would guess. Is that if a cylinder fails, you can still steer. A bit like a rolls Royce, two Braking & two ignition systems for 'Failsafe'! Just my thoughts on this.
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  13. One amazing big meccano box just needs to be put together great job
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  14. Nathan, they were only fitted to early WD M20's with the rubber-mounted handlebars and it was designed to prevent the steering damper knob loosening once adjusted correctly.........I've got a NOS one still in KG No.3 paint....no use to me as I no longer have BSA's......
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  15. After years of watching your Posts I've finally seen a train on the tracks. Good to see it isn't abandoned.
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  16. Captured Allied Armor: Enemy Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing:- https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2016/08/31/captured-allied-armor-enemy-wolves-in-sheeps-clothing/ Repurposing German Vehicles by Allied Troops:- https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2016/08/08/repurposing-german-vehicles-by-allied-troops/
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  17. Couple more pictures, day after this time. Moved her out a bit to get a better camera angle.
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  18. Hillman Minx Phase 1 cars debuted in late 1939 for model-year 1940. The pre-Phase 1 cars were phased out almost immediately. Up till November 1942, some 10,015 Minx saloons were built in total. Some were of the military type (smaller diameter headlights, no chrome, etc.) and some were of full civilian type (many were exported). Civilian types were still being turned out in small numbers in 1943. The military saloon, however, was continued in production during the entire war. From 1942 through 1944 a small number of these were diverted for essential civilian use. The only known figure for
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  19. Following my quest for a WW2 staff car, I have been researching the Hillman Minx. From what I have found out, most of these staff cars around on the show scene today have been painted in RAF colours (which seems to tally with Lord Routes wartime role as head of production for Routes cars and aeroplanes!). However, most seem to be the pre-1939 model. Details on the switch-over to the 1939-on phase 1 model with "alligator" bonnet and clamshell style boot are vague. Did the Phase 1 model only come out post-war? Or was there a mix of pre-Phase 1 and Phase 1 production durinmg the war? Gratef
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