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  1. Yep, really nice and, as Ferg and Terry said, good to see one in post-war British colours. 10 68
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  2. Well done , looks great and as already said itโ€™s great to see a differently painted and marked jeep ๐Ÿ‘
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  3. Nice! Such a refreshing change from all those Screaming Eagles wannabees!
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  4. Hi all. I picked up this airborne trailer this week. Itโ€™s missing the data plate, so I started removing paint to see if I could find its X number but I found what appears to be 533RN painted on both front lower sections. Iโ€™m assuming Royal Navy, but on an airborne trailer?? Any ideas? Thanks. Matt
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  5. So we all know of the Hillman Minx based Utility but what about the prewar Hillman Hawk/16 Utility. With it being larger would it be still defined as a light utility or a heavy utility I wonder? Kevin
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  6. It is one of our favoured photos. The other is below, not particularly vehicle related but a good photo nonetheless. If there's anyone interested, once I get hold of his service record and can piece together locations, I intend to collate everything in chronological order of My Grandad's journey through Africa, I can post all of the ordered pictures in "Other Chatter" for people to have a look through. The caption on this photo reads: "One bottle per man"
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  7. I'm now enjoying a well deserved sit down, so, not content to be completely idle, will take the time to post a short update. Front wheels have been painted up to top-coat green and now need to wait for the paint to harden before I can consider lifting them. There was a dawning realisation that if I wanted to refit the front axle then the hooks needed to come off and be cleaned up and painted. So these have been playing catch-up alongside the spring hanger links, king pin covers and hubcaps. Sorry, not the best picture.... Meanwhile, the spring hanging links were loose fitted to the chassis in readiness to receive the front axle The front axle was manipulated comparatively easily using the high-lift pallet truck. Fitting the front pins was a bit of a fiddle, but we got there in the end. Offside front pin and hook were first to be fitted Followed by the nearside (don't the hooks look handsome!) With the rear pins in place, the truck was lowered and moved out of the way, giving access to prepare and paint the underside of the axle beam and the fork ends of the radius rods. Note the odd pin with the greaser mounted at right angles. This is to clear the track rod. Other work this weekend: The engine was paraffin washed while the front axle was out of the way. Looks much better for it. Also made the most of the nice weather and shredded a few wire brushes. The angle grinder cup brushes were particularly poor value for money. But the result was that the manifold and exhaust were ready for painting. Another thing that doesn't seem as good as it once was: aluminium paint. Used to need two hands to stir it; a far cry from the watery stuff that masquerades as paint now. The pictures below were taken after the second coat. Two more will be required, I think. The tail end of the pipe still needs to be repaired. I have no idea when I'll be able to do this and I didn't want to waste the weather. So this will have to be touched up afterwards.
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  8. Jeeps are never finished but apart from a few cosmetic things this one is! After five years she had her first extended run. Made from five jeeps (all GPW) she had to have a new tub but that reflects the rough time her parent jeeps had. Her DOD is 1/7/42. She served with the British Army and was rebuilt at the end of the war. She is painted as she would have done in 1946 as if she were attached to the 2bn Royal West Kent Regiment, attached to the 17th Brigade, 5th Infantry Division, British Army of Occupation (BAOR). Data plates - GPW 44607 - 1 July 1942 Body - ACM type 1 209337 - used on about MB 286xxx to 287xxx or GPW 164xxx to 165xxx -early Dec 1943 (now a new body) Frame horn stamping - 206596 - MB about 25/1/1943 or GPW mid June 1944 Tag on top of rails frame 1595360 - 1945/6 British Army rebuild Engine - 15669 - 1980 Shovel - B-150925 - Stuart Tank Jerry can - 1986 Thanks for all the advice and help to get us here. Graham and Charlie. IMG_1377.MP4
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  9. Post-war registration number for an RN-owned trailer. May well have been issued to an RM commando. Many RM vehicles had RN registrations. In fact, I think I have seen a picture in a book somewhere of a similar trailer being towed behind a Series 1 Land Rover with RN markings. 10 68
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  10. wheels have been bought. thanks for the tip
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  11. We are still mainly concentrating on other (long neglected building) projects but really enjoying getting back into this one after so long. I have glued each additional layer of MDF onto the CNC cut templates and used the router to trim them with a slight offset to give 2 degrees of draft angle. Each is currently at 4 layers of 12mm and the final depth needs to be 4" so I need to add some thin ply or similar to the backs to finish them off. There are still a few more parts to print before moving on to the core box. The outlet is on the side of the radiator so a tight bend is needed. Three of the four parts of the pattern have been printed, rubbed down and primed; the other half of the core box is currently printing.
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  12. Perfect for Caption competion! ๐Ÿ˜ The company also made Stretcher trailers and for various fire kit.
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  13. Frame spacers now rectified gents! I took the rear frame sections off at the same time and touched the paint up in the effected areas.......a bit OTT but I like to do a job properly ๐Ÿ˜Š
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  14. Yes, I can take them to work and scan them then email them to you. No problem but might take a couple of days.
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  15. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205485648
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  16. Pathe do have youtube channel. Intresting films to skip through.
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  17. Thanks John ๐Ÿ‘ I've updated my posts to try and look like I know what I'm on about..๐Ÿ˜ท I'm sure there is loads more to learn about this, its really interesting.
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  18. not much to report on the Diamond as i am actually running out of jobs to do on here which seems odd after 5 years. both diesel tanks, mud guards and battery box lids are know on, and got the new 300 ft winch cable fed onto the drum 2 weeks ago. all that is left is: repair bonnet blast/paint ballast box new wind screen glass & rubber inner door skins wire in head lights fit windscreen wiper motors & pipe work stencils so no excuses not to have it finished for next season.
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  19. A few updated photos of my willing helpers never say โ€œyour bored โ€œduring lockdown .Amazing how much rubbing down you can get done ๐Ÿ˜
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  20. The photo below is from a website devoted to the RAF units that were landed on Omaha beach under heavy fire. As you can see, these Crossley prime movers have the same type of trailer as the one in the photo posted previously disembarking from the US landing ship. Go to this website; http://www.therafatomahabeach.com/?page_id=2847 and click on the link saying 'The D-Day story that never made the headlines' Very interesting stories from some of those involved.
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