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  1. Thats a neat piece of metalwork, from experience getting the shape/contour of window or screen recesses is quite tricky. I had to fabricate a complete rear screen recess on one of our lorries, it took a lot of patience and in the end a few attempts!
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  2. Standard Land Rover tool!! Don’t think I’ve seen a series Land Rover hub nut without a chisel mark.
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  3. A quote [ a man who never makes any failures never makes any successes either ] very true
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  4. I've always had good results from https://www.acorn-ind.co.uk/ and https://www.vintagebearings.co.uk/ If the leather is just a flat piece of leather contact these guys https://www.par-group.co.uk/ they cut out new leather seals for my Scammells back hub seals.
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  5. Thank's yes it was certainly 'tricky' I used several other descriptors for it while doing the the job, if it had just been in the horizontal and vertical plane it would have been fairly straightforward however as the upward curve begins so the whole molding starts to lean back into the scuttle something like 15 to 20 degrees from the vertical following the pressing for the door post. The difficult bit was trying to form a series of bends and depressions two of which form 90' bends into three orientations while not introducing distortion, needless to say the first attempt ended in the
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  6. Another old post but here is a civi Austin K2 on an RAF airfield just after D-Day to collect casualties off a Douglas Dakota. As my Dad remembers as an erk at RAF Broadwell and later RAF Down Ampney, it was all hands to the pump to remove the wounded from the aircraft on to ambulances as quickly as possible. Often the RAF personnel would give emergency aid in the shape of a Woodbine Cigarette, as smoking was good for you in 1944! Note civi registration and no large red crosses. As for the RAF use of Austin K2s on UK airfields I seem to remember that RAFM say this was from late 1945
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  7. The tyres on the one dismounted wooden wheel are shot so Steve cut it back to the metal band and then used an angle grinder to cut through that. The tyre just pings off and we parked that for disposal and the wheel for the next step of restoration.
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  8. Dad is always looking for things to do so Steve and I pulled the California rad out from the shed and looked it over. We knew it had been patched before so we had a look at that and the damage seemed worse than we remembered. We are undecided as to the best course of action so may swap over the top tank with the WD marked one that we have. The gills had taken a few knocks so we need to sort those out. We gave the rad a pressure wash and then parked that up for later on.
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  9. We need to get the rear wheels sorted and the pair we want to use are on the other Peerless so we had to swap them over with the metal wheels we have in stock. First task was to move all the stuff which was stored on and around the Peerless and tow it out into the open to make room. These wheels are very heavy and we used the engine hoist to secure them. The first one came off really easily which surprised us all and the metal wheel went on without any problem. The other side was a different story and after most of the day gone we had to give up and put the Peerless away again and Steve will c
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  10. The next task was the front axle, but the U Bolts we had (even the best set) we decided were too far gone to use so we have parked the axle for now and will get a set of bolts made.
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  11. A bit more progress over the weekend. The Peerless is fighting back again so we didn’t get as far forwards as we would have liked. The first task was to put the back axle on, using the engine hoist to life it into position. Unfortunately it didn’t seem to fit and then we realised that there should be a mounting plate on top and rubber block underneath. Looking in the spare parts drawer Steve pulled out an axle with the remains of springs still attached. Taking an angle grinder to that he soon produced a very tired but serviceable pair which he now fitted to the axle. A few hours later on
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  12. Thanks Tapper, it feels very close and yet there are still several major hurdles to negotiate but that's all part of the challenge. Time for an update me thinks. I have finished the engine cover although I have cheated and used 1.6mm steel sheet for the covers to save weight. Around the opening of this cover there is a radiused section, best shown in this picture. Also there is a 15mm gap right around the covers, too big a gap to be just clearance. I had assumed that it was a rain water channel but the more I studied the pictur
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  13. Have you tried Oil Seal UK? From their website:- Where seals are not available from stock we can have them manufactured in the the following materials:- Metal cased leather Metal cased rubber Leather (flat or shaped) Rubber Felt Cork http://www.oilsealuk.co.uk/
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  14. A bit of an update regarding work on the scuttle in the last set of photos I posted I'd started to repair the RH side screen recess after a couple of false starts it's now complete. originally the whole panel was stamped out in one hit probably hot and by a break press. As I don't have such luxuries I ended up making the repair patch out of 4 separate pieces welded together and then ground to shape. It looks a fairly simple repair however the indented pressing has to curve upwards and also lay back following the contour of the scuttle to get an idea how it all worked I made a pattern out
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