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  1. I've learnt that I've a lot to learn on military vehicle restoration
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  2. Hi steviem are you going the the victory show if so will bring the m43 jacket with me will be selling some parts on grahams stall
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  3. I have deleted this post as it might create offence::
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  4. The manifold heat control Is correctly set in the Summer Position
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  5. Speedo unwrapped and reassembled today. Refitted to the dash. Everything else looks decidedly shabby now so did a little bit of cleaning. Much better. Just the other six gauges to clean and paint the bezels on. I replaced all the mounting screws on the dash and heater controls. Does any one have a supplier for the textured paint used on the dash and heater controls? The heater controls have lost most of their paint over the years. And cleaned all the bolts from the props, chassis and gearbox in readiness for its reassembly. And that's as much as I have achieved today.
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  6. We had a broken rebound clip so a piece of steel was shaped and ready to be bent to shape.
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  7. started top coat, went on with roller really well.
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  8. We still cannot lift the axles to a good working height due to the forklift still being out of action, so the plan for now was to continue with the rear springs, at this point we think that what we have will be okay to use. There seemed to be lots of rust between the leafs and this was pushing them apart making them look worse than they actually are. There is no real easy way to clean these so we stripped them down and started to chip away the rust and then we used the angle grinder and finished off with the wire wheel, the sand blasters next door have gone which would have been easier but would also cost a fortune. This is a very long process but we are happy with the results, lots of pitting between the leafs but not rotted away at all which is good, the front springs were in much better condition as obviously these are fully covered where as the rears are exposed to the elements.
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  9. Not getting too controversial but over the last 6 months I have learnt a lot of people have some pretty shocking views on life....enough of that though. I've learnt a lot more about fault finding tbh, being patient in tracking down why things, especially engines dont run properly!!
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  10. 🙂I learnt that retirement would not be a problem as long as I had my workshop and all my tools.... so I retired🙂
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  11. That's a really incoherent and unclear article, particularly as the original RAC information is very clear. It suggests on the spot fines for driving anywhere without a clean air sticker, yet says the stickers are only required in certain cities. It then goes on to talk about enviromental regulations in other countries, without any clarity over regulation or enforcement at all, and appears to confuse Italian (and other) city access regulations with environmental regulations. In fact it seems this is only for certain citiesThe RAC page on this is very clear and lists the cities where these are required on a permanent or temporary basis: https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/law-change-for-uk-drivers-in-french-cities/. It seems temporary controls can be invoked in Normandy, which I guess is where most MV owners are likely to go, at times of high pollution; the full details are on an EU site linked from the RAC page. There is a French government website for this in English, https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/, where you can also make a mock application. A trial application for a 1943 petrol or diesel car, light or heavy goods vehicle with no Euro engine classification returns 'your vehicle is not eligible'; the same application with LPG as a fuel returns a cat. 1 (second best) classification.
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  12. Finally found some time to do a little Foden work. Went for an instant gratification job by repairing the speedometer. It was working fine and then the milometer stopped working. Screws out and the dash pulls out about an inch. There are so many cables and air pipes it's a tight squeeze to undo the speedo cable. Then you have about three inches of space to play with. Two thumb screws, two bulbs and the speedo is out. Scraped off the soggy rubber gasket. Will need to find or make a replacement, maybe a thin O ring? Twist the bezel to release the glass, undo the two screws on the back. On turning the drive it quickly became apparent that the drive had seized and the gear had stripped. A pick was needed to release the clip. Luckily my spare dash has a speedo that donated a gear drive. Reassembled with a little fresh lubrication and it works perfectly again. Whist apart it seemed a good idea to paint the bezel. As the glass seemed to be properly stuck I opted for masking rather than possibly breaking it. A bit of prep and ready for a coat of paint. Ready for Reassembly tomorrow. Also serviced the pto switch which relentlessly leaked air each time it was used. Stripped Cleaned, replace seal, lubricated. And reassembled. Also whilst the dash was out I removed the blanking plate for the second pto switch. A future project is to fit the winch I have which requires a second hydraulic pump. The second switch had already been liberated from the donor cab and refurbished. Just need to connect from the switch to the connector under the cab. So several small jobs almost complete
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  13. Thin metal welding!! and still learning 🤨
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  14. Evening everyone Managed to finish off the last big job on the passenger door 🎉 I’ve never re-skinned a door before so it was all a learning curve. Mistake number one!! After measuring the slots for the hinges and carefully cutting them out I realised that I’d measured them back to front 🤨 After re-cutting the slots and the sheet to size it was ready to fit, joggled the top edge and offered it up. Applied seam sealer around the edge and the centre bar, not sure if this is the done thing but I thought it can’t hurt. Fitted the skin carefully then went about bending the lip over which is easier said than done. And then the slow process of thin welding, definitely not my favourite activity 🙄 Ground back and ready for filling. Re-hung the door again to check it still fits, it didn’t 🤔!! Somehow fitting the skin and welding had put it slightly out of square, one block of timber as a wedge and some minor tweaking it was back to where it needed to be. The original skin now makes a nice piece of wall art, although the wife said it would be best suited in the garage 😬
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  15. Resurrecting my old thread , after starting on the restoration of our second Jeep I got side tracked by quite a few other machines! Ah well, its almost done now and looks resplendent in its RAF Blue Grey. My Dad passed away back in December of last year , aged 96 , but I know he is looking down in full approval of it being in this colour. Here he is driving the COs Jeep in Burma, and here is his Willys MB about to launch onto the scene albeit later than first hoped!
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  16. This weekend we managed to get the chassis into daylight to get some paint on it, hopefully soon we will start to put parts back on.
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  17. Late August 2020, we are waiting on a trolley being made so we can pull the chassis out into the open to spray it green, meanwhile in no particular order we are unwrapping parts and finally getting things in green. We would have hoped to have a rolling chassis sooner, but the Covid situation put us back a bit! We sheeted over the chassis and made our spray booth there.
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