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  1. Something all of us know. 🀣
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  2. top coated the frame yesterday and left the dry so today started to fit all the bits back next week i plan to rebuild the axles this will include resetting the crown wheel and pinion, new bearings and oil seals
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  3. We call that a "Bloomer Loaf" so the pedal must hence forth be called a Bloomer Pedal πŸ˜„ Ron
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  4. Hi Ron, though I’d share with you an image of the original fuel tank, you can still see it attached to the fuel tapπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚
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  5. Hi and thanks for letting me join the group. i'm looking forward to using the forum as i have a keen interest in military items in particular flintlock weapons ,swords and especially motorcycles , i am just about to embark on a restoration of a triumph 5sw with my friend sean who i beleive has spoken to a few of your members Regards Robert
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  6. 1:35 Scale Tamiya Universal carrier Mk ll, first attempt at using photo etch ( eduard upgrade), as well as figures and simple diorama. Painted and finished with all Vallejo products . Completely Hand Painted. My uncle crewed one in Italy and NW Europe during WW2. All comments welcome as help improve my next build an Archer SPG.e, to help me improve for my next build an Archer SPG.
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  7. Good day folks, I am Dennis. Retired and starting to build military models after not modeling for 52 yrs. I have not created anything since i was 13 yrs. old , a quickly built simple kit. A 1;48 scale Spitfire with no reguard to accuracy or quality of finish. typical right of passage fro young teenagers at that time. Boy have things changed to a quality product!!!
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  8. all parts turned up but no sump gasket and no axle rubber bump stops so i will order them from joes motor pool
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  9. after 3 days working on the farm loadall fork lift a broken compensator what a job along with a new hose in the boom and a cheque valve in the tilt ram i spent today fitting the body on to the willys jeep its just a test fit and needs to come off tomorrow for stone chipping and painting the pedals line up with the holes in the body that's a first
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  10. I can remember years ago when that radar trailer was still complete..ish in a poor state then, and well vandellised,. it was then burnt out in a large fire, which burnt the tyres and reduced the body to the pile of twisted rusty scrap it is now ...below is a link to a complete rusty but Original identical radar trailer that has been saved and still had most of its radar equipment intact too so made it a feaseable proposition to restore http://www.anti-aircraft.co.uk/restoration_No3Mk2radar.html
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  11. just a 1/2 day today built up all 4 wheels and got the jeep back on her wheels will test fit the body next then repaint the frame and start work on the engine and gear boxes what will we find ? and have got some of the workshop cleared of some parts
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  12. Remember the rather grim sitcom Hi-de-Hi? Someone on the internet has traced every bit of stock footage used in the opening titles! HERE I think the source of the SRN-1 hovercraft clip will be of interest as it's from a Combined Services Exercise in 1959. It shows an amphibious assault on the beach at Eastney. Lots of kit on display. Combined Services Exercise 1959
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  13. Great work, it's good to see these old wardogs being put back on the road.
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  14. Try E Dobson &Co., Keighley. They made the copper non-asbestos gaskets for my Karrier (and numerous other projects). Just send them an old gasket to copy (in a self-sealing polythene bag) or knock out a paper template. Quick turnaround and very reasonable on price (or at least I thought so). Doc.
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  15. built up the front axle new bearings in the diff and painted up along with some other parts then fitted the axle and start to build up the the ends set the pre load on the king pin bearings
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  16. i think i speak for us all when i say we really want to see it running and painted. keep it up
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  17. i recently bought a smart charger from ebay for Β£13.99 and was happy with it's performance. it will charge 6 12 and 24v. its yellow and black and looks a bit like a multimeter, the manufacturer is katbo
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  18. Would the bin for used tickets been an earlier version of this one on a London Transport bus?
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  19. the front is willys the back ford lots of ford bolts inside but only some willys bolts on the diff cover is that ok and today rebuilt the back axle new brakes, pipes, oil seals and fitted tomorrow will start on the front axle along with all the bits and paint the wheels ready to fit the new tyres need to make a prop splash shield for the right side of the frame not to far off getting it back on its wheels and rolling
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  20. Hello all, I've been some initial reassembling of my bike and have come to reposition the left hand side storage wedge. Unfortunately the rear brake lever and rod clash with the end of the box - this can't be right surely? It does perhaps explain why the end corner was all bashed in when I got the bike.... How should this area be please? Thank you, Martin
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  21. Evening All, If I decide to build another tank it would probably be a Panzer iv but that would probably be a project too far. I have been trying to finish the turret, all the little fiddly detail bits that I didn't have enough information for. There's a marker attached to the hull just below the turret ring to show when the turret is facing the front that needed adding. Whilst I had completed the wiring up to the slip ring in the base of the hull, I hadn't done anything about the wiring in the turret. The wires run from the slip ring up the leg of the commanders cha
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  22. Hello everyone, As you know, our 2020 show was cancelled due to the uncertainty surrounding the virus. This was a tough and risky decision but ultimately, this turned out to be the correct call and minimised our losses to only the rent of our field and some miscellaneous expenses. Covid-19 Coronavirus and its variants remains a threat, and we will be monitoring the situation closely, and evaluating the feasibility of the show in a COVID-secure fashion, however, as has been demonstrated, government guidelines are subject to changes at short notice. With the recent announcements by the
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  23. to days work was the back axle resetting the pinion to 4267 then the crown wheel so you get 5 to 7 thou back lash then bolt the back cover on make an 8/39 axle tag paint the axle and parts ready for fitting tomorrow
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  24. Excellent work, looks very good.
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  25. I have a number of them too, but most of mine are still working as track pins πŸ˜€
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  26. Had the chance to view the old girl today, really impressed with Jerry's work and knowledge, top guy looking forward to the rest of the restoration.
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  27. spent today finishing the welding then seam seal the joints and move the body out side to paint it and left to simmer in the noon day sun inside the work shop the frame is on the stands and tomorrow will paint it with its top coat dark olive drab and the new tyres turned up
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  28. You should start with acquiring a parts book and a maintenance manual. However there will not be a one shop stop for Triumph singles spares. Individual parts and overhaul facilities will have to be sourced through the internet or asking through these forums. These Triumph parts are harder to come by than most other makes in my experience. As far as bearings are concerned, they will all have numbers stamped on them, which can then usually be matched by a good bearing company.......Not quite as easy when it comes to other engine parts I'm afraid and wheel bearings for these are almost obsol
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  29. more welding, grinding, welding, grinding over the last two days the body tub is not far off now hope to have it finished tomorrow
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  30. Presumably the second cab was for the maintenance crew whose sole job was to catch and refit the rear propshaft when it attempted to escape?
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  31. Hello If you don't mind a reproduction tent. Sofmilitary have a lot of different tents. There is also www.canvastentshop.co.uk They have 'patrol tents' which look like a 160lb tent and similarly sized. As well as different fly sheets. They come in green and brown. The one downside to them is that they appear to have plastic webbing straps for keeping the doors open. Dan
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  32. 43 FK 50 TO 43 FK 99 44 FK 01 T0 44 FK 19 02 FK 92 TO 02 FK 96 [ police vans 41 FK 77 TO 41 FK 83 ] 46 FK 63 TO 48 FK 62 your number appears to have been sold 1973
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  34. Hi Toby. Very pleased to see you here and making good progress. We seem to have a bit of a Thornycroft corner going! Steve
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  35. The new toy... in preparation for a Panzer 4 build???
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  36. the FK series of numbers for these all were in contract WV 9530
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  37. There were 250JU's on Contract No. WV7867 in the FJ range of ARN's. Going by a little booklet I have with all vehicles in the FJ range, here are the 250JU numbers: Morris 250JU Minibus 13 seat WV7867 Asset Code 1144-0233 14FJ13 to 15FJ38 Morris 250JU Left hand drive Minibus 13 seat 15FJ64 to 16FJ25 Morris 250JU Van WV7867 Asset Code 2610-0233 31FJ21 to 31FJ41 BMC 250JU Minibus 13 seat WV7867 Asset Code 1144-0233 52FJ72 to 53FJ11 Hope this might be of use to you.
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  38. I follow this guys escapades, usually tractors and such but this time around it was about matadors, always a favourite of mine.
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  40. Spent Friday and 1/2 of Saturday working on the body drivers side were the axe handle fits along with the hop hat section that fits inside down by the fuel tank and a new step and some of the holes in the dash just going to keep working my way round the body hole filling the other side is in much worse condition
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  41. ok after a long hard look at the front floor i would have to cut out more than would be left so the best way to fix it is to put a new floor in that was todays job floor out floor in just need a bit of trimming at bulk head end then weld it up
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  43. today job is to start the body work new back panel and filling the 3485 holes that should not be there then its the floors happy days i have found a lot of stress fractures all over the bulk head this is from the top hat section that have turned to rust and the wood turned to dust
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  44. I took some shots today.
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  45. so what have i been up to today well as all the parts have come back from blasting i have been cleaning the powder off and priming and some top coating also taking a look at the body need to order some parts i also picked up the rebuilt rad 1 x top hat section fuel tank strap joes motor pool number tn8j31pa 1 x passenger side fish plate joes motor pool number tnsqenhp 1 x top hat section under the back floor jeeparts have them in photos for you
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  46. You may have to put a tap through to clean it up. Try removing the threaded section on the other side and fitting the screw to see if that side tightens up. The screw should go tight but the slide bit should remain loose. The anti rattle spring fits between the 2 to erm, anti rattle lol.
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  47. just to let you know i have picked up all the blasted parts and primed them took all day but i left the camera at home so will put them up tomorrow there is a lot of work on the body but nothing that cannot be fixed
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  48. Well if you're going to throw it away? I'll have it! 😏 Ron
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  49. The military vehicles and replica tanks and armoured cars used on Bridge too Far were all supplied and built by the late Charlie Mann who ran a Military museum in Cornwall, he also built the 6 wheeler Mercedes truck used in the chase scene on the original Indiana Jones film, it was based on a ww2 GMC 6X6, after he died Southerbys auctioned everything off. The Dodge based 4x4 Armoured car was built on a 1950's US Military M43 Ambulance chassis/running gear, the replica body was not armoured but just sheet steel construction, very convincing even close up. Later on when it had been sold to ano
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