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  1. Actually, this isn't really a military item. Some years ago, it was realised by Greyhound owners that, as their racing dogs aged, they missed the track, they missed their friends and rivals and generally became depressed. But, chasing the hare proved all too much. So, White City introduced a veterans' day for retired racing greyhounds. It included some bottom-sniffing, a set of lamp posts were set up for competitive pi**ing (height achieved, quantity and colour were all judged) and the highlight was the closing event... the veterans' race. Chasing after a hare at their age would have clea
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  2. Bad weather's no longer a problem, I’ve just extended the garage😬 The wife had mixed emotions and started shouting something about a Fox Hat !! no idea what she was saying as I had the grinder going🤔
    4 points
  3. That is a shame, but I suppose if it is nice that week I could park my Land Rover in the field, throw some dust over it, throw some straw over myself & get my wife to come along & ask me silly questions?
    4 points
  4. What, like all those GMCs registered as 1939 in the 1980s? 😉
    3 points
  5. Spare wheel fitting. This has been an on going mission for some time, and it has turned into a complete saga worthy of a telling by the great Bernhard Cribbins on Jackanory, except he would have to read it after the watershed time so as not to give the kids nightmares. It started last winter when son Stuart and I set out to fit the recently reconditioned carrier parts back on. All seemed to go well except we ran out of the right size bolts and had to leave a couple of bits off. We also left off some of the cross bracing to allow access to the air intake pipes and compressor condenser u
    3 points
  6. Dunkirk 80 years ago ww2. This week i will add some of my original Dunkirk photos.
    3 points
  7. It was also a nice surprise for the wife 🤨
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  8. Interesting that we were told by the folk that used my particular MV in the Normandy campaign was that the first thing they did was to paint out the bonnet star! Seems some thought the emblem was too good a target, which is kind of contrary to the scurrilous saying of those days that if the Germans flew over, the Allies ducked; if the British flew over, the Germans ducked; and if the Yanks flew over, everyone ducked!
    3 points
  9. I'm not taking any chances, being an auto electrician I have self insulated. Joking aside I have come out of retirement to drive artics for a supermarket company. We are gradually getting back to normal as suppliers have in many cases ramped production up by 50% and we are working round the clock but there are still plenty of retards abusing the system by stockpiling perishable food which will have rotted long before it gets used.
    3 points
  10. You may have fun with the council planning people. I tried and failed to obtain planning permission for a building to store my MVs because no-one outside our "bubble" understands MVs, and the local council considers anything connected with them to be commercial. Andy
    2 points
  11. Just received the results FBHVC Press Release 17.11.2020__ - National Historic Vehicle Survey Results.pdf
    2 points
  12. Here is an interesting image. Photographed in Tunisia in 1930.
    2 points
  13. We used to bang 4" nails into a plank and bend them round pram wheel axels!!!
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  14. I personally don't have a problem with replicas as long as they are not portrayed as originals. I think that anyone who puts the effort into restoring anything is worthy of praise, the only exception, in my mind, are those who pay to have the work done and the then tell everyone that they restored the item themselves, why not just be honest. As for not using the correct thickness of steel, sometimes there seems to be little point, unless it can be seen and the in a lot of cases it can be packed out to look correct if you are using thinner material or ground back, if it is slightly
    2 points
  15. You are too kind, Ed. We only do it for the fun of it and the friends we make around the world. Steve
    2 points
  16. It was a French scrapyard that the previous Dutch collector bought it from. I had it shipped here on a Dutch trailer with an English tractor unit and a Polish driver. A truly European effort.
    2 points
  17. I expect Lex can sell you one Andrew......For about 1 1/2 times the value of your G3😏 Bloody expensive door stops. Ron
    2 points
  18. Bit more progress on the Tanker this weekend. Down to the small bits now, the five minute jobs that take all day. Fuel filter/sediment bowl fitted and a quick test. Felt it was worth a short video, as she ticked over without stalling. Bit too slow mind and still needs adjusting. Now the fuel tank is fitted, next job wire up the fuel gauge. Connecting the sender is fun, working through a small hole in the pump room floor. Five cables to cram in, on the right terminals. Then the dashboard end, which is not quite as bad. Took the steering wheel off to g
    2 points
  19. Yes, but the man that never had a ****-cart, or made a mistake never made anything. These jobs are only for the brave... and its looking good. Dave
    2 points
  20. Just making some space on my driveway, I am sure the wife would be delighted with another project 🤥😂
    2 points
  21. Jon, Simply amazing. You are talented beyond belief! I have been following you since you were just building the turret, and when you started on this endeavor after the volume of encouragement to do so, I couldn't have been more excited. You are getting so close, and you have to be applauded for your commitment to staying as close to authentic as possible. I can't wait to see the hull mated with the turret, and even better, one day moving along on it's very own set of tracks. Keep it up brother...you're truly an inspiration! -Tom
    2 points
  22. Lunch time break there numerous trials reports on land rovers and l could spend lots of time posting them but this l promise is the last only because the museum had one of the prototype FC 101 and POWERED TRAILERs
    2 points
  23. Because you know it's there! 🙂
    2 points
  24. PUT THE TURRET ON! PUT THE TURRET ON! PUT THE TURRET ON!!! just for a minute! Please! Please Please!!!! John
    2 points
  25. I phoned the W&P Office a few days ago, suprising someone answered, even more of a surprise it was Anne Bertrand the Co-Owner of W&P revival show, we spoke at length and found Her charming and very helpfull. we discussed the possible show cancellation situation and She told me they are waiting for Government decision that if social distance restrictions need to continue into/beyond July then they would Not be allowed to open the show, they are Insured against such eventualities, but cast doubt if they would get fully compensated, but Ann Assured me Everyone who has paid Will be Ref
    2 points
  26. Can't believe it's taken so long to update my progress. Poor weather and work stopped play. However, lockdown has its advantages. Managed to paint and fit front wings, grab handles, grill, steering. Painted willys windscreen. Started modifying bonnet to accept willys hinge. Its finally starting to like a vehicle.
    2 points
  27. This is the curse of restoration when "flying" somewhat blind. i.e., without good source-drawings or photos to study. I found when I did my TE, I did many things twice. And there was no common-cause. Sometimes poor machining on my part, or the job did not look right; or, as we discovered later, it was to foul some as-not-yet-thought-about part. My solution, as with all conundrums of this type, lies with Doctor Shepherd & Dr Neame's patent problem-solving elixir - to wit, Masterbrew.
    2 points
  28. Doc, The karrier has never looked better, it probably never looked as good while in use. The Fairbanks would have admired your efforts. Martin.
    1 point
  29. Dear Doc, I am related to the Fairbanks, my grandmother was sister to James Fairbank. As a child I played on the Karrier. My great-uncle bought lots of post-war surplus, including empty sea-mines, used as waterbutts. They had some glider carriers, which went to Eden camp museum. There is nothing left now. The connection to Bradford is that was where the family originate from, James Fairbank's father, James Arthur Fairbank was a mill and coal mine owner, and upon moving out of the business, moved to Appleton-le-Street. The Karrier may have been owned by a relative or bought in Bradfor
    1 point
  30. And my wife has instructed me to tell you, that I made her a vegetarian quiche. Red Leicester pastry, with mushrooms, sugar snaps and sweet peppers, mixed with egg, pepper cream and more red Leicester topped with melted Cambozola. There, done as instructed. Jon
    1 point
  31. cheque the date of your jeep as late pedals did not have the cast type the plane ones had a type of grip tape on them you can simulate this with grit sand in the primer then paint the top coat in green i had to make the ones on my late war time jeep and my next ford is the same and deep mud exhaust pipe you can make this from an m38 jeep with a bit of cutting and welding
    1 point
  32. 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.
    1 point
  33. And just in the nick of time - the forum is fixed! Thanks for your patience guys and have a great weekend!
    1 point
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  35. Look on the brightside, KTH you have an air-conditioned cab... at the moment that would be very desirable. Whilst there is a lot of rust on your lorry, cab-aside, it looks to be all there. This will make an interesting thread as you tear into it. S&F
    1 point
  36. I’ve got the drawing for that little block of wood in the fender, should you want to make a new one.
    1 point
  37. Yes they were intended for the Royal marines. The A3 has a hold open device in the ejector block. They are converted from MK II Bren's. L4A4 SHOULD all be converted from Mk III Guns.
    1 point
  38. some thing l am really pleased to get is the folder on the J.A.B it contains the workshop manual drawing and photographs the one in the folder is the one that was in the museum which when there l got to run and we took it one year to W&P l could have done with this folder all those years ago also a often overlooked vehicle but one l got to drive with the old Bedford CF loved them doors push them back brake hard and nearly lose your right arm
    1 point
  39. It’s like playing “Where’s Jimmy?”.
    1 point
  40. Have been working on the next jeep over the last week some photos for you of the front axle and rebuilt steering box will get the hubs on tomorrow steviem get your self a mig 120 and a gas bottle with .6 wire don't get a gasless one they are s**t and you will regret it
    1 point
  41. A few parts from ww1. original photo taken from my glass neg. ASC stores 1918
    1 point
  42. Item number 133351879350 - what appears to be a water bowser tank for a Bedford MW.
    1 point
  43. I might have been wrong with this as it seems some 1945 MB's were already fitted with sprocket gear blocks too!
    1 point
  44. Evening All, Manufacturing the radio operators seat was next on the list, the only picture that I could find of it is this one and I think that this is a pre-production version but it's better than nothing. My version. It can fit in two positions but personally, I wouldn't want to be in either, as it is so very cramped and how you would get out in an emergency is any ones guess. I don't think that you can appreciate just how little room there is inside this tank until the upper hull and turret are in place, it must have been hell in the
    1 point
  45. February 2020. Not too much progress lately due to working outside in the cold mainly! Few parts needing repair, few parts blasted and primed.
    1 point
  46. Hi no nothing on the back apart from its just black and its I would say small cup size like a tax disc holder size
    1 point
  47. If I remember right at least Three replica Mercedes trucks were built by Charlie Mann using lengthened 6x6 GMC chassis for the Raiders film, there was also complete cabs mounted on camera tracking rigs to film the fight scenes in the cab...the late Tony Oliver, who supplied all the other vehicles in the film, owned one of the trucks for some years after the film, I drove it several times on other productions, He sold it and it ended up in the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland Florida,
    1 point
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