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  1. I was able to put the engine back in over the weekend. Just sorting the gearbox out after my miss hap. Hopefully have it running soon.
  2. Had the wheels made by someone else then spent about 3 days working it out and making it.
  3. Just made a spare wheel carrier for the qlt. copied from an original.
  4. Just bought a nos dynamo and it amazes me how well they where packaged.
  5. Had a few issue’s with the engine turning over by hand, but it seem’s sorted now. Had to measure and check everything a few times and it appears to me that i had not fitted one of the conrod’s in line with the crankshaft correctly. Works fine now. Also had an issue with the clutch/fly wheel and clutch disc. I thought it wasn’t fitted correctly, But i have changed all 3 parts for other new ones and it’s the same. So i’m going to do a trial fit on the chassis with the pedal connected to see if it all works as it should. Fingers crossed.
  6. I’ve started the engine rebuild. It’s taking a lot longer. But i’m taking my time as it my first rebuild.
  7. The cab is starting to take shape
  8. You can get the from bygone bedfords
  9. thank for all the help block core plugs done and cleaned out even had a chance for some paint.
  10. Thanks for the information. whats the best way to flush it out? can i use any sealant?
  11. Morning i want to replace some core plugs on the engine but i have never done it before. i’ve been told to place some grease on a drill bit and drill a hole in the centre then pull out. Then tap the new one in. is this the best way? do i need any sealant when put the new one in? what should i tap the new one in with? any advice or picture would be great thanks
  12. I will take it to my local place and get a price for you both. If you then want one making i will send you a sample of the material.
  13. I have an old cupola cover that i am going to have us to have a new one made. How quick did you need one? what colour are you looking for? the rear sheet is just a rectangle sheet that should be easy to reproduce?
  14. I’m looking for bits for a mw aeroscreen project i will be starting next year. if you have anything your willing to move on please message me with what you have. many thanks
  15. Can any one point me in the right direction to obtain when this order was placed. as I'm trying to work out when my Bedford qlt may have been produced? the book bedford to berlin and beyond dates it around 42 but i’ve been told it could be a 43 based on the contract ledger.
  16. Just got the head and block back ready for the rebuild. Hopefully that goes ok as it will be the first ever rebuild
  17. Just finished the front wheel arch’s just need painting
  18. A few more pictures of the cab started the other said almost there with the bottom half
  19. Its starting to take shape again but still have many hours of fabrication of the cab to go
  20. I think i have a 20cwt trailer it say on the date plate BODY GAS WELDING No 2 mk - gwl cont no23/58658 ser no 21246b when would this have been produced? does anyone have a picture of what it would have looked like? thanks
  21. Hi Ian hope your well. Came across this restoration of yours. The trailer looks like the one i have. Can you Shed any light on this one i have. There is a plaque that says BODY GAS WELDING No 2 mk - gwl cont no23/58658 ser no 21246b
  22. The cab as you can see has a few holes in it. I’m trying to save as much of the metal as possible. Had to replace the rear cross member. This is putting my metal forming and welding to the test. Not perfect but i’m happy with the work, it can only get better.
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