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  • Birthday 11/02/1967

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    scammell + land rover+ bedford mw
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    welder fabricator

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  1. Bad weather today so I’m in the garage starting dismantle a Bedford engine that I managed to get
  2. Hi all have been preoccupied change jobs twice now managing to get back onto the Bedford I have now replaced the suspension pins, bushes and shackles re built the gearbox twice .one of the gears had broking teeth that someone has built up with a welder ,bit of a miss fit when meshing ,but is the one gear I did not have , so ground it to a better fit.new bearings ,selector forks ,shafts etc .Replaced all the tyres sand blasted wheels painted etc. Problems with engine , kept overheating knocked out core plugs cleaned block waterways , still overheated had to have a new core fitted to the radiator . I did have pics of all these jobs but my phone fell in the pond and lost all of its information I am now just finishing the doors repaired the timber frames and I’ve put new skins on them
  3. Hi all long time no speak I am I the process of doing the doors (repaired frames new skins reset hinges and painted) now it is time to sort out the side screens, I do not have any ,and have been looking for some or even drawings so I can stitch up some,but all to no end. I have tried to blow up pics of other Bedford’s to try and see how they are made poor quality pic when blown up and all taken at angles can any One help.
  4. Hi landrover nick I am sorry to say i bought it with no radio kit at all,it was a radio wagon and was owned by rippo but he told me he had to much on to do it so sold it with lots of parts and all its kit.it was then started to be restored then sold as a going project with an oy tanker and parts .I then bought it as a nearly finished mw now trying to find the bits it was stripped of, at the time i did not know so much was worn out or missing .But on a positive I am getting to know every nut and bolt.
  5. Hi all :-D thought it was time i got back on the bedford. was forced to take a bit of time of due too loosing my job,but all good now :-D. I am in search of a air intake 90deg cast ali bend that is mounted up on the bulkhead with a bracket and the pipework from there to the carburetor.I have noticed that quite a few people have also been looking for the same parts :-(.My air filter is the oil bath type but the oil pan that fits inside is missing as was the top and all the support brackets, i managed to make a top:-D and brackets but need the pan.I have made the hoops for the canvas,rear and cab, with the support brackets looking good :banana:.Wiring is nearly finished just the lights and indicators to go. I have re furnished a brake unit from a bedford oy tipper:??? with servo and was thinking of fitting it to the mw as the wife will be driving and she is worried about stopping, has any one else done this :???.
  6. I have now found out the thread of the split rim bolts and nuts 11tpi 7/8 = 7/8 BSF so all sorted
  7. Hi all I am in the process of changing the tyres :sweat:.They have grown on to the rims with a vengeance,had to cut the tyers of but managed to save the tube and gaiters . Some of the rim studs broke free from the weld and so needed re welding and the threads were very tight in the nuts , so i was going to run a tap and die over the threads does any one know what thread they should be as will need to buy a tap and die:??? .
  8. sump sprang a leak, rusted through .Was a lot of sludge that blocked the rust holes, when i started the engine it dislodged the silt and empted the new oil all over the floor, managed to stop befor any damage:-)another job:nut::nut:. hoped to make some noise this week.Still got a few pics
  9. Hi john I have the toolbox but no can holder. trying to down load some pics not going to well
  10. Hi John you did ask:-D My tail gate has a spring plate on o/s side to provide a shock adsorber on droping the gate, should this be also on the n/s as at the moment it hits the drawbar . ps which side of the chassis does the wiring loom run to the rear.I have a new loom with rear lights and indicators.
  11. Hi john yes your right the step on the tail gate is a fold down type. I see on some that they have a petrol can cradle at the rear just behind the wheel n/s is this normal and what should be in the locker on the opposit side. so many questions and the more i ask the more i have (sorry) phil
  12. Thanks rippo and danny p Makes more sense now.I also see that the planking go right through to the bottom of the bed planking mine rest on top of the bed I have mesured the bed and found that it all works to the size of 25lb shell boxes and mourter boxes,as i have some ,is this unique or dose it work with other boxes.
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