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About DJM110

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    Cessnock NSW Australia
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  1. On a sad note, this Gentleman passed away last week R.I.P after a long battle with C.O.P.D I will miss his sense of humour and company, R.I.P Alan, :-(:-( Dennis
  2. I took myself off to Wangi Wangi, about 24 miles from home to have a look over the vehicles that will be parading on the 25th April next year, it will also be the Centenary of the 'Gallipoli' landings. I believe that 23 of the vehicles in the parade belong to one man, I also think he is driving the lead carrier. Also he just recently took possession of a 'Dodge' ambulance, he imported it from the UK, some of you may recognize it, anyway enjoy cheers Dennis
  3. Unsure if this is the best place to post this, so if required please either move it or delete the entire post, ta. Well what a day weather wise, I awoke @ around 0430hrs to the sight n sounds of the boom crash opera aka thunderstorm, bugger I said to self. Around 0630 I started to move Land Rovers out from under cover etc and park up waiting for their respective drivers, when it started to bucket down, the open topped vehicles got a drenching. I watched the storm on the internet and guessed by 1030hrs it would have moved well away and it did, the first Land Rover was away in pouring rain @
  4. Here is an image of my Series 2A Gunbuggy minus the 106, as they are just not available to us in NSW and also the Firearms laws etc dictate way too much $$$ for a permit if you could get a 106. The reason they were called 106 is because the Aust/army (but this could also be true of the US as well) also used a pack howitzer (Italian design) and it is designated 105mm, now they are both 105mm in the bore, but the 106 has a much longer shell casing full of holes (because it's a RCL) I do have 4 empty cases and 6 of the cardboard outer cases. We in REMLR know of 13 gunbuggies in private ha
  5. I'm fairly certain this is called 'Parakeet' cheers Dennis
  6. Very nice, oh BTW when can I come by and pick it up:-D, cheers Dennis
  7. I had just read that this vehicle has been recovered??, found apparently where it ran out of fuel, can anyone confirm this, cheers Dennis
  8. G'day All, Just catching up on some home maintenance (you know painting etc) well it has been let go kinda sorta for 12 years or more, mind you our house is not a dump etc, but I thought I had better freshen up some of the rooms LOL. Here is a picture of all my Land Rovers lined up waiting before the parade the Land Rover at the rear did lead the parade, a parking issue mean't that it had to go around the block again, but the driver was instructed, that when the parade marshall called "Parade" he was to move up and take the lead. You know none of the Land Rovers have left the yard since
  9. G'day All, At present I don't have any future projects in mind, but in having said that I am rather partial to the International range of 4x4 & 6x6 trucks that were used by the Australian Army back in the period from 1960 1980's (late in the 80's) before they were replaced by Mack 6x6 & Unimogs. I'm catching up on some home maintenence, i.e. painting etc (mainly inside):-| what you see in that last youtube clip represents almost 12 years of my life, not included in that clip are two variants of the No5 trailer, anyway thanks for the compliments re the restoration/s, but I'm just an a
  10. G'day All, Well quite a lot of water has passed under the bridge since my last visit here, Richard, I didn't make it to Corowa this year, mainly because of way too many things to do. On a brighter note, 113-372 is now on historic registration and did participate in our local Anzac Day parade. Veteran numbers were down this year, I personally knew of 3 persons deceased (R.I.P) that usually rode in Land Rovers provided, I will endevour to include some pix over the next few days if time permits me, anyway hopefully here is a clip of the parade it took me about a fortnight to prepare the La
  11. G'day All, I can't believe it's been over a year since I have posted in here, must admit though I have been busy to say the least, anyway a few pix to update the thread, is there a problem with the site as I'm having problems putting text n pix in sequence, anyway cheers Dennis
  12. G'day All, I needed to move on the chassis, to repair it asap, so I could park my 110 out of the weather. I had a donor section from a S2A 109 ex-mil chassis, so out with a few extra tools from the shed, marking out where the chassis rail is situated mark lines and dot them with a center punch top n bottom so you know where it has to be, then I measured between the chassis rails and cut a neat fitting heavy wall pipe, tack weld in place, out with the gas axe on the donor section first and in the meantime, on days when I've been at work and can't afford to get too bloody dirty (I am a
  13. G'day All, Next in my sights was the bulkhead/firewall, in my opinion it is a basket case, it has major rust in the A pillars x 2, both footwells are shot, and it has severe rust problems across the top of the bulkhead under the windscreen seal, around the multiple panels that hold the vent openings, so I was also on the hunt for a suitable replacement but thats another story in itself. both doors were similar, but doors and door tops are not a problem, I have many door frames and a couple of NOS ex-mil doortops. With the bulkhead/firewall removed, all old brake pipes put in the garbage,
  14. G'day All, After fiddling with the tub for a period, I still needed to complete the strip down of 113-372, i.e to remove all other mechanical parts and store them in such a way so as not to hinder my progress, now I live on a small block so space is at a premium and is utilised to the max!!!. I removed both differentials and front axles from their respective housings and found a space for them to co-exist with other stuff LOL the rear axles were left in place as I didn't have any spare drive flanges to keep water out of the bearings, we have had a very wet time of it here in the Hunter
  15. Continuing on LOL:D I set about removing the rhs of the tub because of it's badly damaged side etc, the floor didn't fair much better either, it was bent n buckled from years of having heavy machine parts dropped in and onto it, and you guessed it the tailgate was US, a total basket of bent alloy with steel bolted onto it etc etc, it was scrap. It takes some time to drill through spot welds/rivets etc and just when you think you have them all theres always another LOL. note the change in design in registration plates BLR-626 from the older style, these were ?centenary plates not that 113-36
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