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About Timbo3945

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  • Birthday 10/16/1962

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    Near Canterbury, Kent.
  • Interests
    Historic Race Cars and WW1 & 2 Military Vehicles.
  • Occupation
    Vehicle restoration.

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  1. Hi Steve, I have one, but I'm in Canterbury, so a bit closer. However mine is not an original body, it was measured from an original made. Nearer to you would be Tony Lawrence, or John Cordon. Both members on this forum, and both in the Reigate/Dorking area so probably closer. They both have various 10cwt versions and very original.
  2. Hi Andrew, Do you have a picture of what you want? May be able to send you pics and dimensions from mine. Just need to know exactly which bit you are after .
  3. Hi Rod, Yes thanks, I have just emailed Mike, so hope to have a copy in my hands at some stage soon. Should help with the restoration of my Pierce Arrow, although it will be a long time before I'm at the signage stage! Many thanks to George and Tomo too.
  4. Hi Rod, Can you send me the details so I can buy a book from Mike in the UK please? It looks fantastic. Many thanks, Tim
  5. Hi Tim, Thanks for the corrections to my assumptions. There is always some "here-say" to vehicle history. Interesting that you say the French ones had a different body. If PA did not know the end user so they fitted both language plates, were all the trucks bodied in France? There is a picture of an R5 packed for shipping to France in knocked down form which has the std US body. Does this show some were shipped bodied, or were they removed on arrival in Europe? Did the British ones use the US body or was a WD type utilised? I'm not questioning your details, I'd just like to know. You are
  6. Yes the paint is not original. Most of the rest of the 'vehicle however is. The body is the correct 5 ton version, although it has been raised onto a tipping gear mainframe for the coal merchant between the wars, he would definitely have repainted it at this time. If you look carefully you can see the operating valve to the left of the non-original seat base. It was indeed used by this coal merchant who moved the tailgate to the side. However most of the fittings on the body are original and still have the US Army stamps on them. All the running gear, engine/gearbox/axles etc. are correc
  7. Hi Richard, It's fantastic to know the last remaining presentation tank is so close to home. I've often visited it over the years. And now it's so significant that it would be amiss not to attend this Friday's remembrance service. I hope to get to he service at the tank on Friday. See you there. All the best, Tim
  8. Anybody identify these wooden wheels. I think they may be for a Liberty Truck. The spokes seem to have a square profile often seen in pictures of them, and they seem to be around the right diameter at 91cm. The bearings are listed as 90mm. I came across them whilst looking for front wheels for my Pierce Arrow R5. By the way if anyone has leads to some I would be most grateful. https://www.leboncoin.fr/equipement_auto/1163679812.htm?ca=12_s They are advertised on French site http://www.leboncoin.fr , always worth looking at but is of course in French.
  9. Hi Lee, and everyone on HMVF Many thanks for your welcome. Not sure whether I should reply to you or where. My name is Tim Hewitt form Canterbury, Kent. I've been involved in Military vehicles for probably 30 years. I was at the founding meeting of IMPS and joined then. Great time in the early days with many of the faces still around. I can remember having many great times with friends like Nigel Hay, Rex and Rod, Peter's both Skelton and Birch, Jim Baxter, etc. the names are endless of the fantastic people in our hobby, all of whom willingly help each other. I have had, and restored many veh
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