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Timbo3945

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About Timbo3945

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  • Birthday 10/16/1962

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  • Location
    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
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