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  1. Have now heard back from BMIHT. Supplied not to a civilian dealer but to the War Department. No contract number quoted but does say colour 'light stone' so I assume Middle East. There is evidence of this paint on the chassis, first stone (very thinly applied), then deep bronze green on top of that, then black. No military plates remain on the vehicle so no way of tracing its military history.
  2. Wanted for my 1952 80" project, a Land Rover 2 litre engine, series 1, also a Burman Douglas steering box and column.
  3. Thanks chaps, I've just sent off for the BMIHT certificate (they say allow 28 days) and I will update here when I hear from them. Fingers crossed its a military contract vehicle.
  4. 10FM68: I don't have the Fletcher book but of the ranges you quote, the 26100520 to 26104027 is the closest but my vehicle is chassis 4345 so I'm a good 300 vehicles beyond this military contract so I suppose I must have a civilian Land Rover after all. My Original Series 1 book by Taylor gives the 1952 2 litre from chassis 2610001 to 26105569 as being 'Basic vehicle, home' so this is all that I know about my 80" Robin: It is quite a costly fee but I'm going to have to bite the bullet and write off to BMIHT. Thanks to both for your replies Martin
  5. Afternoon all, I have always liked Series 1 Land Rovers and bought this example recently. I assumed it was civilian. Also went and bought a book by James Taylor, Original Series 1 and he says that military examples were fitted with guard rails on the rear tub. Mine has a pair of holes on either side where these were. The author also says these were an option on civvy models as well however. But on the inside of the nearside wing, it has 4 small holes where a plate has been. This is the same size as the Ministry of Supply plates that you see on MVs of various types. I'm happy for my 8
  6. Thanks for your help chaps. It's a nicely weighted spanner and will go in my tool box for occasional use. (Snort: it came from Peter's on Sunday morning, 20p!!)
  7. Both spanners in the photos are the same maker and same year but of different designs. I have a few wartime Snail Brand spanners and usually they are heavy, well made items but the one I found a few days ago has a parkerised finish and is slimmer than the normal ones (see top example in the photos). Does anyone know if there's a reason for this? Thanks Martin
  8. Looks very much like an Austin Champ one to me
  9. I thought someone on here would know!, I will pass the information on to Colin, I agree it looks very much like a locking bolt for a ship's binnacle. Thanks to everyone who replied. Kind regards Martin
  10. A friend of mine found this bolt about 20 years ago. It has the broad arrow property mark on the head and below this there is an inset panel (different metal, may be copper). Does anyone know what it is from or approximately when it was made? Thanks Martin
  11. Thanks for your help Pete, at least that's one more item I don't have to buy!
  12. I am currently restoring a 1942 GPW and the photos attached are of the skid plate that came with the vehicle. Is this a T84 skid plate or perhaps a T90 plate that has been adapted (there are 2 sets of attachment holes for the coach bolts, the more ragged set of holes line up with my T84 crossmember holes but the neat ones do not). Someone on here will know! Thanks Martin
  13. There's a T84 on ebay at the moment, (I have no connection with the seller by the way!) item number 231206230930
  14. I'm in Cambridgeshire. I was looking for somewhere in this county or a neighbouring one. I may well have to bite the bullet and get in done in Cambridge but I was hoping the job would be around £150. (and when composing messages, why does this site have an American spell check? if I spell neighbour correctly, it puts a red line under it but if I drop the 'u', it's happy).
  15. I've had a quote today of '£200 plus VAT' from Anglia Radiators for recoring the GPW rad which, in English, means £240. I think I'll keep looking, I must be able to do better than that.
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