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  1. Best to get an Add-on to your browser, search for 'youtube video downloader' and select one with good reviews and plenty of downloads.
  2. The restored examples I've seen seem to be the British OD green rather than Service Brown, indeed. I think this is the shade used from 1944 onwards?
  3. Thanks, it seems SCC 2 which was apparently re-named BS381 colour 499 Service Brown after WW2 is in the right direction. I know there are many variants but I would like to avoid using the standard US OD ('Mat 1') even though I really like this shade. I'm restoring a Mk.V now and I will probably use a 2K spray can.
  4. Time to blow the dust off this interesting topic! Probably opening a can of worms here, but..... what color should an Mk.V be?
  5. Very nice! How did you make the decals?
  6. Have a look at a Mk.V bike, like this: http://www.abbl1940.be/FIETSEN/BSA MKV algemeen.htm Site is in Dutch, but with good photo's. There is more info about them on the forum and elsewhere.
  7. It's actually not that hard to separate Ethanol from petrol yourself, see this video for the principle: It can be done on a larger scale too, within practical limits of course. Adding food colouring to the water to create a good contrast will help with the separation. This might be an option for vehicles that are only occasionally driven?
  8. Amazing work! Those NOS doors might appear at the horizon soon
  9. Murphy's Law dictates that a pair of NOS doors won't show up until the day after you finished the repairs anyway.
  10. I think you can remove the paint with a wire wheel without damaging them?
  11. I believe originally, white cotton rope was used for this and for the guy lines? Sizes can be found here, but a quick scam didn't reveal the material : https://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/docs/FieldManualsWWII/FM 20-15 ( Tents and Tent Pitching ).pdf
  12. Pics with flash, but I think this is SCC brown? Inside the cabin of an unrestored Fordson WOT
  13. He's 78 now... Good thing he has a stunt double
  14. This would be the perfect excuse to get a nice M35A1 truck that will run on this fuel mixture just fine (multi-fuel turbo engine). Absolutely amazing machines, icons of the Vietnam-war and fun to drive... as long as you wear ear protection! 😁 The forum offers free coaching and the masterclass 'How to tell the wife' 2.0, Lesson # 1 being 'Forgiveness is a lot easier to get than permission'. A random pic from the 'net as example
  15. Install the wiring on the body before you put it on the frame.
  16. And just when you have distilled a theory after dozens of specimens researched, someone will show you a T8-numbered frame with original Raleigh transfer... 😆 Amazing those numbers weren't recorded somewhere before, but I would love to know more about my bike like maker and approx. date of manufacture.
  17. My Mk V, used post-war by the Dutch army so no ABL stamp. No idea who made it or even if it's a Mk V or Mk V*, as it didn't have original wheels or steer.
  18. And I think I see a familiar-shaped nose sticking out in one of the photo's too
  19. Here's one, but there are more:
  20. The metal repair filler has the advantage of not soaking up moisture and bonds better to the metal than normal body filler, but it is more expensive indeed. As for the metal spraying, I don't think that is something you can do yourself as it seems to require quite special tools... But there are a few vids on youtube about the process.
  21. Btw, did you consider spraying on metal for some of the repairs? And using metal filler instead of bondo?
  22. I think I see a small patch of old metal you missed, just left of the center? :))) Great job and I check this topic every day for your progress!
  23. Yes, I heard Farley vol. 2 is hard to find at the moment. Have a look at a Parts List and a Technical Manual, both are available as reprints. I didn't say BEST but MOST COMPLETE you can afford, most of the sheet metal is relatively easy to replace if needed but original jeep parts can be pricey, and sometimes (very) hard to find. Of course it all depends on make and the date of delivery. That being said, jeeps are offered for sale regularly so you can walk away from any you don't really fancy. Btw I saw I made a typo, it's g503.com, not 530.com lol
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