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  1. Any progress you can report on this detailed restoration?
  2. Those were the Genmarc bodies. The firm’s name was a contraction of General Marcos. I guess their primary intended use was for jeepney taxis.
  3. Thanks Richard, that's useful, just got to get my frames repaired now
  4. Richard, I was thinking of putting a thin spacer under the central post so that it would be possible to remove the binnacle without undoing the central post. It is still retained by the 4 c/s screws across the top, even if it is not trapped by the L-bracket at the bottom of the post. Do you think it’s workable?
  5. John, If that part number on the drop arm is 1031864, which it appears to be on my tablet, then that is the drop arm used for the first 4000 Bedford MWs suggesting that the column might be from an aeroscreen MW
  6. Recent little projects have included refurbishment of the previously gutted MWR-specific CAV control box to maintain the original outwards appearance whilst adding a modern unit within the shell linked to the original connections and a rework of the manifolds to reinstate the heat control valve, replacing the two nuts and bolts through the holes in the sides of the manifold.
  7. Been a while since I posted on here, but progress continues, even if life tends to throw a few curved balls at me along the way. Progress (woodwork by me, metalwork generally by others) has included Completion of 19 Set installation repair of the three original lockers build of a new offside rear locker to match nearside locker build of two new metal bins of the correct size build of three battery frames to match the one original build of two operators seats to match one original build of new frame and cover for charging panel strip down of cab, and
  8. With my luck you wouldn’t want to! The jeep will be refinished as M1501912 the next time around in case by some chance we ever attend the same show.....although would anybody actually notice?
  9. Pete, I feel some empathy as we both ended up with a Jeep carrying the same British census number, you by research and me by choosing a number at random, based on the age of the vehicle. As you say always two ways to skin a cat. The jeep was a ground up restoration from a bare chassis, but my Bedford, because of its distant and open fronted, rough floored, location has to be a bit by bit restoration. Much as I’d like to strip it to a bare frame, it isn’t practical. The result will be the same... I hope.....but will take longer. Flexibility and the ability to develop alternative plans are
  10. Have you got a body for the Matador, or perhaps a lead on one? Alternatively, is your current plan to build it from scratch. There seem to be a lot of metal fittings in that body.
  11. Does anybody know how to integrate a Lucas RB340 voltage regulator into the electrics of a Bedford MW? What terminals on the RB box need to be connected to what wires in an original pattern MW loom? (I have gone for standard MW wiring) I have built a RB340 regulator into the shell of the original MWR Lucas Type 142/1 box and now need to connect the new regulator internally to the terminals of the original box. I could and can wait for my auto electrician to advise, but I would like to at least try and get the control box buttoned up and painted if at all possible Terminals on t
  12. MWR fitments need clarifying for posterity if nothing else... Engine generator uses type 142 on the engine bulkhead Auxiliary (battery charging) dynamo uses type 141/2 in the rear body
  13. You can buy laser cut steel discs on eBay and then easily make your own support legs with steel tube
  14. Airborne trailers are often seen in use by RAF Mountain Rescue teams, but I have never seen a picture of the wooden bodied GS type in RAF Service.
  15. The type 47A-29 switchboard for lights and ignition was used in many softskin vehicles such as Bedfords, Fordsons, Humbers, Morris Commercial etc. Professionally produced waterslide transfers to replace the original silkscreened lettering on these instrument panel units which tends to wear off with use and can cost an arm and a leg to have replaced. . Photo shows transfers applied to restored unit. Each set includes the option for either CAV logo or CAV in capital letters as shown. Cost £6.50 with additional sets sent at the same time for £5.00
  16. Isn’t it more likely to be a conversion of the obsolete Morris C8/MG 2pdr Anti tank gun portee?
  17. That Visual Control Room is a post war addition to the tower. The original VCR would have been a square glass box like that at East Kirkby
  18. simon king

    DO 17 raising

    You can’t save everything, but if you think that the money and manpower spent so far could have better helped to put some wings on the Hampden, Brigand, Wallace and Southampton fuselages, or contributed towards the (admittedly private) Whitley and Stirling projects, then yes why spend so much on the recovery and attempted stabilisation of flaking and fizzing aluminium.
  19. Wonder how they’re going to use the Apache.........
  20. Sounds silly, but had you thought of buying the Thunder Models 1/35th scale kit of the TRCU trailer? Gives you a 3-D scale representation of how the trailer fits together. Much clearer than a drawing. They also do both early and later Goose Neck versions.
  21. The Army Wheels in Detail No 18 on the Scammell Pioneer you referenced in your first post has 1/72nd scale drawings of the early trailer but not the later goose neck trailer.
  22. Look on the bright side, stick your stomach out and you’ve got cruise control. Been there; got the XXL t-shirt.
  23. There is an IWM series of films on the 51st Highland Division preparing for D-Day. There is a fleeting image of a Phantom WSC towing a 10cwt GS trailer making its way down to the port of embarkation. I may have a lead to see if there are any unofficial photos of Pip Roberts’ WSC but don’t hold your breath. It may before some months before I see my lead again.
  24. Peter, have you not got one of those right angle electric drill extension thingies. Got mine from Machine Mart I think. The sort of thing you only use once in a blue moon, but in those circumstances it’s a godsend.
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