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About RattlesnakeBob

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    Forest of Dean Gloucestershire
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    music. dogs, motorcycles, Sherman tanks! good red wine and steak!
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  1. Adrian you don't have to answer this at all or completely but .....Have you kept an accurate account of what such a superb restoration has cost you ? Even if it only amounts to just 'what you paid for her , plus all the bits you've bought'.... I totally understand that calculating your time and what you should / could have earnt instead of messing about with her is probably very nigh on an impossible thing to calculate ( or admit here on the forum where yer missus might see it ! ) Just curious really and I don't of course expect you to reveal at all what it has actually c
  2. great stuff .....some might say " well it's only a little trailer " but I applaud this as much as any restoration of something like a jeep or a tank ...well done ....When I was in my teens I worked in a huge old engineering company and they had literally dozens of similar trailers scattered around the massive yard for shifting big and small bits of stuff about behind little industrial tractors we called 'dumpers' ... All of them had come from ex ministry sales after the war including one of the 'dumpers' which I realised many years later was a typical David BRown ex RAF tractor with the huge
  3. call me a heathen but .....a non 4x4 Landrover seems akin to alcohol free booze , non nicotine fags , decaffeinated coffee etc :) :)
  4. Has anyone out there got a good name / contact / company etc for rebuilding /renovating steering boxs?... I'm doing some work on my old Hudson and the box is currently in pieces on the bench...Lots of wear just about every where although the worm and nut doesn't seem so bad, both the top and bottom column bearings will need replacing. The biggest problem is the inner race on the top end of the worm is badly worn so will require grinding / machining to a new size and bearings found to suite............(the inner races for the top and bottom bearings are integral to the worm )...
  5. One I've used for years on Landrovers is.......a good quality heavy duty chain for locking up a motorbike......and an equally good quality padlock..............when you park the truck up , turn the wheels in full lock one way or the other preferably against a wall...........wind the chain through and around a spoke of the steering wheel and down around the clutch pedal as tight as you can get it to be ..stick the padlock through the links of the chain joing it together and bobs yer uncle.......... without removing it , a thief can't turn the steering wheel to roll it off your drive and they c
  6. Interesting thread ...... I admit to very rarely buying any magazines these days but I can very much appreciate the difficulties there are these days with keeping a magazine 'successful' whilst juggling cover price / subscriptions / sales / advert revenue / content etc especially when the internet has really impacted ' real paper' sales as it has ... I think some of the comments have been a little harsh as we need to appreciate this aspect of what goes into making a 'good' magazine...... and don't forget ......a magazine can't rely on the 'dedicated' always buying ....they need to att
  7. I admit to being one of those that wouldn't bother nowadays to ring unless there was an idea of the price required...... I know honesty is the best policy etc and all that kind of stuff but...when I've rung up for something and find that the price being asked is ridiculous...... I find it hard to be totally honest and say " mate ...you gotta be having a laugh! get out of it !!!!" which is probably what needs saying..... but that still seems to me to be a bit rude (call me too 'old fashioned' or 'daft' or whatever you want) ..... My feelings are I guess ,
  8. I don't know what the going rate for a derelict Landrover is in Canada but..... whether you buy it or not depends on .... A: How much have you gotta pay for it and B: are you ready willing and able to do all the work and also C:.... which is ...... Do you have any foolish crazy notions of getting your money back and making a profit ?... (Which if you are hopeful of ?.... brings me to suggest you should be seeking medical help instead of buying any more Landrovers )
  9. Hey up folks :) ... There's a grand sale coming up on Saturday December the 3rd at the Ledbury Salerooms of HJ Pugh Auctioneers............ http://www.hjpugh.com/new.html'>http://www.hjpugh.com/new.html Follow the link and click for the catalogue of this sale .......work your way through 'til the good stuff starts about 3 or 4 pages in .......... Lots and lots of very varied itms of WW2 memoribilia including signs for 'Unexploded bomb' / 'Air Raid Shelter' etc etc... .lots of tin helmets of British and German variants , some deactivated Hand Grenades and inert Tra
  10. Sir !! I have to say I very much like your attitude and approach to things and do think we'd get on well
  11. great to hear ! ...I can't fault a fella who keeps buying tanks
  12. truly staggering prices......did someone really honestly pay 142,000 Euros for a Cushman Scooter ???? well over a hundred £ ?!?!?!?! ..... I am off to the shed to build some genuine WW2 ones .....
  13. Thats a grand little machine for sure .. .....a crawler vehicle thats within most folks reach to yearn for I'd say small enough to fit in a garden shed and not too massive and heavy that you couldn't do any work on it without a gantry , a forklift or a hernia ....and also rinkydink enough to go on a normal sort of trailer to take to shows etc......and........it's got tracks so it's win win ! A mate of mine had something similar many years ago but very sadly never got around to restoring it and it went for scrap ....sacrilige I know and I should add , I never knew he was clearing his
  14. although I totally understand the history of this particular vessel and applaud the fella trying to save her.. ....there is one very similar to this one ...( at least to my eyes) for sale in gloucester docks .....in very good condition and very useable and it's been for sale for about 2 years so far with no takers.....
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