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  1. Wow, This is becoming a hot topic and I’m glad it’s not just me confused. Several types of Asian, African or Australian hardwood, Douglas Fir or Oak. It looks like I’m going to use an existing hardwood from a later (breakers yard) flatbed or trailer. Oak would just be too costly at 20/25mm thick for the whole floor.
  2. Radek, Are you saying different chassis numbers have different maintenance manuals? I have 3 that came with the lorry. One of them is for a 3 ton K3 4x2 so it’s clearly the wrong one. The other two are: Instructions for dismantling & re-assembling LORRY 3-Ton 4x4, K5 General Service Airportable. Drivers handbook for Lorry, 3 ton 4x4, AT Portee and General Service (covers K5/YU, K5YW, K5YN, K5/ZD, K5/ZK)
  3. Well I’m definitely not painting the wood of the floor. It will be destroyed in minutes and look terrible. To me, it would be like painting your living room floorboards.
  4. Thanks for all your replies everyone. Getting some of theses wood types won’t be easy but I’ll have a look what’s out there.
  5. I’m curious too because you have to have more than a log book to claim ownership. it clearly says on every log book ‘this log book is not proof of ownership’. Ive bought many trailers before without proof of ownership but they don’t have a log book. The problem is that if the seller has proof that he has bought it in good faith as an unregistered vehicle and the previous seller has done the same, you will never know who has sold it illegally. If I cant find any history, then I definitely won’t find anyone over the years who has sold it under false pretences. If it has been abandoned (photo evidence that it had) and rebuilt, it will not have been registered with DVLA. However, before arrangements for collection, I will ascertain previous ownership to the seller, which your advice has prompted me to do more so.
  6. Yes, you may be right there.... he definitely knows where he got it so may be able to help. Im being impatient really as it’s not being delivered until next week.
  7. I’m afraid he didn’t as he buys different vehicles as and when they come up. I will ask again but if he knew, he would have used the info to sell it.
  8. Hi chaps, I am unsure of where to start will a newly acquired WW2 vehicle. The vehicle isn’t registered on the DVLA database so has no V5. I have the reg number and chassis number (which is only 5 numbers, so not sure), and a small plate riveted to the side of the passenger seat (5 numbers). Naturally, I’d like to get this on the road eventually but regarding registration, not sure what info I’ll need. Neil.
  9. Yes, it’s just finishing that needs doing. It runs and drives lovely so the main thing is the body, which I’ll try and source a wooden floored flatbed from a lorry breakers for. I’m initially looking for information on the floor cross beams and their spacing to start the floor.
  10. Hi chaps, well, I bought the Austin K5 and now have a thousand questions and ‘wants’. The project needs finishing and it’s mainly the wooden floor and body. The first things (once delivered) are to aquire the maintenance manual (there’s one on Ebay but £195??) and to find someone with a K5 that I could use/ visit to look at the body and chassis rails to get the spacing correct. I also need to register it with DVLA but at the moment, only have the reg No. to go on until I try and locate some numbers. The reg No is PVJ 445 and I have included a photo of it in 2009, abandoned and the current condition as bought. Many thanks in advance guys. Neil
  11. I checked the reg no. and no records found. Is this a major problem?
  12. Thank you all so much for your replies and insight in your own endeavours. I was also thinking about lorry and commercial breakers yards who stock articulated trailers and what they might want for a bed. I could then skim it through a surface planer.
  13. Cheers Wally, never heard of it but Googling as we speak. Neil.
  14. Oooohhh, gor bless ya guvnor. That would be great if you could find that. Ive got a trailer and lorry to re-bed and side. Neil.
  15. Hi guys, would anyone know what type of wood is standard for WW2 vehicle and trailer flooring and sides? I know any wood is ok but is there a generic hard wearing choice? Many thanks, Neil.
  16. Many thanks for the link. I haven’t got the Reg yet but waiting to find out when I can view it. When I get the day, I’ll ask for the reg no.
  17. Good evening chaps, im going to look at an Austin K5 this week but wondered if any of you know what I should be focussing on? Ie, should I expect to see a vehicle plate in the engine bay? Are there any common faults to look for etc? The vehicle does not have a V5 but has a reg plate. I’m not sure if this is a problem. I know they were all built during WW2 but if I bought it, could I trace history from the Reg. No.? sorry for the ‘novice’ questions but this is a restoration so I’m wary, but I love the truck. Neil.
  18. Hi guys, I know it’s only a small part, but would anyone have a wheel nut for a Godiva fire pump trailer (the type with seating collar pictured)? Many thanks for your time, Neil.
  19. Hi guys, I bid on an Austin K5 this evening as I like them, but reserve was not met. The lorry has been rebuilt and needs finishing but has no V5 document. what would be a K5’s market value for the purpose of price reduction and value? Many thanks, Neil.
  20. Oh, getting them off is ok, I don’t mind removing valves and building up a sweat but inflating needs to be done in a cage. If the rims aren’t seated correctly, they will kill you, without a doubt. I wouldn’t Mind doing them as the wheels have been blasted, primed and painted so they’re ready to fit but I’m just very nervous due to all the bad press.
  21. Hi guys, I have two really nice remould lorry tyres to go on a Coventry climax fire pump trailer but the usual guys who fit the tyres now say they have to be brand new with receipt in case of a blowout and the customer claims?? Does anyone know where I could get two trailer tyres (6.50 x 20), put on two newly painted split rims in London, Kent or Essex? many thanks in advance, Neil.
  22. Thank you both for your replies. I can never get anything easy to research!
  23. I’ve just taken one. it’s about a 10 inch diameter.
  24. Good evening all, I have an item that says ‘Cover, Muzzle No.48’. Its a U.S. cover. would anyone know what this muzzle cover would have covered? (The gun type before someone says ‘a muzzle’). many thanks in advance, Neil.
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