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About DFC1943Fl.Lt.

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    Warrant Officer 1st Class

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    Downham Market, Norfolk
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  1. To tell you the true, I was brought up on gas welding and arch. Never been able to get the hang of Mig or Tig welding. I personally love gas welding as you have more control over the weld with regards to the heat/flame. I have found that with gas welding you can feed the rod in at your own speed but with mig it's a constant feed and you have to keep going. If the wire speed is not correct it shoots out like a bloody rocket. It's no doubt down to what you prefer and get on with.
  2. Yes buddy, trying to keep as much of the original tub as possible as it was in quite good condition. Managed to get hold of the centre floor gearbox section from a mate as the one in the jeep was cut about badly, it's gone in quite well. Hat channels were a nightmare, trying to get the floor to stay in line as I had to cut out a 3" complete section out of the floor from side to side.
  3. Cheers Seamus, your not taking any at all getting the Wot looking good. Just bought myself a little inverter arch welded, what a difference that has made with regards to the welding up the floor and hat channels.
  4. Gradually getting there. Happy to have the floor in one piece now. New step made for passengers side.
  5. Hi all, anyone know of or has a WW2 British Officers tent for sale. Do not want a small tent or pup, need to be able to stand up comfortably, its an age thing lol. Seen some on Ebay and there is a site called Westland*nl which is the not quite the style I'm after. Would like the high sided style. Not worried if it is not in perfect condition so long as it's waterproof. Like mine stuff to look as though it's been there. Price, well I don't want to be held to ransom but not sure what they are going for now. Cheers Steve.
  6. Bloody just my luck but had a cunning plan. Not sure if it will work but I've taken the yoke off the front cj2 shaft and matched it up with the rear length of rear shaft. Offered it up and it seems ok, there is play on the slider so fingers crossed. I did notice that the difference between the war time and cj2 front shaft was only the yoke. The actual shaft lengths are the same. So the yoke from the front cj2 shaft takes up the shortfall in the rear shaft. Job done, hopefully. 😬
  7. Hi all and thanks for all the input info. Managed to get the front shaft from Gavin at jeeparts uk. Think now the rear is to bloody short, would they be a set from a CJ2. Looking to me like there is too much spine showing. Any thoughts would be a help.
  8. The whole episode is getting ridiculous now. I'm wondering how much we are going to have to strump up next year. I've paid for a mate and myself £50, but if for some reason you can not be able to go how do you stand for getting the money back. Can't wait to get back down there again and meet up with all our Belgian friends.
  9. Yes David had thought about going down that route. I've a couple of companies who I could ask if they feel confident enough to take on the job. I can buy a brand spanking new one but it's £208 + P&P.
  10. Hi all again. Looking like I have a post war Cj2 front prop shaft which is 20mm to long. Has anyone out there got a spare one for sale please and how much you would want fir it. Thanks Steve.
  11. Looks as though it is longer than the one in your picture Seamus.
  12. Thanks Seamus I'll measure the prop tomorrow with regards to your picture.
  13. Thanks Nick I did think that, its about 20mm to long when I offered it up to the vehicle. Next question is has anyone got a spare front prop shaft for sale. Cheers Steve.
  14. Hi all, can someone please tell me what the measurement for a front GPW prop shaft is as the one I have will not fit between the front axle and transfer box. The measurement from centre to centre of the UJ circlips on each end of the shaft is 59.5cm. This is in the fully closed position. will have to try and get a photo uploaded. Not sure what the one I have is off of.
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