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  1. On Facebook marketplace. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1910166439131950/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Aedcb1b66-9add-4526-9d12-7ada930d9f2f
  2. This is what DVLA says and looking at it closely, I guess the key phrase is: "......to change the way the vehicle works." I just wondered if any of you had actual experience of this situation. As you say, how would anyone know if a like for like replacement was made. I guess the only difference to the way a military Land Rover would work when it has a new chassis is that you could not track it from the trail of rust and lumps of bitumastic underseal? "Vehicles that do not need an MOT You do not need to get an MOT if: the vehicle was built or first registered more than 40 years ago no ‘substantial changes’ have been made to the vehicle in the last 30 years, for example replacing the chassis, body, axles or engine to change the way the vehicle works If you’re not sure if there have been any substantial changes you can: read the full guidance on MOT exemptions for historic vehicles speak to a historic vehicle expert Vehicles exempt from vehicle tax If your vehicle was built before 1 January 1981, you can stop paying vehicle tax from 1 April 2021. If you do not know when your vehicle was built, but it was registered before 8 January 1981, you do not need to pay vehicle tax from 1 April 2021.
  3. No, if its had a major change, like change of engine or chassis, it will need an annual MoT even if its over 40 years old. Thats as per DVLA notes, but its not specific on whether such a change affects eligibility for nil tax.
  4. I would be grateful if someone could confirm my understanding in the case of a Land Rover that IS over 40 years old (as per stated date of manufacture on V5c) but has had a new chassis some 6 years ago. I think it IS eligible for Historic Vehicle status and therefore zero tax, but needs an annual MoT. Correct? Thanks!
  5. Richard, the cab is fitted as standard WC54 ambulance and the load area is stripped out - as was done by BP technicians, adding just a radio table behind the cab seats. Everything was free standing and I have the correct radios and ancillary gear (these are all special equipment used by Bletchley Park), including 30' aerial and 'Tiny Tim' battery charger. As part of the resto', the damaged load area lining was stripped out together with the cardboard insulation and replaced with modern insulation sheet and covered with thin marine ply so that it looks like the original but is more durable. This is the inside part way through the work. The equipment and layout is as per the descriptions provided by the actual Royal Signals operators concerned.
  6. I have a Dodge WC54 that is a fresh nuts and bolts, body off, complete professional restoration. This has been completed as a Bletchley Park Special Communications Unit vehicle as deployed by BP to handle "Ultra" intelligence, manned by British military personnel and attached to General Patton's Army in Normandy and on to Germany. Dodges were used to blend in and similar units were attached to Montgomery's outfit, using British trucks. The truck and equipment is all as per detailed published descriptions and as shown in a display board in the garage at Bletchley, although they do not have a vehicle. Which is why this one was due to be exhibited there through 2020 as part of their D-Day exhibition; all fallen through due to COVID. It has a V5c, runs and drives although will need commissioning as it has only done a couple of miles before being stored away. Basically looks like a new truck and has been gone through mechanically, bodywork, rewired, rebuilt engine, brakes, etc, etc. I have a full photo record of the restoration. At this stage I am just sounding out interest but if I can find a good home, ideally with someone who will carry on this unique project, then I will sell at a sensible price. PM me if interested. Dodge WC54 running June 19.mp4
  7. Yes, thanks, John. As there are plenty of similar out there, no point in taking on work that can be avoided!
  8. Its not my L/R so this is the best I can do and the owner has added some steps which obscures the view but I think you can see lacy corrosion in the X member all the way across.
  9. No, it does not look like a cover and the corrosion is noted in the MoT so would likely fail its next one if a tower is fitted.
  10. Hi, Alan (gimme that Lightweight back, you swine!!!). I was actually contacted by the owner of that Lightweight a month ago and at that stage he wanted £11.5k so that has come down a lot! I will check it out. Thanks. I will PM you re 110s.
  11. I am looking at buying a 1991 Defender 110 (Tithonus) which is in pretty good nick apart from a rotten rear cross member. Can anyone give me a guide to cost of replacing this by a professional? Its for purposes of negotiating the price at this stage. Having looked at a couple of online videos it seems as if the cross member can be replaced with the body in-situ which if true will make it a cheaper exercise of course! Thanks in advance!
  12. Yes, saw that one, Ruxy. Has lots of stuff included I do not need/want! But I have tried to contact by phone and email and like a lot of sellers who advertise, they seem very uncommunicative!
  13. Thanks, Ruxy - will check it out. But still on the look out for a good runner.
  14. Thanks, Ruxy, but no time or space to do a restoration - been there, done that! I am looking for something thats ready to go although if a bit of tic is needed, thats OK.
  15. I am looking for a good Lightweight L/R (12V or 24V) or ex-MoD SWB (Petrol Series or TDi Defender preferred) in original condition and with sound chassis and bulkhead. I am really looking for one that has been well looked after and needs a good home. If you have one to sell, or know of a good one for sale, please let me know. I sold my last one - I miss it!! Thanks!
  16. Yes, Chris - I get that as well and in those cases, I have a really cheap dumb charger (that just charges) that I use to get some charge in sufficient for the CTEK to take over.
  17. I seem to recall that folk use the liquid sealant/waterproofer that you use for brick walls on canvas tilts for trucks and L/Rs. Its cheap and widely available.
  18. It was posted on the Lightweight site:
  19. Could be interesting or ????????? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384178708166?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l3160&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=3bbb9aa73d664913b771e103c7577d48&bu=43051390988&ut=RU&exe=98456&ext=232173&logid=nqt%3DAAAAAAAAAAAACAAAAAAAAABAAAQAQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAAAAEAAQAABAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIAAAAAAAAAAAAIAAAAAAAABAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIA**%26nqc%3DAAAAAAAAAAAACAAAAAAAAABAAAQAQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAAAAEAAQAABAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIAAAAAAAAAAAAIAAAAAAAABAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIA**%26mdbreftime%3D1621643628349%26es%3D3%26ec%3D1&osub=-1~1&crd=20210521174340&segname=11021&sojTags=ch%3Dch%2Cbu%3Dbu%2Cut%3Dut%2Cnqt%3Dnqt%2Cnqc%3Dnqc%2Cmdbreftime%3Dmdbreftime%2Ces%3Des%2Cec%3Dec%2Cexe%3Dexe%2Cext%3Dext%2Cexe%3Dexe%2Cext%3Dext%2Cosub%3Dosub%2Ccrd%3Dcrd%2Csegname%3Dsegname%2Cchnl%3Dmkcid
  20. This Landy was reported as stolen some time ago and is now up for sale on eBay (as reported on the Military Lightweight L/R site): https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144041146972?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  21. CTEK ones have a good reputation.
  22. Blimey! Good luck with that one! How long is a piece of string. The real answer is what folk are prepared to pay for it, assuming a sale IS actually required - sometimes you wonder, judging by the prices asked. I cannot see any other K5s on offer at present but prices of large WW2 trucks seem to be all over the place from those who clearly think their truck must be worth three times as much as a Jeep because it is three times as large to others who presumably realise that the market for a big truck is very limited - to those with the facilities to store, look after and drive the beast! Maybe best course of action is to contact the owner (if eBay or similar) or auction site and ask what they are after and see if they meet your expectations/budget.
  23. Simple check; if you look at the DVLA database, it is registered as manufactured in 1963.
  24. What did the Lightweight make? Anyone found out?
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