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  1. I've been looking for a British trailer for my 43 MB for a year or so was happy to take delivery of one a week or so ago Some of you may recognise it from Ian L's posts from when he recovered the trailer a few years ago, Ian kindly sold it on to me... It is, I believe, a 10 CWT Mortar trailer, it still has its original tag and a faint outline of white lettering on the front right panel, indicating that it is X5441349 built as a Mortar trailer but, probably post war, converted to a GS trailer having the rear tailboard and electrics fitted. Not sure which maker, so if anyone can help w
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  3. Hi guys Saw this on the Saracen Facebook Group page - if anyone's interested Rob Dove at Rapid Military Vehicle Restoration is your man and he's on 07812 832342. Cheers Graham
  4. My Austin Tilly in Normandy celebration was wery good for drive, but before Port eBessin have problém with engine , now home see, one bearing is out, need set new part no . IG 691 -.040 bearings, upper and lower halves, thanks for help!
  5. Thought I'd start a thread here on my Enfield project, as you may know this machine was found together with a post war wdc frame and 1936 BSA in a barn where they had lain for the best part of 50 yrs. Acording to Jan this WDC was dispatched on 25/06/41 Spent yesterday breaking it down ready to start the resto, but need to decide on paint colour and wether to refit the later rear carrier or put it back to as it came off the production line.
  6. Well I picked up the Falaise Otter MK I from James Gosling, due to him being so busy with all his other projects....so will try and start a thread here on some of the restoration work. The vehicle is still in the UK and will have most of the work done there.Currently she is in the shop and having the necessary welding done. She is getting a new nose cone, engine covers, all new wings (fenders), and all of the missing doors and visors, the hinges are being cast from the originals still left.The top impact on the armour will be 100% replaced, the side impact on the near side drivers compartment
  7. Hello, I am restoring a Scammell Pioneer tank transporter and trailer. I am a good way through the work now but have a problem with the radiator as the bottom casting has been badly damaged by ice. Has anyone here got one of these they are willing to part with or know anyone that may be able to help? Thanks
  8. I know I said that after the Bedford MW resto that would be the last one, but you never should say never ! Had a call about some " old army bikes in a shed" so here we go again :nut: First most complete one is a 1940 RE WDC Second incomplete one is approx 1944 'RE WDCO And the third is a civilian 1936 B2 350 OHV Poor things look rough after residing in a shed for 40/50 years but rust is only surface , honest 😁according to Ron both Re's were rebuilt by RE in 45/46 and sold off to the civi market possibly.
  9. Hi. I brought this Albion back in 1982 from Mains scrap yard in Oxfordshire. I later found out it is the only one left out of an order placed with Albion Motors for contract 294/V/ 5103 - F.B.E of 329. Lorry numbers started at L5332821 - L5333149 and the chassis numbers started from 52591J - 52561H, lorry number on this one is L5333042 and chassis number 52523K. Photos of the Albion after it had been moved from under the trees it had been parked under for quite a few years - the camera decided to play up for the first photo. Parked next to it was half a remains of another Albion F.B.E but
  10. Hi all, Been browsing the forum for a while and have decided to do a blog on my Douglas Turbo Taskmaster Aircraft Tractor. I have owned it 17 years but only really just started restoration on it properly, when I got it I wrote to the RAF museum and they kindly sent me a copy of it's record card so I know it was delivered the RAF at CVD Ashchurch 2/2/71 on contract WV7319, and worked between Abingdon and kemble until it was sold at British car auctions in 1984. I bought it at auction in 1999 and was told that it had been rescued from a beach were it was used to pull in fishing boats usi
  11. I bought this little boy 9 years ago, we nicked named him "Sissy" because of it's registration plate, but really it is a brute of a lorry, pulling many tons of trailer, and 6 other explorers and militants in the show ring with ease. However it is also capable of showing another side of it character, by how easy and with full control it slowly inches up to trailers and lorries before it is connected up to them. When we bought this lorry, it had had a heavy general overhaul, so a repaint is all that we need to do, but you know where this is going.
  12. I am just in the process of getting my next project ready to go in the workshop, so I thought that I would share some pictures before it is stripped down. I have had it for a couple of years but needed to get the HUP finished first and now seems about the right time to get the project started. Its a 1944 but with a steel rear body. At some time the rear body has been chopped and someone has repaired it and added a new floor. The engine is seized solid but its still a wonderful old vehicle and compared to the HUP, very complete. Jon
  13. Hi All, Starting a blog for my latest project, an ex-Norwegian army Dodge WC-52. This Dodge was made in 1944. Not too much bodywork, which is unusual for a Norwegian Dodge (cold winters don't do Dodges any good unfortunately..). Luckily it was protected by a winter cab which was very nicely made. Cab is in good condition, body has some minor dents. However the engine took quite a beating. Well a beating is an understatement.. we don't know exactly what happened to the engine all we can say for sure is that there were 2 big holes on each side of the engine :-D 6th Piston only had 2 r
  14. after riding shot gun in a friends 980 and being given the opportunity to drive Adrian Mason's 980 at south cerney a couple of years ago, i knew one day i would acquire one of these mighty and historic trucks with waiting for the ideal candidate to turn up being the key factor. in late december 2016 i went to see a truck a friend had recently bought as a project vehicle and after viewing the truck and lengthy discussions an agreement was reached and the vehicle bought. collection followed on the 7th january 2017 in which the truck was transported the 50 or so miles back home. oun
  15. Hello everybody I am new to all this so bare with me, I am a 21 year old from the west Midlands and have recently wanted a classic truck to restore I have already restored a couple of my own 50's 60's and 80's cars converting an Austin A30 into a oval track race car, but that's enough about cars I wanted I classic truck was looking into the Bedford TK and KM models was ringing a few people and buying magazines then I bought December's Issue of Vintage and classic commercials and on the front page was a dark red militant. I'm pretty sure he's on the page with the MK1 tanker ? Rob ? I saw that a
  16. Like others I have been meaning to start a forum on a vehicle restoration but never sat down to do it. Now is the time to start and luckily I have taken lots of photos to remind me of progress. A lot of stuff you may have seen on similar forums but hopefully you can see what can be achieved by 2 novices at this restoration game. Myself (Phil) am in the Business Insurance game. Own an ex New Zealand (NZ) Army Series 2a Landrover and have always been interested in restoring a vehicle but never taken the plunge. Brett is a qualified diesel mechanic and runs his own contracting compan
  17. Hi I have wanted to restore an MW for a long time, so I finally took the plunge an bought an MWC that needs a lot of tlc. I know that it will take me a few years to complete it....... She is now tucked up in where not far from where I live and will able to take bits back home to work on them. Cheers Richard
  18. hello all i maneged to find haw to send some photos with the help of JEREMY TOBIN thaks jeremy it is haw i bought it and a little bits off work done i appriciate all your comments and your expirense thank you any one have any parts for sale please tell me .
  19. the time has come to give this old lady a new life
  20. Bought these 2 Tillys about 3-4 years ago & put them into storage but now the Humber is on the road I thought I would make a start.
  21. Having lost the OT the rest of the family decided it might be a good idea - both for my sanity and their life expectancies - to put me on a new project... So after some thought revolving around the fact I like PW vehicles, the need for something that can be driven without recourse to transport bills with 3 zeros after the first figure and that I will comfortably fit the cab of I went to look at a Mk 1 Militant GS today - the knocker alternatively loved and cursed by my era. The one I looked at was a 1957 6x6 GS model - non winch - and was fairly well known on the scene up until 3 or 4 yea
  22. Dear all, Allready long time guesst on this forum, watching how other people doing nice restorations. But would like to share my restoration on my first car. The car I own is a: Land-Rover 109' SIII Diesel Made for the Dutch military. End of last year I bought her, verry happy! Always been a huge fan of the lovely British Land-Rover and finally own one. The Dutch army owned Land-Rovers in a few different designs. The moment I bought my Land-Rover I didn't know much about the type of cars the army owned. Did some research on the internet and found out mine was a bit diff
  23. Right,here we go again, restoration number two!! I was at a show a while back with the Militant Timber Tractor, and was asked,“Now you have finished this restoration, will you do another?” No chance says I, one is enough!! But then……well..?? I was reading the December Classic Truck Mag and spotted a for sale advert. Mk1 Militant with Atlas crane located in Kent. As I know these are a sought after beast, I thought I would have a look,take as few photos and post a thing on here for those who maybe interested. As it goes the motor in question is well shot. Not only has it had
  24. How does everyone feel about a restoration blog of a matador thats being restored as it was on the fair ground . would it ok on here or is it a no no. thanks Doug
  25. Hi all, currently i'm working on a CVRT and would like to share some pictures of the restoration. Main goal is to get it running again. It was a diesel version the gearbox was removed, since diesel gearboxes are rare. This year when I could buy a petrol gearbox and jaguar engine from Vince I decided to convert it back. When finished plan is to have it as my wedding car in middle August next year, so fingers crossed Lights worked with the batteries that were still in
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