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Good evening, We are currently in the process of restoring a 1950's Dennis F12 fire engine but are missing some bits and pieces. Our main problem being that we cannot get any of the original style hinges for the locker doors which are are shewn below. Does anyone have some lying around or been through the process of having some cast? Additionally we require new hose for the reels on the roof, again if anyone has some lying around please get in touch! Kind Regards Lawrence
I acquired this chassis originally for spares for a Dennis bus, but it is just too good to break. Mechanically it is complete, and there are many spare parts to go with it, including radiator. Regrettably the body was recently in a state of collapse, but the cab doors and tin work were salvageable. It has a V5 (registered with van body) and I believe some restoration work was started in the past, as various items have had at least a coat of paint. It runs reasonably healthily, the cone clutch is free and it goes into all gears. The engine is the Dennis sidevalve 4 of 3.7litre capacity, common to a few other Dennis models and certainly some pumps. A great project for somebody who has the resources. I would like about £1500 but I am open to serious offers as this really deserves to be restored. It came with very little history but I can assist with provenance as one of its working identities (most likely built as a pantechnicon) is now known.
Here is another ' find ' from the Library of Congress website. A Dennis vehicle driven by British soldiers in France , possibly during WWI This is a good size image to view. The original 22mb image can be viewed on Library of Congress website via the Flickr link below. Here is the link to this photo on Flickr which has the Library of Congress link too so you can view the ORIGINAL file. DesertBlooms88