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  1. My name is Colin. I have just joined the forum and I hope some of you may be able to help me with some queries. I am currently writing a book on war movies and one chapter is on 'A Bridge Too Far.' I have read Colonel Waddy's article about the film in 'After the Battle' (1977) but still have some questions about the replica German armoured cars built for the film. Colonel Waddy's article merely mentions two 4 - wheeled and two 6 - wheeled armoured car replicas but no mention is made of what the base vehicles were. I have read on the Internet Movie Vehicle Database that one of the 4 - wheeled
  2. Morning all, What should I do? I joined up last night after getting excited about a post by Wally Dugan regarding a manual for the Kegresse attachment, then when I signed in today I find there is another member using the name `TonyB`. Since he outranks me both in time served and experience should I (can I) change my user name? I have been putting back together a Citroen B2 (P7T) Kegresse for ahem…some time. I have seen photos of it being recovered from ruin near Aldershot in the early 1970s when it had the same line laying body as those in 1920s photos. It has a military Kegresse
  3. I've been a ww1/ww2 reenactor for a few years and have purchased my first military vehicle this afternoon, ive bought a Commer Karrier K6 that needs some restoration so im hoping the forums can help me with all the info and advice im sure ill need. I think my vehicle has been mentioned on this forum before sometime.
  4. I posted an introduction a few months ago now and received a few nice comments on my post - (Introduction, new member! FMW Matey Dockyard Truck owner!) I am well aware these two trucks have been around the block as I'd seen them appearing up for sale on a number of occasions, it seems that they've been given a lick of paint a few times (probably Hammerite by the look of things!) The one which we are working on first is a runner (well it was when it arrived with us!) we've taken out all the glass, all wiring, interior, load bed, engine, box and pretty much everything else. We're back on it
  5. Morning all, My name is Alex and I live in north Essex, not too far from Saffron Waldon. Day job is in technology but I'd rather be skinning my knuckles fiddling with vehicles! I joined a little while ago to get some insights (which have been brilliant!) into buying a historic military vehicle. It was always a dream to own a tank and I've had CVRTs at the top of the list for some time now. I did my H licence at the back end of last year and yesterday took delivery of my CVRT Sabre. I couldn't be more excited (if a little bit daunted by how little I know!) but I'm really looking forw
  6. Long-time lurker, first time poster from So Cal in the USA. I'm the Editor of Jp magazine, an off-road enthusiast Jeep magazine based out of Los Angeles, CA. I have an appreciation for early iron, historical vehicles, and anything that's cool and mechanical. This thread sucked me in: http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?429-WW1-Dennis-truck-find And I'm currently hooked on this one: http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?13514-WW1-Thornycroft-restoration I don't own anything of real historical significance or great age (at least by the standards of most members here), but I h
  7. Hello, my name is Marcel and i joined this forum because i want to find out more about a truck we found in a barn here in a village her in Norway. It seems to be an Crossley Fwd with a Perkins engine. It is standing der for about 40 years and it's in a good condition. We gonna try to get it on the road again in the spring.
  8. Hi Im restoring an Allis Chalmers 645 4 wheel loader serial number 6435 B and WD number 00FU35 Im seeking some information on the british army specific build of these loaders. I have a PDF from US army of their depot service manual but the british version differs in engine - its got a Leyland (AEC) AV505 rather than Allis Chalmers own diesel and has a different air over hydraulic braking system. Does anyone know where I might get a PDF or copy of the British Army Operators/Service manual? Also seeking an AV505 manual for the engine - serial number AV505 5C 5573 A7502 - these
  9. hi friends old n new, i'm rebuilding a 30cwt LRDG chevy, I'm from Basingstoke, Hampshire. and looking for bits from right hand drive chevys inc CMP c15 parts ( the front cast Spring hanger/ bumper mounts) the four bolt tow rings on the bumper, and sprung tow bar inc cast mounts. If their is any one from down under looking for right hand parts off 1940s pickup cheers again Bob
  10. Hello - oops I have already posted in BenHawkins's 1914 Dennis Lorry post, but please find below a little about me. My name is Andy and I am 54 years young, I grew up around all things mechanical, my grandfather was chief engineer at the Kent Fire Brigade workshops, my father a Navy dockyard apprentice who went on to work for the MOD on the Polaris missile system from 66 to 77 when we moved from Faslane to Cornwall as he was moved to devonport with the Subs. My father and grandfather restored all sorts of vehicles and machinery from motorcycles to hot-air-engines, bubble cars to wind pump
  11. Hi I am David from New Zealand . I have always had an interest in military vehicles especially anything with tracks. I have a real passion towards tanks and I have just had this rekindled by spending time riding around in a Mk3 centurian in Australia and seeing some other vehicles up close. Was a surprise one day when arrived home to see two LAV's (LAV III) parked in the drive next to our place. The army was doing some manoeuvres in our home town for a good week or so. Would dearly love to have the opportunity to get a CVRT . Cheers
  12. Hello everybody, I'm Joe (hopefully the username gives that away 😅), I'm 21 and live at the (not so) sunny seaside in North East Lincolnshire. The military runs through my family a little. The past couple of generations have been through pretty much every service, so we like to get about, and I intend to join up myself in the not too distant future. I've followed this forum for quite a while, but thought now would be a good time to actually join as myself and a friend are attempting to purchase ourselves a vehicle; a beautiful piece of solid rust in the form of an Albion WDHD23
  13. Hello: I am interested in the crash of Wellington HE 593 at Zijtaart, near Veghel on 12 Jun 43. the pilot was Flight Sergeant Conroy, my wife's uncle. We are writing a book about him. Many thanks
  14. Hi all firstly introductions call me Reggie Campbell, I am restoring the 432 Mk 1 back to its original 1963 state as it served with the Queens Royal Irish Hussars at the RAC Centre training Regt in 1968/69. its history is also great it was trialed in Aden served in Hong Kong where it was painted Blue and done most of the infantry/RAC units in BOAR until the 1980's it was then stored as a BCR vehicle for war stock. It went to the 1991 Gulf war as a BCR and was used by the Royal Engineers as a mail delivery system as it was armouered even though it was Petrol and still running its B81 Rolls Roy
  15. Hello everyone. I am an ex member of the AFS,based at Water Street Stafford from 1965 until its disbandment in 1968. During that time I attended a course at Moreton in the Marsh. Also our crew went to Exercise Tercentenary in 1966. Our Green Goddess (EP 14) had the registration number PGW 513 Dave Hill
  16. Hello Forum thanks to the admins at first. It´s nice to be here and I hope I´m excused about my bit wrong british gramatik. Plus I was not to serve to the German army but I now a bit what´s goin on there ;-)). I am locatet in Munich, Germany and was born 1957. My passion is to make Off Road trips with ex army vehicles like the fuel Pinzgauer and the simmelar VOLVO 4x4 van "Laplander". I like the desert and vehicles in desert colors too. My actual projekt are to purchase the ex-MOD Reynold Boughton RB44 because I prevere the class between 3,5t and 7,5t. I´m registratet here in thi
  17. Hi Folks , I thank You in advance for having the chance to be in this Military Forum. I work in an italian family business which operates in the field of self-propelled cranes. I'm writing to You , because our old models of cranes were equipped with a british differential gear . This item is part of an old Austin Truck called K9 . Does anyone of You can help me to find it?For example any company (used spare part truck or salvage)? I remain at Your disposal for any further information. Best Regards Marco
  18. I recently purchased a Ferret Scout car. I am enjoying it, learning as I go. I am pleased with the vehicle, seems to be heavy duty and wall maintained. I wanted something that had armor on it, and having a turret is like icing on the cake. I just got through building a semi-auto browning 1919 a4, I mean if you have a gun mount you need the gun that goes in it. Has anyone had any experience with fitting the 1919 in the cradle? I am have an interference with the rear feed guide hitting the cradle and not letting it go all the way down. It is probably because I built it for 308 and will have to c
  19. Hi Guys, Graeme Molineux here from Melbourne, Australia. While I am not an MV owner, I do have a strong interest and I take heaps of photos whenever I get the chance. I share these for free on my website, but I will tell you about that elsewhere. I am also a scale modeller, and a technical illustrator, specialising in side views of aircraft mainly, but I have a few MVs done now as well. My main reason for joining is to find reference information for a couple of model builds I am planning, and for help with my illustrations. I look forward to chatting and sharing info with you!
  20. Hi all, first post on here. My name is Paul van Bruggen and I live in Darwin Northern Territory Australia .. I have a small collection of vintage vehicles including 3 military ones. 1942 C15A Chevy blitz 1942 Royal Enfield flying flea and I am just about to pick up a Ford Jeep (GPW 1942-3) the rest of the stuff is civilian inc 1924 chev buckboard 1925 chev tourer 1936 chev truck 1938 chev sedan 1950 chev truck 1957 FE Holden 1958 Morris minor and a 1972 VW Super bug i look forward to seeing and learn
  21. Good morning I am new to the team. My hobbies are old lorries and land rovers i have a series 1 Landy and drive a 1944 Austin K5.
  22. Hi there im matt from the Oxfordshire area. Iv always had a keen intrest in all military and vintage vehicles but not yet been lucky enough to own one. I am hoping to find some information about a sentinel aircraft tug that was in my family for a fair few years. It was ex raf and originally had a rolls Royce petrol engine but was later fitted with a Leyland diesel engine. It was owned by my uncle for around 10 years and my other uncle for about 5 years before that. It was sold to someone from the britannia trust in roughly 2005 to be used to tow the britania at kemble.sadly the buyer called my
  23. I have recently got more into military vehicles I own a lightweight Landrover unstarted project and have just bought a Hmw truck ex Royal Navy which I have made a start on
  24. Hello to you all. I've been registered for quite a while now, so I thought it was about time I put fingers to keyboard and introduced myself! I am mindful of my privacy, which is why I stick to a username. (although I do use it in various places) Not all that much to say! I've been interested in all manner of things mechanical, especially transport for most of my life. (even at quite a tender age I "helped" my father with the odd bit of spanner holding / dropping!) I've three old british motorbikes which have been brought back to life. By profession I am a Librarian (working in industry,
  25. Hello everyone, David here from Georgia in the U.S. I have a 1940-1943 ?? FWD SU-COE that is a open cab 4x4 that was used by the U.S. Marines Corps in the pacific during WWII. My questions are, does anybody have any photos, manuals in reprint, factory information or links to helpful sites that could help put this ole girl back together. I need info on the open cab version, not the enclosed cab with doors. This model of truck was used in the film "GUADALCANAL DIARY" [1943] when restored the truck will be finished out like that truck to include bed bows and tarp. I will include in process photo
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