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Hi yes it would help but because I used a LDV chassis I was restricted in what I cud do. and i wanted to keep the log book and having anormal mot as it who’d not pass a sva test . cheers bill

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Hi all This is a update for any one that is interested in my armoured car as you can see the body work is coming on just waiting for the weather to get a bit wormer and I can paint it . I have now book.t it into the Yorkshire warweekend for the 22 June hope to see you there Bill

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Hi I am wanting some info on how to change the body type inmy log book it is classed as a tipper now. I was in contact with the DVLAbefore I started this and they told me to just change the body type but what toI don’t now but what can I put down for it now? As you can see it is no longera tipper any help will be most welcome.

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Hi thanks for the idea of a pickup some time ago you were saying you may like to build a small tank have you had a look at what this chap makes on you tube

hope you enjoy it Bill
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Just a update I have just had a new insert fitted in a GMC wheel so that it will fit on my LDV running gear . it was made by M J Lee Engineering Ltd, of Doncaster . just sent the log book of to the DVLA so here’s hoping it will be on the road soon . new a car 001.JPG

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NOW THEN, WHEELS, FAR BETTER!!!

 

It's really coming on nicely!! :D

 

One thing though, are you going to go round the chassis and nick off all the oddball mounts and LDV related stuff? If it's odds n sods that are going to be exposed/seen, it would really give the chassis a clean look :-)

 

Keep up the good work, great stuff......

 

Alec.

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Looks loads better with the 'man sized' wheels, rather than the originals. I'm guessing that this will throw your speedo out, so are you doing anything to re-calibrate it?

 

Hi thanks for the comments I will be fitting a old style Smiths electronic speedo as the LDV one is a square plastic one and will not fit in the dash . cheers Bill

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NOW THEN, WHEELS, FAR BETTER!!!

 

It's really coming on nicely!! :D

 

One thing though, are you going to go round the chassis and nick off all the oddball mounts and LDV related stuff? If it's odds n sods that are going to be exposed/seen, it would really give the chassis a clean look :-)

 

Keep up the good work, great stuff......

 

Alec.

 

Hi thanks for the comments I will be cleaning the chassis up at a later date as the DVLA may want to see that it was a LDV chassis and you know what they are like . Cheers Bill :-)

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Hi just a update on the armoured car I lost some time on the build as you know I sent in my log book to change the body type on it but I thought at one time that I may not get my log book as there was some query about the vehicles wait but after 9 weeks I am getting my log book back with a new body type on it so now I can finish it and then take it for its MOT .

Here are some up dated photos. Cheers Bill

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Oh yes the photo of the MOT guy's face would be priceless.

Well done on such a project. There is often more work involved in replicas than in the real thing and at the end of the day who cares whether it's a replica or not. If you are happy with it then it's all good.

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I'd be really interested to know the history of these vehicles. Can you point me in the right direction?

Hi hear is a link to the RAF Regiment site that as a lot of info on the cars and a pdf booklit on number 1 armoured car squadrons history http://www.rafregiment.net/also hears a film of the cars

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Hi In 1940 the Rolls Royce 1914 and 1920 bodies had a Field modification with the turret onto 158” Ford truck chassis, This work reportedly was done in Egypt in October 1940. The armament was a Vickers .303 machine gun inturret. Later, a box-shaped mount was added to the side of the turret in a number of cars for a Boys ATR and a Lewis machine gun on a scarff ring on top of the turret. Some were fitted with a large armoured box called the “coffin” behind the turret in location of the former truck bed which enlarged the fighting compartment and allowed the installation of a wireless set Type 19(?) Cheers Bill

hear is a photo of one

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