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WW2 20cwt Water trailer/bowser restoration


Ian L

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On ‎3‎/‎13‎/‎2020 at 7:14 PM, TankNutUK said:

Email sent to you Ian.

Hi Alan.

It was you that posted the photos of the straps as I have just found the post on the internet. 'Quote'

'This is a particularly obscure piece of militaria and took some detective work to identify, however it is these little puzzles and the learning of new things that I love so much about collecting! My thanks got to Alan Tanknut for his research and for supplying the diagram above'

 

Now I need to find a pair of 1 1/2" X 32" leather belts with similar buckles. 

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1 Ton 180 gallon Bowser behind a Jeep. The Canadian trailer was different in detail in almost everyway but does look the same from 10' away.  

The main difference was 9.00x16 wheels/tyres rather than the British trailer which had the larger 9.00x20 wheels.

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A few conversations recently have got us thinking about a suitable trailer to restore to go behind our 30cwt Commer GS truck.

I am just sort of dipping my toe in the water regards trailers really, I have had a good look round at different types and both my Son and I are quite keen on finding a Bowser, rare I know but its something to aim for.

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