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phil munga
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Hi , I,ve started to rebuild an ex Royal Navy Haflinger , the rolling chassis had been kept inside and is in very good condition but the body I,ve got was left outside and the best part of it went into the bin , first i restored the front upper panel then made a new windscreen surround , next need to buy some steel sheets to fold to make the new platform , pics to follow :)

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Hi Phil, Have you joined up with the Haflinger and Pinzgauer Club-UK, we are a small friendly club and can give you access to spares and a lot of expertise in rebuilding these fantastic little machines, if you're interested I can put you in touch with our membership secretary.

Good luck with the rebuild, Cheers Nigel.

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Interesting project there mate.

 

What was it used for when in service?

Hi not sure what this one was used for , some were used on airfields while some on aircraft carriers for moving aircraft

 

I really like the off main stream vehicles in service. Look forward to lots of pictures.
with a bit of luck there'll be plenty of pics

 

Have you traced it's history at all? I am presuming you know its registration?

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Hi Phil, Have you joined up with the Haflinger and Pinzgauer Club-UK, we are a small friendly club and can give you access to spares and a lot of expertise in rebuilding these fantastic little machines, if you're interested I can put you in touch with our membership secretary.

Good luck with the rebuild, Cheers Nigel.

 

Craig/Nigel/RattlesnakeBob, I've not traced its history yet , I've got the registration documents year is 1965 , the gentleman that I bought it from lives local too me and helps run the Haflinger club , He'd bouth this one to replace the gearbox in one of his Haflingers but found that it was ex Royal Navy that has a lower ratio so no use to him ,,

 

I've got a lot of fabricating to do to make the new panels which is going too be quite chalenging and time consuming to say the least , I know quite a few panels are available but quite exspensive

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Front screen suround nearly finished , just the wire hoops for the canvas hood ties to fit and the wiper motor

 

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A little history found on the net regarding what this one might have been used for .

The Haflingers were used by the Commando squadrons in the Royal Navy as utility vehicles on military bases , used to tow

aircraft like the Wessex Helicopters , they were used on ships like the HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion

also said to be used on ships in the Falklands conflict ,

 

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I've got a lot of fabricating to do to make the new panels which is going too be quite chalenging and time consuming to say the least , I know quite a few panels are available but quite exspensive

 

I was trying to buy a rust bucket like this a while back as they are the grandfather of the TD Pinzgauers

 

Dale at haflinger technik http://www.haflingertechnik.com/html/index.php has a lot of rusty bits you may find bits you need and he's a really nice bloke. Most the panels can be sourced. I was reading the spare wheel cover in a ford escort van has the same pressings in it as the haffie front floor.

 

There is an excellent yahoo haflinger group also http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Haflinger/

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fesm_ndt , cheers I've become a member of the haflinger yahoo group not too keen on the layout but might get used to it , I thought I'd start with this hafy then maybe work my way upto a pinz if not maybe make a pinz look a like on a G Wagen chassis

 

Nick Johns , think I've only got one lower bracket for the draw bar but not too fussed as do not think all the Navy hafs had them

 

:)the wife let me get a bit done as she is quite keen to see what I make of it ,,

 

Finnished drilling the outer frame and welded tubes in for the front bumper mounts and B pillar hoops also for the side panels , cut the ends of the box section for the front corners so that there nice and rounded , then slowly welded it up keeping an eye on which way it was pulling , managed to get them spot on with no need to twist strait - first time for everything :lol: pics not too good due to using my phone

 

B pillar tubes welded in , bit much work involved so for the rear side panels I just welded the tubes in as thought it would be easier to extend the fixings for the sides ,

 

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front corner nearly there

 

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looking good so far trial fitting the front

 

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Hi all ,

Seen something like this done before so thought would have a go at making a press tool ,,

did a bit of machining to make a press tool for forming two size pressings on some panels , this consists of lower and upper pieces of steel and two center pieces for pressing two different size's , I machined the lower side to suit a pressing for my pal and the upper piece has a smaller slot for my haflinger

 

6mm plate took a bit of work at .25mm cuts , it would have been quicker drilling slightly undersize then machining

 

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the centre piece of steel is placed in position with two 5mm drills either side to hold central then give it a good go in a flypress , the pressings came out quite well on 1.5mm plate (16 gauge )

 

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this is the final part for one side of the press tool after folding , the tooling took a while to make but a few friends are after some of these parts

 

 

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I'd thought about making the platform floor , I'd tested out on some strips of steel sheets to make a corrugated panel that I was quite happy with but thought it might take a while to make ,

so I went out Saturday morning to an auto salvage breakers yard with a few measurements and found a roof on a Peugeot boxer van , this was the only van that they had in that had the reinforcement ribs running from side to side and a pressing for a sunroof which is in just the right position for engine hatch :-D

 

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This will save a bit of work and cost less than the steel its made of :-D

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