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Some have already made ​​acquaintance with me through the many questions I have asked all about bedford MW restoration. I 'm pleasantly surprised at the positive response and support from other vehicle owners. Many thanks to these people.

I now realize that I should return a favor by posting the first pictures of my Bedford MW restoration project.

 

As found in Belgium

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Transport to Maastricht The Netherlands (I'm the one on the right)

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Body removed

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Axle and paint removed

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Starting removing rust

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Primer sprayed on

 

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Olive drab matt sprayed

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Removing rust, primer and inspection of Rear axle

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Next pictures are following soon!;)

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Still working on the project and made some progress on cab and rear body. Many picture to upload but due to always a lack of time for now some pictures of only the cab. Danny

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Hi Danny

Nice restoration, as I can see on one of your pictures the Bedford has formation signs from the brigade Piron.

Has your MV served with this brigade are is it only because the last Belgian owner gave put these signs on.

 

Keep up the good work and on this forum you will find a lot of information.

 

Guy

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Hi Danny

Nice restoration, as I can see on one of your pictures the Bedford has formation signs from the brigade Piron.

Has your MV served with this brigade are is it only because the last Belgian owner gave put these signs on.

 

Keep up the good work and on this forum you will find a lot of information.

 

Guy

 

Hi Guy,

 

I do not have any history about the bedford yet. Maybe someone recognizes the bedford. I bought it in Belgium so it could be that the previous owner has put the Brigade Piron on it. I think the bedford may also have run in Great Britain before since I noticed typical British flashers. So maybe someone (abroad) recognizes the vehicle????

I would like to trace the history or meet the previous owner(s)! Chassis number is 66674, shock absorbers are dated 4-45 and vehicle contract number is S8216.

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Hi Danny,

 

Its good to see that you are putting so much effort in this lovely wee truck....

My Bedford heart is bounching faster now...

Its so much fun to drive these wee Bedfords.

 

Keep up the good work and post more photo's when ever you can.

 

Cheers,

Louis

 

p.s. what is your engine number..??

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Hi Danny,

 

Its good to see that you are putting so much effort in this lovely wee truck....

My Bedford heart is bounching faster now...

Its so much fun to drive these wee Bedfords.

 

Keep up the good work and post more photo's when ever you can.

 

Cheers,

Louis

 

p.s. what is your engine number..??

 

Hi Louis,

 

The engine number is 72177 and it is the original one as the number is also on the bulkhead.

 

Regards,

 

Danny

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Next stage of my project:

 

Sand blasted wheel hubs and new oil seals placed

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Finishing in olive drab matt

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Rust removed from spring leafs (not sand blasted) and primed

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Finishing in olive drab matt

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Shock absorbers

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Date of production April 1945

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New hydraulic oil, gaskets en sprayed

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Universal joint and flange of the bevel pinion

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Sand blasting

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Re-assembling

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Next pictures to be expected: re-assembling of rear axle, springs and shock absorbers

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Hello Danny,

 

Nice work, did all this on mine, did you put grease between the leaves when you put the spring together?

 

Regards

 

John

 

Hi John,

 

I 've read a lot on the Forum wether there should be grease or not between the leafs. I think it will not harm especially because of the centre bolt and clips which will prevent slipping. I also ask Maurice who has a lot of experience in restoring wwii vehicles. He adviced me to use a little bit of copper grease between the leafs. So I used just a film of copper grease.

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Hello Danny,

 

In the manual it says to use graphite grease, you should definately have some grease in there, as the leaves rub together. So far, 4 years on from doing them there isn't any brown rust stains. Copper grease is similar, but i think it'll dry over time. Graphite grease is used on other parts to. Have a look here,

 

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?9090-rebuilding-leaf-springs/page2

 

If you want some graphite grease let me know..........:cool2:

 

John,

 

That's the reason why I chose for copper grease, to prevent long term attraction of dust, sand and dirt sticking to the grease with the risk of sanding your leafs!

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Other things already done ...

 

 

Sand blasted parts from GS-body, petrol tank straps and wheel nuts

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Petrol tanks cleaned with paint remover

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Petrol tanks sprayed with primer and olive drab matt

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New petrol tank supports

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Satisfied with the work done!!!

 

Did not know but I probably have attached an images of the petrol tank how it was previously.

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John,

 

Thank you for that picture of the correct location of the body mounting bolt. Now I can see that there is little space for that bolt because of the muffler bracket on one side of the chassis frame and the petrol tank bracket on the other side of the chassis frame.

 

Do you also have a picture of the front pipe connection to the muffler? I would like to see how far away from the muffler the front pipe is bent for reproduction.

 

Thanks

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Very nice looks good:), i to am doing a bedford mw:-( .Need more pics mine is missing a lot of bits not sure what though untill i see it:cry: and some bits that i dont know where they fit.

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Yes, still working on my bedford MW restoration project but at a slower pace, unfortunately ...:undecided:

 

Drive shaft

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Reassembling the restored parts on the chassis

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Drive shaft needs to be connected

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Petrol tank fitted

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Frame work, perfect fit

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Need to finish the rear brakes, handbrake and exhaust. Then the wheels back on and I can once again drive her out of the garage after two years.

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After a long time once again an update of my bedford MW restoration project!

 

Drive shaft mounted and sprayed

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Some details of the Frame work finished

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Towing cross tube sand blasted and primed, new spring and pin fitted.

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Made a copy of the petrol tank chains securing the tow pin. Ties mounted and everything finished in olive drab.

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Now I'm preparing for the body; seems like a fun job for the winter period

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After a long time once again an update of my bedford MW restoration project!

 

Drive shaft mounted and sprayed

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Some details of the Frame work finished

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Towing cross tube sand blasted and primed, new spring and pin fitted.

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Made a copy of the petrol tank chains securing the tow pin. Ties mounted and everything finished in olive drab.

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Now I'm preparing for the body; seems like a fun job for the winter period

 

Hello Danny! Congratulations! What a fantastic work! I hope You will be OK for Normandy in June 2014!

 

Ginours a belgian owner of a 1943 Bedford MW...

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Thanks, Ginours! When I started the restoration in 2011 my goal was Normandy 2014. Unfortunately it looks more and more that I have to skip that and focus on 2019:cry:.

 

My full time job:undecided:, my wife :wow:, two young children :kissoncheek:and rebuilding the house :-(are taking (too) much time. I am now planning to use the night hours instead of sleeping:yawn:. Damned, why has a day only 24 hours?

:argh::argh::argh:

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Hi Louis,

 

Here is a drawing of the towing yoke spring plate:

 

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It is not a rectangular plate as you can see from the measurements. The bending starts from the yoke at about 1.5 inches. Sizes may differ a little at your truck but most important is that the pin will fit at the end.

 

Hope the drawing is clear to you!

 

Regards,

 

Danny

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