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After many months of searching I am now the proud owner of an MWD :D thanks to a chance encounter at the Dallas digout I now have this little beauty to keep me busy for a while. With the chassis No. MWD 294* looks like its a quite an early aero screen  ;).

 

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Yes MW's can be grown in a greenhouse :D

 

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All strapped down and ready to roll

 

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65 miles later and using my mate Neils Dodge to pull the old girl off the beaver tail

 

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Reg and the rivet

 

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All tucked up in new shed :laugh: note clean carpet !!

 

Very great thanks firstly to Shawn I hope you enjoy watching her restoration also to Reg and MF Freeman for use of the Beaver tail and my old mate Neil for helping unload and push her into the shed with the Dodge, more pics to follow :D

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Just back from Wartime in the Vale, great wkend met friends old and new, 90 mile  odd mile round trip and no problems There were three Aero screen early Bedfords there which was great as in

Took it for a spin down the drive yesterday only to have it spew coolant out of the rad FFS ! Ok quick search last night through the resto threads on here and today replaced the spring inside the top

Happy days 

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Will have a few years of searching in front of me while completing the resto do you happen to have a good close up image of the enamel badge I should be looking for ?

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Let's shake hands since I'm restoring a late bedford MWD at the moment! I hope we all can support you during the restoration through exchanging pictures, experiences and answers to the many questions that will come! I wish you good luck with the restoration project!

 

Danny

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Thanks Guys :D this will be a long term resto with no deadline unlike the Champ thing and as its an early one there are parts missing that will take some time to find, luckily the chassis etc is in really good cond

 

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Cheers RR.

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Hi Jeremy,

 

Nice to see more details of your new MW..

Did you find a contract number on her..(on the back body or in the cab)??

 

Is it possible to show us some pictures of the towing hook..???

 

If you are looking for a rear toolbox for the right hand side i might have one for you..

 

Cheers,

Louis

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Excellent find and a restoration which I will look forward to following.

 

Looks like where it was resting was an interesting place, Thomas Green Road Roller and a Scammell Explorer in the background of one of the pictures.

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Hi Jeremy,

 

Nice to see more details of your new MW..

Did you find a contract number on her..(on the back body or in the cab)??

 

Is it possible to show us some pictures of the towing hook..???

 

If you are looking for a rear toolbox for the right hand side i might have one for you..

 

Cheers,

Louis

 

Hi Louis

Will take lots more pics on tues for you, yes I am looking for the tool box send me a PM please, I have not found a contract number yet but will have a good look again I will also look carefully on the bonnet and wings for any ID.

 

RR.

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Great find, Jeremy!

 

If it ends up restored like the C15, it will be a very good one :thumbsup:

 

Hanno

 

Thanks Hanno I hope the MW will not take five years to restore like the C15, hopefully spares will be easier to locate plus this MW has an engine in situ :D

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Beginners luck :cool2: Just checked parts list and looks to be correct thanks for info Richard as its an early one looks like it will be used on the Mw not bad for a fiver :-D

 

That was a bargain, and they can be dismantled to clean the contacts as they usually only suffer from that.

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Yes I see what you mean, I will keep my original switch if serviceable have rebuilt the champ switch unit and still have some lettraset left over to do the lettering.

May swap or sell this unit if not needed for Mw bits in the future :D.

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These are the best pictures i have of the Enamel badge. Iff you zoom right you can make out its not the normal round badge, more like the pre-war civilian badge. I would guess the badge came from a civilian model, but i can't find it yet.

 

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This is the badge I may use on mine,it has a slight V in it, rather than flat, so probably came off a civilian truck grille.

 

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that grill came from an OX with the narrow tires on , its badge was also cast .

Pictures which B. Vanderveen and myself got from Bedford when they closed down show only on the prototypes with the big holes in the bumper enamelled badge`s the first MWG`s on the pictures already have that cast round badge.

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