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I'm almost done with the re-wire. The diagram in the manual is wrong, so i re-drew it and got a bit of help from PhilB on wire sizes and recommended a couple useful additions which i've discreetly added. Have also included indicators, can't be too safe these day with something so slow. I wanted to run the wiring in the same bitumen coated sleeving that the Jeep wiring came in because i thought it looked period correct and far better than the modern plastic alternatives. There are suppliers of it in this country but only upto a certain size and i needed some bigger stuff. Only place i could find it was in the USA and they wouldn't send to the UK, so i got it sent to my auntys in WV and she sent it on, took a while but it got here eventually.

I had the original headlight and sidelight reflectors re-silvered. One of the sidelights was missing its terminations, so i made up the clamp that goes round the body of the bulb holder in brass and also a female receptacle a hollow bullet connector on the back of the reflector and soldered it on.

I came up with a rather elaborate set of clips to suspend the battery clamps from the cab floor.

I also had to make some of the brass P clips myself where weren't standard ones that fitted, and on the bulkhead the original holes were so close to the cab frame i had to come up with a cut down P clip to make it work. Really pleased with how its all turned out.

 

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This week my brother and i blasted and primed all the bits for the crane winch, so thats the next thing to start going back together. That said after we had packed all the blasting kit away, Tim found the sheet metal cover that goes round the worm wheel, i'd completly forgotten about it, but it needs a few minor weld repairs anyway.

I also recently blasted and primed the seat frames, wings and their brackets, so next job is to put them back together, a bit of filler and finish paint.

After much deliberating i've decided that i can't face blasting the frame work for the rear body myself. Its just massive and i'd only need it to start raining half way through and i'd really loose my rag! lol. So that is going off soon to a professional local blasting outfit. I guess thats the last major bit to be started on.

 

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I did wonder as there was a Pioneer parked next to my Brothers truck that was in a part restored state and at a similar stage to yours.

Keep up the good work, hopefully we will have our Commer finished for next years show too.

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21 hours ago, Rootes75 said:

I did wonder as there was a Pioneer parked next to my Brothers truck that was in a part restored state and at a similar stage to yours.

Keep up the good work, hopefully we will have our Commer finished for next years show too.

Yes that was Simon Duff's tank transporter.

I didn't know you were coming, should have made yourself known. Trouble with the user names that we all adopt on here, you don't then know what someone's real name is. 

Who is your brother then?

Richard

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On 7/18/2021 at 10:14 AM, 70HONEYMONSTER said:

Can you send me a copy of the wiring diagram that you have just now , I am at the stage of wiring and any help would be much appreciated , 

Regards

Bryan

Hi Bryan,

Give me a few days to check its up to date with any tweaks i made as i was installing the wiring and i'll post it here.

All the best. Richard

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