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In 2018 my brother and I purchased something bigger than we have previously restored! We bought the 1943 Federal as running, but decided to do a complete restoration. The original engine had been replaced at some time in it's life with a Bedford diesel engine. These pictures are how we purchased it. Hope you enjoy this thread. 

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May 2020, Chassis in primer. We had the chassis sandblasted and painted around five months ago now, the sandblaster's did do a nice job, but there were a few paint runs in it that we needed to ge

This weekend we managed to get the chassis into daylight to get some paint on it, hopefully soon we will start to put parts back on. 

Nothing too interesting at the moment! Cleaning original washers by hand and priming whilst waiting on parts. Thanks to The DT Guy for the advice.

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It became obvious that the cab area had some issues with tin worm, the biggest part of this restoration to tackle we think. This truck is mostly all there, just missing engine cover and a few small parts. In a year we have nearly stripped the truck to a bare chassis, we only have limited time to work on this as we both work and we live eighty miles away from each other, so we have to work out times when we are both free, so at the moment it is just a few hours every couple of weeks in the summer months, we are working outside too. A big problem is dealing with 75 year old rusty nuts and bolts and trying to free them, most have never been apart. Will add more pictures soon.

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May 2019. We are lucky that we have access to a forklift, without this would be impossible to remove the heavy items, the radiator alone is really a two man lift! The cab is in two parts, we struggled and lifted the rear off....stupid move!

 

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Next jobs will be to take off axles, springs, and steering box so we have a completely bare chassis. We only want to restore this once so intend on doing it right! We will sand blast the chassis first and rebuild up from that. We do have an original engine for this but intend on putting the diesel Bedford engine back....mainly for economy!

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