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Hello, my Name is David and i live in Austria. :):)

I am 26 years old, and i love old/rusty vehicles...:)

A few weeks ago i bought an old Dennis Tipper.

It's a very cool Truck, and it fits perfectly to my 1943 Triumph 3hw.

Are there other Dennis owners on this Page?

 

Sorry for my bad English, normaly i speak German😂

 

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Thank you!

The Truck is complete, the Engine turns free and the Wooden Cabin is also in good condition.

Only the Floor and the Tipper needs an good Carpenter.

In the next Days i will make an Oilchange, and try to start the Engine.

Maybe i have Luck an the Engine runs good..

 This Dennis was lost by the british Army after ww2.

Until 1994 he works on a big Farm in Carinthia.

Then the Truck was stored in a dry Garage.

The last 2,5 years he unfortunately sits in a Field....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, Davidtin said:

 This Dennis was lost by the british Army after ww2.

Until 1994 he works on a big Farm in Carinthia.

 

Looking a the Ministry of Supply rebuild plate it was overhauled in December 1952 by an Army Auxiliary Workshop, UK based, so unlikely it was disposed of for a few years after that, so unless it went out to BAOR and was 'lost' over there, it was most likely auctioned off and exported by a dealer. Wally will probably know more.

Good find though, a lot of these Dennis tippers were used around the beach heads in Normandy.

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Nice find, congratulations. Recently I was watching some IWM videos and there were few with Dennis tippers, see here from about 0:50 minute mark:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060008462

also a nice one here: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060019478

and one more here: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060019512

Good luck with the resto,  last year there was one Dennis for sale on this forum, do some reasearch.

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Thank you for the movies:)

I think the british Army also had an Workshop in Austria.

Because they where her until 1955.

I found the Logo from the 8. Army on the Truck, and they had their Headquarder in Klagenfurt/Carinthia..

 

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On 9/28/2020 at 11:26 AM, Davidtin said:

Are there other Dennis owners on this Page?

David, nice find! As Richard and Duson mentioned above, if you look closely a lot of these Dennis tippers appear on pictures and movies from Normandy onwards. I think nowadays they are pretty rare.

There is/was one in Belgium in tan colour. It can also be found on the forum here somewhere.

 

 

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It might be a good idea to take the sump off and remove any sludge. The reason being that if there is oil sludge in the sump modern detergent oil will dissolve the sludge and and send it and the dirt it is holding around the engine and through all the bearings.

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