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32 minutes ago, radiomike7 said:

Look what I came across today, an ex JK Recovery Amazon looking very sad and neglected.  I knew the owner and thought it was to be restored but no such luck.

Interesting headlights on that! Similar to mine when it was first in service:
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Out of curiosity what is the truck behind that Amazon wrecker?

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Well shes been under the low loader a few times now... Currently building a Scammell house as the weather hasnt been kind to the Crusader cab or Explorer back body

It is a Kenworth cabover that belonged to a recovery company in Bristol.

I think it might be this one.  

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47 minutes ago, radiomike7 said:

It is a stretched civilian tractor, R.E./R.E.M.E did not run Amazons. 

I didn't pay attention to the one behind it.

Yea I know they didnt run Amazons, just not seen many Crusader/Amazons with single round headlights before I was sent the service pics of mine. Normally see the twin rounds and the civvi squares.

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Sorry, I did not see page 11.

The reason why they would have done the headlamp conversion is that for a long time the original Crusader headlamp units were very hard to come by. I think that they were made by Ciebie.

John

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27 minutes ago, attleej said:

Sorry, I did not see page 11.

The reason why they would have done the headlamp conversion is that for a long time the original Crusader headlamp units were very hard to come by. I think that they were made by Ciebie.

John

From memory they were sourced from a car, possibly the Hillman Hunter.  Cibie produced a halogen bulbed version of the original sealed beam units making it suitable for 12 and 24v.

Definitely an Amazon John,  I seem to remember it was one of the last ones to be registered.

 

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4 hours ago, Zero-Five-Two said:

Those headlights don't look original, if you blow the picture up you can see a plate behind the lamp covering a rectangular hole.

Correct, apologies for not reducing the size before posting.

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The data sheet ive seen for the day cab version was just as a 6X4 tractor unit, no winch.
(I believe the data sheet was in this thread somewhere?)

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On 4/26/2020 at 10:50 PM, NRS91 said:

Interesting headlights on that! Similar to mine when it was first in service:

 

Out of curiosity what is the truck behind that Amazon wrecker?

It is a Kenworth cabover that belonged to a recovery company in Bristol.

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