Jump to content

"Daisy" or "Rust Bucket" depending on who you ask in our house !


Recommended Posts

Looking great, and oh so SHINY! What I find scary is that the painting you have just done looks brighter DBG than your older paintwork. What is it about DBG that makes it do that? Your truck is even under cover. At least she's gloss so you can T-cut the colour if you need to.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 286
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Looking great, and oh so SHINY! What I find scary is that the painting you have just done looks brighter DBG than your older paintwork. What is it about DBG that makes it do that? Your truck is even under cover. At least she's gloss so you can T-cut the colour if you need to.

 

Hi Jules , Some of the paint has been on a very long time !:blush: I'm thinking of writing a book about Scammell ownership and restoration " Fifty shades of green" !:nut:Given up worrying about all the different greens on Daisy and decided a blow over when she's complete should do the trick ! Hope you and the family are all well mate ! :-D

Link to post
Share on other sites

The "Blow it all over when it's finished" intention is great. That's what I hoped to do with mine, but I'll have to patch up the cab roof, replace the rear floor, finish the bins, repair the downpipe (again!), fix the radiator, and........

 

It won't matter if you don't go right over it. The grin factor driving down the road, both for you, and anyone who you're sharing the local area with, will be totally unaffected by slightly different shades of DBG!

 

Jules

Link to post
Share on other sites
that clutch drive face is in better nick than mine.....:(

 

dont worry rob you could have a clutch face made of rice pudding and i doubt the meadows diesel would have the power to chew that up :D unlike andys petrol power house

 

 

 

 

 

great work tho andy so when your finished where do we form a orderly que with out best silppers in hand ?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ahhhh yes....The mighty meadows petrol engine...That clutch will get some hammer when he's slipping the clutch cos it's popping and farting and spluttering......diesel power will be coming....just you watch.....maybe not straight away but sometime after it's popped and farted to a stop miles from home for the 5th time, diesel will come....:-D

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 9 months later...

Sorry to come into this late - I knew Daisy back in 2000 - 2001 when I was attempting to sell classic cars online and on a commission basis. At that time she was slightly better condition than she was when you got her but had a blown head gasket.

 

Sold for £1500.

 

I contacted Vicarys and spoke to a guy there who remembered her as a very useful piece of kit. About 4mpg on the way out to a recovery, a lot worse on the way back. Was often used for pulling artics that had left icy roads and once was involved in the rescue of a stolen mobile crane that had been driven into a lake.

 

At that time I wasn't involved with military vehicles but even I could see that she was a beast well worth preserving. Bought a Ferret in 2004 after selling a Bristol 410 but that is another story ...

 

Will Daisy make it to OVERLORD 2014? I'd love to see her again!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't hold your breath for 2014 mate , getting time to work on Daisy with paying work and a young family further up the list has made this a rather " STEADY" rebuild :angel: We'll get there one day though , as I also think she is well worth looking after ! :-D

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 9 months later...
Don't hold your breath for 2014 mate , getting time to work on Daisy with paying work and a young family further up the list has made this a rather " STEADY" rebuild :angel: We'll get there one day though , as I also think she is well worth looking after ! :-D

 

Shame! if you had got her back up to scratch there was work all weekend at OVERLORD towing vehicles out of the ruts they had dug themselves!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 7 months later...
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 7 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...