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Old 02-03-22, 09:18
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This is number two turret basket almost completed. I'm also working on the hydraulics as well.
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Old 02-03-22, 13:28
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Very nicely coming together!!!
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Old 07-03-22, 05:58
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Thanks Clark, I am happy with it so far
I have fitted all the hoses I have to date and only need to measure 3 more and get them made.
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Old 07-03-22, 06:02
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I still need to run pipes for the radiator and work out the cooling fan fitment. It all fits quite good.
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Old 23-04-22, 05:14
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Been a bit of a stretch between posts Finished a few jobs for others including this sentry hut which is going to our local paintball park. I am now working on the turret basket installations. I know it's probably not the right place to put up these pics so the mods can delete if they want.
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Old 23-04-22, 05:17
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This has been quite a long time coming to marry these two parts together so while I am waiting for my carby to be refurbished I thought it is time.
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Old 23-04-22, 05:21
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I have to use my best judgement how the bracketry was made back in the 30s. I have made the brackets so the stays are easily unbolted for turret removal with or without the basket. I know the original was also done like this.
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Old 23-04-22, 05:26
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It is really good to have the now married together and working. I have taken the whole unit out to finish the welding and I will also complete the other one as well. The seats are on the list for manufacture too.
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Old 23-04-22, 08:43
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C'mon, Hanno! Where's the Forum Upgrade with the "Like" Button. This thread is screaming out for it!

For now, Colin will just have to make do with:
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Old 23-04-22, 15:23
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Old 23-04-22, 16:15
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Add another one!


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Old 24-04-22, 02:40
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C'mon, Hanno! Where's the Forum Upgrade with the "Like" Button. This thread is screaming out for it!

For now, Colin will just have to make do with:
Hello All,

Ditto for me, especially the part about being able to add a "Like" button. Colin deserves a string of them

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Old 24-04-22, 02:53
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I confess, I'm an addict to this thread and this restoration(s). It's a life mission to see them in person one day. Fantastic and inspirational work Colin.
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Old 24-04-22, 05:59
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🙂 Well, all I can say is thank you for you comments and it is very nice to know that there is still a lot of interest in these little tanks. I'm sure they will still be around long after I'm gone if they are looked after. It does give me great pride to know I am saving these for future generations to see what great achievements were made by the designers all those years ago. I do have a look back every now and then and see the different challengers there has been along the way. Fortunately, I don't thing there is any major ones ahead of me now.(Touch wood)🤔 But if there is then so be it.
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Old 24-04-22, 06:06
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I have just completed the commanders foot rest and standing platform. I had to cut the original tube as it was impossible to get the old part off so I will internally sleeve the tube and reweld it back together. I will be doing the seats and turret hold down brackets next.
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Old 24-04-22, 06:18
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I got a bit ahead of myself!! The foot rest is made out of aluminum and the original was cast. I had a look around my "Don't throw that away pile" and low and behold I find a piece of aluminium that just happened to be the correct thickness and to my total astonishment it ALSO just happened to be the same diameter . I don't know what the odds of that would be but it was the only piece of ally there. Anyway just good luck to me. I used my horizontal mill to put the diamond lines in it for non slip as per the original.
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Old 28-04-22, 08:21
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I just got my carburetor back after a full rebuild so the radiator needed to be installed with the Fan shroud and thermo fan. I will have plenty of room for a oil cooler if needed. I have decided to use the original radiator for the other Vickers as it is in great condition and also another nice original part going back on.
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Old 28-04-22, 08:25
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Radiator all fitted back in place apart from electrical and hoses.
I am also doing the other turret basket fitment. I decided to fit the other basket outside of the tank by measurement as it will be a lot easier.
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Old 08-05-22, 02:28
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Getting turret number 2 up to speed. As I hadn't had a good look inside that one for a while, I forgot there was quite a bit to di in there. Fortunately I had most of the parts made previously but they all still needed to be installed. They are now except for the traversing box which I just painted prior to fitting. I still need to do a bit of rubbing back and repaint to get rid of some paint runs. Also testing the light I made a couple of years back.
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Old 12-05-22, 09:13
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These are the turret stays, there are 4 of this style on each tank and two different ones which I am yet to fab. Can't have my turret bouncing off while driving
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Old 12-05-22, 13:09
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Russian ones seem to pop off pretty easily.........
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Old 12-05-22, 14:53
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That is because Colin doesn't build their tanks as he has a more deserving project at the moment.

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Old 13-05-22, 03:39
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"Russian ones seem to pop off pretty easily"......... There is a new expression associated with this on the news recently - it is called a 'lollipop'
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Old 15-05-22, 05:50
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I just made an inline temp gauge sender unit holder. The gauge is a original type that was in the Vickers but there is no where that I can connect it to. I definitely need this working so this is the only way that I could think of that was simple and hopefully effective.
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Old 15-05-22, 13:41
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Great solution!

I realise you've probably used pieces of scrap to make it, but I wonder if using brass or aluminium would have been better for thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance?
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Old 15-05-22, 22:52
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Hi Tony, you may be very well right, but there are quite a few steel parts I've already made in the cooling system and I will certainly be filling it up with a high quality coolant
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