MLU FORUM  

Go Back   MLU FORUM > MILITARY VEHICLES > The Carrier Forum

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 25-08-13, 00:26
Rick DeBruyn's Avatar
Rick DeBruyn Rick DeBruyn is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 79
Default Carrier reproductions

After many hours of measuring fitting cutting, re-measuring re-cutting & re-fitting and even a third time...I believe we've finally produced front armour for the FUC that is going to be as close as I think one can get to the original. It will be made from 3/8 mild steel, have all rivet and bolt holes cut, as well as the vision slots cut. I've fit the Mk2 plates to my carrier and I'm happy with the results. Edge grinding will be required to fit up the plates. counter sinking will also need to be done on the many holes.

The plates were measured up from the carriers I have (both Mk1 & Mk2). I've attempted to be as accurate as possible with the carriers I have, but be aware that there might be slight hole alignment differences to your carrier.

Plate pickup is available in Edmonton or Three Hills Alberta, you will need to advise me at order which location you prefer. The order is going in on Tuesday August 27 so contact me ASAP. I know some of you have expressed interest in the past however I'm not sure if your needs are still the same...so for accuracy of those still wanting plates please express interest by an email again by the 27th.

The costs for Mk1 complete is $520.00 and Mk 2 $460.00. See attached for details.

Email or call me with any question. Rick Debruyn
Attached Thumbnails
mlu 01.JPG   mlu 02.JPG  
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 25-08-13, 02:16
Stewart Loy Stewart Loy is offline
T-16, C15A
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Out in the woods near Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 878
Default Nice product!

Rick,

You have a nice product there - well done.


Stewart
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 25-08-13, 04:43
Michael R. Michael R. is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,117
Default good work

Good work Rick.
Did I miss the smaller upper portion of the aperture plate?
Attached Thumbnails
front armour plate section over main aperture-loop hole plate.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 25-08-13, 06:12
Mrs Vampire Mrs Vampire is offline
[user name reset]
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 392
Default

Fabulous effort .
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 25-08-13, 18:30
maple_leaf_eh maple_leaf_eh is offline
Terry Warner
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Shouting at clouds
Posts: 2,856
Default

Good initiative. Too bad (or maybe not), I don't have a carrier in need of front armour.
__________________
Terry Warner

- 74-????? M151A2
- 70-08876 M38A1
- 53-71233 M100CDN trailer

Beware! The Green Disease walks among us!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 25-08-13, 18:41
RichardT10829's Avatar
RichardT10829 RichardT10829 is offline
Richard Harrison
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cullercoats Newcastle Upon Tyne United Kingdom
Posts: 3,044
Default

Nice that the lists have come to fruition after the efforts put in by the few across the globe.

Plenty of rivets to set folks and I will shamelessly plug my snaps again hehehehe.
__________________
is mos redintegro

__5th Div___46th Div__
1942 Ford Universal Carrier No.3 MkI*
Lower Hull No. 10131
War Department CT54508 (SOLD)
1944 Ford Universal Carrier MkII* (under restoration).
1944 Morris C8 radio body (under restoration).
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 27-08-13, 18:48
Hans Mulder Hans Mulder is offline
Frankencarrier owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hope, B.C.
Posts: 309
Default

I'll need a complete set of armour for the frankencarrier, but not just yet...I have to undo some other modifications first.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-09-13, 18:01
RichCam's Avatar
RichCam RichCam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Huntsville, Ontario
Posts: 384
Default

Hello Rick,
Would you mind putting together a quote for the following part#'s?
CTL 11999, CTL 12780D, CTL 3885D & 12784D - we are missing these pieces of upper armour from our Huntsville Legion MkII carrier. My apologies for missing the deadline, I was away on vacation. I can arrange for freight from Alberta to Ontario.
Regards, Richard Hatkoski
__________________
Richard Hatkoski
1940 CMP C11 C-8 (Restoring)
1940 CMP C11 F-15A (Parts)
1941 CMP C12 C-15A (Parts)
1942 CMP C13 F-60S Dumper (Restoring)
2 x 1941 CMP C12 F-GT (Storage)
194? CMP C13 C-60X (For Sale)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 18-09-13, 19:51
RichCam's Avatar
RichCam RichCam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Huntsville, Ontario
Posts: 384
Default Upper Armour Shipment to Ontario

Guys,

I've order 3 pieces of upper armour from Rick and I need them shipped to my location near Bracebridge, Ontario. Is there anyone else out there that has ordered armour from Rick and needs it shipped to Ontario as well?

Rick said that he would bundle the orders together for shipment. I have a warehouse dock and forklift here so I can unload either a flatbed or van style semi-trailer.

Let me know if you want to share the freight costs.

Cheers, Richard
__________________
Richard Hatkoski
1940 CMP C11 C-8 (Restoring)
1940 CMP C11 F-15A (Parts)
1941 CMP C12 C-15A (Parts)
1942 CMP C13 F-60S Dumper (Restoring)
2 x 1941 CMP C12 F-GT (Storage)
194? CMP C13 C-60X (For Sale)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 14-11-13, 02:44
RichCam's Avatar
RichCam RichCam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Huntsville, Ontario
Posts: 384
Default Reproduction Armour Installed

Hello,

Last weekend, our crew installed 3 pieces of MkII frontal armour on the Huntsville Legion Bren Carrier. Instead of rivets, we used 1" long Spaenaur carriage bolts and corresponding 3/8" acorn nuts. The installation was fairly straightforward once we completed "fit" grinding. It was nice to work in a well equipped, warm garage after making the 6km transit from the Huntsville Legion where the carrier is stored in it's enclosure. After letting the paint dry, we were able to scoot it back to the Legion on Sunday in time for Monday's Remembrance Day parade. Thanks Rick for getting our order finished and mailed (via Canada Post) such that we had time to install. A couple of more pieces to go and we will have the frontal armour complete.

Cheers!
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_2025.jpg   IMG_2026.jpg   IMG_2027.jpg   IMG_2028.jpg   IMG_7187.jpg  

__________________
Richard Hatkoski
1940 CMP C11 C-8 (Restoring)
1940 CMP C11 F-15A (Parts)
1941 CMP C12 C-15A (Parts)
1942 CMP C13 F-60S Dumper (Restoring)
2 x 1941 CMP C12 F-GT (Storage)
194? CMP C13 C-60X (For Sale)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 14-11-13, 11:52
RichardT10829's Avatar
RichardT10829 RichardT10829 is offline
Richard Harrison
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cullercoats Newcastle Upon Tyne United Kingdom
Posts: 3,044
Default

Rich, you not want to rivet it up ?
__________________
is mos redintegro

__5th Div___46th Div__
1942 Ford Universal Carrier No.3 MkI*
Lower Hull No. 10131
War Department CT54508 (SOLD)
1944 Ford Universal Carrier MkII* (under restoration).
1944 Morris C8 radio body (under restoration).
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 14-11-13, 18:06
RichCam's Avatar
RichCam RichCam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Huntsville, Ontario
Posts: 384
Default

Hello Richard,

We would have liked to rivet the armour but we only had 1 afternoon to get it fitted and only that evening to get it painted. It was a tight schedule and the Legion is more concerned about the "look" rather than a historically "correct" carrier refurbishment. I still owe you an email about rivets for my carrier. I'm working on engines and transmission at the moment.

Regards,
__________________
Richard Hatkoski
1940 CMP C11 C-8 (Restoring)
1940 CMP C11 F-15A (Parts)
1941 CMP C12 C-15A (Parts)
1942 CMP C13 F-60S Dumper (Restoring)
2 x 1941 CMP C12 F-GT (Storage)
194? CMP C13 C-60X (For Sale)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 23-11-13, 15:21
Marc Montgomery's Avatar
Marc Montgomery Marc Montgomery is offline
aut viam inveniam aut fac
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 566
Default

Rick, just add my congrats to others on this repro..typical component needed to complete restos and get more of these back into shape and seen by the public
__________________
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 25-01-22, 19:08
David Dunlop David Dunlop is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Posts: 3,096
Default

Thought it might be worthwhile to bring this thread forward.

David
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear tac sign holders, ? reproductions. Dianaa The Restoration Forum 2 22-03-13 11:36
Wanted: 60's vintage items or reproductions The_Stainless_Steel_Rat For Sale Or Wanted 19 08-10-12 16:58
CMP (Ford) Instrument Faces Reproductions Bob Moseley (RIP) For Sale Or Wanted 15 08-02-11 08:32
Carrier Gauge Face Reproductions Bob Moseley (RIP) The Carrier Forum 0 27-02-03 01:44


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:53.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Maple Leaf Up, 2003-2016