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Old 04-12-21, 02:33
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These are the amazingly complicated seat bases used in this version of the wireless truck .
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Detailed view of the seat base .
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Old 04-12-21, 03:57
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Thank you Harry . The picture is of the skeleton of the generator compartment . A lot of work to be done in there , wiring , electrical boxes , conduits , exhaust lines … but a lot of fun also !
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Default generator control panel

Need one of these for the generator control panel ( last picture ) .Similar to the C5 Canadian charging panel ( LWD picture credit for empty panel and Neil Ashley for the full one ) . I just need one switch with the white knob . Thanks .
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Old 06-12-21, 23:54
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Pretty much completed the generator cabinet today . Fitted the original period correct Canadian military Onan 10 LS on the bottom and a Johnson Chorehorse on top . The Onan is going to power the Canadian No 19 High Power set with it’s 110 Volts .
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Old 08-12-21, 03:52
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Default Switch plate on generator cabinet

Here is the original in my other box . I am going to try to reproduce it . Now with an Onan 110 V generator and only one Chorehorse , there is going to be a disused circuit .
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Old 08-12-21, 21:32
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Here is my repro . Nice three gang switch box with cover . I will paint it so it looks like the brass original .
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Old 08-12-21, 21:34
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Default Nice original Jerrycan holders

I got some nice originals from Harry Moon. Thanks Harry . Repaired them and voilà ! Good as new .
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Old 08-12-21, 21:37
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Wireless unit remote unit holder on top of the spare tire box / well redone as per original .
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Old 09-12-21, 00:04
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Nice tool lockers , one in each side . A good day . Below is a picture and dimensions of an original GM standard CMP tool locker : 16 high X 24 wide X 9 deep ( all inches ) .
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Old 09-12-21, 11:07
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Robert, Excellent work and thanks for sharing the pictures. You make is all look way too easy

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Old 10-12-21, 03:07
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Thank you Alex for your good words . I did not know if there was any interest in this restoration . Here we have period pictures to document the tool lockers .
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Thank you Alex for your good words . I did not know if there was any interest in this restoration ..
Robert; don't worry...the lack of feedback doesn't mean people aren't watching. I am enjoying your project very much and I am sure others do too.

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Old 10-12-21, 15:33
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Thank you Alex .As for the passenger side tool locker a spacer is necessary because of the spare wheel well hence it is not flush with the box .
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Self explanatory. Question remains : Was it to prevent losing tools and equipment when rolling around with the generators doors open or was it to prevent theft ? A : Maybe a little bit of both .
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Old 11-12-21, 02:36
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Making antenna brush guards is not an easy task . Bending that tubing without it collasping on itself is near impossible !Will continue on this on Monday .
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Let me introduce you to Dorrick the master welder . Without his help i would be a cowboy without a horse . In the forefront the overbuilt , heavy , bullet proof 1 Gallon oil can locker . It goes on the left side ( passenger side ) of the truck rear and is bolted to the jerrycan locker . Thanks Bruce Parker .
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Making antenna brush guards is not an easy task . Bending that tubing without it collasping on itself is near impossible !Will continue on this on Monday .
Pack the tube full of dry sand before bending? (That was the usual approach to bending copper tubing if you didn't have a "pipe bending spring" of the appropriate size.)

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Thank you Chris, certainly worth trying on my next batch of tubes.
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Default Antenna protectors

We made a final batch of antenna protectors today . A good thing i had a complete good set of originals to copy . On the bottom right the spare tire holder .
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Taking a break for now . Next i will be working on the brakes , put in the new radiator , new carburator , new fuel pump , new coil , new harness , new distributor , new plugs .
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Here is a nice wartime pic of the elusive Onan 110/12 Volts 10LS generator that equiped some Wire -5 trucks and some HUW shop truck versions.Here it is being used to charge 6 Volts wireless set batteries in series using it’s 12 V output.It is noteworthy to say that all Wire-5 trucks were hard wired for 110 Volts but only those actualy fitted with a Canadian No 19HP set or the British No 19 HP version or in post-war with a No 52 set were they equiped with the Onan .Photo NA 12960 Imperial War Museum collection .
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Bravo mon Col, comme toujours du travail de première classe.
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Merci Adjudant Chef pour vos bons mots / Thank you Chief Warrant Officer for your good words . Here is am making a Christmas tree . First is a picture of the original exhaust setup in the generator cabinet and the other one is a picture of the parts i picked up yesterday at a local plumbing shop . Pretty similar i would say .
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The mailman came through today . Received all the components to make another generator control panel .
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Robert - great work! You now should be able to put together a 3rd Wire-5 with your eyes closed....I have a tire with rim and a seat for you if you still need it. We just need to figure out how to get them to you. Send me a PM, cheers, Richard.
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What are the part numbers and source for those?
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The fuse holders are from scrounged obsolete fuse panels and the fuses are from the hardware store . I use a standard built 12 X 12 inch electrical box with a cover that opens to the right You then punch out the holes as needed .I will admit this control panel is the most challenging part of the generator system restoration . You will understand the wiring of all this when you get the nice enlarged diagram i sent you by mail yesterday . It’s not for the faint of heart so to speak , it is complicated .The little switch on the bottom right is just a standard flip switch . It ´s neat function is to source the power from the two battery banks to start a generator . You get twice the amperage for start up . Don’t forget to switch it off when not starting as the warning says «* on for starting only «* The normal position is «*off*» .
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Scrounging fuse holder from old style fuse panels .
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