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Old 18-07-20, 19:57
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Finally found one of the Koehler Wheat Lamps as fitted to these vehicles. It also came with the charger. Iíll have to modify the charger as the vehicle one has a high/low charger function and an on/off switch. It was also wired for 12v DC to match the vehicle. Whereas this one is setup for 120v AC. But the main concern was getting the proper style hookups.
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Old 18-07-20, 20:08
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Finally found one of the Koehler Wheat Lamps as fitted to these vehicles. It also came with the charger. Iíll have to modify the charger as the vehicle one has a high/low charger function and an on/off switch. It was also wired for 12v DC to match the vehicle. Whereas this one is setup for 120v AC. But the main concern was getting the proper style hookups.
Good find, that's a hard one to get. They are a commercial mining lamp from the 1930s but because they aren't pretty brass nobody thought to save any.
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Old 18-07-20, 20:36
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Iíve been looking for about 2 years now. Found it on eBay. The seller never posted pictures of the charger but said it came with one. So I was happy when he sent me some pictures of it that it matched the original bits in the Overloon Museum Otter.
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Old 24-09-20, 03:25
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Few more bits for this project. Just got the side/tail light sockets made up.
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Old 24-09-20, 04:54
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Few more bits for this project. Just got the side/tail light sockets made up.
Why made up? Are there not enough of these out there?
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Old 24-09-20, 05:55
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The Otter only had one left. Also they need to be in the braided wire loom. Finding those in the correct length is the issue. This way Iíve got all new wiring at the correct length for the application. Plus I have a few boxes of NOS barrel ends. I did the same for the Wire3 and I was quite happy with how they turned out.
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Old 24-09-20, 19:38
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Why made up? Are there not enough of these out there?
Where are they Bruce? Iíd be very interested in a few if you knew where I could find them.

Another very nice restoration Jordan. Watching with interest.
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Old 01-10-20, 18:49
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Another nice find for this project. The Otter windscreens. Iíve only found one wartime picture with them fitted.
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Old 02-10-20, 00:33
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Nice find, Jordan.

Was their an Installation Kit for the windscreens, or were the Otters built with the basic hardware for windscreens preinstalled?

David
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Old 02-10-20, 03:14
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Nice find, Jordan.

Was their an Installation Kit for the windscreens, or were the Otters built with the basic hardware for windscreens preinstalled?

David
There is a similar windshield for the Fox, and it even has a defroster that plugs into the dash inspection lamp socket. The openings are not adapted, they simply are a hinged armoured block with a strip welded around the opening to prevent bullet splash. The windows are made to sleeve into the openings with cutouts to avoid hinges, locks, etc. and have a spring loaded swivel catch to hold them in place. They would be a great help driving any distance at speed or in the cold but do limit your visibility.
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Old 02-10-20, 19:19
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This is the windscreen for the Fox AC as mentioned by Bruce.


David, no I believe these were standard issue with the Otters. But it was just one of those items hardly ever seen.
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Old 02-10-20, 20:59
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Found another picture with the windscreen in place.
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Old 07-10-20, 21:19
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Another nice mail delivery. An NOS voltage regulator as used in the Otter.
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Old 19-11-20, 05:00
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Thanksgoes to the collective knowledge on this forum for helping me identify the proper items to eventually rebuild this part back to brand new condition.

The Otter wiring junction box. The box with two fuses had the power from the battery come in then go out to the interior light and wheat lamp. The wireless set power cable also was wired into this box. The box held two Slydlok 1533 fuse holders and fuses. Interestingly enough these are still made and readily available. The over painted fuse box is a picture I took while visiting the Overloon Museums Otter. The other one is what is left in my Otter.
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Old 26-11-20, 03:58
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Another nice original component added for the rebuild.
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Old 26-11-20, 05:20
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Nice engine cover / access doors ! What a find !
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Old 30-11-20, 04:05
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Thanks Robert. The power of the internet at work.

Small steps were made today. I made up the section of wiring for the interior lamp. New wiring and new tinned copper shielding.
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