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Old 18-03-16, 03:46
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Looking great Petr!
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Old 20-03-16, 12:26
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Thanks Lynn!
Finally did some work on the hull. Remains of the side armour have been cut and cleaned. Still plenty of work there but happy with the start
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Old 24-03-16, 12:43
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Collecting metal parts
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Old 29-03-16, 10:11
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Another one
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Old 29-03-16, 12:18
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Default Gunners armour

uh, MkIII armour is so higher than anothers?
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Old 29-03-16, 14:14
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No, just an angle of view I guess But the shape is a bit different.
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Old 03-04-16, 11:14
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Hull almost ready for new plates.
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Old 03-04-16, 12:17
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looks really good
you have probably thought of this already but it would make life easy if you leave one side open until the internal work is nearly done.
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Old 03-04-16, 16:05
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Good idea ! Plus makes dropping the engine and box in so much easier !
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Old 04-04-16, 10:47
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Yes, I would love to, but it's not going to happen, I'm afraid
All "dirty" work needs to be done before the sandblasting and welding whole side on is a really dirty job. Nothing I would like to do with the engine in.
It would be perhaps possible on the riveted carrier, but can't imagine it one the welded one.
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Old 04-04-16, 17:16
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The welding shouldn't really be dirty matey if it's done right... The cleaning down with grinder and paddle wheel will make dust a plenty, but all that will vacuum out of the hull
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Old 08-04-16, 20:57
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Its running!
First start after X years and it doesnt sound bad, I guess

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Old 08-04-16, 21:00
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Sweet sound . . .
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Old 08-04-16, 21:41
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Well done, nothing like a V8 motivator to finish any project !
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Old 08-04-16, 22:04
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Looks and sounds good Petr!
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Old 08-04-16, 23:03
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Awesome. Looks and sounds great. It's a big step to getting it moving.
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Old 18-04-16, 13:14
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Thanks, guys!
New side panels ready for welding.
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Old 22-04-16, 23:13
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Another pieces to the puzzle ready
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Old 21-05-16, 22:52
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Finally got some time to continue on the hull. Few plates stitched today, more will come tomorrow
She is getting slowly in the shape, isnt she?
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Old 22-05-16, 20:01
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Today's task archieved. With the help from my friend and big hammer
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Old 26-05-16, 16:54
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Just got two boogies (Canadian made), which will be eventually used as a replacement for my rear boogie wheels with damaged rubber.
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Old 29-05-16, 17:41
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Few more pieces fitted...
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Old 30-05-16, 13:53
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Hi, have a question regarding wading plates. It seems that on mine carrier the position of the plates on the driver's front armour is quite unusual.
On the preserved armour I have found remains of the weld, I guess are from the wading plate. But it seems that wading plate was welded too high, almost to the top edge of the armour, not in the position I'm used to know from the carriers. It's more like T-16's layout. From all the photos (Mk.II/III's) I know, plates on the driver's armour are welded app. in the line "lower side of the visor=lower side of the plate". Not here, I guess.
Have no idea if there was any official drawing/procedure issued or if it could differ from batch/serie/manufacturer...
So, have you ever seen it in such position as here? Or again I have some kind of rarity? Thank you!
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Old 31-05-16, 12:41
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I have made rough sketch of the upper plate above the division plate. Its been made just from the photos, so its not definitely accurate.
May I kindly ask anyone with Mk.II to measure basic dimensions for me? They are marked with letters on the sketch. Or possibly I overlooked some important detals, so detailed pics would be also great help. I will redraw it then and happily share with you.
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Old 06-06-16, 10:07
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One mystery solved
Yesterday found traces of welding also on the lower part of the front armour. They were very well hidden under the paint, but they are there! So I have a standard layout of the wading plates, nothing special in this case! Sorry for confusing you
Also finished some work on the side armours, they are now ready for fitting on the hull.
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Old 12-06-16, 23:46
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Not much done for today, but still slowly moving forward.
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Old 13-06-16, 16:48
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Looking good.... keep up the great work, glad to see another carrier rising up from the ashes.
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Old 19-06-16, 22:21
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Today's task completed. Dirty job but still fun
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Old 01-07-16, 19:25
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Few more parts ready for assy. Thanks Michael R. for the idea
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Old 06-07-16, 21:44
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Carrier has got his nickname today (and some nice paintings too). "Toughboy"
Credits to my daughter
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