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Old 23-01-20, 01:33
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looks awesome Jack.
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Old 29-01-20, 12:49
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Thanks Cliff.

Now for the doors. I pulled them apart awhile ago and got them sandblasted.

I left one intact as it was not too badly dented even though the bottom is rusted out. I took the skin off the other mainly so I could access the dents and straighten it out. It too is rusted out in the bottom.

But that was before I had a really really good look at them.

Both look like they have been let go in the wind without the check straps attached and have gone past the limit of the door hinges. They have also had hits in the lock end of the doors resulting in inner frames that are somewhat no longer straight.

A lot of hammering with big and little hammers and a bit of porter power improvision eventually got the inner frames sorted out.
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Old 29-01-20, 12:54
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The door I left intact was reasonably good in the outer skin until I looked at this odd patch in the corner and felt inside. It had a dent about 10mm deep which had been filled with lead. You can see how deep it is when I melted the lead out.
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Old 16-02-20, 11:59
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In between working on the doors I got Matt to come and do the canvas work.
I particularly like the window frame although I put Perspex in it instead of glass.
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BSA folding bicycle
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Old 16-02-20, 12:11
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The canvas work and lacing on these trucks is quite different to other wartime vehicles.
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Old 16-02-20, 12:13
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The canvas is raw canvas which will be dyed as I could not get the colour I wanted.
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Old 16-02-20, 22:49
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In between working on the doors I got Matt to come and do the canvas work.
I particularly like the window frame although I put Perspex in it instead of glass.
Outstanding work! Can't wait to see it.
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Old 20-02-20, 09:51
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Finally assembling panels that have been waiting their turn.
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Old 20-02-20, 09:57
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Given the amount of dissection this vehicle has undergone I am pretty happy with the way the body has gone back together. There is quite a bit of work to go to get it all aligned and tightened up. The race is on to get it Corowa in a few weeks.
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Old 20-02-20, 10:58
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Is that art or oil painting type canvas that art suppliers sell ?
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Old 20-02-20, 11:08
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Raw 18ounce canvas I imported from US
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Old 17-03-20, 12:45
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The week before the 'Corowa Swim In' was very hectic to get finished on time.
Canvas dyed, (several coats), doors finished and fitted, wiring finished off and numerous other little jobs saw me getting up at 5.00am most days and working till sundown. I planned on getting a few miles on the road to test drive but got nothing more than a few laps around the block so decided to trailer it up to be safe. It rides surprisingly smoothly and quiet and with the 2 1/2" exhaust sounds very nice.
Still a few little things to sort but overall I am very happy with how it has turned out.
I had to make sure John Mackay took me for a drive. I think he enjoyed it.
Not sure what its cruising speed will be yet but on the Back To The Track trip from Alice Springs to Darwin later this year I hope to be travelling in more comfort than most.
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Old 18-03-20, 02:47
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Looks good, always a rush at the end
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Old 18-03-20, 03:20
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Spectacular!!! You had to do (and did) many of the sheet metal troubles that scare the pants off most of us. Well done.
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Old 18-03-20, 14:13
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Lovely Job Jack ,a real credit to you.

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Old 22-03-20, 04:03
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Thank you gents.

When I arrived at Corowa I spied John Mackie sitting at his camp about 100 metres away.
By the time I stopped and got out he was at the back of my trailer. He is an old Ford man from way back and I doubt he has moved that fast in a long time.
He has been very interested in this vehicle for a long time so of course I had to get him to take me for a drive.
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Old 24-03-20, 19:57
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Awesome work guys! I have followed your project with great interest.....and the solutions on how to repair and make stuff was very informative.

Well done....what a lovely truck!
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Old 25-03-20, 01:01
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Hello Jack,

It is wonderful that the vehicle is back on the road and is in pristine condition. You have deserved the time to have a break and to take things easy.

The only thing is that we will now miss following the progress on this project and witnessing the outcomes of all your skilled work.

So what is the next project - when will it start - and where is the link to it?

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Old 25-03-20, 12:32
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Thank you.
I have a Diamond T patiently waiting it’s turn but there are a couple of Morris Tilly owners who will be expecting their stalled project to be taken off the back burner and I have told them it will be ready for Corowa next year.
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Old 25-03-20, 13:19
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I have told them it will be ready for Corowa next year.
Hi Jack,
Glad to see you are looking positive! As organisers of the Corowa Swim-In we are already planning for next year

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