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Post by Phil. » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:38 am

A bit cheeky, :grin: ;)
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Post by Alan » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:07 pm

If there was a sudden snowfall, there would only be two vehicles driving away :grin:

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Post by Phil. » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:18 pm

Took my daughter out for a spin a few weeks back. Screen down lots of screaming big thrill for her. Stopped off at the neighbour's for a Pimm's :lol: :lol:
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Post by Phil. » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:23 pm

Found myself at a loose end so thought I'd have a little fun with some stick-on numbers and letters just to check out the effect. Waddya think of the combo with four different marque's represented? ;)
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Post by Ieuan » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:35 pm

Like it :thumbsup:

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Post by Phil. » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:59 pm

Thanks. Not entirely sure where to go from here may get to play with some white paint and stencils shortly. I'll have to browse around :read: and see what markings where used on the high hood that relates to the era. All good fun.

Btw did you get a chance to fold your wind shield down yet?

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Post by Ieuan » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:41 pm

not yet on the screen, but new plan is to build a soft top over winter...I won a set of Landy sticks off eBay for £35....they fit on the width of my jeep just need to work out the fixings....then looking for a landy canvas to fit on it.

Hoping it will end up looking something like this :thumbsup:
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Post by Phil. » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:20 pm

Still fooling around with decals and so not really authentic / period with a mash-mash of era's... but what do you think white lettering or just leave 'em black? The bridge plate was originally yellow with a black number and mounted on the grill but the holes on the bumper were were handy, so it ended up there for quick pic.

All tips and hints welcome :)

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Post by Ieuan » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:18 pm

Looking good Phil :thumbsup:

I prefer white to black though, think it looks better and I also think most WW2 style had white lettering, I have a file of jeep pics called "Development Ideas"....looking through this, most have white letetring, even the RAF one (few below for you, one of them is Doug's I think)

Don't worry about it being authentic, it's about you being happy with it that's all that's important :thumbsup:
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Post by stephen » Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:08 am

Hi Phil,
I dont know much about military decals and marking that were on jeeps- but everything had to mean something!

tyre pressures are easy to figure out as its whatever you run.

unit markings- either research and copy or invent your own,

bridge plates- gave weight of the jeep, and sometimes included loaded trailer weight,

centre of gravity-for loading on aircraft,

with a bit of research you can really dress up your mindy so she looks the goods.

Even all those pre-punched holes in the bumpers are most likely of military origin- "google" for pics of Indian military jeeps and see whats bolted on!
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Re: Phil

Post by cheiftain » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:31 pm

You could also experiment with mat blue/grey shade as this was sometimes used.
The journey isn't about departing in a well preserved body - but rather to skid in sideways - totally worn out - shouting HOLY SHIT WHAT A RIDE!!!!

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Post by Phil. » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:21 pm

Thanks fella's plenty to go on there. :hello:

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Post by Phil. » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:31 pm

I saw a photo with blue drab lettering and liked that. At the time I couldn't get my hands on any although I'm sure they are around. I'll stay with this until they peel off and stick to my fizzog.

Number plate looks good - pity I can't keep it. :)

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Btw, finally got my new military steering wheel which required a Fiesta Mk1 wheel as a donor. Lots of head scratching grunting and filing but it's on.
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