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During it's time on civvy street it has picked up a few non standard items that need to be addressed. Some of the more useful additions will be retained and improved upon if necessary the rest will be removed/repaired.
First, the colour. I don't like the Bronze Green that it has been refinished in. That is just a personal preference but it is peeling off and cracking anyway. So the paint will be stripped to bare metal and a new hue sprayed on.
Then the lights have been replaced with crappy cheap NAPA units. Not a big deal with the front but at the rear the sheet metal has been cut to accommodate huge, red, NA style combination signal/stop lights. Not too much I do about that now unless I fancy building new corners out of AL so an upgrade to better quality lights (LED?) will be done.
The tilt is toast. As luck would have it I have NOS Army FFR 88" tilt in stores.
The seats are from some NA domestic vehicle and while comfortable they do reduce the leg room somewhat so I will be on the lookout for either standard seats or a slimmer replacement.
Free wheeling hubs, that's a keeper!
Rear heater. That will be retained and re-plumbed and perhaps mounted in a ammo box to conceal it's whereabouts.
Rear hitch, the jury is out on that one. I have a NATO pintle style hitch but I'm not sure it is any more useful?
So this is the starting point. I should also mention that it does run and drive quite nicely but , apart from about 100 oil leaks, sediment has built up in the fuel tanks and the tank change over switch in not working so the fuel pump inlet tub keeps fouling. This will be repaired/renewed when I strip and clean the vehicle.
"Your only supposed to blow the BLOODY DOORS OFF" Charlie Croaker. The Italian Job. 1969.
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