Samstag, 19. Februar 2011 by Christoph
1943 CMP HUW C8A radio truck
This vehicle is a genuine ground up restoration with all parts blast cleaned that could be done (I used to own a blast cleaning business). Ie cab, chassis, road springs, wheels, wings etc. The engine was rebuilt using NOS parts where needed with new inlet and exhaust valves and new piston rings, this work was carried out by R.M.Services in Hampshire.
All wheel cylinders and master cylinder are stainless sleeved. Shock absorbers were sent for refurbishment to a specialist engineer who fitted new seals etc. Carburator overhauled using new gasket set. Almost new run flats with new inner tubes. New brake shoes and linings all round with new flexible pipes (3). New water pump and a re-cored radiator. All oil seals changed in transfer/gear box, fresh oil used. Re-furbished clutch pressure plate, re-made lower front cab bulkhead panel and new sliding roof,as is the rear checker plate floor. The truck has been converted to 12v with an AC charging set up, but all parts come with the vehicle to convert back to 6v. Electric fuel pump. All 5 seats have been recovered and all rear doors have been re-skinned by Tony Sudds.
There is a working WS19 set with all the auxillary parts including the 32ft aerial for a ground station. There are many extras with the vehicle which are all Canadian marked even the correct jack with the wooden base block. Four 2gal petrol cans and 4 1gal oil cans. I have 2 spare chore horse battery chargers with 2 complete spares boxes. The vehicle is virtually complete with all the equipment it would have been issued with. Needless to say I have all the receipts for work that has been carried out, and many original manuals and publications. The main reason i am selling is loss of dry storage, but if it fitted in my garage then i would keep it.
I am asking £16,000.