Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers

Vehicle Variants => Other Variants and One Offs => Topic started by: Ellard on May 26, 2012, 08:23:03 AM

Title: Command Reconnaissance 1958/59
Post by: Ellard on May 26, 2012, 08:23:03 AM
Hi there

Another project I have been working on for some time - as time permitts.

Currenlty in with a friend being rewired as the lomb has been burnt beyond repair

From the REMLR web page:

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The Australian Army took delivery of it's first Series 2 Land-Rover 88" regular, a fully imported unit, for testing and appraisal in 1958. (ARN 107-671, CoA C-67999) According to AWM records it was chassis 142800001, with a 2.0 litre engine, priced at 1193 pounds.
"In late 1958 the AMF commenced taking delivery of the new Series 2 Land-Rover after trials to find a replacement for the Austin Champ which had been in service since 1950. These Series 2 vehicles in SWB (some 1958 units had late Series 1 engines and some 1958 units had the O.H.V. Series 2 engine) and LWB (1959 models) were supplied with minimal modifications after assembly at Sydney's Pressed Metal Corp (CKD RHD kits from England)...
"Their appearance is almost the same as civilian models. They are fitted with towing eyes at the front, tail light protectors and trailer connection at the right side rear, thru the body panel above the location for the rear number plate, some extra instrumentation and switching, and a fire extinguisher. On the dash they have a large blackout switch immediately to the right of the speedo panel. Some photos show an air pressure number 23 in half-inch white paint over the centre of the axles, and a black five inch square painted on the rear panel, on the left side, south east of the tail lights, marked LOAD TON in white paint. The BWC plate is lower down the front left guard than the Series 2A."

See attached pictures:

As found

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/firefighter_sa/DSCF0646.jpg)

Today on going project

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/firefighter_sa/DSCF1938.jpg)

All the best

Wayne
Title: Re: Command Reconnaissance 1958/59
Post by: Ellard on May 27, 2012, 08:33:33 AM


And some more pictures.......

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/firefighter_sa/DSCF1937.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/firefighter_sa/DSCF1930.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/firefighter_sa/DSCF2019.jpg)

Enjoy

Wayne

Title: Re: Command Reconnaissance 1958/59
Post by: Ellard on May 27, 2012, 10:09:20 AM


Question to the forum

How doses the window secure to the bonnet when the front windscreen is down - I am assuming there is some sort of strap?

Thanks in advance

Wayne
Title: Re: Command Reconnaissance 1958/59
Post by: hodgo on May 28, 2012, 12:57:44 PM


Question to the forum

How doses the window secure to the bonnet when the front windscreen is down - I am assuming there is some sort of strap?

Thanks in advance

Wayne

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Hi Wayne
            On the spare wheel bracket on the bonnet is or should be a bracket with a 1 inch webbing strap passes through and again on the windscreen   These were usally cut of very early in the vehicle's live.  a. becouse no one realised what they were for . b. the strap attached to the spare wheel bracket tended to flap about at speed .
  Hodgo
Title: Re: Command Reconnaissance 1958/59
Post by: Ellard on May 28, 2012, 01:14:45 PM


Hi there

Thanks - I suspected that might have been the case as it has been removed.

All the best

Wayne
Title: Re: Command Reconnaissance 1958/59
Post by: Cliffy on May 30, 2012, 10:56:22 PM
Nice 88!

 ;D
Title: Re: Command Reconnaissance 1958/59
Post by: Uncle Ho on June 02, 2012, 07:04:45 PM

G'day Ellard :)

There should be 2 small holes in the spare mount,that is where the "footman loop" was riveted,it had a webbing strap about 9 inches long, there was a sewn loop that the footman loop past through before rivetting.

Hope that is of help.

cheers
Title: Re: Command Reconnaissance 1958/59
Post by: Ellard on June 07, 2012, 02:35:18 PM


Thanks - will have a look next week when I get home

All the best

Wayne
Title: Re: Command Reconnaissance 1958/59
Post by: Uncle Ho on June 10, 2012, 04:24:21 PM


 G'day Ellard  :)

That strap also has a buckle similar to that fitted to the rear canopy straps to be able to secure the windscreen tightly to the bonnet pads, that brush bar and possibly the winch could have been an inservice fittment, as the brush bar was retro fitted to most of the Comm Reconns I have the Nomenclature Plate of 110-379 (143901276- Contract 104337-16-12-58 it was sold out 16-2-68 possibly to DCA) long since gone to LR heaven and it had both a brush bar,a govt built hard top made from flat ali sheet rivetted to the hood frame,and was still fitted with the 2 litre side/overhead motor, from memory under it's cream paintwork it was ORANGE  ;) so possibly airfield duties by Civil Avaition
it came from a private Brisbane sale, so, was I suspect ex-Brisbane airport

cheers
Title: Re: Command Reconnaissance 1958/59
Post by: Ellard on October 12, 2012, 07:37:10 AM

Hi there all

Its sad but due to work time committments this project has a new home- now owned by an enthusist in Whyalla.

All the best

Wayne
Title: Re: Command Reconnaissance 1958/59
Post by: juddy on October 12, 2012, 10:05:39 PM
Was not aware you were selling Wayne.

Title: Re: Command Reconnaissance 1958/59
Post by: m-coffey on June 17, 2015, 08:19:34 PM
As previously stated, this truck is now residing in Whyalla. Ive fitted a canvas, with windows as it is a bit safer to drive. recently I have had a mate respray and tidy up some of the bodywork.
There's a few tidy up jobs and some wiring issues to sort an it will be ready to be used as my run about once the weather warms up a bit.
Title: Re: Command Reconnaissance 1958/59
Post by: Ellard on June 17, 2015, 09:40:53 PM
Hi there

Nice collection of military series buddy.