Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers

Land Rovers => Australian 101 FC and other FC Land Rovers => Topic started by: bronzie66610 on February 10, 2013, 11:10:29 PM

Title: Snowy Mountain Scheme
Post by: bronzie66610 on February 10, 2013, 11:10:29 PM
Does any one know how many Forward Control LR's were on snowy scheme. I have a mixed up FC with very faint SMA logos' on both doors.

(http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q527/bronzie66610/2013-02-07123555_zpsad5ad44d.jpg)

Chassis No 30100053 2A
Title: Re: Snowy Mountain Scheme
Post by: Phoenix on February 11, 2013, 04:06:49 PM
Diana is the lady who knows the FC vehicles well!!

Maybe I need an Australian FC register as well???
Title: Re: Snowy Mountain Scheme
Post by: bronzie66610 on February 12, 2013, 09:06:34 AM
Thanks Phoenix, Diana has been a tremendous help. Found on AULRO site That FC is the only one on Snowy Scheme. Built 50 years ago this month and delinvered to SMHEA in 1964 (checked by chassis number) This vehicle will only be put back together at the moment from a pile of bits that have been laying around for 35 years.
Title: Re: Snowy Mountain Scheme
Post by: juddy on February 12, 2013, 09:08:31 AM
Let me know if you need some new 900x16 tyres.
Title: Re: Snowy Mountain Scheme
Post by: FFRMAN on February 12, 2013, 01:21:30 PM
  That FC is the only one on Snowy Scheme.

Special vehicle there David! well done, look after it wont you.
Title: Re: Snowy Mountain Scheme
Post by: Diana Alan on February 12, 2013, 02:56:43 PM
Thanks Phoenix, Diana has been a tremendous help. Found on AULRO site That FC is the only one on Snowy Scheme. Built 50 years ago this month and delinvered to SMHEA in 1964 (checked by chassis number) This vehicle will only be put back together at the moment from a pile of bits that have been laying around for 35 years.
Unfortunately Dave you fell into the trap of an incomplete data entry, It was in the header but easy to overlook.

There is another SMHEA SIIA 6cyl FC (now included in the data) and I know where it still exists.
Title: Re: Snowy Mountain Scheme
Post by: bronzie66610 on February 13, 2013, 11:56:00 AM
Thanks Diana
Title: Re: Snowy Mountain Scheme
Post by: Diana Alan on February 13, 2013, 05:55:57 PM
Hi David

(Not sure where SMHEA fits in with military vehicles, but there were apparently 2 SIIA FC and one SIIB tested by the ADE and the RAF used them in the UK)

In regards to your #053A vehicle, does it have rear body extensions to overhang the rear of the chassis?  The other SMHEA SIIA body does and apart from the cladding on yours and the front corners the bodies seem to have similar design.

Can you find any evidence that the front peak of the body, particularly the corners, may have been modified?

Diana
Title: Re: Snowy Mountain Scheme
Post by: bronzie66610 on February 13, 2013, 11:42:29 PM
Hello Diana

That horrible body was apparently made by the previous owner about 35 years ago when he was making it for a trip around Australia. The workmanship was pretty poor and bits fell off it on the way home (bit of a problem)

I have no plans on using it as it is not part of the original vehicle. I am using it for a storage area for all the FC parts that are not used. Putting all the relevant parts on S2A to get a near complete FC apart from tray or what ever was on the rear. It will not start a complete reso until I have my other Military LR's well on the way.
David
Title: Re: Snowy Mountain Scheme
Post by: Diana Alan on February 14, 2013, 12:42:42 AM
It most likely would have had an enclosed body on the Snowy Scheme even if only used for crew transport.

BTW: a lot of f/c had their top chassis rails cut off adjacent the selector top on the gearbox.  Part chassis was an option.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m2/Auntikinus/Forward%20Control/2006-07-15-0809-49.jpg)
Title: Re: Snowy Mountain Scheme
Post by: bronzie66610 on February 17, 2013, 02:36:18 PM
Thanks Diana, keeping any further posts on AULRO as it is not ex military.
David