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Series 3 Research / Re: Series 3 lift points
« Last post by FFRMAN on November 20, 2018, 10:31:45 PM »
Howdy

Yeah the front lift points are a separate plate on each side that bolts through the bumper onto the end of the front chassis, 4 bolts each side.
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Parts Wanted / Re: Military headlamp bezels LR S2 or 3
« Last post by Mick_Marsh on November 20, 2018, 09:31:49 PM »
I just found the ebay receipt.
I bought them from a fellow in the UK way back on 22nd May 2013. I thought they were the bezels for the IR glass (as I have some IR glass lenses). Sadly, they were not.
I narrowly beat the next highest bidder.
They cost me $66.05.

Still interested?
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Miscellaneous Vehicles / Re: ARN for Austin Champs
« Last post by 303Gunner on November 20, 2018, 09:06:16 PM »
That site is for current Uniform colour patches; worn on the shoulder or hatband. No relation to Vehicle Arm of Service colours applied to vehicles from the 40's to the 80's.
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Parts Wanted / Re: Military headlamp bezels LR S2 or 3
« Last post by cvanschreven on November 20, 2018, 08:02:58 PM »
They look pretty good to me and keen to buy.. and thanks for the pics .. how much would you like for these? and obviously shipping would need to be added. I live in Queenstown, New Zealand post code 9304
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Series 3 Research / Series 3 lift points
« Last post by GGG on November 20, 2018, 07:45:22 PM »
When I acquired my series 3 GS all those years ago it was missing the front lift points. There is no sign of them on the brush guard so my question is this. Are they completely separate from said brush guard or has someone done a really good job of removing them? As I am trying to return it to more or less original condition what do I need to source? It had been repaired at the front and a bodgie bumper fitted so that may also need replacing. Any advice would be appreciated as my experience was with 2As.
Geoff O.
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Miscellaneous Vehicles / Re: ARN for Austin Champs
« Last post by STDDIVER on November 20, 2018, 07:31:34 PM »
Thanks Gunner - something doesn't add up but as they say more research ... by the way check out HQS0001 - interesting --  https://www.army.gov.au/sites/g/files/net1846/f/ucp_-_hqs_series.pdf
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REMLR - General Chatter / Re: Defence Vehicle Disposals - 2013 onwards
« Last post by AGAS 5 on November 20, 2018, 04:54:17 PM »
Maybe in the NSW auction - but the only FFR that I checked in the Vic Auction still had them on..? WT?

Maybe the Vic prices will go up now !

The Perenties at the Bandiana auction have had the chop as well  :(
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Miscellaneous Vehicles / Re: ARN for Austin Champs
« Last post by 303Gunner on November 20, 2018, 10:24:42 AM »
The Aust Army bought the first 400 new in the early 1950's, and supplemented that order with an additional 400 used vehicles from the British Army in the late 1950's. However, by 1963, they were already selling them off as surplus: Dept of supply ad.

Archie Marshall imported 100's of disposed UK Champs into WA from '67 to the mid '70's until he was closed down by Federal import regulations. As there is documented evidence that your vehicle was released in Britain in 1966 it CANNOT have been used by the Australian Army, and it would have never had an ARN. It is quite likely to have been one of the Archie Marshall imports, and while it is no doubt entirely possible that a masochistic Army Officer purchased one privately, but he would have not been permitted to use it officially (with it's civvy number plates!).

As noted by Mike above, a tac sign of Red over Blue denotes an Artillery unit, not Headquarters.
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Miscellaneous Vehicles / Re: ARN for Austin Champs
« Last post by STDDIVER on November 20, 2018, 09:37:02 AM »
Thanks Mike, Mick and Ross for the help and excellent advice.  The information comes from the third owner and is believed to be accurate.  The vehicle was used in WA in the Australian Army as an officer's transport.  Where and when is the question.  There are books with the vehicle but these are believed to be service manuals and the present owner is looking to find any Australian Army documentation that he may have.  I will persue the link to the Champ owners.   I note the Australian Army colours refer to HQ - what would that structure have been in 1955?  and 72?   

My appreciation and thanks     :)
   STDDIVER
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Radio Vehicles / Re: Series 2A FFT ARN 114-051
« Last post by mike_k on November 20, 2018, 07:25:09 AM »
Thanks for the battery frame photo Hugh,

It is interesting to see that the 2 battery holders are bolted to another frame that mounts to the tub, I didnít know this lower bit existed.

Your chassis looks a lot better than the bulkhead, most have a bit of rust in the front dumbirons, but yours looks pretty good.

Looking forward to seeing some more updates!

Cheers,

Mike.
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