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  1. #76
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    Not much done on the Morris truck project recently, something always seems to get in the way, like caring for my 93 year old mother and preparing for the bush fire season and other stuff.

    I need to do some minor chassis repairs first of all .

    These trucks were fitted with different styles of bodies , most of them had a wooden cargo body with drop sides but just recently an original water bowser body has appeared for sale . It's a 200 gallon oval tank , the ancillaries are missing from the tank eg stuff like the water filters and taps . The water tank would be a cheaper option because If I did fit a wooden body, I would have to have the 7/8" thick boards milled from kiln dried timber , not cheap .
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    How well has the tank survived?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caskwarrior View Post
    How well has the tank survived?
    In remarkably good condition .
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    You did say you were preparing for the fire season. It would be handy for that.

    Dean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldneweng View Post
    You did say you were preparing for the fire season. It would be handy for that.

    Dean
    Yes a dual purpose vehicle, drive it to vintage car shows and also fight fires at home

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    Morrisman have you considered posting over at the HCVC website?
    Light red, the colour of choice for the discerning man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .RC. View Post
    Morrisman have you considered posting over at the HCVC website?
    Yep I do have a look there now and then. Trouble is, here in Aust. these military Morris trucks are pretty thin on the ground and most people have not heard of them or seen one. There are many more of these trucks surviving in the UK, compared to Australia . There are a few particular facebook pages that are set up for Morris and other British Commonwealth army vehicles , these I find are a very useful source of information

    Here is a movie showing the water bowser in use . The vehicles in the film are Bedfords but the water tank is exactly the same as the Morris one

    https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/F05257/

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