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Johan Willaert
30 minutes ago, earlymb said:

Well, at least your hole is round... mine seems to be made of 4 smaller drilled holes and a hacksaw ūüėč

 

 

On this 1942 GPW45404, the hole is as crooked as on mine...

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General Apathy
36 minutes ago, earlymb said:

Well, at least your hole is round... mine seems to be made of 4 smaller drilled holes and a hacksaw ūüėč

 

We discussed it here before, but I would like to change the home-made wireloom (made with plastic wires) for a more correct one, but I need to figure out how to make a few changes, such as indicator lights and that we used the front BO lights for parking lights (all obligatory under Dutch law)...

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Hi earlymb,

 

This is a selection of wiring from Jeepest ( most dealers ) and would  include indicators if you request them . . . .  . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 11  2022.

 

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I found that the only manufacturer who makes early wiring harnesses wwith correct metal braiding AND wihout the trailer socket is Darcy Miller from MV Spares...

Their kist are being sold in France by JeepSudEst...

I wouldn't wait too long as Darcy has told me he will be retiring in the not so distant future...

Original Set-Up: one Stop and Tail Light: https://www.jeepsudest.com/boutique/13-electricite-12v/3178-faisceau-elect-early-us-coton-inter-tirette-simple-stop/?fam=12

 

Set-Up with Double Stop and Tail Light: https://www.jeepsudest.com/boutique/13-electricite-12v/3180-faisceau-elect-early-us-coton-inter-tirette-2x-stop/?fam=12

 

Kits from MV Spares:

 

 

 

 

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Salvage Sailor
9 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Parachute test failure . . . . . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 11  2022.

 

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Looks as though the Jeep came down ok, too bad about the roof failure.....

 

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General Apathy
16 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:

I found that the only manufacturer who makes early wiring harnesses wwith correct metal braiding AND wihout the trailer socket is Darcy Miller from MV Spares...

Their kist are being sold in France by JeepSudEst...

I wouldn't wait too long as Darcy has told me he will be retiring in the not so distant future...

Original Set-Up: one Stop and Tail Light: https://www.jeepsudest.com/boutique/13-electricite-12v/3178-faisceau-elect-early-us-coton-inter-tirette-simple-stop/?fam=12

 

Set-Up with Double Stop and Tail Light: https://www.jeepsudest.com/boutique/13-electricite-12v/3180-faisceau-elect-early-us-coton-inter-tirette-2x-stop/?fam=12

 

Kits from MV Spares:

 

 

 

 

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Hi Johan,

 

pleased that thirty-five years ago there was still original wiring to be had, and I also got extra's of the the metal-braiding wiring as well.

 

Some other ' F ' marked Ford GPW parts  . . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 12  2022.

 

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General Apathy

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From the Shoebox . . . . . 

 

A USMC one piece moulded Nylon watch-strap, Cordovan Color.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 12  2022.

 

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20 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi earlymb,

 

This is a selection of wiring from Jeepest ( most dealers ) and would  include indicators if you request them . . . .  . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 11  2022.

 

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19 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:

I found that the only manufacturer who makes early wiring harnesses wwith correct metal braiding AND wihout the trailer socket is Darcy Miller from MV Spares...

Their kist are being sold in France by JeepSudEst...

I wouldn't wait too long as Darcy has told me he will be retiring in the not so distant future...

Original Set-Up: one Stop and Tail Light: https://www.jeepsudest.com/boutique/13-electricite-12v/3178-faisceau-elect-early-us-coton-inter-tirette-simple-stop/?fam=12

 

Set-Up with Double Stop and Tail Light: https://www.jeepsudest.com/boutique/13-electricite-12v/3180-faisceau-elect-early-us-coton-inter-tirette-2x-stop/?fam=12

 

Kits from MV Spares:

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the links, I'm leaning towards the MV Spares one as I will need to make modifications for the indicators anyway

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Johan Willaert
31 minutes ago, earlymb said:

 

 

Thanks for the links, I'm leaning towards the MV Spares one as I will need to make modifications for the indicators anyway


I would make a completely separate loom for the indicators… easy to remove if you or next owner should want so

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40 minutes ago, Johan Willaert said:


I would make a completely separate loom for the indicators… easy to remove if you or next owner should want so

 

i was thinking along those lines indeed, make it look like a field mod. The correct type of wire is available now. The rear indicators are the B/O slits in the rear lights, front ones are separate and mounted to the side of the grill under the fenders.

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General Apathy

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Another,  why did I never think of this months ago . . . . . . . . .

 

It's approaching three months I think since we last had rain here in my area of Normandy, and during this period the temperatures have been almost consistently around the 40 degrees Celsius or mid 40's.  Driving home today I turned into the drive parked the car under the shade and without any great forethought opened the engine hood. Well the heat under the hood dissipated almost straight away and the electric fan stopped fairly instantaneously instead of running on for some minutes, seems to have been a good idea methinks . . . . . . . . I later checked the oil and water levels before closing the hood and garaging it. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 12  2022.

 

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From the Shoebox . . . . . . . . . Hope this is self explanatory enough. !!!

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 12  2022.

 

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1 hour ago, General Apathy said:

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From the Shoebox . . . . . . . . . Hope this is self explanatory enough. !!!

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 12  2022.

 

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It certainly did some traveling!  Interesting that it was British made for Russia in 1940.  1941, ok, but 1940 seems like aiding the enemy a bit.  

Mikie

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General Apathy

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Jeep's outdoors and ready to go . . . . . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 13  2022.

 

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General Apathy
11 hours ago, mikie said:

It certainly did some traveling!  Interesting that it was British made for Russia in 1940.  1941, ok, but 1940 seems like aiding the enemy a bit.  

Mikie

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Hi Mikie,

 

Records show America, Germany and Britain were all supplying Russia with all sorts of commercial and military equipment throughout the 1930's, it was a massive market without an industrial base mainly based on peasant agriculture. Britain was already at war with Germany from September 1939, so Russia was a possibly an ally against Germany.

 

Once again we were all supplying Russia before they stepped on Ukraine soil . . . . . . . . .  

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 13  2022.

 

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General Apathy

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No it's not a road traffic accident, apparently this week the Police set up a mobile speed camera on the route between Periers and St. Lo, following day it was found overturned . . . . . . . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 13  2022.

 

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General Apathy

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Omaha Beach 1947 . . . . . . . . 

 

an aerial shot of Omaha beach 1947, the line of sunken blockade ships can be seen out to sea, note the waves on the seaward side and the calmer water between the ships and the beach.  Also bottom centre of the photograph there are still damaged and abandoned vehicles and landing craft on the beach.  

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 13  2022.

 

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Johan Willaert

Came across a 2019 Wrangler Rubicon this morning... Does size matter?? 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Johan Willaert said:

Came across a 2019 Wrangler Rubicon this morning... Does size matter?? 

 

 

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Hi Johan,

 

Your Jeep is a grand-daddy of Jeeps,  his wouldn't have been there without your Jeep trailblazing the concept . . . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 13  2022.

 

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From the Shoebox . . . . . . 

 

A rare packaged USMC dog-tag cable, interesting detail showing the way of mounting the two tags.  My collection once bridged all the services, fifty years of collecting three years of clearing . . . . . . . . there comes the day. !!!

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 13  2022.

 

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From the Shoebox . . . . . . 

 

When just one of anything is never enough . . . . . . . . . . a small example of the downside of being a collector

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 13  2022.

 

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General Apathy

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Safety first LED lamps on Jeeps . . . . . . . 

 

pleased to say I just received an email that ANOTHER jeeping friend in the UK has adopted the idea of adding cycle LED lamps to his Jeep.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 13  2022.

 

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3 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Safety first LED lamps on Jeeps . . . . . . . 

 

pleased to say I just received an email that ANOTHER jeeping friend in the UK has adopted the idea of adding cycle LED lamps to his Jeep.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 13  2022.

 

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That really is a bright idea! Stay safe! 

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7 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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No it's not a road traffic accident, apparently this week the Police set up a mobile speed camera on the route between Periers and St. Lo, following day it was found overturned . . . . . . . . . . . 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 13  2022.

 

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Oooops! 

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3 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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From the Shoebox . . . . . . 

 

When just one of anything is never enough . . . . . . . . . . a small example of the downside of being a collector

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 13  2022.

 

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And now for something completely different, somethings almost, but not quite the same.

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