Fell across this forum looking for something - I forget what now, I've spent the last couple of evenings wading through this and the vehicle identifications threads. Can't believe what a lot of interesting stuff there is here. There's a couple of things I picked up on in this thread, hope you don't mind me butting in - though since I can't believe how much you guys know about some really obscure vehicles, excuse me if I'm teaching you to suck eggs...
Bill Murray wrote:
...I can never tell the Fords from the Chevs unless I see the front grille but it is one or the other...
Bill, I was told the grille identification isn't reliable, and certainly I've seen Chevs with 'Ford' grilles on. Supposedly a good way is the radiator guard mount - split front and rear of the bumper for Chevrolets, mounted just on the rear for Fords, though I don't see why that wouldn't change if the (fairly vulnerable) bumper was changed; also round intakes either side of the grille on No. 11 cabs for Chevs, and split axles for Fords vs. banjo axles for Chevs, though supposedly that's not completely reliable either...
( 7 July 2005)
not sure of the types here...
There seem to be a lot of these captured R100 photos here, are they all Dunkirk or North Africa?
(13 July 2005)
Here are some Bedfords ...the last one was captioned Bedford by the seller (I'm not sure if he was right)
Long bonnet Bedford so 30 cwt K type or 2/3 ton M type; though is the cab a local or coachbuilt one? If not, given that '30s style screen could it be a very late W type?
(25 jul 2005)
Another Bedford OYC truck, getting a body added to the rear...
OW rather than OY, as civvy type wheels?
(28 sep 2006)Another captured Scammel from eBay. No idea what the item its lifting is...
I think this is the early style crane, which would make this the Pioneer SV/1S - rare vehicle, I think there were only 40 or 50 of them built before they went over to the SV/2S as in Sander's post of 7 July '05: