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British 100 gal.Airborne water bowser

Article about: This is my latest project, is is quite rare and I found it only 7 miles from home. A lot of effort will be going into the restoration as you will see from the pictures. Today I stripped off

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ID:	319450This is my latest project, is is quite rare and I found it only 7 miles from home. A lot of effort will be going into the restoration as you will see from the pictures. Today I stripped off the axle and springs and hope to take the chassis to the sandblasters and I can then see the full extent of the tin worm The chassis on its side has a very good central beam and will become the doner chassis for the water bowser, John.

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    Hi John, very nice find.

    Keep us posted on progress.

    Cheers, Ade.
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ID:	319477no idea how I duplicated the pictures above, sorry. Now the water tank is off and the chassis stripped of the axel the next pics. show the extent of the rot. John.

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    I should also add, that if you put British Airborne 100gal. water bowser into google you will find within the first few sites a beautiful restored bowser that resides in the U.K. John the owner has been very generous in offering me any help regarding measurements and where to find a lot of the brass fittings needed etc. John.

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    Hi John

    I would love to see some more pictures on your progress.

    Richard

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    This has been a stop-go restoration but here are a series of pictures of the process and finally some from today,as you can see the central beam and the crossbraces were beyond use and I had new ones pressed. The towhitch was saved as was the T plate, I am now looking for the hand pump and water filter, pictures of which I will post later in the hope that someone on here will know of one of them, JohnClick image for larger version. 

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    picture of the new central boom and crossbraces. Also picture of the missing hand pump and the Metafilter, if anyone knows of either one please contact me, thanks, John.

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