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Old 18-06-19, 09:44
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Default M41 Walker Bulldog restoration Australia

Hi all, we are currently doing a complete nut and bolt restoration on a Kiwi M41. Although we have 80% NOS parts, Iím keen to hear from anyone that may also have parts or an interest in these vehicles. Once completed it will be the only one running in Australia, there is only 2 in Oz! Please check out our restoration page
https://www.facebook.com/Weapsim-119975015364818/
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Old 18-06-19, 10:34
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Wow great restoration. Looks better than i've they were when they first arrived in Wellington. Here are some photos of the arrival of M41s in Wellington.

M41 Handover by tankienz, on Flickr
M41 arrival 3 by tankienz, on Flickr
M41 Arrival 1 by tankienz, on FlickrM41 Arrival by tankienz, on FlickrM41 when new by tankienz, on Flickr

Photos are from collection of the late Mark Priestley.

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Old 18-06-19, 10:53
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Thanks Paul thatís awesome!
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Old 19-06-19, 16:28
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From your photos on the other thread am I right in assuming your M41 is ex NZ 30545? If so I can update my 'Disposal of NZ M41' list

Paul
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Old 20-06-19, 13:39
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Yes Paul thatís correct
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Old 22-06-19, 06:50
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Here's the detail from my list

NZ No. 30545
Name. Anarchy
Withdrawal. 7 Sep 78. To School of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering as a recovery hulk.
Location. Located in Engineer compound. Owned by Army Museum.
Remarks. No power pack or 76mm gun. Some of left side suspension ripped off. Still painted origin deep bronze green. A wreck.

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Old 22-06-19, 22:07
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Mic is looking for a replacement loaders periscope. Can someone comment on the interchangeability between the Walker and M4 Sherman series periscopes?
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Old 22-07-19, 04:03
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Hi Michael, I have a few Periscopes lying around. Can you comment on whether it is a normal mirror or a telescopic periscope?

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I have 2x pictured below. Flick me a PM if these would be of use to you.

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Old 08-08-19, 01:31
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I really need to visit this restoration, if I'm allowed.
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Old 08-08-19, 12:39
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All good Stephen, now have all periscopes, thx
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Old 08-08-19, 13:51
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https://www.facebook.com/jdrveteranpanser/ these guys are also restoring a M41 and have a running danish upgraded version
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https://www.facebook.com/jdrveteranpanser/ these guys are also restoring a M41 and have a running danish upgraded version
Always been a fan of the Danish variant, looked great. Seeing it in books about Reforger and such.
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