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Old 13-09-07, 22:13
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Default Austin K30/YC

Hi,
nice forum. I have Austin K30/YC. Realy K30 no K3 or K2!!! I am looking for any pictures or help me with this lorry. I need know how is fit the spare wheal and how looks like the GS body.
If you would like see my families Austins, look here. :-)))
www.austincars.wz.cz

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Old 13-09-07, 22:38
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If the K30 was a 30 cwt or 0,75 tonne, then I have production figures from Longbridge Plant. I have the other Austin trucks figures as well.
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Old 13-09-07, 22:43
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I thing it is 30cwt, this lorry came to the Czech Rep in UNRRA help in 1947
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Old 13-09-07, 22:46
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It was in 1946 I have looked in papers.
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the rear of the cab
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http://www.the-blueprints.com/index....s-a/9017/view/

Interesting: the Ministry of Suppply contracted for the truck to be rebuilt in 1945, and it was then issued to UNRRA. We have seen that rebuild plate before on MLU!

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1938-9 539
1939-40 509
1940-41 6
1941-2 65

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This another one
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Old 13-09-07, 23:12
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The Austin K30 30 cwt truck was built with open topped cab, 4625 were built between 1939 and 1941. Superceded by K2/YF 2 ton truck with closed cab.

If this truck bears a chassis number confirming it to be a K30, then it was probably rebuilt with a K2 cab.
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Old 13-09-07, 23:20
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Cool k30

I will look tomorrow on chassis numbers on bouth lorries and write it here.
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I will look tomorrow on chassis numbers on bouth lorries and write it here.
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Radek,

Nice photo of your Austin on a Bailey bridge
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Old 13-09-07, 23:37
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Wink k30

It was easy, is it only 2km near of my house.
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Interesting about the production figures...the ones I have are the official Longbridge ones, and show an overlap with the 2-tonners.
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Interesting about the production figures...the ones I have are the official Longbridge ones, and show an overlap with the 2-tonners.
David,

This was a direct quote from Bart Vanderveen's original Fighting Vehicles Directory. He also stated that between 1939-45, 14,685 were produced, meaning both K30 and K2, I think. Elsewhere in the book it states 13,102 K2 ambulances were produced between '39 and '45. Now do these ambulance for part of the 14,685?
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Old 14-09-07, 20:17
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Could I ask if somebody help me with my K30/YC.
I donīt know how is right fit the spare wheal and how luck like the original GS body. I think on my lorry is aftermake modification.
And last ask, I need the last lable what missing on my dash board, I have this but broukened, is it for starter instruction.
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Old 16-09-07, 23:46
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here is the contract lable
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here is the quote lable
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Old 17-09-07, 01:22
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here is the contract lable
Hi Radek,

From your Contract number, I can tell you that the WD census number on the truck was one of a batch; L4474336 to L4475035. It is listed as a 30 cwt truck. Looking at the plate, it would seem that some of the later K30 trucks had full metal cabs, whereas all references I have seen in the past are of canvas top cabs with no doors. I think this was one of the last contracts of 30cwt Austins.
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Old 17-09-07, 01:25
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here is the quote lable
Radek,

This is the Chassis, or Makers serial number for the truck. The "quote" means this number should be used when ordering parts, etc.
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Hi Richard,
I will look on the chassise for the number today.
Could I ask if you have any pictures or plans for the 30cwt GS body?
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Old 17-09-07, 10:14
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I will look on the chassise for the number today.
Could I ask if you have any pictures or plans for the 30cwt GS body?
Radek,

I may have something of interest on this. Will have look for it tonight.
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Old 17-09-07, 20:14
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Hi,
the chassise No.: 9676 Engine No.: K71609
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Old 24-09-07, 23:50
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Many thanks to all for nice pictures.
Has samobody dimensions of 30CWT GS body? I would like make replic. My is wrong.
cheers Radek
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Hi Everybody,

here is my offer. Who send me pictures with dimensions for Austin GS body I will send him copy of GS body brass lable.
I would like make corect GS body for my lorry.
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Old 03-10-07, 15:40
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Default GS brass lable

Could I ask if sombody know what does that number mean (4D1862AF)?
It is on the rear site of GS body lable.
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Hi Radek,
the starter plate is actually for the "choke", though they refered to them as starter devices. The same plate is fitted to Daimler Dingos.
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Could I ask if sombody know what does that number mean (4D1862AF)?
It is on the rear site of GS body lable.
Hi Radek,

This is only a guess, but I have come across "AF" cast on many Austin castings and believe it stands for Austin Foundry. This could be a serial number for the casting, so they could check on numbers produced.
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Hi Radek,

This is only a guess, but I have come across "AF" cast on many Austin castings and believe it stands for Austin Foundry. This could be a serial number for the casting, so they could check on numbers produced.

Hi Richard,
many thanks for information.
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