MLU FORUM  

Go Back   MLU FORUM > MILITARY VEHICLES > The Softskin Forum

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-01-07, 01:20
Hanno Spoelstra's Avatar
Hanno Spoelstra Hanno Spoelstra is offline
MLU Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 10,203
Default Belgian FAT

Pictures of a recently restored Ford FAT in Belgium (source).
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-03-07, 12:43
Hanno Spoelstra's Avatar
Hanno Spoelstra Hanno Spoelstra is offline
MLU Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 10,203
Default

Restoration was finished September 2006. Looks the part!



An even larger pic can be found here.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-03-07, 14:17
oztankboy oztankboy is offline
Phil
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia!
Posts: 298
Default

Hi there!

In those first 2 pics it almost looks like a very good scale model kit. Instead of being a very nice orriginal one. I am envious... I want it! Like to swap for an Aust no.9 CGT?

Phil...
__________________
collection includes:-
Chev "BLITZ's" (CMP's)
Inc:- No.8 FGT, C8A HUW, C15, No.9 GCT (sold)
Milt Land Rovers
Inc:- 58 "gun buggy", 60 FFW, 70 FFW, 71 10 seater Wgn, 69 GS.
M3 Stuart Light Tank "hybrid"
FV1600 Humber FFW/cargo
Mk1 Ferret scout car (waiting restoration)
Various trailers
Inc:- K38, "Ben Hur" 1 ton, 200 Gal "Humber" water tank Tlr, Aust jeep, Landrover recovery.
Milt Radios
etc etc...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-03-07, 16:49
Alex Blair (RIP) Alex Blair (RIP) is offline
"Mr. Manual", sadly no longer with us
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ottawa ,Canada
Posts: 2,917
Default SCale Model..

Quote:
Originally posted by oztankboy
In those first 2 pics it almost looks like a very good scale model kit.
Phil..
You are looking at a scale model....1:1 Scale...the only way to fly...

__________________
Alex Blair
:remember :support :drunk:
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-03-07, 17:24
Hanno Spoelstra's Avatar
Hanno Spoelstra Hanno Spoelstra is offline
MLU Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 10,203
Default

I just heard the current owner bought this Ford FGT from someone in England, but originally this is one of the famous ex-Portuguese FATs!

H.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-03-07, 17:51
Keith Webb's Avatar
Keith Webb Keith Webb is online now
Film maker, CMP addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Eltham, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 7,987
Default Ahah!

So they weren't all scrapped after all?
__________________
Film maker

41 F60L Cab 12
42 FGT No8 (Aust) remains
42 FGT No9 (Aust)
42 F15
42 F15A
Keith Webb
Eltham, Victoria Australia
http://www.imagecontrol.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 13-03-07, 00:57
Rolf S. Ask Rolf S. Ask is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Norway
Posts: 274
Default NICE

A very nice FAT!!!!
Would love more photos of it!

And just to compare rearends...
Here is my drive.
And what have I done wrong with the markings??
So now it it time to show photos of restored FAT's!!
Rolf

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-08-07, 02:55
Hanno Spoelstra's Avatar
Hanno Spoelstra Hanno Spoelstra is offline
MLU Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 10,203
Default Re: NICE

Quote:
Originally posted by Rolf S. Ask
So now it it time to show photos of restored FAT's!!
Rolf, here you go: a French FAT pictured last winter in Belgium:

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-08-07, 09:11
aj.lec's Avatar
aj.lec aj.lec is offline
Andrew
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: N.S.W AUSTRALIA
Posts: 1,613
Default envious

great looking tractors !
they can park them in my shed any time they like
__________________
Have a good one
Andrew

Custodian of the "Rare and Rusty"
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 15-08-07, 15:41
Alex van de Wetering Alex van de Wetering is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Posts: 1,779
Default

Rolf,

Here goes...
Attached Thumbnails
p1010168b.jpg   p1010237b.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 15-08-07, 18:56
Gunner Gunner is offline
T' Guns thank God t' guns
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Near Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 775
Default New York?

Hi Rolf:

One question: why would a Canadian gun detachment care where New York was?

Dildo, Newfoundland;
Aldershot, Nova Scotia;
Utopia, New Brunswick;
Saint Louis de Ha! Ha!, Quebec;
Swaztika, Ontario;
Miami, Manitoba;
Head Smashed In, Saskatchewan;
Drumheller, Alberta;

and many other famous Canadian towns come to mind, but not New York!

Mike

__________________
Mike Calnan
Ubique!
("Everywhere", the sole Battle Honour of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery)
www.calnan.com/swords

Last edited by Gunner; 15-08-07 at 19:03.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 15-08-07, 22:44
Rolf S. Ask Rolf S. Ask is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Norway
Posts: 274
Default hehe

Hehe, that's easy to answer.... I just picked it up to bring it to the meeting...Same with the "archtung minen" sign...
Guess they picked up all sorts of thing back then too.

BTW: Good to see those FAT's here. Will post some photos from Beltring later on of FAt's

Chers

Rolf
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 20-08-07, 11:27
Alex van de Wetering Alex van de Wetering is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Posts: 1,779
Default

Here are some shots of the Belgian FAT at the Wings and Wheels show in Ursel, Belgium.

This FAT is on 1200-20 tyres.

http://www.mapleleafup.org/forums/at...3&d=1187601493
Attached Thumbnails
p1010125b.jpg   p1010120b.jpg   p1010122b.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 30-08-07, 09:00
Hanno Spoelstra's Avatar
Hanno Spoelstra Hanno Spoelstra is offline
MLU Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 10,203
Default

Thanks for the pictures, Alex!

Quote:
Originally posted by oztankboy
In those first 2 pics it almost looks like a very good scale model kit.
Phil, seems you were right is some respects . . . I heard last week this FGT was actually a chassis/cab, to which the owner added a remanufactured rear body, scaled up from a model kit!
Quote:
Originally posted by Hanno Spoelstra
I just heard the current owner bought this Ford FGT from someone in England, but originally this is one of the famous ex-Portuguese FATs!
So it is not one the (in)famous ex- Portuguese FATs.

H.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 29-01-08, 22:46
Hanno Spoelstra's Avatar
Hanno Spoelstra Hanno Spoelstra is offline
MLU Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 10,203
Default

Here are some more pictures of the restoration of Stijn Van Haverbeke's FGT.

H.
Attached Thumbnails
dscf0007pj5.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 20-04-17, 15:58
Frantisek Nachlinger Frantisek Nachlinger is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Czech republic
Posts: 194
Default

Does anyone have a contact to Mr. Stijn Van Haverbeke?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 21-04-17, 06:19
Hanno Spoelstra's Avatar
Hanno Spoelstra Hanno Spoelstra is offline
MLU Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 10,203
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frantisek Nachlinger View Post
Does anyone have a contact to Mr. Stijn Van Haverbeke?
Try asking Niek Baecke: http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/member.php?u=8726
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 21-04-17, 11:00
Frantisek Nachlinger Frantisek Nachlinger is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Czech republic
Posts: 194
Default

thank you Hanno
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:43.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Maple Leaf Up, 2003-2016