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Old 09-01-10, 02:21
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My MCC web page is gone.. not my fault .

found this interesting, Its in Hampshire I think ..the GS CS8 is R.B's I believe.

http://www.fareham-darc.co.uk/G8KZO/g8kzo.htm

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Old 09-01-10, 04:14
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i know you killed it
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Old 09-01-10, 05:06
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Old 09-01-10, 05:29
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its not a proper comenwealth vehicle if it came from anyplace other than burmingham
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Old 09-01-10, 08:52
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Yes Mike that is Definitely Rory's CS8. I even recognize it being parked outside his house. What I'm not sure of though is, This bloke says he has the only two wireless bodies? I helped Rory (with others) with the unloading of the two he bought. These must surely be the same two? And yet Rory is restoring one and sold one. I feel a phone call coming on later today. I'll let you know. Ron
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Old 09-01-10, 11:50
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OK I just spoke to Rory. He did in fact sell both bodies to that chap Bob. Rory is content to refurbish the remains of the prototype body he already had, after purloining some vital bracketry from the other two before they went. Ron
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Old 09-01-10, 15:36
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yes but we have all seen this befor (and i am not bashing anyone, its happened to me) where there are only 2 of this item left in the entire world. that is till someone sees it on mil web or ebay and...... hey i have 8 of them in the back yard.... etc
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Old 09-01-10, 17:10
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Yes I totaly agree Dave but....For twenty years now I have claimed to own one of only two Morris PU8/4's in the world. I'd love to be proved wrong. It would be great to talk to another owner Ron
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Old 10-01-10, 22:53
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My MCC web page is gone.. not my fault .
"Sorry, the GeoCities web site you were trying to reach is no longer available."

Mike, my Geocities pages also went walking. Probably no longer fits the market strategy of whatever company owns the domain now. When you find a good alternate free provider, let me know.

On the subject of radio shacks, gin palaces or whatever they are called. Jaap de Wit has a MCC body on his C15:


I remember it as I got the ad from Richard N., sent it on to an interested party, and the rest is history as they say.

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Old 12-01-10, 01:02
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Thats good, only a few more bits and he can make a Morris out of his C15.
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Old 12-01-10, 01:55
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Interesting site and when I hit it from the US it worked.

Now as to coverage in MLU clarification is needed, are MVs used by Commonwealth Forces, or built in covered under the umbrella?

What about Universal carriers used my the US Marines- the other direction of US Lead Lease logical for the Carrier Forum.

Just kidding around

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Old 12-01-10, 04:32
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i dont think the 1 carrier the USMC browered counts as the marines useing it.


must be listed in the TO&E to count
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Old 12-01-10, 04:35
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ok another question who is in the morris silver club (2 morrises)
im one of them

and is anyone stupid enough to have 3 morriese or is it morrisoi....

and if you see more than 3 morrises together is it a gaggle, herd, bunch, etc...?
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Old 12-01-10, 06:41
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and if you see more than 3 morrises together is it a gaggle, herd, bunch, etc...?
No it is called STUPIDITY!
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Old 12-01-10, 08:58
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Default MCC body..

Hanno that second picture you placed is the MCC body that is on my truck I think. it looks very much the same as mine.
this is interesting to see the body ad the previuse owner.
My body is a MCC wireless No 1, MK 3 .
O and keith I won't thurn my C15 into a morris
I know you look like this now but no way, sorry
if anyone has more info about these body's I like to know.
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Old 12-01-10, 11:45
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Hanno that second picture you placed is the MCC body that is on my truck I think. it looks very much the same as mine. this is interesting to see the body ad the previuse owner.
Hallo Jaap,

Yes, the first picture is the actual ad for your truck's body which triggered Dirk, and the second picture is the body shortly after it arrived at Dirk's.

There is at least one more of these bodies in Holland, albeit an early warning body on a "proper" Morris-Commercial C4:



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Old 13-01-10, 02:47
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No it is called STUPIDITY!
I have U in my sights Cliff

Yes Hanno..Geocities demanded a payment to keep the former free sites on line
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Old 13-01-10, 02:50
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its not a proper comenwealth vehicle if it came from anyplace other than burmingham
That is Burmingham TEXAS is it ?
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Old 13-01-10, 03:08
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I have U in my sights Cliff
To be truthful Mike I accually like the uniqueness of the typical WW2 and pre war English built military trucks whether they be Morris, Leyland or Fordson or any of the other makes. They are a reminder of just how 'behind the times' the English automobile industry really was plus judging by a lot of the post war vehicles they produced they also did not learn anything at all during the war about vehicle design either.
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Old 09-02-11, 18:15
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Just my luck, spent 14 years looking for photos of a 1944 Morris C8 GS in Army use [think i found about 3] then as soon as i sold the Morris, these came up for sale, so had to buy them [20 photos in all inc some Bedfords]. British Army in Korea in 1951. REME unit. in the last photo there are Bedfords Morris & a Humber box. Original Photos from my collection.
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Old 11-02-11, 04:15
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Reading the MCC production chart from Adderley Park: they were still making the 4X2 C4 models right into 1944/45 , but only in small numbers , less than 200 . Also listed are three Terrapins.

I think the tillies were made at Cowley, at another branch of NUFFIELD ??

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