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Old 28-11-08, 10:15
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as per title folks, i have traced one in Fergus Ontario but would like to keep my options open so if anyone has any projects for sale please consider me.


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Old 01-12-08, 17:50
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as per title folks, i have traced one in Fergus Ontario but would like to keep my options open so if anyone has any projects for sale please consider me.
Richard,

Methinks what you have to consider is that the ebay links we've been seeing recently represent a whole lot of shite which doesn't represent the market-at-large - only ebay and its peculiar tendency of getting people to pay way too much for way too little. Have patience. Carriers - in whole or in part - are out there at a reasonable price, looking for good homes... just have patience. You WILL find what you're looking for, at a hell of a lot less than you've seen so far; the thing is, most people don't actually want the damned things, because they're too much trouble to rebuild and they're too hard to move. Tracks aren't most people's thing.

Have faith... the "right" deal will come along.
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Old 01-12-08, 20:14
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Thanks Geoff i will continue to exercise patience, its been a year so another wouldnt bother me....to be fair longer time passes more my funds build. just bear me in mind folks....I have not heard from Don in some time he must be working away or something so i cant get details about the Fergus carrier untl i hear from him ?

how can anyone not love these things !! I suppose in my respect its a small way of bringing my grandfather back he was proud of what he did during WW2, and this machine got him through the war and kept him alive !
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Old 02-12-08, 04:19
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richard,

You should contact both Dan McCaw of Coe Hill, Ontario, Canada and Charlie Fitton of Mary Hill.
Sadly I don't have recent contact info for either but I am sure that someone here can send such to you offlist.

Either should be able to match you up with a mostly intact carrier but the freight bill from here to there won't be small.
Perhaps a shared container with Dirk Leegwater (on MLU) in France could be arranged via Barry Churcher who also posts here ?
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Old 02-12-08, 10:40
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Dirk Leegwater (on MLU) in France
France?!? Go rinse your mouth, please

Just to set the record staight: Dirk lives in The Netherlands, a.k.a. Holland, just like I do. Even though itīs a small country, Rotterdam is the largest port and anything coming to Europe coming from other continents is likely to pass through Rotterdam.

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Old 02-12-08, 15:49
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yeah thanks, i have spoken to Charlie who is going to get me some pics of the fergus carrier once Don has got back to me with the street its on.

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Old 02-12-08, 17:34
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If you want to know about the Fergus carrier, I have seen it as I lived only a few km away.

If it is the same one, it is a cut down hull, basically a chassis and track. Not much to start with really...
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Old 02-12-08, 19:31
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photo's are on my intro thread in the carrier section, it is sat on a concrete slap at the side of a house, no armour left on it except to cover the back of the switch consol.
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Old 06-12-08, 12:03
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still on the search here guys, anyone heard anything ? now is the time for me to get one whilst the fuel prices VAT and interest prices are all down before fuel goes back up to £1.20 per litre !
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Old 07-12-08, 00:14
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Just to set the record staight: Dirk lives in The Netherlands, a.k.a. Holland, just like I do. Even though itīs a small country, Rotterdam is the largest port and anything coming to Europe coming from other continents is likely to pass through Rotterdam.

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Exactly!

Oh Richard, you should really check Dirk's website....two carriers have just come up for sale

http://www.lwdparts.com

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Old 07-12-08, 18:07
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Excelent is Dirk a member on here i need to contact him asap

cheers for that Alex !! she is a Mk2 but would do just fine


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Old 07-12-08, 19:17
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Well i have emailed him, good thing with holland is i could hop on the ferry 5mins from my door and get off Holland with a trailler this would help with shipping woe's


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Old 08-12-08, 12:57
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Well i have emailed him, good thing with holland is i could hop on the ferry 5mins from my door and get off Holland with a trailler this would help with shipping woe's
Hi Richard,

The Carriers are unload, have patience.

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Old 08-12-08, 13:00
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hahahaha Thanks Dirk, i have sent you a message on here just to get an idea of price and condition etc etc. i would need to see if any export issues would apply saying we are both in the EU and i should say that you have covered that carrier in such a way to tease us all ! can just see the rear plate and the tracks

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Old 10-12-08, 15:56
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hahahaha Thanks Dirk, i have sent you a message on here just to get an idea of price and condition etc etc.......
Still waiting about the shipping and customs tax etc.

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Old 10-12-08, 18:46
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thanks for the update, i will wait with baited breath thanks, if you could email me some pictures of the carriers it would be appreciated Richard_sarah181105@btinternet.com. Like i say i am only an evenings sail from you, if we can make a deal i would be willing to bring spares too you from the UK and also in the opposite direction if it helps you or other carrier enthusiasts

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Old 11-12-08, 18:31
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Still waiting about the shipping and customs tax etc.

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Dont know about the Netherlands but when i enquired about British customs from Canada there was no import / export tax due to its age and of historic importance, and the VAT was reduced to 5%

it may be different for you Dirk, but i dont know of any Governments more greedy than the UK
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Old 12-12-08, 17:01
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I have sent emails and rang the numbers on Dirks website but get no reply, i take it he is a hard chap to pin down ?
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cheers for that Alex !! she is a Mk2 but would do just fine
You are welcome, Richard.

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I have sent emails and rang the numbers on Dirks website but get no reply, i take it he is a hard chap to pin down ?
He is probably too busy unpacking treasures from the container
No serious, LWD parts is not Dirk's normal day job, so he might not be able to answer the phone and emails as much as he would like too.

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Old 12-12-08, 17:53
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Yeah no problems i will give him another couple of days to get sortid
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Old 14-12-08, 14:21
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Old 15-12-08, 10:56
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Old 15-12-08, 12:42
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Dirk i will continue to try and ring you, i would need a ball park figure before paying out circa £400 on a boat ride, you have my email address if i dont manage to nail you down for five minutes to have a chat

EDIT:- spoken to him, sortid for now
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Old 19-12-08, 14:17
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Dirk i have emailed you on the cmp@lwdparts.com email, hope this is ok ?

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Old 19-12-08, 22:12
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ok folks still looking for a carrier. Dirk thanks but i will pass.


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Old 23-12-08, 22:29
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Old 23-12-08, 22:40
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Cheers Barry but it needs to be a mk1 or mk2 bren (universal) preferaby Mk1 as this was what My Grandad drove, it will litterally be a full replica of his carrier when done, plus I have not got a spare £23k lying about for a 1950's swiss config T16
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Old 23-12-08, 22:47
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Dirk had only brought the one carrier back over which was around 10k out of my budget unfortunately the stripped one could have been a possibility if he had got it back to Holland
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Old 05-01-09, 15:23
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still looking out for a carrier guys keep your eyes peeled for 2009
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Old 11-01-09, 16:14
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Still searching, the fergus carrier looks like its going to be a none runner, prices to get it back to the UK and then to obtain the Sheet steel outweigh the costs to buy a running item.

anyone wanting to thin out their collections to make some cash let me know.


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