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Old 08-03-07, 10:25
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Hi there, this carrier which belongs to a friend has come out into the daylight after 20 odd years in a shed, Its currently residing at my place until its time for restoration. Whats unusual with this carrier are the grind marks found all over the armour plate, even the hull sides, the marks are in places that only could have gotten there before assembly. What was the purpose for them? and was it common on Canadian carriers at some stage ? As I've never noticed this before on any other carriers. Thanks David...
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Old 08-03-07, 10:30
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Grinding marks.
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Old 08-03-07, 11:56
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Great looking project you friend has. I wish mine had had that much front armour on it when I got it.

To answer your question about the "grinding" marks. These were the result of a machine hammering flat the armour plate. Due to the process of making armour plate at the time you would get some distortions in the metal. This machine would basicaly pound it flat again. Thats why you find the marks in some areas and not others. Somtimes it is a few marks and other areas hve lots.

Im sure someone here could better describe the method using the correct terms and all.
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Old 08-03-07, 19:29
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Thanks Jordan, that explains the marks perfectly, for where the marks change direction is where the sheet was turned in the stamping machine I suppose. This carrier came with all of its armour, brackets, bits and bobs plus 2 flatheads, only thing missing is a gearbox. thanks again for the info David..
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Old 22-04-07, 01:03
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Could anybody shed some light on the history of this carrier please. Where it was built in Canada etc , how many were purchase by the NZ government, when they were shipped ? On the top of the drivers armour plate is stamped its part number T5365, as well as 1942 FORD 5934, There are also small + and ^ type markings, any info would be greatly apopreciated, Thanks David...
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Old 22-04-07, 23:34
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So that Nigel can give you the details for the right carrier,you have missed a digit from the "T" number (even though its stamped 90 degrees out)
This is the registration number that will be painted on the sides.
Chris and I enjoyed catching up with you guys last weekend. Thanks again for your hospitality.
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Old 22-04-07, 23:52
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Default missed pic.

As I cant post pic at the mo. the T number is T53654
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Old 23-04-07, 19:44
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As I cant post pic at the mo. the T number is T53654
Hi guys
T53654 was a Universal Carrier MkI* made by Ford of Canada to order WSL72.2. It was one of 3,400 produced to that order. I am unable to ascertain what the WSL72.2 Contract No. stood for as nearly all the orders placed with Ford Canada were S/M or CDLV numbers except those for New Zealand NZ and Australia A. Someone will know.

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Old 25-04-07, 00:00
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Heres the picture I took at David's last weekend
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Old 28-04-07, 01:36
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Before anyone gives themselves a heart flutter seeing that last photo of the T number and thought could this be T 5365 and the 4 being April making it a Scout MkI carrier.......it's not! The Scout with this number was made by Aveling Barford of roller fame (no not the baycity ones!). So sorry my first post re the number is it!

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