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Hi guys, I wonder if someone could help. Whilst trawling through t'internet, I came across this beauty:

http://www.warwheels.net/images/Daimler ... ridge1.jpg

As you can see, the photo doesn't show a lot, just the basics - can someone give me some info on the side and top views?. This is for a conversion based on Tamiya's Dingo (anything to hide the inside!!!!)
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Post war, I think theese were used in Malaysia.

Incidentally I used to own the Dingo used as the reference for the Taimya model (now owned by someone else on the forum :wink: )!

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Cheers Dave, I'm interested in how the roof extension looks - damn difficult to reproduce from that photo.

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One other little detail I just remembered as well. A veteran told me that in Malaysia, they used to put wire mesh all over the vehicle and connect the HT leads to it. They then trailed another HT lead out the back and allowed it to drag on the floor. These vehicles always followed water cannon, and anyone trying to climb on the vehicle got a nasty shock!!

It looks as though a panel has been welded in over the roof opening, and the turret ring sits on top of that (is that a ferret turret?). You can see at the front where the original armour slopes off and the additional armour has been built up to make the top flat. Given that there is very little room inside, I would think that there are only horizontal struts supporting this, as opposed to vertical supports.

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Since Daimler also made the Ferret, I would assume so Dave. My geometry & Tech Drawing skills ain't up to working out the angle of the filler pieces.......

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Oggy, Here you go, everything you need should be on here.....

www.warwheels.net/ACJ13.html


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Cheers Sapper, that's perfic......Will post a picture when its finished.

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[quote="Feldjager"]One other little detail I just remembered as well. A veteran told me that in Malaysia, they used to put wire mesh all over the vehicle and connect the HT leads to it. They then trailed another HT lead out the back and allowed it to drag on the floor. These vehicles always followed water cannon, and anyone trying to climb on the vehicle got a nasty shock!!

I'm a bit puzzled by this. Wouldn't it short out the ignition system ? Or am I missing something ?


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Feldjager wrote:
One other little detail I just remembered as well. A veteran told me that in Malaysia, they used to put wire mesh all over the vehicle and connect the HT leads to it. They then trailed another HT lead out the back and allowed it to drag on the floor. These vehicles always followed water cannon, and anyone trying to climb on the vehicle got a nasty shock!!

I'm a bit puzzled by this. Wouldn't it short out the ignition system ? Or am I missing something ?
Radio Batteries perhaps?

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Secondary batteries were used. I have no idea how the circuit was actually rigged up!

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Feldjager wrote:
Secondary batteries were used. I have no idea how the circuit was actually rigged up!
Nor do I think I'd really want to TBH.....

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I imagine that it would have to be a completely separate system, isolated from the bodywork. A sort of giant fly-exterminator but for communists ! Excellent ! :twisted:

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I can imagine - we used to fry unsuspecting NIGs when we asked them to grab the VRC 321 antenna on the Sultan - then pressed the pressel - same effect :twisted:

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