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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:28 am 
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I am very well thank Dave

Might be ready for the victory show, not sure yet. progressing fairly fast as you can see.

clutch is giving me a few headaches at the moment though

gearbox and diff ready to fit, engine clean and tidy, just a few bits to do on that then wiring it all up

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Hello mate,

The Krad looks great, all the best with it. How's the Beech and the Harvard coming along ? I'll catch up with you soon, good luck with them all.

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great rig!

lookin´ forward for the first pics in running condition ...


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Dave, the Beech is a bit slow at the moment as is the T-6/Harvard. Been too busy building a hanger.

hope to have that finished before the end of the year and then i can start on the planes again.

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Hi Phil,
Just like to thank you for saving another piece of WW2 history from the scrap heap. Looks excellent so far and please keep posting the pictures.

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Well after nothing much happening last weekend, this weekend made a bit of a change.

some work on the hangar on saturday but managed to fit second track tension adjuster but yesterday i managed to fit the engine cover.

not much in itself i know but another lump bolted on nonetheless.

finally bolted in the tool boxes and then i thought i might fit a set of tracks!

laid them all out on the floor in a long row bolted them together. (all holes pre-drilled at home before i stared, and gosh that made life easier.

rolled the krad onto them and then fed the track along the top to the front just like in the manual.

1 bolt to fix them together and then tighten up with the new adjuster. Hey Presto. Bit lop sided but next week the second set will be fitted.

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Wow Phil,

Looks superb fella, it's really coming along now. I know a group of Rangers who'd love to have it as their 'Rabbit' !!!!! I guess you need to get it finished to make way for those two other 'projects' that you've got coming on the production line.

Well done mate and I'd love to have the Krad at Victory next year, it maybe one of three !!!

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Help chaps................I need a clutch for it

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anyone help

1956 Opel 1488 engine.......kettenkrad gearbox so plate needs to be splined. Need all the internal clutch bits, springs, plates, cover, bearing etc, the whole kaboodle


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Check this out Kett fans, if you can't afford the real thing this isn't a bad substitute!!
http://wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29847


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On the 27th of December we decided to paint the camo on the kettenkrad. I am no painter but thankfully my partner in our aircraft is.

All the big bits are now bolted on and it was time to go for it.

I had previously purchased the paint. After some considerable research, I decided to go with a slightly darker shade of Red/Brown but the correct RAL colour for the olive Green.

I wanted to achieve a camo representative of the Italian theatre but what is that exactly. Dark Yellow with Red/Brown was my initial thoughts but then I had olive green to apply to be correct for the timeframe (mid 44)

Anyway the following pictures show what happened. Now don’t worry chaps……I know it is too bright….it is high gloss and needs toning down…..that is the next job

First we applied the green

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OK so far so good.

Now for the Red/Brown

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now without the flash on the camera

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On Saturday 29th I picked up the kettenkrad with a forklift and moved it about a mile (very slowly) to our Hangar which is over the other side of the airfield.

Here it is just after pushing out of the sprayshop

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Here it is parked in front of our Beech 18

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Now for a little posing

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Then into the Hangar

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finally hooked up to an aircraft Ground Power Unit

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The box of parts I need to fit is now very small

Clutch connection need fitting, floor grids, knee pads and then the electrical stuff

Anyway, hope you liked the update.


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VERY nice Philip and the paint job IS bright but they always are when painted on something new..... Lot's of definite lines there but there is always some expert who say's it was that or this - remember - a lot of them were just blammed on in the field so airbrush precision not required methinks.....

Get her flatted down a bit, maybe take the drastic step of squirting a touch of WD40 on her and rubbing that into the paintwork (test a patch first to see if you like the effect) and then just run her for a season - She'll soon settle in.....

Nice to see old become "new" as it were and another vehicle is preserved for a bit longer.

Well done. And something people often neglect to say to restorers - Thanks.PD

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VERY nice Philip and the paint job IS bright but they always are when painted on something new..... Lot's of definite lines there but there is always some expert who say's it was that or this - remember - a lot of them were just blammed on in the field so airbrush precision not required methinks.....

Get her flatted down a bit, maybe take the drastic step of squirting a touch of WD40 on her and rubbing that into the paintwork (test a patch first to see if you like the effect) and then just run her for a season - She'll soon settle in.....

Nice to see old become "new" as it were and another vehicle is preserved for a bit longer.

Well done. And something people often neglect to say to restorers - Thanks.PD


Also, the "SPR incident" very likely happened in real life, so small vehicles were having to have their paint touched up, repaired and indeed redone in the theater of war which does end up with a more "mixed up" camo pattern.

Anyway, that's what they tell you in modelling magazines.

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nice work on the Kettenkrad it is nice to see one of Clives piles of junk turned into a good looking machine I do agree the camo is a bit bright it would perhaps be better to be a little more sutle and the Battalion Commanders pennant is a little bit out of place as I am sure the Commander of Panzer Recon Units or Flight Section Unit would have something a little bit more comfortable than a Kettenkrad to travel in but a cracking job all the same and I look forward to seeing it at some of the shows

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got it running under its own power last saturday

need an exhaust now as very noisy

nearly there now


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Godd luck with Phil,

How's the rest of the fleet ??

Cheers Dave

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