Universal Carrier Nr 34

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Graham P Hough
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Re: Universal Carrier Nr 34

Post by Graham P Hough » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:55 pm

I have been working on my gun cowl Mk 2, trying to replicate the opening top hatch and the way the whole cowl swings aside to quickly remove the gun. All a bit rough as yet but should clean up, most difficult part was making a working hinge. The cowl is made by folding steel plate to form the cowl and brazing on the side pieces. There does seem a number of different versions of this cowl presumably due to being made in different factories and different countries.
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Re: Universal Carrier Nr 34

Post by Graham P Hough » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:52 pm

Gun cowl cleaned up and etch primer. I love adding the extra rivets but I do seem to be getting through a lot of 1mm and 1.5mm drills !
I plan to paint the UC to desert yellow to match my 25pdr.

Would be nice to see some other builds?
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Re: Universal Carrier Nr 34

Post by Graham P Hough » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:15 pm

Lots of interesting bits and pieces including 10BA nuts to complete the sprocket hubs.
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Re: Universal Carrier Nr 34

Post by Graham P Hough » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:36 pm

Nice little job working on refining the tow hook and adding a rear light housing. I am getting this info from various Utube videos of UCs. Anybody know what voltage the battery supply will be? I have asked before but maybe folk know now. (Just seen from this photo I need to make leaf spring clamps to straighten then up.)
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