I have another project on the horizon.
It will be a few years before I start it.
Its civie history is mostly well known by me.
Its military history is not, but should not be hard to track down because it has it army number plate still on it and other numbers under its paint work same as the number plate.
A few other markings exist too.
It is totally complete except for one steaming pot and all the others are very repairable and with wire baskets in good condition.
All boiler tools are present as are all warmer and oven trays.
It comes with new canvas side covers and Two new wiles boiler pressure drums etc.
The attraction to me about this unit is I have a connection to it very many years ago and the fact it is so complete.
I also had much experience with restoration and operation of a wiles junior cooker
The bad news is all the sheet metal is stuffed.
But being sheet metal it is straight forward to repair.( I now have a sheet metal folder and guillotine to help)
Frame work has rust, but no frame work needs to be replaced.
Brakes naturally don't work and are air over hydraulic.(brakes are complete except for connection hoses.)
My ideas for the brakes is to keep the air over hydraulic, but also fit a modern electric/hydraulic system so it can be towed by a vehicle fitted with a quality electric brake controller.( as well as a air braked vehicle)
This wiles was configured to be pulled by a Studebaker truck fitted with air trailer brakes.
it left army service in the early 1970s.
last boiler cert was in 1972..........boiler is in good condition.