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Ground is too wet to do much here today, so I decided to try and free up my truss kit. I picked up an almost complete set a few years ago and they were rusted shut.
I was able to free up everything except the brace, she snapped off not sure how I will fix that. Anyone seen a spare brace floating around anywhere? I still need to pick up a couple quick disconnect pins and the heim joints that go at the bottom.
 

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Headed to Texas next weekend to pick up 5 more good used tires, thanks to some members on SS, they were hauled from Phoenix area to Austin for me, one looks like a European tread design, wonder if this style is a recap done in Germany?
 

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A couple of my wheels are stamped inside Sankey England, never noticed it before , also most of the wheels in my pile have no stamping at all. Were these early goat wheels? Later wheels made for the Army in Europe?
Today I painted my rims for the new recap tires I bought a while back, got 3 of them swapped out on the truck. I checked the rims and all 6 were marked Sankey England, 5 of them an A/71 stamp, 1 with a G/69 stamp.
 

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Today I painted my rims for the new recap tires I bought a while back, got 3 of them swapped out on the truck. I checked the rims and all 6 were marked Sankey England, 5 of them an A/71 stamp, 1 with a G/69 stamp.
I got the other 3 on the Goat today, while working on the rear end I noticed the shocks were made in Canada.....may as well be since the rims are from England.....guess I didn't realize we did that much out sourcing on US built in the 70's.
 

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I didn't know that either, I googled Sankey, still making wheels but owned by another company. They were the first company to produce a one piece steel wheel, prior to 1910, can't remember the exact date.
Wasn't the t case produced by an English company as well?
 

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I didn't know that either, I googled Sankey, still making wheels but owned by another company. They were the first company to produce a one piece steel wheel, prior to 1910, can't remember the exact date.
Wasn't the t case produced by an English company as well?
I wouldn't know about who made what parts, betcha GamGoat1 might know...he's the only "Goat Whisperer" I know. I have however given a few parts I was working on my own personal pet name as I busted knuckles or couldn't reach something, thought they were all made in HE double toothpicks.
 
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I wouldn't know about who made what parts, betcha GamGoat1 might know...he's the only "Goat Whisperer" I know. I have however given a few parts I was working on my own personal pet name as I busted knuckles or couldn't reach something, thought they were all made in HE double toothpicks.
From memory the LVT history page at sgaama tells of a change from US to UK transfer case, heard a rumour it was Bedford sourced but never been able to confirm. Sounds semi legit as Bedford were GM owned.

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Ain’t gonna lie; I absolutely HATED working on those things. You need to be a acrobatic university trained contortionist just to climb in. The brake hydraulic system; flippin nightmare.

You are a gluten for punishment. God Bless you Sir!
 

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Ain’t gonna lie; I absolutely HATED working on those things. You need to be a acrobatic university trained contortionist just to climb in. The brake hydraulic system; flippin nightmare.

You are a gluten for punishment. God Bless you Sir!
I have multiple strikes against me for working / operating these beasts. I'm tall, uncoordinated anyway, fatter than I should be, old and broken up: I have considered charging for admission for people to watch me ass-in and un-ass the vehicle. Watching and listening to me work on it would have to be rated R minimum and not for small children and those with weak hearts.
 

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I have multiple strikes against me for working / operating these beasts. I'm tall, uncoordinated anyway, fatter than I should be, old and broken up: I have considered charging for admission for people to watch me ass-in and un-ass the vehicle. Watching and listening to me work on it would have to be rated R minimum and not for small children and those with weak hearts.
That’s the spirit!
 
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