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1949 Dennis F1 12 Dec 2020 00:01 #217104

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Heres some more recent photos. Lotsa work going on wuth the running gear. Motor strip is next. She runs nice but leaks like Nana's stockings.

Major sticking point is the front and rear glass frames.
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1949 Dennis F1 13 Dec 2020 07:55 #217118

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Wheels have come up well.
Your cab may not be Dennis built, but in any event you will have to make your own windscreen frames using brass channel with rubber insert, available from Scotts. Their web site isn't working for me.
www.scottsoldautorubber.com.au/ILLUSTRAT...20GROUPS%20INDEX.htm.
Similarly for side windows use rigid bailey channel. 6mm laminated glass is the usual spec.
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1949 Dennis F1 13 Dec 2020 09:14 #217121

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truck arrived in Aus as a Chassis with steering wheel. Only the firewall forward was Dennis built. Everything else was built by NSW FB in 1950.

We had one side of the glass but this has gone missing as explained above.

attached Design of the 2nd NTFB Dennis F1 which we have not been able to locate.
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1949 Dennis F1 13 Dec 2020 09:58 #217122

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I could be remembering this wrong, but didn't Lou ship that off to someone to have the rust fixed, only to never see it again?

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1949 Dennis F1 13 Dec 2020 10:13 #217123

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Yep. Trying to track him down still. Bloke in Albury/Wodonga.

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1949 Dennis F1 13 Dec 2020 19:01 #217128

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There was a fella I used in Frankston 25 years ago to make new brass frames for my Federal

He did a fantastic job

I have no idea who he is these days, I seem to recall I got onto him thru a vintage car club

There was one bloke reckoned he could do it and cut my one good screen in half to then say he couldn't, could of clocked him on the snoz for doing that

So maybe ring around old car clubs, gotta be people that make these for stuff for cars out of the 20's and 30's

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1949 Dennis F1 13 Dec 2020 21:40 #217134

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I couldn't imagine the NSW FB building their own bodies for there equipment. There must have been a well know maybe large body builder that did the work for them, well that's my thoughts.
As for the window frame, yep it will have to be a hand made job either by yourself by making plenty of cuts and bending it to shape then getting comfortable sitting sown and start welding or brazing it all up. There was a member who posts here sometimes from Canada and he had to make his frame from scratch and did a beautiful job of it too.
Contacting vintage car clubs just might hit the mark as well so the research starts.
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1949 Dennis F1 14 Dec 2020 20:31 #217156

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NSWFB made most of their own bodies from mid-late 20's. Even converting Ford sputnics to dual cab The brass locker hardware remained the same right through to the 70's.
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1949 Dennis F1 14 Dec 2020 23:47 #217162

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here U go
try this on fir size

www.hcvc.com.au/forum/restore/4286-1949-...-restoration?start=0

Lou (aka) bugly is the man

other notable projects
he sold his van to B painted up as acadbury choclate van

www.hcvc.com.au/forum/oldjunk/11382-earl...vans?start=30#129045


also a small MB fuel tanker

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1949 Dennis F1 15 Dec 2020 08:02 #217164

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SWISHY typing on the key board no problem ( Thought you might be like a one legged duck )

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