D-Day Commute

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PeterW
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D-Day Commute

Postby PeterW » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:59 pm

Used the WNG for my D-Day anniversary commute yesterday.
The company even arranged for a yellow replica landing craft to act as a backdrop.

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D-Day

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Re: D-Day Commute

Postby Bram » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:25 pm

Nice picture. Where were you in Normandie? Can you give me the sizes of the hinge of the propstand so i can re-make it for my W/NG? The stand i have
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Re: D-Day Commute

Postby PeterW » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:44 pm

It was taken at work near Oxford - just commuting in honour of D-Day - although the previous owner had taken it to Normandy more than once.


Regarding the field stand lug, please see pictures attached.
someone may have more accurate dimensions but:
The curved section brazed to the frames is 1 1/2 inches long
The stem from the frame to the flange is 1 inch
The flange is 1/4 inch thick x 1 3/4 wide
Note the cut away in the flange to stop the hinge rotating too far when in use
The threaded part of the stud is 3/8"
The hinged part is fairly straight forward as you can see from the photos apart from the stop shown in the pic from below
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Lug - from below


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Lug - from front


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Lug - from end

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Re: D-Day Commute

Postby adrie.degraaff » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:50 pm

Next year it's 75 years of D day, there is a large group going from ower village, they are taking an American halftrack amongst them.
They are still using them on the beach to bring things to the beach restaurants, there where 27 of them in the 70ies.
Also scoutcars, Dodge commands, Dukws, GP and GPA.

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Re: D-Day Commute

Postby PeterW » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:28 pm

Sounds good. I've pencilled in for next year joining a friend's trip to Monte Casino (his father fought there) but not sure my back will last that long on a bike.
If anyone knows of an Austin Light Utility going cheap...

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Re: D-Day Commute

Postby Bram » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:49 am

Hi Peter,

thanks for the phot's and the sizes.

Brdgs Bram


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