WNGs found in Normandie

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WNGs found in Normandie

Postby LuisPaz » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:00 am

This is one of the WNGs found in the Normandie Beaches days ago.

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Re: WNGs found in Normandie

Postby nevhunter » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:29 am

Looks like a happy chappie with a nicely detailed bike. Nev

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Re: WNGs found in Normandie

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:00 pm

I think it's a Dutchman but no name with it.
Very pretty W/NG.
I'll swop him a proper hinged toolbox for a prewar central knob tool box.
To replace that Indian repro box now fitted. :D

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Re: WNGs found in Normandie

Postby LuisPaz » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:46 am

Hi Vincent!

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Re: WNGs found in Normandie

Postby nevhunter » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:21 am

He has the correct exhaust pipe clamps. Koala stamp for that. I don't think you run a dip switch when you have the headlight shroud.. It only lights one beam and the park light First time I've seen the contract number (the plate on the rear guard) sitting LEVEL. They are usually drilled all over the place. It's a nice bike but I don't think I will dress up like a period rider, thanks. Nev

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Re: WNGs found in Normandie

Postby simon.holyfield » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:42 am

How can you tell that its a reproduction upper toolbox?
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Re: WNGs found in Normandie

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:06 am

The lid and fixed part on the front of a original one has the edge slightly 'rounded'.
The Indian ones are more 'squared' and that also makes them look a bit larger, but the outside dimension is probably the same.

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Re: WNGs found in Normandie

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:12 am

Hi Nev, very right so, I like to see a well -rebuilt- WD bike with all bits correct, as you can see the owner made a effort.
But it stops there, no dressing up.

About 10 years ago i was at a 'fly-in at airport Lelystad when there was a small group of WWII dressed up Germans, swastika et all…
I told the 'Feldwebel' that if my father would have been around and found him parading around like that he would punch his face.
He took off and stayed away from me the rest of the day. :twisted:

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Re: WNGs found in Normandie

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:18 am

Thanks for the pictures Luis !
I guess you had a good time there .

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Re: WNGs found in Normandie

Postby simon.holyfield » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:43 am

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:The lid and fixed part on the front of a original one has the edge slightly 'rounded'.
The Indian ones are more 'squared' and that also makes them look a bit larger, but the outside dimension is probably the same.


So, original or repro?

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