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The finishing touches are of course all the stowage, markings and such. I enjoy making the vehicle as complete as possible and the challenge of…

Next thing to do is the turret. As with most restorations, the first thing to do is dismantle it. As previously mentioned, the breech ring…

Now my focus was on the rest of the interior. I wanted to have her finished before I went to Normandy in June 2004 so…

The tracks were nos but were a motley selection of bits and pieces. One side was in ten link sections so I just had to…

Anyway, having got as much of the interior fitted as I needed, I started on the transmission. Again a lack of pictures but essentially all…

This is the hull after blasting. It seemed a pity to remove all of the original paint and markings but I did record everything I…

As I mentioned, I spent several years getting bits together, the single most expensive was new track and roadwheels. However, the wheels turned out to…

Having finished the blocks, I concentrated on the centre casing which joins everything together. Again, having two sets of everything helped but both sets of…

Starting this had made me realise how many gaps there are in my photo record. All the pictures are on film and it would be…

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Now all the individual engines can be removed. This is best achieved by rotating the assembly to allow a vertical lift for each block. No…

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The aforementioned fan was the only casualty in the recovery as a blade broke off as we unloaded in my yard. Due to the size…

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I spent about 9 years gathering parts for the restoration including a spare engine but I did remove the engine straight away to see just…