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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:14 am    Post subject: Fred Dinbah Reply with quote
Looking at some of Dibnahs old videos on Youtube. Saw his old series 2 and later series 3 converted to V8 by RPI Engineering.

Nice looking truck. Like the colour what ever it is!? I also like the scaffolding attached to it! Very Heath Robinson but perfectly functional!

Does anyone know what the 'A' Frame's function was at the front? I assume it was something to do with getting the ladders up a chimney?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
A really great bloke, still sadly missed. Saw him at an Old Sodbury Sortout a long time ago but regrettably I didn't meet him as I couldn't leave my stall.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Love the landy! It's been restored tastefully, leaving it's patina and battle scars. I've watched some of his programmes online and on UK Gold, etc and they're still great.

As for the A-Frame, perhaps it's something to do with his interest in traction engines and the like? Allows the Landy to be towed behind one? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Interesting idea Rich. Hadn't thought of that one! Or even towing a traction engine out!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The A frame was so he could tow it behind his steam roller.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It was probably faster and more fuel efficient that way Very Happy
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