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Old 14 Dec 2008
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M37charly,

Don't mean to offend you when saying I don't need a diff lock, but it's like I said, It depends on your needs. There is no doubt that a diff lock enhances terrain capabilaty of your vehicle it just depends how far you are willing and wanting to go.

However 4-wd is not a centre diff lock (at least in my case)it is just an extra gear coupling the front weel drive axle with the drive train.

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Hi Funky, I have a Bedford MJ for sale, here's a link. Bedford MJ + Arrows trailer - HMVF - Historic Military Vehicles Forum
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Hi Andy - I might be interested in that truck. Can you email me on:
tmakinsREMOVETHIS-AT-REMOVETHIS-gmail-DOT-com

if you need the address visually, see here:

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I couldn't see the photos on that Forum - its members only. Can you email them, please.

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Hi everybody..
Thaksn for all your input.
Finding it all very usefull.

metdaffieopreis. Thakns for your reply.
Really like the truck and enjoyed looking through your conversion pics.
I saw the R.o machine for your water.
What pressure does it require to work efficiently?
But i have to admit since reading and learning there is no diflock!!
Which i was previously unaware of.
I am going to have to rethink again as it is one of my priorities.
As i wish to limit my self in terrain as little as possible....

Mj. Great truck.
Did you fix the new flat bed with a three pint system or rigidly?
Do they have diff lock?
What sort of mpg do you get out of yours?

Any way many thanks again for all your input..
And any other input again more than welcome.
Cheers.
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Hi FunkyFro,

Thanks for the comment on my conversion, it was a lot of work but I am pleased with the result

I assume you mean my water filter by r.o.machine?

I don't know he best pressure, but operating pressure maximum is 8.6bar and max flow rate is 15L/min (Wyckomar UV|Water Purification Products|UV Filters system uv250)

As for the diff.lock, I have had no problems so far, but then again it all depends on your needs

The best way for a flat bed mounting on your chassis is flexible. The chassis of a truck is (in most cases) disigned to flex. If it is made rigid the welds will break loose. There are a few systems to make it flex: 3-4 point system as found on DAF an Unimog, system with hinges at the back of the chassis and spring washers at different hights towards the front as found on MAN CAT, and maybe some others.
The mos important is that the chassis usually is disigned to flex the most just behind the cab/engine en less towars the end.

Hope this helps,

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Hi FunkyFro,

Thanks for the comment on my conversion, it was a lot of work but I am pleased with the result

I assume you mean my water filter by r.o.machine?

I don't know he best pressure, but operating pressure maximum is 8.6bar and max flow rate is 15L/min (Wyckomar UV|Water Purification Products|UV Filters system uv250)

As for the diff.lock, I have had no problems so far, but then again it all depends on your needs

The best way for a flat bed mounting on your chassis is flexible. The chassis of a truck is (in most cases) disigned to flex. If it is made rigid the welds will break loose. There are a few systems to make it flex: 3-4 point system as found on DAF an Unimog, system with hinges at the back of the chassis and spring washers at different hights towards the front as found on MAN CAT, and maybe some others.
The mos important is that the chassis usually is disigned to flex the most just behind the cab/engine en less towars the end.

Hope this helps,

Henk Jan
RO= Reverse osmosis machine, waterfilter.
As for the chassis i asked as i am of the understanding that i would have to add my own mounts.
Or are flatbeds already mounted in this fassion, so just needing a new bed made up to personal specs?
Where the chasis flex's most i did not know.
So thanks for that addition to my knowledge..
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Most flatbeds can flex with the chassis. In case of my DAF YA4440 the flatbed is made so it won't flex (so they are able to mount containers, cannons, rockets, etc. at the back that won't flex) so they needed to make the mounting flexible with two "hinges", one at the front and one at the back and one ruber joint left and one right.

I suspect that all truck brands have a different solution. You can also make it yourself

If you intend to build a expedition RV than I suggest you fix your flatbed flexible on the chassis otherwise your whole interior wit want to flex also and if not parked perfectly horizontally none of your doors will open or shut

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thank you again met.
I now have an understanding of the flat beds!
Learn something new every day..


Well i've been searching about again and come across this truck..
The discription is translated from german wikipedia.!!!!


The W50 was the truck of the GDR.


He was in 60 different basic variants (Kipper, box, platform, military, firefighters, suitcases ...). [1] In addition to the standard cab (two-, two seats), there was an extended cab (two-, four-seat or two seats and two sleeping couches ) and two long-cab variants (four-, six or ten seats). The latter were often at fire and Bautruppfahrzeugen installed. There were still two different wheelbase available: the short at 3200 mm and 3700 mm long.
Dieser kam jedoch nur bei den Ausführungen Speditionspritsche, Ladekran, Langfahrerhaus, Möbelkoffer sowie bei den Feuerwehrfahrzeugen zum Einsatz.


This came only in the versions shipping platform, crane, long cab, suitcases and furniture in the fire engines are used. For military vehicles were at the cab on the passenger side of the skylight is installed, the center arranged the roof door of the Civil accounted cab.



Driven was the W50 from a four-cylinder four-stroke diesel engine (name: 4VD 14.5 / 12-2 SRW) with 6560 cc and an output of 125 hp at 2300 rpm. Besides the Hinterachsantrieb connectable was also a four-wheel drive (W50 LA) are available. The permissible trailer load was 10 tons. Especially for the agricultural use, there was the W50 LA / Z (Z ugmaschine). This was a permissible trailer load of up to 16 tonnes, which had the advantage that, especially in the harvest season with two trailers could be. Specific applications in addition to the standard tires and low pressure balloon tire planned. With all-wheel drive was the W50 a high cross, which it very suitable for areas with poor transport links and routes loose terrain in mountains, jungle and desert made.
((His gradeability showed the W50 for a screening test in 1968 in Népstadion of Budapest, as the test driver with the vehicle on the stairs of the audience ranks without problems until the upper edge of the stadium hinauffuhr.) [1] In addition, the vehicle with few trained personnel and could be repaired.










Exports were the W50 in more than 40 countries in 240 country-specific models. [1] In several Eastern European and African countries (such as for example in Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Angola and Mozambique), he was long after the end of its production to the street scene and is still heard today.

Also in Iraq (especially in military variants during the Iran-Iraq war), he was in use.

The export rate in the eighties to 70 percent.

The remaining stocks (more than a thousand vehicles) were in the 1990-ies of an entrepreneur in Heiligengrabe still sold worldwide.
Even Vietnam had filled its stocks of W50, which continues in daily use.


The focus on exports has led to shortage of vehicles within the GDR, therefore, were originally used in military or not exported military vehicles later in the private economy.
These vehicles could easily be adapted to the roof hatch on the passenger side, and were detected (after the fall) are often to be seen






As i've seen no reference to these vehicles yet on any other pages except german..
Does any one know anything about these??????
Reliability etc?
From the exports when the IFA was in production it seems like a likely contender for RTW as parts should be every where..
I think..( parts seem readily available on the net anyhow)
There seems to be a few available ranging from €4,000+.
Any thoughts etc..
More than welcome...
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I have never seen them outside germany. I know of a website of two germans that have travveled with one (GeU: Gästebuch). I have entered the guestbook link because the site is in german. Maybe the can give you some moor insight in this truck.

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Ifa

I travelled with 2 different couples from Germany who had them,I spent various times with them in India and drove from Dehli to Istanbul with one. They had no problems really. One had a seal break on the tyre inflating system. They have a great system for inflating and deflating the tyres from in the cab. I was in a very heavy 608 Mercedes van and one of them pulled me through deep sand in the desert. Dont know what they were like to drive but I heard no complaints. They also ran balloon tyres and had to rotate them every few thousand Kms Not sure of the exact Kms but no hastle really. The tyres were soft and as a result wore very quickly.

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Funkey Fro,

I am no expert on trucks and please take the advice of those who know but I would be concerned about purchasing an ex British Army DAF 8 Tonner.

My experience of these within the Army is that many of them are utterly worn out due to current commitments and the new Mann replacements are long overdue.

I am only referring to the 8 tonner, not the 4 ton version

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I travelled with 2 different couples from Germany who had them,I spent various times with them in India and drove from Dehli to Istanbul with one. They had no problems really. One had a seal break on the tyre inflating system. They have a great system for inflating and deflating the tyres from in the cab. I was in a very heavy 608 Mercedes van and one of them pulled me through deep sand in the desert. Dont know what they were like to drive but I heard no complaints. They also ran balloon tyres and had to rotate them every few thousand Kms Not sure of the exact Kms but no hastle really. The tyres were soft and as a result wore very quickly.

Graeme

Hi Graeme.
Thanks for the input.
These vehicles are lookin more and more appealing as time goes on.
As it seems no news is good news!
I've a feeling that if these were problematic vehicles then there would be more info out there saying stay away...... Sort of thing!!!!!!!


"Funkey Fro,

I am no expert on trucks and please take the advice of those who know but I would be concerned about purchasing an ex British Army DAF 8 Tonner.

My experience of these within the Army is that many of them are utterly worn out due to current commitments and the new Mann replacements are long overdue.

I am only referring to the 8 tonner, not the 4 ton version

cheers"

Thanks 38 for your input.
Knowing these vehicles in service as you do makes the info well worthy.
Nice one...

So the IFA looks to be my current fav vehicle but this could all change!!
So far the IFA ticks alot of box's i have.
Price €4,000 up. Ticks the box of affordability(the examples i'm lookin at are around €8000.
Good off road capability(from what i can gather) incl the all important(if you don't wish to be limited in the terrain) Diff lock.
Gvm comes within the 7.5tonne limit(means i don't have to do my truck licence, but not a problem if necessary. Just easier not to have too!
Many in germany already registered as camper, makes the whole importing it to Ireland a lot simpler.
The tyre inflating system was something i was dreaming of having and they have.....
From the research i've done on this truck.
The exports were far and wide(More than 40 countries) Which bodes well for finding parts new and used(i think)...

Like i said thanks all for your input.
Anything else people may have to add.
More than appreciated..
FF
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Allo all.
Still on a mission.
Have no internet at home any more so visits less frequent!!
Getting very close to having the disposable paper to buy my truck so will be starting a blog on it's conversion etc soon enough.
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Hi explorer.
Haven't been on here for ages!!
Just had a look at your conversion.
Looking great.
I expect your alot further along now.
Would be very interested to see the progress of your project.
Due to a hectic year my project has been put on hold till the new year.
But think i have found my base truck for the project.
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