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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby mick.wilson » Mon May 20, 2013 3:25 pm

Well its not finished yet but she is dam close and looking good, plus here is some video as well :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul2d0x__ ... e=youtu.be

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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby steve s. » Mon May 20, 2013 7:48 pm

Very nice, Mick! Your truck looks fantastic! Have you been able to drive it much? What will you do for an encore? Steve
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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby mick.wilson » Tue May 21, 2013 2:25 am

steve s. wrote:Very nice, Mick! Your truck looks fantastic! Have you been able to drive it much? What will you do for an encore? Steve



Hi Steve, I have not driven it anywhere yet, she will only do 1 mpg on its big old petrel engine, so I will not get much of a chance to take her out on the road, it will cost £100 to drive to the local pub. I have booked a low loader to take her to the War & Peace show in July.

As for a next project (after a rest) I want to build something amphibious maybe a DUKW :D
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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby oldspwr » Tue May 21, 2013 6:01 am

Great job Mick.... Thanks for posting the video!
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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby Emery Johnston » Tue May 21, 2013 11:08 am

Incredible Mick!! Nice work. I can't tell you how much it means to see a functional 666. My Grandfather and Father built those during the war effort and it's truly gratifying to see one functioning and in such great shape.

Thank You!!

Wouldn't that serve a multi purpose at the museum from both the Brockway side and the Homeville display??? Who knows? We may one day see a 666 in our collection.

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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby Enckway » Tue May 21, 2013 7:31 pm

Mick,
Truck looks great and enjoyed the video. Please post pics from your show when you go...Brian
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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby mick.wilson » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:12 am

She was used in a film beach scene this week and it was perfect for a Photoshoped WWII photo

Clearing beach obstacles D-Day + 25201 Remembering the fallen from 69 years ago.
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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby Enckway » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:10 am

Looks excellent Mick. My grandfather was there. I couldn't believe our local paper didn't mention D-day yesterday on front page. truly the "greatest generation".... Brian
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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby mick.wilson » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:58 am

The Brockway won "Best Tired Iron US Vehicle" at The War & Peace show this week :D

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More photos at http://514th.co.uk/english/site.php?use ... pic&p=7518
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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby Emery Johnston » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:10 am

Well deserved!! Congratulations! Great truck and great restoration job. Thanks for salvaging a piece of our combined history, and making a piece of "living" history.

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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby oldspwr » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:08 am

That's great Mick! Thanks for posting the pictures...

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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby quadbox » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:54 am

Great pictures of Beach landing complete with landing craft. You guys really went to town on restoring the Brockway. Joe D.
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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby Junkmandan » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:04 am

Excellent re-enactment pictures.............Even your GI's look authentic ! Congratulations on the award...............A big piece like that entails a lot of work .
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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby Mike Pacitto » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:47 am

Well done, Mick! Thanks for sharing with us. Incredible amount of work and dedication!
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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby mick.wilson » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:02 pm

Thanks guys, really appreciate your kind comments, BUT what am I going to do now? I am bored already with nothing to fix :D
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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby Emery Johnston » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:47 pm

Find a Brockway Bridge truck!!
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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby Scranton 761 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:57 pm

mick.wilson wrote:Thanks guys, really appreciate your kind comments, BUT what am I going to do now? I am bored already with nothing to fix :D


Well Mick,
If you ever get to this side of the pond, stop by in Pennsylvania. I'm sure we could find something for you to do in Scranton or Daleville :wink:

BTW, Beautiful work!
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Re: New to owning a Brockway

Postby Huskiedrive361 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:15 am

Congratulations Mick! Absolutely beautiful restoration of a rare Brockway.
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