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Bedford J5 Fire Engine
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No: 21286   Contributor: Philip Keal   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: United Kingdom
Bedford J5 Fire Engine

Photo taken feb 09 prior to restoration. This Bedford is ex Lancing West Sussex now in Somerset
Picture added on 05 January 2010 at 00:32
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Philip, I assume that this is ex West Sussex Bedford J5 / HCB WrT 3970 PX that you purchased off ebay in 2008. How is the restoration going and is it protected from the frozen conditions?

I was lucky with one of my appliances as I stupidly forgot to drain the tank and pump. Yesterday I found the sight-tube frozen and the tank full of water; Jethro and myself drained it and, hopefully, it has not suffered any damage.

A warning to everyone - split Godiva pumps are very expensive to repair so make sure they are drained completely although you can weld up split primers without too much trouble.

Added by Simon Rowley on 05 January 2010.
Hi Philip,its good to see this old 1960 Bedford J5(reg-3970 PX)WrT from Lancing again and that its still around.Please keep us informed on the progress of the restoration and more photographs when available.Thanks(Ex-WSFB)Pete.

Added by Pete Matten on 05 January 2010.
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