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Daimler Ferret Restoration No.2

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Posted 5 years ago


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Here is the second part of the "Restoration Series" on this, our 1959 British Daimler Ferret Scout Car. The military vehicles are the "centre" of our family Military Collection. This is the Mk2/3 variant. Here is the link to my first Collectors Weekly post for this "series":

Photo .1 I'm removing some of the old water damaged equipment canvas bags that are strapped to the outside of the Ferret. There is good provision all over the armoured vehicle with sturdy metal loops and hooks to strap on extra kit! There is even a collapsible canvas bucket!

Photo .2 Is the Rolls Royce B60 Engine, fortunately ours has only run for a relatively short time, the odometer reads 3500 Km. The engine is in fine "fettle" and really just needs an oil change and full service and a general scrub up and clean, which it will get.

Photo .3 Is the inside of the Driver/gunner compartment, a lot of ancillary equipment is rusted, damaged or just plain missing! Every component and piece of equipment is going to be stripped out and fully refurbished to; as new, in our machine shop. A long, long job ahead!

Photo .4 Keith (owner) in the two man compartment. There is only room for the driver up front, and the gunner/commander up top (sitting above and behind the driver).


  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    What! No SU carbs?
  2. Hems303 Hems303, 5 years ago!
  3. Hems303 Hems303, 5 years ago
    scandinavian_pieces: Thanks for the very kind comments, yes my brother and I have done soooooo many restoration projects together over the years.... we still manage our occasional disagreements though! :) Thanks for the "love it" and popping it in your higher accolade possible...we thank you!
  4. Hems303 Hems303, 5 years ago
    My latest post in the "series" shows a better shot of the inside of the turret than photo .4 here.
  5. Hems303 Hems303, 5 years ago
    Thanks to NicksCrustyStuff, scandinavian_pieces, petey, BELLIN68, gearpunk, walksoftly, mustangtony, kerry10456, miKKoChristmas11, blunderbuss2, vetraio50 and ttomtucker! :)

  6. Hems303 Hems303, 4 years ago
    Here are the active links to the previous Collectors Weekly Posts of the "Ferret Restoration":
    And the CW Link for the Browning .30 Cal Machine Gun Renovation:

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