Project Description

Abels

DWP 40 was the original registration plate of this vehicle and it was first owned by the Worcestershire War Agricultural Committee as a flat bed truck to help the allied war effort. Post war, it was purchased and “bodied” in 1951 as a removals van with a 750 cubic foot box and drop tail board. In 1967 it was stood down in the corner of the company yard and just left to the elements. 1983 saw the start of a 7 year full nut and bolt renovation,and all body parts are original except a few panels and a hinged bonnet. In 2015 a further refurbishment including cellulose repaint and hand sign writing completed the appearance. It boasts a 6 cylinder 27.34 hp petrol engine, 4 speed crash gearbox with a single dry plate clutch delivering power to a floating rear axle with spiral bevel final drive. The brakes were Lockheed hydraulic type and servo assisted operating on all four wheels and it is designed to carry loads of 2-3 tons. 

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Abels

Age: 1941

Vehicle Make: Before

Vehicle Type/Model: MLD