The British Army search a bread van for hidden items

The British Army search a bread van for hidden items

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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Taken from the BBC news site for Stoke & Staffordshire.

A 1950s delivery van rebuilt with bodywork from a salvage yard was unveiled at Crufts - after its owner ignored calls to scrap it.
The Morris Commercial J-Type belonging to Lincolnshire-based Laughing Dog farm bakery went on show at the NEC.
Its 1,750-hour restoration was overseen by 27-year-old William Grant, who named the van after his grandfather Ted Grant OBE, who set up the company.

Its 40mph top speed - slower than some greyhounds - rules out long journeys.
"It's almost dangerously slow now and it will be owned by the factory and used as a promotional vehicle," said Mr Grant.Image copyrightPAImage captionThe restoration took 1,750 hours
The restoration at Laughing Dog's site in Old Leake, near Boston, went ahead despite the front of the 1.5-litre J-Type - bought in 2013 - being badly rusted.
Mr Grant sourced a rear section from a scrapyard in Stoke-on-Trent and reproduced other panels using more than 20 sheets of mild steel.
The new panels were shaped by hand to produce parts indistinguishable from factory-made equivalents fashioned in 1951.
Asked how the van performs when driven, Mr Grant added: "It's very, very noisy. It's got a very high back axle ratio, so it accelerates quickly but has a top speed of about 40mph.

A list of chassis number and registration dates.

J/R 010 10/1949--J/R 649 1949--J/R 755 1/1950--J/R 1061 12/1949--J/R 1102 12/1949--J/L 1518 1950--J/R 1612 03/1950--J/L 2935 1951--J/R 4491 11/1950--J/R 6050 12/1950--J/R 6187 1/1951--J/R 10916 12/1951--J/R 10972 1/1952--J/R 14776 12/1952--J/R 145931/1953--J/R 15455 1/1953--J/R 16261 03/1953--J/R 18124 1952--J/R 19902 12/1953--J/R 20658 02/1954--J/R 21720 12/1953--J/R 23555 1954--J/R 24274 1954--J/R 25618 12/1954--J/R 25079 1/1955--J/R 25741 05/1955--J/R 29869 11/1955--J/R 30963 11/1955--J/R 3183110/1955--J/R 32465 11/1955--J/R 33340 1/1956--J/R 35466 1/1957--J/R 35671 12/1956--JB/MR 37200 06/1957--JB/MR 39547 12/1957--JB/MR 39012 1/1958--JB/MR 39648 1/1958--JB/MR 42533 1/1959--JB/MR 42677 12/1958--JB/MR 43367 1959--JB/MR 45648 1/1960--JB/MR 45693 12/1959--JB/MR 46009 02/1960--JB/MR 47648 12/1960--JB/MR 47907 12/1960--JB/MR 48069 01/1961--JB/MR 48219 01/1961
Approximate Production data for each year.
1949 750 vehicles -1950 5347 -1951 5051 -19524098 -1953 5027 -1954 6000 -1955 6894 -19563169 -1957 3284 -1958 3131 -1959 2965 -19602516 -1961 362
Total produced 48620

Ardingly Vehicle Show 12/7/09. Picture taken by Clive Barker.