Morris CDSW 6x4 Bofors tractor

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Ivor, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Ivor

    Ivor Junior Member

    I've just started work on this vehicle as a voluntary project for the Museum of the Manx Regiment (15th LAA Regt, RA). It's mechanically very original and in good condition but it has been fitted with an inaccurate replica body which I'm going to replace. I'm trying to gather information - photos, instruction manuals etc - to enable me to get the body as near to 100% accurate as possible. Has anyone got anything that might help?

    The b/w photo shows what I'm aiming for. It was taken in Egypt in mid-1941 and is a 41 Battery CDSW newly returned from the campaign in Eritrea.

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  2. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

  3. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    A nice portrait

  4. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Bst of luck with this project Ivor , updates on it would be great . Good luck
    js :)
  5. Ivor

    Ivor Junior Member

    Thanks, guys, keep them coming! The CDSW doesn't seem to be well covered by reference material so it would be nice to collect a load of stuff here.
    That's a nice factory shot, Bod. I've got some similar ones of two earlier vehicles from the Tank Museum but I shall respect their copyright and not post them here.
    I've started a restoration blog on the HMVF and I'll also be posting stuff on here from time to time. The HMVF guys have been very helpful with my last restoration, the Morris C9/B.
    The CDSW blog is at
    Restoration Morris CDSW 6x4 Bofors Tractor

    and the C9/B blog is at
    Restoration Morris C9/B

    The few surviving old boys of the Manx Regiment love the C9/B and I hope that I can complete the CDSW before they've all gone, bless them.
  6. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Wishing you all the best with your restoration, please keep us informed as to the progress you are making.
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery


    best of luck
    great project

    keep us posted
  8. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    A very worthwhile project.

    It would be nice to see regular updates on progress.

  9. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    Hope it comes together well for you.
    Now all you need is a Bofors!!!
    Preferably one that works, for demonstration purposes!

  10. Ivor

    Ivor Junior Member

    Heh heh, we've already got two Bofors:

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  11. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    nice, do they work?


  12. Ivor

    Ivor Junior Member

    Er, no. The C9/B is fitted with a replica weapon but this is soon to be replaced by a real deactivated one. The towed Bofors is deactivated.

    Our museum's policy is that all our exhibits are deactivated. This has only caused me anguish on one occasion, when a First World War German MG08/15 had to be deactivated. It was captured by a local man in an action on 29th September 1918 and had been kept in his office ever since. It was in absolutely pristine condition.

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