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Manbench Industries; Purveyors of general mayhem since 1994, a blog to follow the crazed, possibly deranged projects and emotive musings, of an undergraduate engineer, and an apprentice organ builder who have always felt they were born in the wrong age. Follow us as we, re-write history, learn lost skills, discover strange new worlds, break things, rant at things, mend things, make new things and generally find ways of passing the day instead of doing "proper work" !

Monday, 17 December 2012

Wilesco D32 Rebuild

Now that I am back from university for a few weeks, I have some workshop time finally! I thought I'd make a start on the rebuild of a Wilesco D32 (two of them in fact!) Why two? I'd always wanted one of these in my collection but with a decent example going at around £600 a piece, I just couldn't afford one! In the end, I picked up two knackered ones for under £100 each with the intention of making one out of the two. In the end, I found the missing parts to complete the pair on German eBay at reasonable prices, so at some stage in the future I will restore the both. I only have photos of one of them as purchased, but they were both in pretty much the same condition.

The Engineer.

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