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Leyland Comet Tipper Body Assembly Instructions

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The fret

 

The parts are designed to fold to shape with the engraved fold lines on the inside of the bend.

 

 

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The tipper sub frames fold up into a U shape its best to clamp the section to be folded in a vice.

 

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Modifications to Base Toys Leyland Comet Chassis.

 

The overhang at the rear of the flat bed chassis needs to be reduced for a tipper.

 

Cut back with a junior hacksaw or a razor saw and tidy up the cut edge with a needle file.

 

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Body sides and overlays & tailboard fold from two pieces of brass.

 

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Support the fret on a solid surface while bending up the sides. Check that the sides are bent to 90° with an engineers square before bending up the head board.

 

The overlays are fixed in place with superglue. I used a cocktail stick to place a thin layer of glue on the overlays before folding down into position on the sides and tail board.

 

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Fix the subframe to the body using the slots in the floor for alignment

 

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The body can be bolted to the chassis with the bolts used to attach the flatbed body.

 

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All ready to deliver a load of agricultural lime to a farm or a load of sugar beet to the railhead.

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