PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED RESTORATIONS


We have worked on numerous different projects over the years.  More photos and detail of the restoration journey of each can be found on our Facebook page.

Vickers Light Tank MkIV


T-1344 arrived in December 2016 for a nut & bolt rebuild to running/driving condition ready for Tankfest 2017.  This restoration earned us the MILWEB award at the War & Peace Revival 2017 for the "Most Outstanding Military Vehicle".  The finished vehicle can be seen on display at The Tank Museum, Bovington, where it's now their oldest, running tracked armour.  This is the only example of the Vickers Light MkIV in the world. 

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Build Year: 1935


Country of Origin: Great Britain


No. Produced: 1,682


Engine: Meadows 6-Cylinder


Weight: 3.3 tonnes


Crew: 2


Restoration Hours: 1,818

M24 Chaffee Light Tank


"Hemlock III" was first to arrive in our workshop and Phase One of the restoration was completed in March 2019.  It has recently returned to us for Phase Two of the restoration, to add the finishing touches.  Once complete, the finished vehicle will return to be on display at the Tank Museum, Bovington.

Build Year: 1944


Country of Origin: USA


No. Produced: 4,731


Engine: Twin Cadillac, Series 44T24


Weight: 18.4 tonnes


Crew: 5


Restoration Hours: 3,748 (to date)

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Stuart M3A1 Light Tank


Previously fully restored by Gavin Barlow at RR Motor Services in 2015, "Clementine" is one of a few completely operational Stuart's in the world.  It arrived in early October 2017 for minor repairs, a re-spray, fitment of new parts and conversion of the guns to simulate firing.  This is now a regular display vehicle at The Tank Museum, Bovington.

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Build Year: 1942


Country of Origin: USA


No. Produced: 22,744


Engine: Air-Cooled Radial


Weight: 15.2 tonnes


Crew: 4


Restoration Hours: 1,025

M10 Ammunition Trailer


The trailer arrived in September 2018 for a full restoration from the Wheatcroft Collection.  With no attention to detail spared, we hope to make this the starting point for many more restoration projects in the future.  This project was completed in December 2019.

Build Year: 1944


Country of Origin: USA


No. Produced: Unknown


Weight (Loaded): 3.7 tonnes


Restoration Hours: 348

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25Pr Field Gun


This field gun came in for a full overhaul, so the owner could fire it at the Combined Ops Show 2018.  It was successfully displayed on both show days firing 14 blank rounds over the weekend alone.  This restored gun helped the FRS Collection to earn "Best In Show" at the Combined Ops Show 2018.  This now resides within  a private collection in Kent. 

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Build Year: 1941


Country of Origin: Great Britain


No. Produced: Unknown


Firing Range: 12,253 metres


Crew: 6


Restoration Hours: 224

12Pr Field Gun


Owned by the Honourable Artillery Company, this lovely artillery piece came in for a re-spray.  One of two identical field guns, this is destined to go on display at the HAC HQ in Central London. 

Build Year: 1894


Country of Origin: Great Britain


No. Produced: Unknown


Firing Range: 5,300 metres


Crew: Unknown


Restoration Hours: 27

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Sherman M4A4


This rare Sherman "Belle" has been added to our portfolio by a regular customer.  After recently rebuilding the Chrylser Multibank engine and gearbox, it attended the XXX Corps Operation Market Garden rally in September 2019.  It is currently back in our workshop for finishing touches and to carry out some engine repairs before returning to it's owner.  Once complete, the finished vehicle will return to be on display at the Tank Museum, Bovington.


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Build Year: 1943


Country of Origin: USA


No. Produced: 7,499


Engine: Chrysler A57 Multibank


Weight: 31 tonnes


Crew: 5


Restoration Hours: 3,120 (to date)

Armoured Train Wagon, Replica


We have been tasked with the research, development and build of a new replica armoured train wagon for our local miniature railway - the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway.  It was built in 1939 in readiness for a potential invasion during WW2.  We have spent many hours sourcing original photos and stories to build a full picture of exactly what it should look and function like.  This has enabled us to create a full 3D model using CAD, along with a set of technical drawings.  The RH&DR Association are currently awaiting funding, before we can continue this project in the near future. 

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CVR(T) Sabre


Completed as an in-house project, this has recently undergone a mechanical overhaul to resolve any issues before an external respray.  It has been fitted with our unique gas gun simulator systems to both the RARDEN & Chaingun replicas, allowing the gunner to fire both guns using the original controls.  It's UK road registered, so it's great for nipping to the shops or completing the odd Prom run!.   Tanks-Alot are now the proud owners.  If you're interested in fitting gas guns to yours, please get in touch!


Build Year: 1995


Country of Origin: Great Britain


No. Produced: Unknown


Engine: Jaguar J60k


Weight: 8.1 tonnes


Crew: 3


Restoration Hours: 510

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Landrover Wolf & Trailer


This lovely example of a Landrover Wolf and trailer came in to us for a respray.  This is now in regular use and is a regular attender of the local military vehicle shows. 


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Build Year: From 1994


Country of Origin: Great Britain


No. Produced: Unknown


Engine: Landrover 300 TDI


Weight: 2 tonnes


Crew: 2 (+6)


Restoration Hours: 75.5

Bedford RLHZ "Green Goddess"


Still under our care, this Green Goddess came in for bodywork repairs, weatherproofing, brake overhaul and roadworthiness repairs.  Once complete, it will return to its owner for them to continue with the cosmetic restoration.


Build Year: 1953-56


Country of Origin: Great Britain


No. Produced: 74,000


Engine: 4.9 L (300 CU IN)


Weight: 8.5 tonnes


Crew: 6


Restoration Hours: 183 (to date)

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