Carry on Trucking

Carry on Trucking – Jeffrey Borinsky

While many enthusiasts collect radios and televisions, broadcasting equipment is a more neglected area. The Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group (BECG) is a group of people who rescue, restore and conserve historic UK television equipment, focusing on the engineering aspects. We aim to use this to present television history to the public. Continue reading “Carry on Trucking”

Vivat Videos and Photos

Vivat Videos and Photos

This page was imported from our old website “projectvivat.co.uk”, please excuse any rough edges!

Here are some (old) videos and photos that show how the project is progressing. More items will be added later.

See our “Latest News” page for an overview of how we are getting on! Each entry contains a description of the work and more photographs.

Initial vehicle preparation video

This video by Dicky Howett was shot in 2010 and 2011 and shows some of the early work that took place, mainly stripping old paintwork.

Later videos on YouTube

These three YouTube videos by Dicky Howett show various aspects of the refurbishment of the exterior and interior of the truck.

This first one contains some of the material from the original video above but also includes some later items.

Repairing corroded steps and other body parts.

Fixing the Formica on the ceiling panels.

Photo Albums

These photographs show the vehicle in various stages of refurbishment. The first problem was to remove all the panelling that had been fitted to the main area - when we did this we were pleasantly surprised to find that most of the original “Formica” pegboard was intact and the original lights were still present.
  • The underside has been shot-blasted and painted and the bodywork has been filled and primed where necessary.
  • One of the major problems was the front area; there was accident damage and we also knew (from another vehicle of the same date) that there would probably be corrosion of the internal steel plates - this turned out to be the case.
  • Another milestone has passed - the vehicle is now resplendent in its new colours - Deep Bronze Green with a Dove Grey stripe.
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