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Clansman mast mount

Post by 55hg89 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:32 am

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Re: Clansman mast mount

Post by StuWright » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:11 am

Does anyone know where this type of mount is fixed and for what era?
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Re: Clansman mast mount

Post by Bob Fell » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:48 pm

Hi Stu,

Rear o/s, clamps onto top of tub upper panel. Clansman (RACAL) 8m mast. You need the bottom mount as well - see Cliff's vehicle for original mount or this for local unit fab on a 110 using standard 8m mast base plate cut down slightly and welded to the rear bumperette - you could clamp it using J bolts which I have seen.....
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Hope this helps.
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Re: Clansman mast mount

Post by StuWright » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:02 am

Good post as always Bob.

Do you know if any Lwts had these during service or just 110s?
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Re: Clansman mast mount

Post by Bob Fell » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:54 pm

They were fitted to Lwt's, 109's as well, also RB44's etc.
Many different unit mods were used for the base plate, most common in my experience was with the plate welded inside of the bumperette onto the ribs.
There were quite a few types of upper mounts used, but the most common for me is the one posted in the link here which was designed for soft tops. Again there were a couple of differing specialist bottom mounts available for differing vehicles.
The mounts where normally on the o/s for us but the rule depended in the set to be used with and the radio fit configuration.
Practicality wise, in the field in close county going in and out of hides they could be a nightmare and cause serious damage both to the mast and rear of the vehicle if you weren't careful.
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Re: Clansman mast mount

Post by StuWright » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:26 pm

Great info as usual Bob. There is always something new to learn on here. I will be up to fit my radio kit at some point this year. ;)
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