TAP M-56 Helmet

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    TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed May 01, 2013 1:10 pm

    Hi All.

    Here's one of two TAP M-56 Helmets form my collection,will post the other up in time Wink

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    Re: TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon May 06, 2013 12:08 pm

    2 of 2 , the cover is a Cyprus helmet cover ( looks sort of French lizard), and until I can source a French example ,it will do Wink



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    Re: TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon May 06, 2013 1:15 pm

    Very very nice Gary,puts mine to shame!!!!

    What type of rubber inner tube did you use if you dont mind me asking as I am having a job finding suitable tubes as most are too small or a bugger to try to stretch to fit.

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    Re: TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by loski on Mon May 06, 2013 3:25 pm

    Hi Gulf I find Landrover innertube is about the right size and Garry nice job on the pot restorations

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    Re: TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue May 07, 2013 2:49 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Very very nice Gary,puts mine to shame!!!!

    What type of rubber inner tube did you use if you dont mind me asking as I am having a job finding suitable tubes as most are too small or a bugger to try to stretch to fit.

    Hi Mate, thanks for the compliment Smile

    Regarding the inner tubes, I bought the biggest size I could get, and stretched them to fit,not only do they look pretty good, but I have worked on my biceps too..mate I am pumped Laughing

    Top tip- The inner tube was treated to a bathing in boiling water, and then when stretchy, I used brute strength and more than a modicum of ignorannce to get the bloody thing to fit!!!

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    Re: TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue May 07, 2013 2:53 pm

    Keep badgering my local garage for inner tubes from lorries,tractors etc but as yet nothing only car ones which are too small.

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    Re: TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue May 07, 2013 2:53 pm

    loski wrote:Hi Gulf I find Landrover innertube is about the right size and Garry nice job on the pot restorations


    Thanks a lot Graham, twas a labour of love restoring these lids back to their former glories, I just wish I could have sourced some without the layers( And I DO mean layers of Paint!) on one of the shells, overall though they are about as close as I can get them to original ,on a tight budget! Very Happy

    Not bad overall though, I just need to source an authentic net,or lizard cover for the other one...French ebay.. here we go again Wink

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    Re: TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue May 07, 2013 2:56 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Keep badgering my local garage for inner tubes from lorries,tractors etc but as yet nothing only car ones which are too small.

    Yeah I too tried my local garage,he looked at me like I was a fool " Their all tubeless now Mate", yeah I know I need them for a "project" I'm working on I said..no joy there then.

    I got an inner tube from a Bristol based company in the end,that's like 180 miles from me !!!!

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    Re: TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue May 07, 2013 2:58 pm

    Have 1 complete and 2 shells with no liners so am on the lookout for a couple of dirt cheap liners if anybody sees or knows of any.


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    Re: TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by loski on Tue May 07, 2013 6:41 pm

    Hi Gulf
    Give thease guys a bell they have a whole pallet of brand sparkly new ground troops ones and thier prices are usualy ok ask for Pete
    http://www.dropzonemilitary.com/

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    Re: TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat May 11, 2013 6:50 am

    loski wrote:Hi Gulf
    Give thease guys a bell they have a whole pallet of brand sparkly new ground troops ones and thier prices are usualy ok ask for Pete
    http://www.dropzonemilitary.com/


    Thanks for the link and tip Graham, very useful to know for the future Wink

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    Re: TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:15 am

    3 of 3...so far,the search continues!!!


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    Re: TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by loski on Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:41 pm

    Bugger Me Gary where are you finding all these Tap pots another nice find

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    Re: TAP M-56 Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:35 am

    loski wrote:Bugger Me Gary where are you finding all these Tap pots another nice find




    Cheers Graham, I am very pleased with this one as it's all original and not been messed with!

    I got it from French ebay, and was quite a bargain,pity the postage is so high, but it was worth the wait.

    I happened to find this one while looking for more French berets, and could not resist it.

    Thanks for looking mate,and hope your well!

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