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Title: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Tommy on June 10, 2012, 07:30:52 PM
The following photos show 113-813 in Vietnam. At some stage during it's SVN service, 813 was transformed into the armys RAC breakdown vehicle.

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q121/tommykm/042_Stuck_on_Rice_Paddy_Feb_1970.jpg)  (http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q121/tommykm/Road_Patrol_Landrover.jpg)
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Uncle Ho on June 14, 2012, 07:15:08 PM


LOVE IT :D interesting placement of Tac Plates  ;)
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Tommy on February 26, 2015, 01:27:42 AM
Another photo of 113-813 in Vietnam.
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: juddy on February 26, 2015, 01:12:32 PM
Wonder why they changed the wing mirrors?
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: GGG on February 26, 2015, 08:03:28 PM
All the better to see who is chasing you...........
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: John H on February 27, 2015, 12:27:00 PM
No doors to mount the usually seen inter mirrors on.
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on December 05, 2015, 03:07:40 PM
Road Patrol has been found and saved.

It's on the way to my shed for full resto in Road Patrol set up.

More to follow!
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Dervish on December 05, 2015, 05:09:46 PM
How good is that! I'm looking forward to the updates already.
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Aussie Jeepster on December 05, 2015, 06:14:03 PM
Fantastic stuff Scott. Well done.
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: mike_k on December 05, 2015, 08:08:16 PM
I'm really looking forward to seeing this one restored to its 'in country' period.

Is the brush bar on backwards in the Vietnam photos?

Well done Scott, another one rescued.
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: AGAS 5 on December 05, 2015, 08:52:57 PM
Sorry, I have nothing good to say.... I am jealous and outraged !  :P

 :o (tic)  :o


 :)
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Lionelgee on December 06, 2015, 12:05:44 PM
Road Patrol has been found and saved.

It's on the way to my shed for full resto in Road Patrol set up.

More to follow!

Hello FFRMan,

Can you let us know the story of how you came across Road Patrol. It is great that it has been found and will be restored. I look forward to following the progress of its restoration!

Kind Regard
Lionel
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Aussie Jeepster on December 06, 2015, 01:06:35 PM
Scott, judging by the Lichen, I'm guessing it wasn't far from home.
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on December 06, 2015, 02:47:45 PM
Scott, judging by the Lichen, I'm guessing it wasn't far from home.

What Lichen?
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Aussie Jeepster on December 06, 2015, 05:35:50 PM
Uh, sorry. It's using the new 3D camo paint!!!!
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: mike_k on December 06, 2015, 08:23:16 PM
That's not lichen,

THIS is lichen..... ;D

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk135/pinegrove_photo/Land%20Rover/IMGP3785.jpg) (http://s279.photobucket.com/user/pinegrove_photo/media/Land%20Rover/IMGP3785.jpg.html)

It looks like there has been a mass lichen slaughter in the last few weeks.......

Very satisfying to get rid of it though.
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: boxy on December 07, 2015, 08:39:16 AM
my trailer had very little lichen on it.

The lichen is the Toolern Vale version of the Frontline Machinery Badge
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on December 07, 2015, 09:45:45 AM
Uh, sorry. It's using the new 3D camo paint!!!!

Yes Alan my Lichen is 3D disruptive pattern, very hard to replicate in real life!

Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: mike_k on December 07, 2015, 09:46:26 AM
Looks like it prefers olive drab to RAAF camouflage paint then.
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on December 07, 2015, 09:58:08 AM
As most have worked out Road Patrol was in the Ian Tankard collection at Toolern Vale, I nearly bought the wrong one, until a little bit more research and thinking it through.

So Road Patrol has been sitting quietly in the same spot for 22 years, purchased by Ian in 1993 from Broadmeadows, REMLR database says

113-813   109   1965   -   Series 2A   6043A   Automotive Repair Shop, Truck mounted, 3/4 ton, GS, Garage   unk   153001042   -   750x16   314   NSW. Original Chassis 25312712B was replaced with 153001042 which is also listed for vehicle ARN 111-383 . Broadmeadows auction. Pic: Vietnam
Veitnam photo with hard top fitted   26.03.93

Road Patrol would have been rebuilt once back from Vietnam, the plate on the firewall has the original chassis number and the plate in the photo shows rebuild with 153001042 chassis as a replacement, in the Army the chassis is simply just another part that can be replaced, 111 - 383 appears to have been scrapped at this point.

So at this point I've only brought it home and haven't pressure washed the lichen off yet.

Attached photos,

rebuild plate
As found
on the trailer
at home, standing square and high
covered with tarp - no longer does it have to sit out in the weather!

Regards
Scott

 
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Tommy on December 07, 2015, 10:18:43 AM
Just out of curiosity Scott, have you checked the chassis number on the chassis?
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Greg & Tony Egretz on December 07, 2015, 10:43:58 AM
Looking forward to the restoration and I vote it should be back to road patrol in Vietnam with all the signs put back on (would be an interesting vehicle). Did you rub down the driver guard down yet, look at the road patrol photo there a name and something else on the guard.
Cheers Anthony (Tony) Egretz 368
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on December 07, 2015, 10:58:32 AM
Just out of curiosity Scott, have you checked the chassis number on the chassis?

Yep
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on December 07, 2015, 10:59:47 AM
Did you rub down the driver guard down yet, look at the road patrol photo there a name and something else on the guard.
Cheers Anthony (Tony) Egretz 368

No not yet, looks like a name or something in White closer to the door, then something in red closer to the front of the guard
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on December 07, 2015, 11:32:31 AM
Currently has

2 Div Tac
71 Tac
Wombat - I'm told either 29th or 52nd combat supply Co.

Can anyone confirm the TAC plates match the wombat etc

Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Mick on December 07, 2015, 09:18:13 PM
Hi Scott,

It's a transport company Tac Plate and I'm thinking 8 Transport Company. Back in those days there was a combat supply platoon co located / attached / under of each Transport unit . I think they were all called combat wombats?

Having said that I could be wrong and happy to stand corrected.

Cheers,

Mick
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on December 08, 2015, 09:47:34 PM
Found another photo!

Fair bit more detail to help with restoration

113-813 - 17 Construction Squadron Workshop - Nui Dat

Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Mick on December 08, 2015, 10:00:10 PM
Hey Scott,

I think I have a set of red lights that would be perfect for  her. Right era and everything. I'll dig them out for you.

Cheers mate,

Mick
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on December 08, 2015, 10:11:33 PM
Hey Scott,

I think I have a set of red lights that would be perfect for  her. Right era and everything. I'll dig them out for you.

Cheers mate,

Mick

Excellent Mick. I'll pay you back in storage!
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Mick on December 09, 2015, 08:34:19 AM
Fair call 👍😊
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Greg & Tony Egretz on December 09, 2015, 12:35:25 PM
What I find weird, now we got a close up: is the headlight are painted half white and no blinker. Whats the go with that
Cheers Anthony (Tony) Egretz 368
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on December 09, 2015, 01:41:27 PM
What I find weird, now we got a close up: is the headlight are painted half white and no blinker. Whats the go with that
Cheers Anthony (Tony) Egretz 368

Yes you can see a lot of detail, blinkers are there but clearance "parker" lights not there at all (normally but not always the blinker is on top) also looks like the blinkers have been over painted in OD, the headlights top painted white with red "eyes"

You can even see the RACSV sign is twitched on by some wire, what colour is the Road Patrol sign and the RACSV sign, blue or dark Green??
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Greg & Tony Egretz on December 09, 2015, 02:06:27 PM
Thanks mate happy to be corrected
Cheers Anthony (Tony) Egretz 368
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: 2short on December 09, 2015, 02:33:57 PM
Chances are the background of the RACSV sign is blue.
Only a guess but as it's a piss take on the racv or similar they would go with their colours.
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on December 09, 2015, 02:40:08 PM
Chances are the background of the RACSV sign is blue.
Only a guess but as it's a piss take on the racv or similar they would go with their colours.

Yeah I recon Blue for the same reason
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: AGAS 5 on December 09, 2015, 03:34:41 PM
Another in colour.

http://www.au104.org/Photo5/images96-100/104Sigs_96-5_RAEME%20workshop2_1971_NH.jpg


Pete
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on December 09, 2015, 04:10:23 PM
Another in colour.

http://www.au104.org/Photo5/images96-100/104Sigs_96-5_RAEME%20workshop2_1971_NH.jpg


Pete

Thanks Pete,

clearly blue, I also think the Road Patrol sign is blue

Regards
Scott
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: AGAS 5 on December 09, 2015, 04:21:37 PM
No worries Scott.

Unfortunately the colours in the pic are a bit off. A hint to find the (nearly) correct shade of blue:

The top sign has a RAEME tri colour on the right. Find that correct colour off the net - the two signs appear to be a slightly darker shade.

Cheers,

Pete
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on February 09, 2016, 05:18:01 PM
Some interesting differences

a FFT motor
red paint underneath Olive drab on inner wings
heavy plate spare wheel clamp
Noggy lock on hand throttle
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: Aussie Jeepster on February 10, 2016, 09:50:07 AM
I've done some work on the colors of these which might help.
Alan
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: FFRMAN on February 10, 2016, 02:03:13 PM
Very nice, much better clarity and colour. Thanks.
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: mike_k on February 10, 2016, 06:41:32 PM
Any chance of a photo of the hand throttle lock Scott?

I've seen the gear stick ones, interested to see another type.

Interesting to see that some of these mods survived the rebuild as well.
Title: Re: 'Road Patrol' Workshop 113-813
Post by: DennisM on July 29, 2016, 09:12:33 AM
Here is an image of the 'Noggy lock' as fitted to my S2A 109 wksp
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/172-562/insitu%20now_zpszielxv8m.jpg)
it is not known whether my 109 served O/sea's, cheers Dennis