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Vehicle Variants => Workshop Vehicles => Topic started by: 2short on August 30, 2016, 09:10:50 PM

Title: 113-769
Post by: 2short on August 30, 2016, 09:10:50 PM
Went and had a look at this 1964 workshop. Sold at Moorebank in 1991. Working on a farm since.
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Post by: 2short on September 12, 2016, 05:30:17 PM
Good Nick. Been shedded and mechanically maintained.
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Post by: 2short on September 12, 2016, 05:31:32 PM
Door marking.
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Post by: FFRMAN on September 12, 2016, 05:57:26 PM
For sale?
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Post by: 2short on September 12, 2016, 07:49:51 PM
Sorry bud.

I'm being told the 67 on the tac plate refers to 1st Aviation Regt.

Here's a photo of 171 Air Cav within 1st Aviation Regt from 1987 showing 3 S2a workshops but the ARNs are hard to read.
I can make out ( left, camo hardtop ) 112-?.., unknown at rear, and right hand side 114-27? maybe.
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Post by: 2short on September 14, 2016, 08:42:23 AM
Photo.
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Post by: mike_k on June 22, 2018, 09:01:17 PM
Well, with thanks to 2short, 113 769 now has a new home.

I have always been after an Aviation regiment vehicle, so I am really pleased with this.

After auction in It went to a farm in Central Victoria, after going through Four Wheel Drives in Blackburn Victoria.

Very original, it looks like it was looked after on the farm, the farmer is a Land rover fan.

It has a few tradie mods left over from service, does anyone know what this is?  Inverter? It is connected to a rheostat in the cab, there is also a canon plug socket next to the map light.

It has quite a few 1980s - 1990s stencils, I did a bit of light sanding and found this marsupial.....

As far as I can tell, it is the 161 Recce flight possum, so that means it was probably with that unit at Holsworthy.

From what I can see, there is almost no rust, the bulkhead is surprisingly good. 

I am actively looking for a front cab canvas,   if anyone has a spare, let me know!

The platform body has a few dings, amazingly MOSS, who made the lashing hooks are still in business, so I have ordered 40 new ones to replace the damaged / missing ones.

After that, I guess I am after some poles, a rear canvas, etc...  I really wish that I had never sold my workshop trailer with full CES back in the 90's, but there you go....

Anyway, if anyone has seen any in service photos or any other info, I would like to hear!

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: 113-769
Post by: Mick on June 22, 2018, 09:10:01 PM

Nice pick up Mike,

Should come up a treat 👍😊

Good luck Mate.

Mick



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Post by: mike_k on June 22, 2018, 09:27:39 PM
Thanks Mick!

Very pleased with it.

I think one of the doors is from another vehicle, the drivers door has A2  and Triangle stenciled on it, and the passenger door has A3. (and the possum underneath)

Can you remind me what the A2 / A3 mean again?

Is it a unit callsign?


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Post by: Mick on June 23, 2018, 07:17:33 AM
Hi Mick ,

Yeah unit / sub unit marking, I would reckon it's the original door.

Cheers,

Mick
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Post by: master chief on July 02, 2018, 07:30:45 PM
Nice pick up Mike, welcome to the workshop club.
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Post by: mike_k on July 03, 2018, 07:59:08 AM
Thanks Justin,

Very happy with it.

Last week I went for a road trip to see the farmer who purchased it after it was auctioned.  Like most farmers, nothing ever gets thrown away, so I was a bit hopeful we would find the canopy frame for the cab. We managed to find the tool holders and some other bits which was good. No canopy frame though, not for want of trying.  Hopefully he can dig it up somewhere, I need to replace the civilian hardtop!
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Post by: Mick_Marsh on July 03, 2018, 10:27:27 AM
Is it the same frame as a LWB?
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Post by: mike_k on July 03, 2018, 11:27:00 AM
From what I can see Mick, it is.

It has the forward canopy bow with the door seal brackets, and the the rearmost canopy bow from a LWB / SWB vehicle tied together with a short tube on either side.

Here is a photo I grabbed from the internet showing how it works....
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Post by: mike_k on July 03, 2018, 11:31:25 AM
Some workshop vehicles had a rear cab bow with 2 horizontal rails welded across it, but from what I have seen, but they were not all like this.

One for the experts I reckon?
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Post by: master chief on July 03, 2018, 01:36:51 PM
The tube between the two was just a flat bit of steel, I might have a couple of spare ones, will check, the two rear horizontal bars where for the SLR's to sit on, the horizontal bars were generally clamped to the rear bow, with two spring clips welded onto each horizontal bar for the SLR.
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Post by: mike_k on July 03, 2018, 02:26:08 PM
I see what you mean Justin,

Here is a 161 recce flt vehicle in Vietnam (113 854 (courtesy facebook)), I can see the flat bars.


So did they all have the horizontal bars originally or was it a unit mod?

The RPS has the same part numbers for these for both the GS vehicles and the workshops, so possibly done by the workshops themselves I guess.

Pm on the way!

Cheers,

Mike.
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Post by: master chief on July 03, 2018, 06:11:31 PM
The horizontal SLR mounts would have been a unit mod I would think, I haven't seen any official paperwork on them but would be happy to be proved wrong, they where not fitted to every workshop.
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Post by: mike_k on July 03, 2018, 06:46:41 PM
Thanks for that, they are not in the RPS either.

Off topic just a bit, can anyone work out what the yellow stencil says on the 161 recce flt photo?

I think it says No passengers permitted to ride in rear of this vehicle?
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Post by: Garry on July 05, 2018, 10:45:17 PM

Hi Mike

Would you have the link to the hooks you mentioned ordering?

Garry
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Post by: mike_k on July 06, 2018, 08:00:41 AM
Morning Garry,

I hope to get them from Moss, the original manufacturer, still in business and making stuff in Australia!

I am speaking to them today, I will let you know how I go.

I have spoken to 2 different people so far, the person I need to speak to is a bit hard to track down....
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Post by: mike_k on July 06, 2018, 10:58:43 AM
Okay, just sorted out the Lashing hooks.

They come from Moss, the original manufacturer, part number HM1

Here is the photo from their website.



I spoke to Leanne, and they are 95c each plus postage.

Great to deal with an Australian manufacturer.

%0 years on, still making the same part!
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Post by: Mick_Marsh on July 06, 2018, 11:48:56 AM
Contact details please.

I'm after the larger ones. HM2 I think.
I have a packet of the HM1 lashing hooks somewhere. They're too small for the Perentie.
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Post by: mike_k on July 06, 2018, 07:26:45 PM
Mick,

Have a look at their website, Moss hardware. They are in Dandenong South, Victoria.

I spoke to Leanne, and she is posting them out.

Phone number is 03 8 792 0400.

Cheers,

Mike.
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Post by: Garry on July 06, 2018, 11:32:36 PM

Are they triangular? I'm not at home to check but were they not straight along each side?

I know my Perentie ones are triangular,

Garry
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Post by: mike_k on July 07, 2018, 08:22:16 AM
Yes, triangular shape, as fitted to the workshop platform bodies.

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Post by: Dervish on July 07, 2018, 11:59:10 AM
Off topic just a bit, can anyone work out what the yellow stencil says on the 161 recce flt photo?

I think it says No passengers permitted to ride in rear of this vehicle?

To me it looks like: No passengers permitted to ride on tray of this vehicle
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Post by: mike_k on July 07, 2018, 08:30:43 PM
Dervish, I think you are right there.

Very hard to read, but I agree on tray looks good!

This is a lot of detail in that photo, the spot next to 113 854 is reserved for 113 324, this vehicle is a 1964 88 GS, and does not appear in the list of Vietnam ARNs on Remlr.

Next question, what does the sticker under the Fuel filler say?  :D
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Post by: pop058 on July 08, 2018, 09:03:33 AM
The tube between the two was just a flat bit of steel, I might have a couple of spare ones, will check, the two rear horizontal bars where for the SLR's to sit on, the horizontal bars were generally clamped to the rear bow, with two spring clips welded onto each horizontal bar for the SLR.

I have a few pics of them if that helps.

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Post by: mike_k on July 08, 2018, 10:41:52 AM
Thanks Paul,

Great photos, very helpful.

I am going to have a chat with Wilderness agencies about getting a front cab canvas made up.

Unless anyone has a good spare one out there?? :D

I'll update everyone when I find out cost, etc.

Cheers,

Mike.
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Post by: DennisM on July 08, 2018, 04:21:24 PM
Mike, the sticker under the fuel filler should read "LEADED FUEL ONLY", I think I have those Moss items in my shed, and I also have the big rectangular on/off switches as used on workshop trucks n trailers, cheers Dennis
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Post by: mike_k on July 09, 2018, 12:27:39 PM
Thanks Dennis, that makes sense.

Did they have unleaded fuel in Vietnam in the 60s?

There is no sign that my new vehicle had one of those power boards, but it does have two very neat sheet metal panels sealing the front lockers from the tray area. They are fairly thin aluminium, probably fabricated from aircraft skin.

I have sorted out some of the Moss tie downs, and am on the trail of a set of canopy bows and a windscreen rail. (Hopefully!)

Does your workshop vehicle have the horizontal rails with the SLR mounts?

Cheers,

Mike.
Title: Re: 113-769
Post by: mattybgood67 on July 29, 2018, 09:17:44 AM
Hi mike ,
Did you end up getting your canvas from wilderness ?
I recently inquired about a truck cab canvas for a series 2 workshop . Allan mentioned that he had um miss-placed his plans .
He also said there was another member after one .  Are you the other member that Allan spoke of  ?
Regards
Matthew
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Post by: mike_k on July 29, 2018, 02:04:33 PM
Hi Matthew,

Yes, I have spoken to Alan about the cab canopy.

As he is missing his plan for this, I am trying to find a old but copyable (is that a word?) canopy to use as a pattern.

He is happy to make one up from there if he can get one to copy.  The only issue was his backlog, he is about 9 months behind apparently......

I have also checked with phoenix, and unfortunately he does not have this plan in the REMLR archives either.

Did Alan from Wilderness mention a time frame to you?

Cheers,

Mike.
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Post by: mattybgood67 on July 30, 2018, 05:34:47 PM
Hi Mike ,
No , no time frame mentioned . He also didn't mention a price either . He just said " hang in there " and then mentioned you .
Pretty sure i have the original which has a good back on it but the top is shagged ... in the next couple of days work permitting i will get to where my workshop landy is and try and get a couple of pic's of it . Do you know what he needs in order to make a copy ?
Regards
Matthew
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Post by: John H on July 31, 2018, 07:01:14 PM
Ian Gunter has my cab canvas in Perth trying to get costs etc to mfr.He is on REMLR and ex army l/r facebook sites.
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Post by: mike_k on August 01, 2018, 07:41:46 PM
Thanks John,

When do you think Ian will have a cost for this?

If the canvas place is interested, maybe they can make more than one?

Let us know how you go,

Cheers,

Mike.
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Post by: mattybgood67 on August 02, 2018, 05:12:04 AM
Mike and John ,
I'm in , i will follow along here.. if the price is right ... i care not if the canvas comes from the east or the west  :)
Regards
Matthew
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Post by: John H on August 04, 2018, 08:01:56 PM
Will pass this on and let Ian there is interest.