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Offline john.k

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army no.
« on: December 16, 2015, 11:09:17 PM »
How do I find out the army rego no of my old Mk3 yard truck.I think there was an ID plate on the front somewhere which has been souvineered by kids.Anyhoo, the engine and chassis nos are still there.I remember we bought two 6x6 tippers,and the army guys produced the AMF plates for a carton.Cheap rego for a while.Regards John.

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Re: army no.
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 11:15:17 PM »
REMLR # 310, MVCA # 364, 101 Club # 2188, MHG #101
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Re: army no.
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 08:11:09 PM »
Engine no is AGD282/15044,but I cant find the chassis no.Ive forgotten where it is.Looked up over the left wheel in the arch,no luck.My knees are so crook and my eyesight aint too good either.Regards John.

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Re: army no.
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2015, 08:35:49 AM »
I checked the REMLR ARN page, but can't find anything close to your engine number in the lists.

The chassis number is stamped into the chassis rail on the passenger side, between the front winch roller guide plate and the cab mount strut. Pretty much directly above the muffler.

On my truck, the lettering was stamped in letters 1.5" high. On the truck in the pic below, they are only 3/4" high. In both cases, they are very hard to see as there were a few coats of paint over them.



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Re: army no.
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 08:04:20 PM »
Shot of grease to the knees,put on the coke bottle glasses,and there it is,plain as day.....4x4 218.Pulled out the auction receipt and it was Oct 1980. Thanks for the guidance.Regards John.

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Re: army no.
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2015, 08:20:46 PM »
I have the auction receipt in front of me,the sale date is 9th Sept 1980.LOT 40/Qty I  ----"International 2 1/2 ton 4x4 cargo truck/1964 Model Mk3. Eng NoAGD282 -15044.approx 2619 miles.Paid $4800 for it ,probably because it had a new engine,and the low miles.I think this was the dearest one I ever bought,as prices were very up and down.As the terrible 1983/84 depression hit prices plummeted,I bought good 4x4 for $1200,and 6x6 for as cheap as $1500.Anybody got a time machine they could lend me?Regards John.PS ARN is 170-064.

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Re: army no.
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2015, 08:35:53 PM »
Yep, almost exactly what's in the ARN database. It has the original engine listed as AGD282.8915 and that it was scheduled for disposal 21/07/1980.
I'll do a search through my pic collection and see if I can find any of it when it was in service. It looks like it just missed out on going to Vietnam. It's only 10 ARN numbers higher than another QLD truck that went, 170-054.
I'll post here if I find anything.

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Re: army no.
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2015, 08:46:10 PM »
Its a pity I never bothered taking any pictures of Inters.I have pictures of Diamond T s ,Macks,Studebakers and GMCs as they came from the sales.I do remember though I bought a Mk2 in Melbourne[Beachley St,Tottenham.]drove it back and as I was driving into my yard,the engine stopped.One of the weights in the distributor had come adrift,jammed the drive and snapped off the oilpump shaft.Easy repair in the yard,but if it had happened on the road.I do have some B&W pic of the Mk2.Regards John.

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Re: army no.
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2015, 09:19:06 PM »
We would love to see your photos John,

It would be great if you could post them up.

Does your truck still run?

Cheers,

Mike.