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Re: M-Coffey's 101
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2014, 07:04:56 PM »
Mark, thanks(lol) for the added pressure to get my WKSP ready for Melrose(Poleizi will see where Im at on sunday.I am miles away but getting there).Nice looking bus,looking forward to seeing IT(name prompt).
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Re: M-Coffey's 101
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2014, 08:15:52 PM »
I had a bit of a clean today, I appears as though I have a few different camouflage colours to play with, Bronze green, camo green RAF blue and yellow, just in case I want to park in a field of rape (canola for the southern hemisphere)

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Re: M-Coffey's 101
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2014, 01:18:20 PM »
had a good friend come around last night, he used to do MOT's in the UK, he's given the 101 a once over and written up a list of what needs attention to get basic rego from his point of view.
the bonus is he is used to working on 101's and lightweights and knows his way around them.
I have now got a 50line list of issues, my biggest worry is the rust in the chassis and its outriggers, the basic ladder is in good condition, all of the outriggers that havent been previously replaced need replacement.
I am now weighing up the risk involved in trying to salvage the existing body and being able to separate it from the chassis as a whole or wrecking the body, pull the tub off in bits and converting back to a soft top just to enable the repair of the chassis.
all of the wiring has been damaged either by being close to or burnt out and replaced by building wire, I'm an electrician so that isnt a major problem and for some reason the oil cooler has been removed and bypassed by a piece of copper pipe, I suppose I will need to replace that for it to cope with our climate?
time to flip a coin!

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Re: M-Coffey's 101
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2014, 01:41:56 PM »
Is this a direct uk import? By yourself
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Re: M-Coffey's 101
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2014, 02:16:54 PM »
UK import via AJ, I have the papers for it.
I am amazed from the crap that has fallen off of the chassis as to how it got into the country.

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Re: M-Coffey's 101
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2014, 02:21:14 PM »
To remove the tray and then the front body is only a couple of hours work then you can go to town on the chassis.

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Re: M-Coffey's 101
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2014, 02:39:49 PM »
what about with the coachbuilt bodywork, can the complete unit be separated as one?

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Re: M-Coffey's 101
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2014, 04:02:19 PM »
UK import via AJ, I have the papers for it.
I am amazed from the crap that has fallen off of the chassis as to how it got into the country.
Did AJ tell you about the problems he has with quarantine cleaning of some vehicles he brings in?

He usually pays a couple of hundred dollars for the mandatory cleaning, on one vehicle the price had skyrocketed to around a thousand.  When he questioned the cost they stated that they spent 8 hours cleaning the vehicle.  With that comment he walked over to the 101, leaned over the wheel and pulled out a birds nest.  Of course the nest shouldn't have been there but it was a satisfactory argument against the work they suggested had been done on the vehicle.
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Re: M-Coffey's 101
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2014, 08:17:04 PM »
And it's going to get a lot worse the rules are changing some of us will have seen the adf cleaning document well imagine when they will have to start taking seats lights wheels doors dash etc out fir cleaning $3000 plus on to your bill.

Our 101 was very clean but as a 4wd it will always get done. It's just the way it is . And I watched them clean it they did take a few hours
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Re: M-Coffey's 101
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2014, 08:04:02 AM »
ADF and AQIS are two completely different organisations with different hierarchy.
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Re: M-Coffey's 101
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2014, 09:02:39 PM »
been a bit busy, tracking parts down is an interesting past time.
Managed to source replacement wheel bearings, seals, brake slaves, brake hoses, brake pipes, and associated fittings, started fitting out each hub. so far three done 1 to go, doesn't look as though I am going to get rego before easter, will have to trailer instead.

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Re: M-Coffey's 101
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2014, 08:43:38 AM »
had to bight the bullet the other day, the hardtop has been removed, the glass was the only salvageable parts and the only parts giving it strength, all of the panelling is aluminium clad plywood, all of the plywood was rotton and fell apart, all of the frame had rotted where the skin was attatched. most of it pulled off and very little was salvaged.

I now have a soft top fitted, all of the cab front and door fittings were under the roof.

the problem I have is now with the hardtop removed, I need to make and fit all of the missing tie down points.

Can some one please post photos of the front drivers and passenger side fixings and the rear too.

Is there a panel for the spare tyre deck?

any assistance is much appreciated.
Mark