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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2016, 08:53:02 PM »
Its a pity. I have drop sides, troop seats, bows and tarp that would complete that truck as is. Will have to be patient and see what comes up. Hopefully not at an inflated price. By the time that truck is transported, and all the missing gear is replaced it becomes a very expensive project.   Bruce.

Yes my thoughts too that's why I had to stop bidding, I had a potential $1500 bill to get it to the farm on top.

But it is a very good truck for sure, seeing it in person confirmed how good it was, quite often photos make them look better this one was better than the photos!

Glad it's going to a good home.

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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2016, 09:06:05 PM »
There it is many years ago.

SVN? Nice photo

That's where the tray sides and hoops went!
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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2016, 09:38:11 PM »
Yep svn. Pic from remlr.

Ironic. All three bidders kept secret about this truck to keep the price down by not attracting a crowd.
They ended up bidding against each other unknowingly.
And the price went up.

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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2016, 09:49:43 PM »
Cryptic messages and questions, enough to give it away to the astute observer as to who was going to bid.   Bruce.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2016, 09:59:26 PM by wfc1 »

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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2016, 06:53:20 AM »
If anyone from here purchased it and wants to know a bit about its Vietnam history, I know the driver from 1966-67 extremely well!
The bloke with his head hanging out the cupola was Wayne C. (late) and was my No.2
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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2016, 08:59:31 AM »
So I recon you've got two choices on which vehicle this really is,

original chassis was 4x4 126 this was 170-128 and then had a chassis swap to 4x4 427,REMLR database says

170-128   1964   -   Mk.3   6069B   Truck, Cargo, 2 1/2 Ton, GS, With Winch   AGD282.9683   427   -   12.00x20      NSW. original engine 8227
Original chassis 126 replaced with 427
1 Coy RAASC , Vietnam Convoy Orders 18/6/66. Packet No.2, 1 ATF   08.03.1977

I can't find which ARN originally has 427 chassis

What is the engine number of the truck you bought?



New chassis is 4x4 328 - interesting the RAEME workshop plate has the ARN for the new chassis - so this vehicle maintained the ARN of the chassis - so 170-411 is the chassis and the body is 170-128

usually (but not always) the ARN stays with the vehicle (body) as the chassis is just another part....

so obviously you have a combination of two vehicles - both where in SVN

I think it correct that it is 170-411, as stated on the RAEME workshop plate
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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2016, 09:53:13 AM »
If anyone from here purchased it and wants to know a bit about its Vietnam history, I know the driver from 1966-67 extremely well!
The bloke with his head hanging out the cupola was Wayne C. (late) and was my No.2
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Glen

Will have to catch up one day then.  I bought it. Would love to see more in service pictures if they exist.

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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2016, 09:55:35 AM »
Thanks Scott. I won't know the engine number until I get it home.

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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2016, 09:11:39 PM »
Interesting find and good photos that tell a story. First this truck went down the rebuild line at 3 Base in Feb 69, note that it was rebuilt using MK3 cabware not MK4. It also has the MK3 gear lever, most trucks had the lever shortened in service, there was a mod that was group 2 that was to be done  "when there was difficulty shifting gears ". Most trucks were done when they were in for other mods. The long lever was hard on the selector forks. The  Mk 4 had a shorter lever, and the second batch made in 1971 had a modified lever housing with a spacer between the housing and the selector housing proper, the 1968 trucks didn't have the spacer. The truck you have also has MK4 bins and fuel tanks, these may have been done after the rebuild. I've just heard a bloke from up this way was after it too, looks like everyone was keeping their powder dry.
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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2016, 09:20:41 PM »
Blue Bell,

That's a F1 steering wheel to isn't it ?

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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2016, 06:59:50 PM »
Blue Bell,

That's a F1 steering wheel to isn't it ?

Cheers,

Mick
Mick you've got me scratching me head, I couldn't remember a difference, and checked bot the Mk 4s and they are the same as 411 and the RPS  says MK 3 & 4 are the same and the Inter part number is the same as 64 AACO, so if you've got any additional info fire away. I think I know the bloke who did a roadworthy on this truck straight after service, I'll ask about the tray hardware (if it was there) John

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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2016, 10:48:59 PM »
You guys are so well versed into these vehicles.
It makes for excellent reading.

The hunt for a good set of tray sides is on.

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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2016, 12:25:22 AM »
Hi Bluebell,

Interesting, I'll try and get a pic of the steering wheel of a Mk 3 and we can compare ?  I'm sure you have greater knowledge than me on the subject.

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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2016, 08:01:22 AM »
Hi BlueBell,

here are a couple of photo`s definitely a different wheel. My knowledge of the Mk3, MK4`s is limited and i did my basic drivers (109) course driving F1`s so I dont have a great knowledge between the types and differences between each model of inter`s the army had.

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Re: ex SVN 170-411 found
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2016, 08:59:48 AM »
Our Inter, 170-241 is fitted with the same steering wheel as 170-411.

Murray