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Offline Mick

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178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« on: March 04, 2016, 04:02:27 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Good news !

204 is back on the road and looks like she's going to Corowa.  After plenty of running around and mates searching thru their stores we've managed to get across the line.

I'd really like to thank the following members who without their help it may not have happened. In no order :

Boxy;
FFRMAN;
Dennis M;
Mike K ; and
Hot Rover .

Without your help and advice , I wouldn't even be close. My shout in Corowa Boys - the orange whips are on me.

I'll post some photo's tomorrow after I dig out my old bush gear.  All those who gave encouragement it was also appreciated.

Cheers,

Mick

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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 07:46:26 AM »
Hi Mick
Not a worry it was a pleasure to help. I am looking toward to seeing it.
Cheers
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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 10:17:22 AM »
Well done Mick,

Looking forward to seeing it again at Corowa.

Now for some armament....... 8)

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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2016, 10:23:00 AM »
Good on you Mick. Look forward to seeing it next week

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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2016, 12:52:13 PM »
Ditto on all the other replies, looking forward to being there myself, sadly no Land Rovers though, cheers Dennis

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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 10:20:36 AM »
Here are 2 action shots of Mick hunting the vehicle through the round a bout during the parade

and half a second later

here's hoping that you have an uneventful/safe trip home cheers Dennis

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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2016, 11:35:12 AM »
Here is a very short clip of the drive from Ball Park to rowers Park across the road LOL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6XQV1iY93c&feature=youtu.be
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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2016, 09:26:22 PM »
Yeah a very nice vehicle. It's good to see it is in good hands.
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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2016, 09:43:12 PM »
To Mick, it was fantastic to see the LRPV and set up. Best. Display. Ever.

To Dennis, great vid and pix, thx.

To Rod -waves finger- why aren't you sleeping after the first of two days driving home. You at Tomingley as you planned? Free WiFi?

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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2016, 11:40:26 PM »
Super Super Pics, looks soooooooo nice, Can you fit some guns?
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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2016, 02:03:01 AM »
Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for your kind words, and again thank you to all the members who played a part in the LRPV attending.

She never missed a beat whilst in the high country and turned up at Corowa looking the part (dirty).

Still a few issues to attend to before setting up the firepower although a certain member from NSW has assisted in that department. ( A huge thank you to that man) .

The convoy home Mike K in his 2A ( ex SASR cousin of 204 ) and trailer, Paul in his Inter , and Rick in his very original workshop. 204 developed some fuel issues and limped home from Wallan.

A clutch adjustment, cleaning out of all the fuel,tanks and a overhaul of the carbie are next on the agenda . Then we crack on with the weaponry.

I'll keep up the progress and post a few photo's very soon.

Thank boys.

Mick

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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2016, 05:50:50 PM »
Hello Everyone,

Thought I should share this photo of Mick in his LRPV.

I must say it is a testament to Mick's intestinal fortitude to have this LRPV up and running and fully Road Worthy in the short time frame he was working too!

This is a exceptional rare and mechanically well presented car now - it is the only road registered LRPV, so it was a pleasure to see it at Corowa.

Thanks again and enjoy the photo - this is how they should look!

Lots...............
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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2016, 06:26:37 PM »
Great image Scott, cheers dennis

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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2016, 08:01:25 PM »
Great stuff Mick,

Terrific to see it up and running.

Probably will only need another 10 clogged up fuel filters to get rid of all that sand in the fuel tanks!

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Re: 178 204 UP AND ON THE ROAD
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2016, 08:53:52 PM »
I am so jealous.
I need that and a gunbuggy.
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