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Offline Bluebell One-eight

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172864 saved
« on: September 20, 2017, 10:37:41 PM »
This truck has taken a while to land, it came from half way across the country. It was bought to supply the bits for the other Mk 4, but is definitely too good to wreck. The tray is full of spares from another truck lost in a bushfire.

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Re: 172864 saved
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 06:31:51 AM »
looks a beauty, congratulations John.

Offline Mick_Marsh

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Re: 172864 saved
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 09:07:38 AM »
What a gem.
REMLR # 310, MVCA # 364, 101 Club # 2188, MHG #101
29-417 101 GS, 30-248 101 Rapier Tractor. 30-238 101
34-597 Crump & Cornish 1 ton Cargo Trailer
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Offline Diana Alan

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Re: 172864 saved
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 09:33:43 AM »
It's no good as it's missing the rear hood bow.

To save you the trouble and disappointment I'll pop over and take your sorrows off your hands!  ::)



Great find.  8)
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Re: 172864 saved
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017, 10:17:47 AM »
It's no good as it's missing the rear hood bow.

To save you the trouble and disappointment I'll pop over and take your sorrows off your hands!  ::)



Great find.  8)
Stand in line. I've got a spare set of hood bow copies I could use to complete the project.
REMLR # 310, MVCA # 364, 101 Club # 2188, MHG #101
29-417 101 GS, 30-248 101 Rapier Tractor. 30-238 101
34-597 Crump & Cornish 1 ton Cargo Trailer
RT21 RAAF Track Tactical Trailer, 234-671 RAAF Track Tactical Trailer

Offline Diana Alan

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Re: 172864 saved
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017, 11:02:46 AM »
It's no good as it's missing the rear hood bow.

To save you the trouble and disappointment I'll pop over and take your sorrows off your hands!  ::)



Great find.  8)
Stand in line. I've got a spare set of hood bow copies I could use to complete the project.
Replica bows. Yuk!

I've got a couple or three genuine bows spare, just need a little straightening.
REMLR 240.
Perentie FFR 50-422, SIII FFR 30-146, SIIA GunBuggy 112-726, Mk3 Inter 170-437, ex-SADF SIIB/SIII Radio Relay,
Army Trailers: No5 x 2, W/S x 2, PT1-1.2, Horndraulic ATR dog trailer.
Civilian: MY85 RRc HiLine 4.6, MY51 ex-RACQ 80", MY91 Defender/Reynolds Boughton 6x6, MY12 D4 SDV6

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Re: 172864 saved
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 10:08:29 PM »
Firstly thanks for all the best wishes. The truck was bought from disposals by a mob that fitted water tanks to them. this truck was used for spares, but the only things that were removed were the engine and the mirrors. The "missing"bow is there in the tray, it was removed to load the Perkins that is on the other end of the muffler. there was another truck that was parked because the chassis cracked ( the usual thing that happens when a rigid body is fitted to these trucks and they are used off road ). The second truck was burnt in a bushfire about 2 1/2  years ago. We managed to salvage most of the driveline and the side panels and tail board, steering box doors and bonnet. The tray parts from the first truck will be used on 793 which is under restoration now. 793 was the first Mk4 cargo built and 864 is only 71 chassis numbers later so all the parts will be the same. Once 793 is finished then 864 will get the treatment. The seat hurdles and some of the tray hardware will have to be duplicated but it probably won't be as difficult as restoring a badly weathered set anyway. Will post some more pix soon.

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Re: 172864 saved
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2017, 09:21:04 PM »
The first photo is a head on shot, probably the truck's worst angle. The second is of the bridge plate. The plate is original, the adhesive type and has not been painted over. This figure eight is the correct one for these trucks.

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Re: 172864 saved
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2017, 10:59:27 PM »
Does anyone have an idea on what the markings on the doors mean? The truck has also had a "pink "Cammo job done at some time when in service.