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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2017, 01:05:11 PM »
It might have had three TAC plates. One of my 101s did, or rather the tailgate of one of my 101s did.
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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2017, 01:07:43 AM »
Hi Shorty,

I reckon it may have been to a few different units over its service and the plate holders moved from in to out  on the wim of each unit.  Infantry / Armour who knows ?

The 3 TAC plate bizzo was usually kept to Arty units and some support company elements within a infantry battalion from memory.

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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2017, 11:06:16 AM »
Cheers Mick, or should I say Micks.

How's this for an awesome "in house" TAC from 8/9 RARs anti armour gunbuggy platoon.

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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2017, 05:42:42 PM »
Beginning to think this was in a rollover. Tub is damaged and bulkhead slightly pushed in on the same side. Hoping to get the original post army owners phone number soon so I can fill in 20plus years of its life.

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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2017, 07:25:41 PM »
Hi Shorty,

Given how often and easily they did roll over , I'd be more surprised if it hadn't rolled whilst in service.

Anyway it add's to its rich fabric of its life.

You have some work cutout for you but where there is a will there is a way.  GOOD LUCK !

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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2017, 07:25:40 AM »
That's just a flesh wound.

Mine fell over at one stage too, but as Mick said ..... a part of its history.

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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2017, 12:23:36 PM »
Nice. Maybe I'll just graffiti the area with a cartoon saying "ouch".
On another note, is there a source to get these rifle (?) clips?

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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2017, 02:05:34 PM »
Pushed out the damage to the tub the other week " home mechanic" style with some timber and a high lift jack. Came out pretty good, not perfect but I'm happy.

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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2017, 07:51:19 PM »
Nice work Shorty!

Still very jealous!!!

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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2017, 01:51:08 PM »
No need to be. More out there to be found.

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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2017, 05:45:52 PM »
Good work

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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2017, 11:37:01 AM »
Shorty - Thanks for the comments - If you can point me in any direction even remotely towards and acquiring a gunbuggy - I'd be your best friend for life!   :)

Cheers and a very happy Christmas to you and yours too!  ;)

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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2017, 12:36:30 PM »
Shorty - Thanks for the comments - If you can point me in any direction even remotely towards and acquiring a gunbuggy - I'd be your best friend for life!   :)

Cheers and a very happy Christmas to you and yours too!  ;)

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Had I known........

I've got my eye on one in Melbourne. he's been saying "I should sell it." I'll let you know when he decides to.
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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2017, 03:19:33 PM »
Mick, Compliments of the season to you, I am just finishing 154-833 (No 5 Trailer) - incideltally I have machined up new stand bolts 1/2 UNF with turning handle and recess for pin split retainer.  (let me know if you need one? I owe you a debt or two)   I'd love to get a gunbuggy but I would be reticent to bid against you as you have been so helpful in so many ways, it would not seem right I guess.  However, .... .... if you weren't interested, then I would love the referral and I'd be even happy to share one with you.

All the best - be safe and happy -  ;D

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Re: Gunbuggy 112-731
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2017, 08:58:06 PM »
The only current one I know of for sale is in sydney. It's restored. Owner was wanting in the area of $20k.
Ill keep my eye out though for others.