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Green Machine
« on: June 14, 2013, 02:25:26 PM »
Thought id post a few pics of the green machine so yous can let me know what im in for

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Re: Green Machine
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 02:28:26 PM »
and a few more :) note the wire mesh was originally on frame for canopy
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Re: Green Machine
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 03:42:31 PM »
Looks like she was a FFR, but the battery lockers have been covered over.  Not the first time we have seen FFR's with additions to the canopy frames for attaching gear etc to, or to help hold poles etc to the outside for camouflage.

It's a good looking unit you have there, and it looks like you are enjoying it.
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Re: Green Machine
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 03:46:19 PM »
would have thought that if it was a FFR it would have 24V system and front exhaust , could it be that it has been patched up with a FFr rear panel? no other signs that it was this type of vehicle

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Re: Green Machine
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 07:10:23 PM »
No hour meter in centre dash, all S3 ffr's had them, so that's odd.

Looks all good to me, except missing front TAC plate holders

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Re: Green Machine
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 07:33:49 PM »
FFRs were 12 volt for veh and 24 for radios but the 24v gen and distribution box were the first things to go when civvies got them. Patch job and ant mount holes above seem like FFR
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Re: Green Machine
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 08:28:08 PM »
32-034 109 21/10/1980 - Series 3 6028 Truck, Utility, 3/4 Ton, GS, Cargo 94130636C LBCAP1AF506720 41978 750x16  Previously owned by 033.
Owned by AULRO Rusty Nuts .This is my truck not a FFR by the looks of it.

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Re: Green Machine
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 08:53:00 PM »
Looking at the patch it appears to be further back than where the ffr battery box opening is,  the bottom corner is cut out of the wheel arch, whereas on a ffr there is only a small support bracket on the edge of the wheel arch but not cut out son much.

Maybe it was a cut out for fuel cans, a bit like a wrecker?

Is there a patch on the other side?

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Re: Green Machine
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2013, 08:59:14 PM »
no only on the one side ,there is nothing in the tub to indicate any othe use other than G.S as far as i can see .Build plates also indicate G.S so the only thing i can come upwith is it is a repaired panel

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Re: Green Machine
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2013, 09:03:52 PM »
here's the rear end and other side

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Re: Green Machine
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2013, 09:35:57 PM »
So I think it isnt a ffr but to double check, inside the tub are the tool box lids the small ones (about 20 cm wide) or the normal size ones? Behind the patch is there a battery tray or is there nothing? Is there lots of holes where the radio tables would be or is there the holes where the 4 seats are bolted on?

There is no white/red light on the middle hoop which ffr's have, I guess there is no large tool box at the front of the inside of the tub with back rest riveted on to back of cab where the front seats lean against.

But it does look like it has had antenna mounts on thr front and back of the passenger side tub, same side as patch so that is interesting

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Re: Green Machine
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2013, 09:59:24 PM »
If the side panel was replaced with one from an FFR that would explain it all ;)
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Re: Green Machine
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2013, 10:33:57 PM »
im with booger on that ,just think it is a repaired panel,nothing behind the patch and all normal for a g.s in the tub.As for the missing tac plates on the front ,i dont think it had them as you can see the remains of numbers stenciled in where the tac plates are suppose to be.
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Re: Green Machine
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2013, 01:36:11 PM »
I would say that you are correct, it is a GS, just with some repairs done to it.  I think I jumped to a conclusion a bit quickly there on the photos I looked at.

That will teach me not to take my time and look more closely at the photos!
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