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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2023, 11:14:49 PM »
The only vehicles I abused were Military Police Toyota Coronas and Nissan Pintaras when I was an MP.

In my RACT days I was a model driver (most of the time) 🤣

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2023, 02:11:45 AM »
Hey Phil,
I'm an ex MP too, my last posting was down at Pucka, good times.

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2023, 09:33:49 AM »
With the Polaris mostly complete, i have started with the load out, pouches are on and waiting for the ammo tins, cam net etc...to arrive, it's taking shape now.
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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2023, 12:25:13 PM »
I was going to go with just the DPDU pouches but I also like the combination of using the DPCU as well, both are era correct.

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2023, 08:07:16 PM »
I am interested in your rear rack. Did you design it yourself or was it to original military spec?

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2023, 08:44:35 PM »
Hey mate, the front and rear rack I got from a friend of mine who purchased a non running SASR 6x6 a few years ago. He bought it from auction as a parts vehicle that had been mostly stripped and he just wanted it for the motor parts to fix his non military 6x6. When the 2 CDO 6x6 came up for sale it was missing the cages but was otherwise complete, so before I bought it, I asked old mate if he still had the cages, he said he did and if I wanted them I could have them, that was the deciding factor for me to buy and restore the 6x6. Both the front rack and rear cage look like they would have been made in country, they are pretty rough but salvageable. The little ammo tin baskets were attached using cable ties, I re attached them the same way. It's a 2 Commando used Iraq/Afgan vehicle which now has an SASR cage setup on it, little bit from both worlds. As far as I know, it's the only complete running 1st Generation 2005 ATV in Desert paint that still exists. I have spoken to the AWM people who have helped a great deal with pics and info. If you need specs or anything like that just message me and I will be glad to help anyway I can.
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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2023, 10:02:55 PM »
I have a 2006 ex SAS one from WA in the original desert paint with the plastic rear box. As near as I have been able to work out it has had a trip to Iraq in its time. I will message you

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2023, 10:53:39 PM »
Happy to help.  As they were being pulled apart for cleaning for AQIS inspection for return to Australia, things like cages and racks etc...were not put back on.
I know that as they went to auction many were stripped of parts including cages and racks.
After service at auction, they were high pressure cleaned and alot of their original paint along with their ARN's were stripped off.  Finding parts for these is really hard.
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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2023, 09:44:37 AM »
Really starting to make some good progress now.

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2023, 12:53:44 PM »
few more pics

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2023, 03:22:52 PM »
At this point, I'm calling this Ex 2 CDO resto/preservation project done. It's fully loaded and ready to go right down to its AD049. I have enjoyed this immensely and will be sad to see it go when I put it up for sale. It has been very therapeutic.

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2023, 03:24:50 PM »
and a few more

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2023, 07:39:59 PM »
wonderful job, looks fantastic !

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2023, 01:17:34 PM »
frontline machinery auctions has polaris equipment  bags

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Re: Polaris 6x6
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2023, 12:09:22 AM »
I saw that mate, thank you.