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sleeper cab 1917-1950 07 Jan 2017 10:11 #178097

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So do you think its the same truck then ?????
Its been a long time since I have seen the article and am only going by memory so I may be wrong here


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Well its as wet as a shag on the farm so I have spent a few hours going thru stuff and well bugger me it looks like Im wrong but anyway here is the article I was thinking of
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sleeper cab 1917-1950 07 Jan 2017 20:28 #178113

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Well, goodness me! I had to get me specs out of the Otismobile to read that, but what a good read!

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 07 Jan 2017 20:41 #178116

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That story was originally printed in Restored cars many, many moons ago... Aus ingenuity at its best
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sleeper cab 1917-1950 07 Jan 2017 23:49 #178122

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So do you think its the same truck then ?????
Its been a long time since I have seen the article and am only going by memory so I may be wrong here
Paul

Article, articles, article !!! :) :) :)

Well its as wet as a shag on the farm so I have spent a few hours going thru stuff and well bugger me it looks like Im wrong but anyway here is the article I was thinking of
I hope you can read these ok as I had to resize them
Paul

Thank you my friend. But look. In the photo I posted greater boxing. It may be possible to hope that this is a sleeping box.
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sleeper cab 1917-1950 08 Jan 2017 07:38 #178126

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Dunno Dima
a observation is that in the second column on the first page it mentions Westland Motors and the truck has Westland written on the door so we gotta be close Im thinking maybe a big cover over the engine
Or maybe not as the grill surround is chrome on one truck and not the other

either way I have no doubt raised more questions than answers

I used to farm for many years just down the road from Swanhill but if we have a member close by maybe they could go and see the Swanhill historical society as most country towns have one of those and they (the local historical societies ) always have been keen to help me at any time in the past

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 26 Jan 2017 21:12 #178794

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Mrsmackpaul,
What a great story re the twin engined Bedford! As Werkhorse put it, Aussie ingenuity at its best.
Wouldn't it be great if some of that old girl still remains! At least the story itself will be kept somewhere or other. Love this old stuff, anyone got anything similar to post up?

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 26 Jan 2017 23:50 #178808

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Dave there was a few Kiwi ones I have read about I think the main truck on those was a Commer Knocker but could have that wrong would take me a while to find the info again on them

Paul
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sleeper cab 1917-1950 01 Apr 2017 07:43 #181083

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Buessing NAG 900 1934
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sleeper cab 1917-1950 01 Apr 2017 15:39 #181101

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Paul, that was a great article on the Twin Egined Bedford. Here's a link to a Wipedia entry on Tilling-Stevens, which was apparently the source of Mr. Woods' bits and pieces:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilling-Stevens

That ol' boy was just bound to get the job done.

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 27 Apr 2017 05:01 #181939

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