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Overlander's old Photos 29 Sep 2021 14:26 #226204

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Overlander's old Photos 29 Sep 2021 14:36 #226205

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Paul or maybe Peter himself,

Did Peter just take photos of "big" trucks? There does not seem to be much on the bread and butter Inters, Dodges, Commers, Bedfords etc. I would guess well into the 70's these would have made up at least half the semi-trailer fleet particularly with the regional carriers.

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Overlander's old Photos 29 Sep 2021 18:31 #226210

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Lang, In the early '70's my only income to buy and have films processed was from seasonal school holiday work, washing cars and scabbing through the bins on the main street of Nuri to find discarded soft drink bottles to cash in at the chippie that features in quite a few of my photos so I did get selective with what trucks I took photos of and yes mostly 'big' trucks although I didn't discriminate between American or European. A lot of my early 'work' is not worth posting- enthusiasm to take the photo overrides the skill set of knowing how to take a better photo. Sure there were heaps of tipper operators in the Barossa with Butterbox Accos- Linke's, Milton had a Commer knocker, Kuchel had a couple of Inters, Kennedy had F86 Volvos but the big mobs like Hahn's tankers, Booth's, Sheppards got the edge over the smaller operators when I got the opportunity to get photos. I rest my case.
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Overlander's old Photos 29 Sep 2021 18:43 #226211

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Thanks Peter you have possibly the best collection of that period in Australia and I look forward to every post. No criticism at all - we owe you for the records. Just wondering if you had some more of the poverty pack operators.

The cost of colour film both print and slide back then lost us a vast amount of history even from the fact you never took a "just in case" shot like you might do with black and white.

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Overlander's old Photos 29 Sep 2021 20:59 #226217

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Thanks for asking the question LANG, wondered the same thing.
BROCKY, Overlander mentioned the International Truck in today's
post is probably the one you asked about - the Donald Duck model.
Not sure how many came to Aussie, but think Knights Fuel Haulage
at Kilmore had some. Also a Bendigo carrier, say about 1978.
Mostly white one advertised about 2 years ago as a restorer, $10K.
Sure were compact for a normal control truck.
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Overlander's old Photos 29 Sep 2021 22:38 #226219

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Greetings. I was reluctant to have the Jupiter photos posted but the Deutz marque has caused some interest and I noticed that the dual headlights on the blurred photo differ from the usual factory single headlight fitment- maybe someone will know if dual headlights were fitted from factory. They are the last of my Deutz photos. The 8160FC M A N has been posted before- fella by the name of Barnes had that. The Mannum Haulage Transtar 400 was treat to see- never did get to take many photos of that model- the photo taken in Nuri main street maybe the same truck but I can't make out the definition of the roo bar on the photo with the bloke getting in the cab to confirm, even with the mag glass. Could never pass up the opportunity to take a photo of Barry Sky's R model- Jan 1973 I had that roll developed. The Diamond was a Southern Super Haulage and I reckon the Kenworth stock crate maybe Lewington's but I wouldn't put money on it. next time.
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Overlander's old Photos 30 Sep 2021 09:45 #226231

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Stan Robinson's Southern Super Haulage Diamond Reo. 3rd and 4th photo from the Robinson family.
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Overlander's old Photos 30 Sep 2021 11:05 #226237

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You folks may have had quite a few of the short nosed "Donald Duck" IH 400's Down Under?? In reviewing my 2015 pictures of our trip I found two!!
The first is in the parade at Alice Springs NT and the second is is Archie Baines boneyard in VIC.
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Overlander's old Photos 30 Sep 2021 13:26 #226239

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A cousin of mine had a Cummins powered bogie drive Transtar 400.

He'd always smile and say "it's a man's truck", his reasoning being the lighter socket on the dash was marked "CIGAR LIGHTER" as opposed to the much more common label of "CIGARETTE LIGHTER" on most other vehicles.
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Overlander's old Photos 30 Sep 2021 17:28 #226244

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Greetings. I was reluctant to have the Jupiter photos posted but the Deutz marque has caused some interest and I noticed that the dual headlights on the blurred photo differ from the usual factory single headlight fitment- maybe someone will know if dual headlights were fitted from factory. They are the last of my Deutz photos. The 8160FC M A N has been posted before- fella by the name of Barnes had that. The Mannum Haulage Transtar 400 was treat to see- never did get to take many photos of that model- the photo taken in Nuri main street maybe the same truck but I can't make out the definition of the roo bar on the photo with the bloke getting in the cab to confirm, even with the mag glass. Could never pass up the opportunity to take a photo of Barry Sky's R model- Jan 1973 I had that roll developed. The Diamond was a Southern Super Haulage and I reckon the Kenworth stock crate maybe Lewington's but I wouldn't put money on it. next time.


The Deutz came with duel headlights from the factory for a while, pretty sure it was only a Australian thing, the mirrors aslso had Deutz stamped in them vertically and the mirrors were made in Australia

If I manage to get home this weekend I'll share some old Deutz
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As usual, great stuff and thanks for sharing

Paul
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