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Great Start to the Year 11 Jan 2021 21:39 #217917

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Back to work today... First job off the rank...

Haul a 1960 Dodge to its new owner, he's a car guy but wants to restore this back to original to haul his car(s)

After 2 weeks of sitting she fired right up and drove onto my tray..... Then rolled straight back off again... No brakes... Didn't realise (I was guiding not driving)

Rectified that quick smart and we were off


At his shed it all went well with some great use of the clutch (engine off) to roll it off and park it beside his "was to be" project that has a stuffed chassis.



Told him about you crazy lot here, as he knows nothing about old trucks, said he's game to sign up and meet you mad buggas.... So here's hoping he comes along soon.

It's a 1960 V8... Didn't really have time to grab its details but I'm hoping to help him with tech info once I know what he's looking for

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Great Start to the Year 12 Jan 2021 06:13 #217927

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gr8 pix Werkorse

any more pix of the Tilt n Tray

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Great Start to the Year 12 Jan 2021 08:39 #217929

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Werkhorse, It looks like a very straight and nice Dodge/De Soto with the Pilothouse cab. No handbrake either? probably a drum on the tailshaft.What my Father always called a Cardan Shaft Brake. Possibly the owner was not ready and did not react quickly enough.

I hope he does join the forum so we can see pictures of progress with the restoration. There are not many of these restored and it will be great to see it at displays.
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Great Start to the Year 12 Jan 2021 18:33 #217935

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Swishy wrote: gr8 pix Werkorse

any more pix of the Tilt n Tray

cya


Most certainly Ted B)

This is the "FV" Mitsubishi that I was using for the Dodge


But that's only 1 of 3 and a half that we have here at work
The "Mitsi" 8x4... Big thumping V8


And the "Fighter"


With it's .5 attached... Which also tilts
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Great Start to the Year 12 Jan 2021 19:28 #217936

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gr8 pix Werk

how many legal ton U get on the 8 wheeler?

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Great Start to the Year 12 Jan 2021 19:31 #217937

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Morris wrote: Werkhorse, It looks like a very straight and nice Dodge/De Soto with the Pilothouse cab. No handbrake either? probably a drum on the tailshaft.What my Father always called a Cardan Shaft Brake. Possibly the owner was not ready and did not react quickly enough.

I hope he does join the forum so we can see pictures of progress with the restoration. There are not many of these restored and it will be great to see it at displays.


I think the handbrake had minimal hold... She did a mean burn out when Thommo dropped the clutch to stop it :woohoo: :whistle: B)

I think he'll get here eventually... I think he's giving it a good look over first
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Great Start to the Year 12 Jan 2021 20:46 #217939

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Swishy wrote: gr8 pix Werk

how many legal ton U get on the 8 wheeler?

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cya


Not real sure but 12-14T wouldn't be far off me thinks... The FV takes 11T, the Fighter takes 4T and the trailer about 3.5T
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Great Start to the Year 13 Jan 2021 19:25 #217955

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Lucky bugger found a v8 one!! Does look good. Is that here in northern Tas?

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Your v8 twin steer must have some ks on her now? I remember watching her cart crown fork lifts around the state 10 years odd years ago.

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Great Start to the Year 13 Jan 2021 21:08 #217961

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Tassie Dan wrote: Lucky bugger found a v8 one!! Does look good. Is that here in northern Tas?


Yes out at Meander
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