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Introducing RusselB 22 Jan 2022 14:37 #230996

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My name is Russell,
I joined the HCVCA in October 2021.  Member number HCV2280   
As a user name I would like to start with RussellB
 
I have aspired to be a truck driver all my life because my dad and his brother had a few trucks.  I have had a truck licence since I was 17 ( Queensland) and driven a few different trucks from time to time but never as an actual job.  At 69 I am retired and was recently given the remnants of an International AS162 that had belonged to my dad and his brother. 
 
My plan is to move it from Queensland to Melbourne where I live, and restore it.
Although I am handy with a spanner, I will need a lot of help and I hope there will be members who can help me through the Forum.  I have already found some previous questions and answers about “AS160’s” on the Forum.
 
Thanks for your help.
 
Regards,
Russell B.
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Introducing RusselB 22 Jan 2022 15:13 #230997

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Russell B

Welcome to the forum!
Many contributors here always willing to help out, what we don't know, we take a WAG at!
Most times it works out!
Cheers, Dave_64
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Introducing RusselB 22 Jan 2022 17:11 #231002

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Welcome to the forum Russell

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Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging

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Introducing RusselB 22 Jan 2022 18:34 #231006

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Russell B, What they said. Welcome mate. There are a lot of International enthusiasts on the forum. Don't hesitate to ask questions or ask for help here. Most of the information you get will be helpful. If anybody gives you shonky info, other members will set you straight. My suggestion is_:-don't rush into paying top dollar for parts. Others have done it and will suggest sources for parts and information.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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Introducing RusselB 22 Jan 2022 19:10 #231007

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Welcome Russel. I echo what the other guys have said, but to have the chance to restore one of your fathers trucks would be an honour, to me anyway. Good luck with it and keep us all in the loop with your progress, however small and remember, we all like lots of pictures of the journey.
Steve.
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Introducing RusselB 23 Jan 2022 20:58 #231045

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While you are in Qld drop in to see Mike of Fleet Parts in Toowoomba. I promise you won't be disappointed.

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Introducing RusselB 24 Jan 2022 07:31 #231054

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While you are in Qld drop in to see Mike of Fleet Parts in Toowoomba. I promise you won't be disappointed.


Mike at Fleet Parts is the man I tried to think of when I wrote my message. He is a really nice and helpful bloke. I met him at the Rocklea Truck Show a few years ago. He has a great stock of Inter parts. Definitely go and see him, otherwise phone or email him when you have a list of parts you want.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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Introducing RusselB 24 Jan 2022 20:35 #231071

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Thanks everyone for the welcome. I (we) had been living in Hungary for almost two years up to July last year. Finally made it back to Melbourne via Queensland late October. As soon as I finish renovating our house I will be getting serious about the truck!! I will get my first series of questions onto the Forum over the next few days so I can prepare mentally and get a few things ordered.
Thanks again.
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Introducing RusselB 24 Jan 2022 21:24 #231072

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Welcome, I don't know much of Hungary but could it really be as bad as a clown show like queersland or a dictatorshipo like commstoria?

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