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Re: Gliders - a future in Australia 13 Jun 2015 10:19 #159420

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I used the provision in 1997 to export and re-import the Mc Claren F1 road car crashed in Sydney when we sent it back to Woking UK for repairs. Cost $1,004,000.

When it came back into the country we were charged duty on the cost of repairs/improvements whilst overseas. Customs knew exactly what was going on.

I couldn't imagine the Authorities not noticing the 1970 KW that went to the States and returned looking brand new hadn't some work done to it or t least meeting Cindy's Fairy-Godmother!

The aren't as silly as we think, as I collect cars from the docks for a friend every few months and they do look quite closely at what's arriving.

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Re: Gliders - a future in Australia 13 Jun 2015 13:01 #159421

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Bugger me looks we need to keep on thinking

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Re: Gliders - a future in Australia 13 Jun 2015 17:39 #159422

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The trouble is if anyone works out how to do it the Feds will legislate against it.

I've only seen them delete ADR's when replaced by a tougher one or allowing Euro standards to make compliance more standard Worldwide.

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Re: Gliders - a future in Australia 13 Jun 2015 18:03 #159423

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...is the glider proposition to make a new cab/chassis/etc look old ?...or an old cab/chassis/etc look new ??

...the logical extension of a proprietary manufactured truck is the ability to "improve"..or "modernise"..or "make safe" etc...and it's these proprietary manufactured trucks that will cause a major headache for any authority to deny their reason for being improved........even back to fitting my 1965 900 series Kenworth with any upgrade i would like to have....a new rail/rails here...a 550 Cat engine there ?? :-? :-? :-/ :-/

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Re: Gliders - a future in Australia 13 Jun 2015 19:36 #159424

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I would have to suggest that freight for a prime mover to and back would almost kill it, would it not? :(
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Re: Gliders - a future in Australia 13 Jun 2015 20:27 #159425

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I couldn't imagine the Authorities not noticing the 1970 KW that went to the States and returned looking brand new hadn't some work done to it or t least meeting Cindy's Fairy-Godmother!


Don Swishy head of the painters and dockers would get around it... :D:D

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Re: Gliders - a future in Australia 13 Jun 2015 21:07 #159426

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Arse C

U spend more time down the docs than me
me relize u only get appearance munee


but guess sumone hazta do it

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Re: Gliders - a future in Australia 16 Jun 2015 19:18 #159427

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Hi,

Okay, not so much gliders as ADR's.

I already spoke about my experience with wheels and tyres and bullbars but todays discovery was about external sun visors.

Been exploring the possibility of fitting an external sun visor to my current non commercial non vintage but maybe commercial project.

No second hand stuff of ANY description from a U-Pull-It wrecker.
Go to a commercial wrecker. . . no, not really, new or used, not something you see anymore, a very '70's/ 80's kind of thing.

chat chat, maybe an ADR thing?

Ah, got me to thinking and remembering something about;

(extract from) ADR 42/.. GENERAL SAFETY EQUIREMENTS

External or Internal Protrusions

No vehicle shall be equipped with:

Mucking about on the edge

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Re: Gliders - a future in Australia 17 Jun 2015 12:08 #159428

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Whilst looking at the feasibility of a glider, I always pull up short thinking about electrical wiring.

Now I'm not afraid of wiring and have fully re-wired EFI vehicles from scratch.

However I don't relish the thought of trying to integrate the wiring from a modern truck into a mechanical diesel engine and transmissions. How would you integrate ABS & stability programs into a throttle the ECU can't control.

I think we're dreaming if we think we can have a 2016 chassis with a Screamer and RR box and have it work anything like you want.

I did see a funny thing whilst watching Le Mans on the weekend, one of the AUDI's had to re-boot the on-board computer by shutting down all power whilst traveling at 200kmh+ for 3 seconds then turn it all back on so the brakes and ABS would work properly! Brave chap.

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