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9 years 2 months ago #157907 by Mairjimmy
R180 Restoration was created by Mairjimmy
It's about time I did something with this truck as it's been a work in progress for 5 or 6 years

The 1st two pic's below are from around 1954 when it was new on the Nullarbor























Colin


Time to get up andd get going.......todays bad decisions aren't going to make themselves!!!
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9 years 2 months ago - 9 years 2 months ago #157908 by Mrsmackpaul
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It looks like a pretty straight sort of a unit that one

Looks like the old paint held up fairly well considering its age
We dont see scroll work done like that anymore my grand father always said when he saw a fresh truck finished like that "they were done up like a dunny truck" I never lived in town so I have no idea what a dunny truck was done up like ???? :D

Paul

Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
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9 years 2 months ago #157909 by jeffo
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Regarding the dunny trucks.
In the 60's there was a company in Brisy that specialised in tarting up/selling old bangers. They always looked pretty but were usually buggered.
Dad and a mate were looking for a truck. Every so often the mate would stop and shake his leg.
Turned out he was indicating the truck was an ex dunny truck and he was cleaning the crap from his shoe.
The poo juice would get between those laminated chassis rails and you could poke your finger right through.
But the cabs all looked mint with nice scroll work.



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9 years 2 months ago #157910 by geoffb
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Just needs the air changing in the tires I reckon

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9 years 2 months ago #157911 by Mairjimmy
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Geoff,,, Tyres are OK, now Paul the only dunny truck I remember is the one in Berrigan late 50's and it was none to flash
Colin

Time to get up andd get going.......todays bad decisions aren't going to make themselves!!!

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9 years 2 months ago #157912 by Tacho
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Good to see you are fired up to get on with the resto Colin.
Unfortunately, when I walk away from a project...usually because something has really pee'd me off, it is very hard to get motivated and get back to it again. (that Case L in my workshop is a good example)

How is progress with the Inter D?

Cheers Geoff

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9 years 2 months ago #157913 by grahamjb
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Fantastic to see another old Inter getting restored and I love those first two photos....

Are you going to transplant the door lock cylinder from the passengers door to the drivers door?

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9 years 2 months ago - 9 years 2 months ago #157914 by Mairjimmy
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Are you going to transplant the door lock cylinder from the passengers door to the drivers door?


Never thought of that, haven't got a key for it anyway ;) ;) ;)

Tacho,,,There is nothing about that L that a angle grinder or oxy torch won't fix ;D ;D ;D Come Geoff into it.
Now the D you will see through the door of the R180 in a photo down below.

All that gone before is past history and now to the here and now









Now to the morning effort





Now I have to sort this lot out and put the cab back on then into the bonnet guard and grill



As long as they leave me alone and don't ring from work I still am trying for Alice

But first things first I am going to the River this weekend and now to get the caravan ready

Colin








Time to get up andd get going.......todays bad decisions aren't going to make themselves!!!
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9 years 2 months ago #157915 by Mrsmackpaul
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HEY HEY STAY FOCUSED GRASSHOPPER stay away from the river grasshopper it will only slow you down :D :D :D :D

Paul

Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging

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9 years 2 months ago #157916 by scratcha
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Dont have the truck, but recently bought a genuine dunny can!

8-)

1418 Benz now really impressing the bride :-)

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