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1934 International C1 27 Jan 2019 11:56 #198413

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And further, it seems that Alf Mitchell was operating by himself until mid 1936 when he formed the company Alf A Mitchell Pty Ltd with 3 shareholders.


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1934 International C1 27 Jan 2019 21:48 #198425

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Thank you Allan, excellent find. Made in Melbourne :)
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1934 International C1 30 Jan 2019 18:42 #198499

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All the Streets Ice Cream truck bodies back in the 60's and 70's were built by Mitchells in Sth Melb
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1934 International C1 30 Jan 2019 21:56 #198510

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I found a later advt from Mitchells looking for panel beaters in 66. They apparently still leased 51-55 Kavanagh st perhaps till 77 when it went to the Australian Ballet (before Mitchells it had been a timber yard from 1880s), and the Alf A Mitchell Pty Ltd company was deregistered in 90 (although there is a death registered for an Alfred Arthur Mitchell in 1940.).
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1934 International C1 20 Apr 2019 18:08 #200109

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I've been fixing the mechanicals on the C1 and it's coming along nicely. The previous owner sent me this pic of his mate as a kid with his family, not a C1 but a great period shot. Be bloody scary trying to haul it up with cable brakes and a caravan on the back!
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1934 International C1 20 Apr 2019 19:18 #200110

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I think things were moving a bit slowerback in those days so a lot more time was available to stop

I was thinking to my self while hanging on tightly to the wheel of Mrs Mack last heading to Melbourne from Adelaide
"At what stage is it classed as been out of control"
Because I can tell yah there's plenty of spots on the road were I wouldn't of had a hope of pulling up if something appeared in my way
Not real found of all these big hills, Mrs Mack and I are more used to bigger tonnages and a lot flatter terrain

Paul
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging

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1934 International C1 20 Apr 2019 21:54 #200119

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I remember that way back when, the HCVCA had an evening visit to the premises of Alf. A. Mitchell Pty. Ltd. possibly when they were in South Melbourne, although my failing memory thinks Richmond or Collingwood. I remember the Foreman or whoever setting up supper for us and carrying out a carton of beer (long necks because stubbies had not been invented) and I saw the Boss shake his head and the beer was put back in safe storage.
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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1934 International C1 10 Jun 2019 17:27 #200958

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An update on my little Inter.
I have fitted new unis, and went through the diff, rear wheel bearings and rear brakes to make sure all is good.
Then fitted some sheetmetal at the rear, and the tailgate.
The catch has fallen off and been replaced with a home made jobby, so that needed some attention. Also had to make some new square nuts as Bunnings have no stock of them!
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1934 International C1 10 Jun 2019 17:30 #200959

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1934 International C1 11 Jun 2019 08:22 #200965

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Try again

How's the curve in the tailgate...
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