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5 years 5 months ago #198413 by allan
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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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5 years 5 months ago #198425 by Southbound
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Thank you Allan, excellent find. Made in Melbourne :)

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5 years 5 months ago #198499 by ray
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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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5 years 5 months ago #198510 by allan
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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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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #200109 by Southbound
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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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5 years 3 months ago #200110 by Mrsmackpaul
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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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5 years 3 months ago #200119 by Morris
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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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5 years 1 month ago - 5 years 1 month ago #200958 by Southbound
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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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5 years 1 month ago #200959 by Southbound
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5 years 1 month ago #200965 by Southbound
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Try again

How's the curve in the tailgate...

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