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Waltzing Matilda Jet Powered truck 11 Jun 2010 18:47 #30433

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Hi all, got a call from an old mate of mine in Tassie. He is trying to find some missing pieces to get Matilda back to its former glory. Truck is complete,( been used as a primemover carting Bees) and they have found the jet engine, but cant find the cradle that mounts the rolls royce to the truck chassis, or the fibreglass shrouds of the engine.. Was told that the previous owners of Matilda sold it off as parts. New owners are willing to buy them back if they can find any of them. Any information on Matildas missing bits Please Phone Ewan Stephens 0418134057.............. Would be great to see a truck with that much history put back to its former glory. Just trying to help out.... ;)
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Re: Waltzing Matilda Jet Powered truck 11 Jun 2010 19:06 #30434

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Ya beat me to it Tony they had a piece in the paper here the other day. have you seen my post on here about W/Matilda?? From memory ....and don't take this as gospel..........the previous owner was from perth (tas) and got into some money trouble. There was a story about him burying the truck but it later came out that he striped it.

You probably know who it was...he lived just short of perth between Devon hills turn off and Gibbit hill.
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Re: Waltzing Matilda Jet Powered truck 11 Jun 2010 19:36 #30435

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Hey Werkhorse,,, Yes i do know the two chapps.. the second from up Burns Creek way cobbs. I think the one your thinkin of was last spotted in Lightning Ridge, Opal mining. The Stephens Family trucks have always looked imaculate. They had a1956 F600 towing a single axle trailer, They would still have it im sure. Ewan and his dad loved ford trucks, That was something you noticed when you seen them on the road. Always neat and tidy.....
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Re: Waltzing Matilda Jet Powered truck 11 Jun 2010 22:13 #30436

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That F600 has been done up and was given to Ewan's ol man they did a piece on it in the same edition of the Examiner. Looks bloody sweet too.
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Re: Waltzing Matilda Jet Powered truck 17 Jun 2010 19:28 #30437

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RECAR built matilda and would proberbly still have some details of original designers and the men who worked on it ray kernigan lee's father owned matilda when i worked on it and ray would have some details i think he is still going they used to live at albury don

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Re: Waltzing Matilda Jet Powered truck 17 Jun 2010 19:54 #30438

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Thanks Don. Im lead to believe that one of the original builders of the truck is working with them on the restoration.. Thanks for the tip mate....
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Waltzing Matilda Jet Powered truck 16 Jan 2019 22:12 #198166

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Hi all, is this thread still alive ?
Does anyone know if they got it completed – I know western Victoria would love to see it return to where it set the world record just outside of Wycheproof – (it was 40 years ago , today) ..
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I believe the Tasmanian owners still have it – but in what condition ?
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any ideas ..

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Waltzing Matilda Jet Powered truck 17 Jan 2019 00:56 #198167

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Hi,

I read up on it on a website about 6 months ago and it was still a working truck for the Bee farm and they were still looking for the bits to restore it.

Terry

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Waltzing Matilda Jet Powered truck 17 Jan 2019 06:33 #198170

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Waltzing Matilda Jet Powered truck 17 Jan 2019 07:40 #198171

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I am sure they have talked to Ron Laycock at Bauple about finding bits. Looks like a different motor.




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