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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 10 Nov 2017 07:31 #188798

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Very nice restoration.

Have you actually weighed the unit? The whole aircraft with fuselage, engines, wings, landing gear and all systems only weighed 12-13 tons.

If you can verify a lesser weight it would make your search a lot easier.

A good carrier would be one of those extended chassis VW or Ford light trucks used for swimming pools and water tanks. Nice low cargo bed height, cheap to run and like a car to drive.

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 11 Nov 2017 14:43 #188829

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Cheers guys,
Swishy, I can’t use a drop bed trailer as the intakes are 2.7m wide, so they sit over the guards.
Lang, yes I’ve actually been told it weighs more, but it weighed in at 3450kg on its sled when loaded at the docks, so I’m guessing 3000kg is about right.
Swishy, my 3rd option is a roll-off 1982 Hino FF177, which I could put in historic if it’s any good. Going to see it Monday, so any pointers/opinions most welcome.
Lang, would I need to put it over the pits under the new regulations as a new buyer, or would it’s age and historic Reg application exempt me?
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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 11 Nov 2017 16:16 #188831

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In Qld at least, vintage truck reg only requires an initial roadworthy. Most car RWC inspection stations can do up to 16 tonnes. No pits or Main Roads inspection at any time. I presume SA might be similar.

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 11 Nov 2017 21:07 #188836

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At 2.7 metres wide you are a bit over width .

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 11 Nov 2017 21:27 #188837

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No, the tray would be 2.5m max, so with the extra 150mm overhang allowance either side, it should just come under AB load restraints.

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 12 Nov 2017 10:37 #188843

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Just don't go past Frankston station !!!!
84 Austral Tourmaster with 6V92 and now 7 speed Eaton-Fuller, converted to motorhome "Vanishing Point" after a favourite American movie.
3 Kw solar 800 Ah Lithium house battery pack, all engine cooling done by the sun. Water injection for hot days and hill climbs.

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 14 Nov 2017 07:05 #188883

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I don't know the rules on oversize loads but you may need to have signs front and rear. Swishy is our guru on such matters.

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 14 Nov 2017 19:10 #188896

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Atkipete
Not sure of your statement :lol:

maximum width is 2.5m (unless U B runn n a low loader or a house float with rows of 8 tyres per axle then U B allowd 2.7m in width
to run ovr 2.5 in width U need a permit, red flags front n rear sign, if the over width bit B less than 500mm in height U need dazzle boards to mark out your protrusion plus + + restricted hours of travel (peak Hour Traffic etc)
Well th@ could/Would/should B Victoria regulations
evn qik boats need to comply



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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 16 Nov 2017 09:12 #188926

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That's one flash half cut you got there.
It might be 9' at its max width but how high, doesn't look more than 7'.
Perhaps some sort of tilting trailer similar to Swishy's speed boat?
Thinking back top the late 60's early 70's, I remember a mobile display set up in a Queen St Brisy. bank.
Was it this cockpit?
There was a nasty looking multi-barrel cannon with the display as well.
At the time Aus. had placed orders for the F111's but due to delays the Phantoms were leased for quite some time.

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Wanted: Pre 1987 4cyl truck with min 21ft tray or clean chassis 17 Nov 2017 10:54 #188944

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Hi Jeffo,
It only stands about 2.2m at the rear, so yes heights not a problem.
Transport problems been solved though, as I bid on and won the Hino yesterday, so roadworthy booked for Tuesday and ship docks Thursday.
Plan is now to build a demountable cradle for the cockpit so that I can still use the truck for other jobs, such as carrying my K2 long distances when she’s finished.
The Hino was a pantec, but had curtains removed to carry tyres, so I will just remive the canopy and possibly use that as a paddock shelter for my tractor.
Pictures will obviously follow in due course


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