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1952 Leyland Motorhome Project. 08 Feb 2022 14:25 #231798

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Just hose it out, get the missus to whack some curtains up and you are away.

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1952 Leyland Motorhome Project. 08 Feb 2022 14:31 #231799

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Sister in law wants a truck type horse float.........dont think thats what she s got in mind tho.......I hear "new" and "$250k" mentioned in conversation.

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1952 Leyland Motorhome Project. 08 Feb 2022 20:20 #231812

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How much is scrap metal per ton nowadays
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1952 Leyland Motorhome Project. 08 Feb 2022 20:28 #231813

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You may recall Brisbane Livestock Horse Transport in Hendra, John.
Very astute operator, his workshop built these in 6 and 9 horse side load
configuration. Most were Leyland, but one built on a Scania bus chassis.
Clad in aluminum and mostly unpainted. Hard to keep weight off the steer axle
with 9 horses, hence the long passenger section behind the driver's seat.
Did a heap of work with these including local race work and interstate stud stock.
Had a powerful 2-way set up so extra horses could be added to the load en-route
and he could check on progress, animal welfare and problems.
Ceased business mid to late 1990's, southern and newer local carriers took over.

Hino FD 6 horse rear load truck with living space up front advertised in Vic late
last year for 110K. 2006, low kms. Would have sold quickly.

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1952 Leyland Motorhome Project. 08 Feb 2022 21:03 #231814

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I always thought most of the horse carriers around, even back in the day when they were new looked really scruffy and indeed homemade. A very large number never even painted them at all, let alone a nice finish. Race tracks looked like a gipsy camp.

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1952 Leyland Motorhome Project. 09 Feb 2022 03:56 #231818

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That all added to the atmosphere Lang, a bit like going to the local show only more grown up and for adults not kids


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1952 Leyland Motorhome Project. 09 Feb 2022 19:57 #231828

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Quite agree Lang. Big changes in the industry for many reasons.
Larger companies had better gear built, but their largest asset became the Debtors Book.
Can't run a profitable show on cut rates and slow or non - payers.
You will see the best gear at any of the noted horse sales, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney
and Gold Coast. Worth a visit to see what goes on, and the money spent!
Frightening to see how some travel to the races.

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1952 Leyland Motorhome Project. 09 Feb 2022 20:13 #231830

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Slow Horses & Fast Woman.....:woohoo:
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Because those that matter...
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And those that mind....
don't matter." -
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