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SPIDERS ANYONE???? 04 Sep 2012 22:32 #92293

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Dont panic arachnaphobes, its the truck type spiders....
In Toowoomba by the pallet...



Drum Hubs



Hubs and Axles....



and a stack of other stuff that may or may not pertain to the trucking fraternity....

www.graysonline.com/sale/7002490/auto-ac...-components?spr=true

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Re: SPIDERS ANYONE???? 04 Sep 2012 23:01 #92294

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Another bit of history down the gurgler - Toowoomba Foundries were a major supplier to the truck and trailer industry for a long time.

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Re: SPIDERS ANYONE???? 04 Sep 2012 23:11 #92295

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were they the same mob that made the Southern Cross Stationary engines, pumps and I think windmills?
Having lived through a pandemic I now understand all the painting of fat people on couches!

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Re: SPIDERS ANYONE???? 05 Sep 2012 08:05 #92296

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Ok
with out Toowoomba

hoo can we now rely on to do the rare n exotic brake drums??

Cya
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Re: SPIDERS ANYONE???? 05 Sep 2012 08:30 #92297

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Was sort of the same mob, the sons or grandsons took over in the 80's? and went nuts buying the latest casting gear which brought the foundry right up to date, but a downturn saw it go into recievership, Tyco water ended up with the windmill/pump side of it and I think the other part became Toowoomba Wheel Products who supplied hubs and drums to a lot of the Australian Truck manufacturers, Even the bigger Isuzu's with Meritor axles have Toowoomba Wheel products hubs on them. Rob Laurent wrote a very good history on the Toowoomba Foundry available off his website.
www.blueflyer.com.au/

were they the same mob that made the Southern Cross Stationary engines, pumps and I think windmills?

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Re: SPIDERS ANYONE???? 05 Sep 2012 09:57 #92298

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CMI Toowoomba was a HUGE concern with a finger in all sorts of pies, maybe too many? The Foundry was just one and it IS for tender in whole or part to be removed. So the question is...WHERE are the mould plugs? The person who has them could have them cast and machined anywhere....... Might be worth someone picking out the desirables...Chances are they are actually computer files these days with the CNC cutting fresh plugs as required? They do have such a beastie in their inventory so wouldnt suprise me.....

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Re: SPIDERS ANYONE???? 05 Sep 2012 10:08 #92299

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OK, dont hold your breath, the plugs arent going to be auctioned...issues with ownership...So dont know what their fate will be!

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Re: SPIDERS ANYONE???? 06 Sep 2012 19:27 #92300

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Hi, I wonder if they hav any old stock of drums to suit the old C with a no 4 Eaton?? Hope any old stock escapes the scrap man. Found out recently, a certain parts supplier had 60 x c180 pistons, believed no one wanted them, so sold to the scrap man for $110 :'(
Front drums hard to get as well!!

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