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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 24 Aug 2015 08:45 #147105

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A duck still going strong in SA



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The duck (DUKW) was a WW2 product. This is a LARC.
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 24 Aug 2015 09:11 #147106

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Beaver,

What might be the age of the larc ( may be not as old as I thought)




$wishy,

That pink thingo may be a Volvo ( its been stationary for a long time) ???????????
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 24 Aug 2015 09:59 #147107

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Think the LARCs were an 70s/80s vintage
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 24 Aug 2015 13:24 #147108

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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 24 Aug 2015 13:31 #147109

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Here is a clearer pic of the Lark No....just in case anyone is interesred...........


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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 24 Aug 2015 16:53 #147110

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There was another dual cab Bedford the same as the one in post 156 laid up in the back streets of Peterborough SA when we were there last year.
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 24 Aug 2015 17:59 #147111

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Being near the Murray River I think I could use a Duck or Larc. Load it up at home, go for a river cruise and drive out of the river and home when I have had enough.

Imagine the look on the faces of the tourists at the boat ramp! :)
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 24 Aug 2015 19:20 #147112

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The big pink thing is/was a Renault 16. They used to be everywhere. Interesting styling, but quite nice to drive.

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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 24 Aug 2015 20:05 #147113

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Well spotted Jarrod. I had to go back for another look! Did they have hydrolastic suspension? there was something about them, but can't remember exactly what.

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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 24 Aug 2015 20:59 #147114

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I don't remember what was on the front, but they had parallel torsion bars on the back, with one side wheelbase being a bit longer than the other! It gave a very soft/smooth ride, in typical French style.

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They also had the engine in backwards(mounted inline), driving the front wheels. ....and shims to adjust the fan belt.....and the radiator was mounted lower than the engine, so you had to bleed air out of the engine (forget where) and the water-heated automatic choke!

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