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Caption This 08 May 2022 12:16 #234902

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Here is one for a caption (I already captioned this in no uncertain terms). Simpson crossing with Nissan Patrol . It only had about 40,000km on the clock but a very rusty chassis ex-mines. Had to get Peter out to Poeppel's Corner from Birdsville with a welder after it broke in half and the middle of the vehicle sat on the ground. Chassis photos after I jacked it up back into alignment waiting for Peter to arrive with two old truck springs to weld underneath. Sat phones are very handy.

It was on a direct West East crossing Cape Leeuwin to Cape York. The tack welds and old springs kept us going all the way to Cape York then back to Brisbane. Subsequent buyer was a fitter and turner who spent half an hour underneath inspecting, coming up with the conclusion it was "an easy fix", paid me full retail for that model and year and drove off never to be heard of again. Good luck!

Left hand side.




Right hand side Ratchet strap reinforcing did not work!



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Caption This 08 May 2022 12:29 #234903

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Trade it in

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if U gunna have a stuff up

U might as well make it a good one

LOL
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Caption This 08 May 2022 12:39 #234904

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I wonder how many people carry the welding rods and a piece of shield to be able to attempt the welding task.

Of course if the same person did the field weld as the original weld there isn't much hope.
I suspect the the problem lay more with the Chinese material, rather than the competently of the welder.
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Caption This 08 May 2022 16:40 #234913

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My younger brother bought an old Albion bus, ripped out most of the seats and set off with a few mates to go see central Aus. He took all the gear he thought he would need, which was just as well. Somewhere about half way between Alice and the Rock the input shaft between the clutch and gearbox broke in half.

They pulled it apart and set about welding it back together when the generator had a hernia. Fired up the Albion, hooked the jumper leads up and welded the shaft back together. That lasted until they were back in Winton, when the oil seal finally gave up the ghost and ran the gearbox dry. I found another box and had it shipped out to him via Greyhound, (handy being in the bus industry at the time).

I still have that shaft here somewhere.
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Caption This 08 May 2022 19:11 #234918

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I wonder if you can still send things on buses, it was handy years ago to send almost anything you could man handle anywhere quickly


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Caption This 08 May 2022 19:50 #234921

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Paul it would have to be less than seventeen kilos or it would be a two man lift and even if there were two to lift it workplace health and safety would dictate lifting in under a bus wouldn’t be safe

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Caption This 08 May 2022 20:02 #234923

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Your probably right Bluey

So if we never lift heavy things do we become weaker, if so do we get to the stage we cant lift our selves ?

Just wondering as I see this happening in nursing homes and the like


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Caption This 08 May 2022 20:18 #234925

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After my last hiccup with my pump, the Doctor told me I shouldn't lift anything heavier than a nightie. I wish I still remembered what I lifted it for.
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Caption This 08 May 2022 20:44 #234928

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I think your on the money Paul every time bags of seed fertiliser ect get smaller you notice it for a while by the next lot you get you think these are heavy enough to be throwing about but it might be just losing strength with old age

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Caption This 08 May 2022 21:13 #234930

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Looks like it has been repaired before Lang, & if that rusty crack is any indication been cracked for a while...!!

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