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6 years 7 months ago - 6 years 7 months ago #189267 by PDU
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You reminded me of one of my mates, riding his 900 Kwaka home one night after a dehydration preventative session - red light ahead and he felt really good going down through the gears and gliding to a perfect halt alongside a car load of kids, then the bike fell over because he forgot to put his feet down! :dry: Doh! :blush:

AND they're a bloody heavy bike to pick up when you're pissed . . . :lol:
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6 years 7 months ago #189273 by JOHN.K.
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Extra weight is an advantage on a truck that will be driven empty most of the time.I have an old cylinder head on the back of my ute,and it makes a big difference as it probably weighs 100kg.
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1 month 1 week ago #252308 by Mrsmackpaul
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Any progress on this wild machine with a gear for every occasion ?

Was a very interesting build


Paul

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1 month 6 days ago #252322 by Dave_64
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Paul.
Thanks for the interest, in a nutshell, things came to screaming halt due to health issues, still ongoing.
Had a mate who expressed a bit of interest in taking on the cab repairs, until he had a real good look at it, backed off.
Go out and fire her up every cupla weeks, still ticks over like a clock.
Have been thinking about fitting a Dyna tilt cab, but means going back to square one!
If its ever going to be finshed, may have to bite the bullet and send it to someone willing to put the time required in.
Plenty of "bog merchants" offerered to rebuild it with fibreglass, not what I want.
Mechanically, just about where I want to be other than reverting back to swapping the main transmission back to original plan.
Thanks for the interest, Dave
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1 month 6 days ago #252326 by Zuffen
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I can't believe it's been 6 years since your last update.

I have a soft spot for the Karrier, and almost purchased one around 10 years ago.

it would have been heavily Hot Rodded!
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1 month 5 days ago #252329 by Mrsmackpaul
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It seems almoat impossible to find a good panel shop

I dunno if I ever shared it on here, but a few years ago now I was heading south out of Mildura in my ute one evening and came around a bend in the road and a truck was heading towards me, always fine
Next thing a set of headlights appeared, trying to overtake the truck

Well this joker didn't fit between us very well

Anyway the ute was well stretched on the drivers side

Long story short, after spending 6 months waiting for a panel shop to do the job and another 6 months in the panel shop

The job looks worse than a back yarders crap attempt

Oh dear, it's a mess, a big brown turd stain has come up thru the paint, a wire has been pinched and the battery goes flat and the list goes on

Anyway, panel shops are pretty useless these days, so I guessif th er Karrier cab hasn't been started it isn't abad thing as no one has wrecked it yet

Hope the health issues improve

Paul

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1 month 5 days ago #252333 by PDU
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Don't ever give up Dave, that's what I've learnt on here. You were an early inspiration for me when I first came on this forum, many moons ago with my Austin, and then onto the never ending saga of my Bedford. 

Hang in there, ramble on as much as you like, some of us read every word of it.

Live long and prosper.  
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1 month 5 days ago #252337 by cobbadog
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Too right it's hard to find a panel beater or welder that wants to do it right. That's why I dropped panel beating as a trade it was all about plastic surgery back then.
Possible idea is to contact the lical tafe n ask the trades section there if there is a welder or beater that wants some extra cash. 
Other choice is to buy a MIG n start on the small jobs first working at simply tack welding the pieces into place then grind smooth. Talk to the guys in a car or hot rod club if they know who does the job correctly.

Cheers Cobba & Cobbarette
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