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Back to the Track 23 Jul 2021 18:54 #223741

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The other trick was holding your hand against the screen to absorb the impact. I wonder if it actually worked?

I remember that in the 70's / 80's. Everyone I rode with did it.

Jarrod.

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Back to the Track 23 Jul 2021 19:51 #223747

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Absolutely certain this was an old wives tale although many people did it.

It has been many a long year since I had the giant explosion and the whole screen turned to Crystal pieces. Lucky it was a two piece screen so I could see out the passenger window to stop safely. Remember at night particularly the only way to survive was to punch your fist through the shattered glass.

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Back to the Track 24 Jul 2021 08:46 #223767

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Yes, I've put my fist through a few.

Progressing to Laminated glass was a giant leap forward.

They may not last as long as toughened but have saved a heap of lives.

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Back to the Track 24 Jul 2021 10:18 #223775

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Lang, Is Bev taking her new friend on the trip and back home. Or do I have a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock to think of that?

I see that your camera has the same problem that all our mirrors have. They all show an old bloke. Years ago, mirrors used to show a young fit bloke when I looked at them.:woohoo:
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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Back to the Track 24 Jul 2021 14:27 #223782

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No the photo of the screen being pulled out is John our poor fellow traveller now on his way home. I was off doing a screen test for a leading man role.
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Back to the Track 26 Jul 2021 08:23 #223832

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Well we finally got to Alice springs just in time to hook on to a small group on a visit to a local collector. There are minor runs every day until departure for Darwin next week.

Check out our camp site it could not be closer to the old ghan railway track of ww2 fame.
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Back to the Track 26 Jul 2021 09:09 #223834

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I'll wager it's pretty damned arctic there, 'tis here.:(

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Back to the Track 27 Jul 2021 18:24 #223877

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Back to the Track 27 Jul 2021 19:23 #223879

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Some blokes are keen. John who had to truck his 37 Chevy back from Blackall found a wasp nest in his auto transmission breather which blew all the fluid out. An attempt to drive after correcting finished with his replica alloy radiator splitting for some reason.

Desert c zoolers in Melbourne have built him a new one which should get to Brisbane tomorrow. He is going to do 1000 km a day to get to the start next sunday

My perspex windscreen has now been replaced by glass so all beautiful again.
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