This was the house we bought in Collinsville, Q after the Power Station was closing and surplus employee's houses were up for tender, either to stay on site or for removal. The removal contractor was Ro Jackson who I worked for on occasions over the next few years as lots of houses and duplexes were removed. I am sure this truck belonged to Ro while later on two of his brothers were involved with their trucks.
This was in 1988. I think it is a Mercedes but not a truck expert.
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Little off topic, but had to throw this one up. WW2 Daimler Benz Personnel Carrier.
Wouldn't one of these be nice sitting in the garage - if you had the space!
(Photo courtesy of HMVF Forum)
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It is indeed that day again, when all good German girls come out to play..
One that I had a few years ago, this was a 1924. Never was mad on them, dad used to have one, which us kids loved because unlike all the rest of dads shitty old trucks, this 1924 looked quite smart. And of course they were supposed to be 240 HP, so in theory should have gone a lot better than the 1418's 180hp or 205hp or whatever exaggeration they made up.. But Dad's mate in a 1418, overtook dad in the 1924 one day in towing the same load of cars.. That was it, 1924 sold.... back to a 1418.
And the stupid backwards ZF 12 speed gearbox was dumb too - it was all ok until you were tired, and came to a roundabout or something.. then you just made a complete balls up of it!
So heres' some 1924's. Same same but different.
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Being Frau Friday, went to bung a cupla snaps squirrelled away in a yard in Central Vic.
Know nothing about them, couldn't even get close enough to even get a decent shot with all the long grass,
one appears to be either a bogie drive or a lazy, other one, dunno!
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NMP Mrs Mackpaul The cab over Benz's were a good looking truck but lacked a tilting cab. Unfortunately for anyone who had to do mechanical repairs to the engine the access was through the swing out mudguards and remove the floor panel between the 2 seats. The front grill hinged forward to get to the radiator. Replacing the head gaskets I would spend quite a few hours kneeling on the cab floor.
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Photo 1 Aztec Mercedes 1418 at Nth Wollongong.
2nd photo by Zeke Lorenz, ex DMR subbie truck still working.
3rd photo from the owner Emilio Granzranziar .
4th Photo. Pt Kembla Bond Stores .
5th photo from Stephen Child. Ray Child's Mercedes Benz was either a 1923 or 1924 model.
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