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Old 08-10-18, 12:47
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Wayne,

Excellent job done on a very rare vehicle! The only one currently restored?

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Old 08-10-18, 16:30
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Amazing job, Wayne!

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Old 09-10-18, 02:07
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Great job Wayne,

Very special, Australian designed type saved as well.

Where did you source the camo pattern? (This is not a loaded question)

Just interested... that's all
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Old 09-10-18, 09:21
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Thanks for the kind words guys

The disruptive colour was matched from a sample off the doors. I don't know the name but it is a perfect match from the factory. First seeing it in the paint can was a eyebrow raising moment but now on the truck with the green I think it looks just fine.

I did cheat Mike and sprayed it on, masked it then sprayed, very even coat, maybe too even...

The pattern comes from chalk marks I did from my original vehicle, Rod D's roof section and old photos. My lines matched up very close to one original photo I had so I filled in the missing lines on the rear roof section from the available Ford photos.

Hi Hanno, very rare vehicle to have survived, there are a couple of others around in bits or part there of
Never know what some people have hidden away in sheds.
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Old 25-11-18, 02:01
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The seats were finished this week and have been fitted.
Dark brown leather with brass eyelets, upholster did very well
from the few available photos.
Now need to get the leather strap supports made.

Odd thing is now the truck has that "new car smell".

Black and white is the Ford, colour is my Chev with pleated seats.
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Old 19-11-19, 02:16
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Found these parts of the radiator blind for the Chev, looking for a photo/sample of what the finished item looked like or worked.
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Old 20-11-19, 01:06
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Really outstanding job, Wayne.

Missed the seat image from last year until now: I assume the seats lay back to make a flat 'bed' like the original. Have you made the strap supports as yet?

The radiator blind is an interesting improvement on the clip-on version.

A really useful truck.

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Old 20-11-19, 13:09
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Yes Mike, has the folding seats, map light and dome light, still working on more internal parts and then all that canvas...
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Old 20-11-19, 16:07
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Thanks Wayne,

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Old 10-03-20, 14:43
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Driving around to test before licencing, very slow but steers and brakes well.
Still a lot to do to finish the restoration, canvas, gun mounts, overflow tank and more.
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Old 10-03-20, 18:17
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Very nice job, Lt. Gen. Henderson!

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Old 11-03-20, 00:05
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Driving around to test before licencing, very slow but steers and brakes well.
Still a lot to do to finish the restoration, canvas, gun mounts, overflow tank and more.
Looking really good, Wayne. I guess from your comment, Wayne, it won't do me much good looking for you at Corowa this year. More than 150 vehicles here already. Cheers Rick.
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Old 11-03-20, 00:17
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Default The Looong haul to Corowa....

Ha!

Wayne would have to have left nearly 3 weeks ago to be there!!!

(3500 kms @ average 24 kph for 8 hours/day driving = 18 days, not including stops for eating, refueling, ringing ears, heat exhaustion, etc etc)

But what an EPIC trip. Maybe next year, Wayne??

Sounds like an good turn up, Rick. Wish I was there.

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Old 11-03-20, 23:54
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Awesome work, awesome vehicle!

Very nice work, Wayne.

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Old 12-03-20, 01:46
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A very good show and lots of good people, been there several times but to drive the truck there is too much. Train is the way to go, that's how it probably got here in the first place.
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Old 13-03-20, 11:53
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An utterly magnificent example.
Probably the best restored Blitz in Australia
Possibly anywhere.
I doffs me lid Wayne
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Old 22-03-20, 07:54
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Absolutely 100% FIRST CLASS well done Wayne cheers dennis
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Old 13-01-22, 04:35
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Hello Wayne,

How is the Chevrolet six seater going? Has it been out for any road trips lately or attended any events? Has there been any issues with the timber now that it is a couple of years old and been on the road a couple of times to flex it out?

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Old 24-01-22, 08:15
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All good so far Lionel, was expecting a bit more body roll but there is hardly any. No problems with the timber moving or warping. Lack of engine power turned out to be the float level in the carby. Still working on it, canvas work, gun mounts and yet to make the two rear crew seats.
I used a commercial wood called "Tasmanian Oak" which was great to work with but needed to be sealed, primed and painted asap.
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