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Rusting away in Australia

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by newport, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Dan Greenberg
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    Awesome images! Thanks for going to so much trouble to get them. These kind of shots are one of my favorite things.
     
  2. newport
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    Thanks Dan,
    No trouble. On my next trip there will be heaps more. I want to save as many as possible but because of the distances to get these things back to the city it will be hard but I'll give it a go.

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  3. THE SPEED ADDICT
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    Ya better get your self a big-ass flat bed truck and get buisy!
     
  4. newport
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    A road train = 3 big-ass flat beds on the one truck. I will find a photo of one.

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  5. newport
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    I am out near the edge of the Great Sandy Desert and these ones were on a 25km stretch of road.

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    Just caught the last 2 trailers of a road train as it went past.

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  6. That white HG stationwagon still has the sunvisor . Strange that has,nt been removed.
     
  7. With all that sun over there, the car is probably reluctant to give it up.
     
  8. Hotrod7
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    Sweet pics,thanks for that! fascinated by the "outback" and amazed to see some awesome old iron out there hanging out
     
  9. Hotrod7
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    haha!
     
  10. nummie
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    you pay for my plane ticket and I will gladly help you save that old tin!!! amazing pics!
     
  11. Richard/SIA
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    5th down looks to be an Austin Champ.

    Ex-commonwealth military, with some great features but parts are expensive and rather hard to get.
    Not easy to work on.

    Used to have four of them.
     
  12. When you say "5th down"
    what do you mean?
    down from where?
     
  13. Richard/SIA
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    Fifth pic down, second set of pics, green 4x4.

    Alec Issigonis (of Mini fame) was the primary designer, all independent suspension at both ends, on torsion bars, Rolls design F head engine, same gears in reverse as forward.
    Capable of being driven almost completely submerged when the snorkle was fitted.

    Biggest problem was that they were expensive, about twice the price of a Rover 88. the Ride was so smooth troops drove them too fast on rough ground, rolling them often.
     
  14. olskl_dave
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    Hears one from outback Australia, 1960 FB Holden...
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  15. xpletiv
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    Sorry-just caught this- I love 'does it rain there' ....it's the DESERT!
     
  16. George G
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    Keep em comin. Great pics!
     
  17. newport
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    The first couple are from Marble Bar. Australia's hottest town. It's around 40c at the moment, then the old tin and steam engine is from down the road at Nullagine.

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  18. the olds looks very saveable
     
  19. found a few old bangers rusting away locally also that you guys may like to see. all aussie stuff though.
     

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  20. newport
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    Might have to give the Olds a miss looks like the roof has been cut off so was a sedan and has a crack in the chassis.
     
  21. Sure looks alot like parts of Southeast Arizona & parts of New Mexico (ie; red soil aka dirt)
     
  22. newport
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    Just got back from the trip so here are some more. Poly in old Dodge truck.

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  23. newport
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    These were all at the same place.

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  24. newport
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  25. YURNGA32
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    pretty sure this one's an early 20's dodge. there's an old cowl like this one sittin under a tree at my bosses farm.
     
  26. newport
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    These are at an old State Gold Battery

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  27. Nice shots mate, I've been working at the red sands tavern up in newman wa for the last two months and am back home now. I saw a few car bodies up around the town but most of the stuff is 80's falcons- or rolled and smashed ek's onwards- bhp opened up most of newan with the iron ore mines in the 60s so the stuff around there is pretty late- saw some good picks of a station/ church mission bone yard 300 + km? south east of newman with 80 or more cars and trucks starting at t model fords and going up to eh's- One of the drillers took photo's on his iphone of the cars, but is reluctant to tell me exactly where. Funnily enough i've found more stuff in a day of being home on the farm that in two months up north. anyway I'll chuck up some photo's of some finds. tyler
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  29. newport
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    Brilliant. We need to talk about a couple of these. Got your PM will answer soon. I just got back from north east of Newman on Monday arvo.
     

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