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General Discussion / Van inspection Cheltenham Victoria??
« Last post by prado2004 on Today at 10:27:00 AM »
Hey all, my dad has just put a deposit on a 2015 Jayco Silverline outback in Cheltenham  Melbourne. We are in Brisbane and he wanted to know if there is someone he should use to go and inspect the van? Or for that matter if anyone on here wants to go and have a look you can be paid in beer or liquid gold of your choice. It is a one owner van and been stored under cover and seldom used so he is not expecting any large issues, however it is a fair bit of money to buy sight unseen.

Thanks in advance!

 :cheers:
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General Discussion / Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Last post by Bird on Today at 09:56:05 AM »
some strange prices there
HR Holden for $10,500??? was it just a shell?

FPV ute? Whats so special?


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Meanwhile a Ford FPV Pursuit utility (lot 220) found a new owner at an impressive $75,000.
It seems a race heritage worked for the Cosworth Ford Sierra road car (lot 221), which went for $60,000.

One real curiosity left till second-last was an XY GS Falcon ute (lot 335), built for Allan Moffatt and used by him as a tow car. It went for a healthy $162,000.

Here is the full list of top bids.

100 1979 Mazda RX7 $36,500

101 1964 Honda S600 convertible $18,500

102 1962 Morris Mini 850 $14,200

103 1983 Datsun 280ZX $18,500

108 1966 Holden HR 66A sedan $10,500

109 1975 Holden HJ Kingswood sedan $5900

110 1976 Holden HJ utility $13,500

111 Holden VQ Statesman Caprice HSV 5000 $16,000

112 1979 Holden Sandman utility $33,000

113 1985 Holden VK Calais $20,500

114 1981 Holden WB van $8000

117 1971 Holden HG SSA drag car $17,000

1977 Holden Torana Prototype A9X 4-door touring car $300,000

200 1977 Holden Torana SS A9X hatchback GMP&A $500,000

201 1978 Holden Torana LX SS hatchback $59,300

202 1976 Holden Torana LX SLR5000 $80,000

205 1973 Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 $150,000

206 1971 Holden Torana LC GTR XU-1 $59,000

207 1972 Holden Torana LJ GTR Xu-1 replica $43,500

208 1971 Holden HQ Monaro GTS coupe $110,000

209 1974 Holden Monaro sedan $70,000

210 1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw Perkins engine $156,000

211 1996 Holden HSV Commodore GTS-R $91,000

212 1986 Holden VL Commodore Group A $96,000

215 1984 Holden VK SS Group 3 $64,500

219 1969 Ford XW Falcon wagon $21,500

220 2007 Ford BF Falcon Mk2 FPV Pursuit utility $75,000

221 1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth $60,000

222 1970 Ford XW Falcon GT sedan $112,000

333 1971 Ford XY Phase 3 GT-HO $1.030 million

334 1971 Ford XY Falcon GT wild violet $250,000

335 1970 Ford XY Falcon utility Moffatt history $162,000

336 1977 Ford XC Falcon hardtop Dick Johnson racer $330,000
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General Discussion / Re: The "Oh Shit it didn't fit" (OSIDF)thread.
« Last post by GBC on Today at 08:49:33 AM »
I remember a couple mates and I admiring a steel box at an agriculture show.
Mate 1 was saying how much skill it took to build it perfectly square so the lid closed perfectly.
Mate 2 told him bullcrap.
Any idiot can build a square box and square lid to fit.
It’s takes a real craftsman like Bill to build a crooked box and crooked lid AND still have the lid close.
God I love my mates.... idiots  ;D
Bill

That reminds me of a job I did up the Cape once. We built a differential GPS station at Cape Flattery. As part of the job we had to get in a surveyor to precisely locate the receivers so the co-ordinates could be used by the computers to dial out selective availability. Anyway, the job took him a day and he was stuck on site until the next plane a few days later so I put him to work setting out about 750m of perimeter fence - beautiful. I sent my crew of boys around with a post holing rig and drilled all the fence post holes - perfect. It saved days of setting out. Did I mention the part where we had to use local labour?
The 'trainees' were given the difficult job of putting a post in every fifth hole, string lining back and putting in the other posts and concreting them in. There was a couple of tradies amongst them so the task should have gone fine. A couple of hours later one comes up and asks for the post hole borer because the holes are in the wrong spot.........panic.
They'd started creeping a little bit, then a lot, then realised their mistake and tried to cover it up and so were creeping right out of the holes. They had also been quietly digging the sides out of the holes for quite some time as well. I sent another crew racing over to rip the posts out which turned out to be an easy job because the lazy bastards on the first crew were just kicking sand in my perfectly set out post holes and putting a scab of crete around the top. It would never have held a tensioned fence. The wash up was the surveyor had left so we had to set up profiles and fix the problem old school and lose days out of the project. I have never again seen so much persistence to make a complete stuff up work.
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Spada's take on things is pretty close to a lot of people's circumstances.
Our personal decision on going small hybrid style was also influenced by the fact that we aren't doing weekend trips.
We go for long trips weeks or months at a time including remote areas. Quick set up time with minimal canvas was a must. Our van packs lots of comforts in 14.5ft. But being only 2 metres wide and lots of clearance means its goes lots of places. We live outside most of the time, but when your on the road for a while, theres times you need to be inside.
Maybe I just need to admit I'm getting old and soft?

Cheers Glen

No i agree i also think this is also coming around because of more work flexibility so instead of only getting your 4 weeks a year off there are more options to do longer trips. I am in the same descision process as we are buying a house at the moment so our camping trips will go back to weekenders so do i stick with the origional idea of a small van or go back to a camper
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Big rigs have been around for a while.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/airfloat/unspecified/2114087.html
Wow. Did Lucille Ball  stay in that ?🤣

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General Discussion / Re: Is it just me, or is everyone upgrading to vans?
« Last post by GBC on Today at 08:30:21 AM »
Coming East back into Bourke last winter for our first taste of bitumen and humanity in 3 weeks further out was a bit of an eye opener. I don't see a van as an upgrade, but a bigger compromise and more of a hindrance to where I want to go - away from caravanners and van parks.
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We considered caravans/hybrids before choosing to go with our hardfloor. We could have purchased a second hand bushtracker or similar for the price of the hardfloor. .

Have borrowed my parents 17ish foot pop top a few times in the past but I prefer the camping feel of canvas and an outdoor kitchen.

Main reasons for staying with a camper.

1. Liability off-road, no matter how good your vans suspension and how good your tow vehicle, size and weight becomes a liability in off-road situations. Bigger and heavier is not better if your getting off the blacktop and into real low range territory.

2. Storage, we wanted to keep our trailer in the garage, fits easily in our standard size 6x6 garage, this makes packing for trips or heading out on a last minute trip easy

3. Canvas, my wife and still want that camping/outdoors feel that comes with canvas, I like outdoor living, I like outdoor cooking, I am happy to suffer the elements along the way (flies, heat, cold, rain etc.) Many want the warm dry security a caravan offers and that fine.

For how we camp and what we enjoy the main drawback of a camper is setup time when compared to a full height caravan. That’s why we went with the fastest and easiest camper trailer we could find. It’s not as fast as a caravan but it’s not much slower either.

I think it’s horses for courses, many people are happy to stick to the road well travelled and like their creature comforts along the way. Living close to Vic’s high country I wanted the ability to get to some of the more secluded and pretty campsites the region has to offer, for me the smaller CT is the better choice for that aactivity.
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General Discussion / Re: The "Oh Shit it didn't fit" (OSIDF)thread.
« Last post by Bill on Today at 07:07:34 AM »
I remember a couple mates and I admiring a steel box at an agriculture show.
Mate 1 was saying how much skill it took to build it perfectly square so the lid closed perfectly.
Mate 2 told him bullcrap.
Any idiot can build a square box and square lid to fit.
It’s takes a real craftsman like Bill to build a crooked box and crooked lid AND still have the lid close.
God I love my mates.... idiots  ;D
Bill
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