Author Topic: 1st Moke Project  (Read 214 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Chrisw

  • Standard
  • Registered Member

  • Offline
  • *

  • 25
  • Location: Northern beaches
1st Moke Project
« on: February 20, 2019, 01:30:21 PM »
Picked this one up last week.
Had a fair bit of rust repair work done already, but needs some tidying up
Will keep me out of trouble for a while....





Terry

  • Custodian
  • Registered Member

  • Online
  • ***
  • Serial Moke Offender

  • 15190
  • Location: Melbourne
Re: 1st Moke Project
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 01:53:59 PM »
Hi,

that looks nice, about 1976?

Terry
Cujo. 1999 - 2016

Chrisw

  • Standard
  • Registered Member

  • Offline
  • *

  • 25
  • Location: Northern beaches
Re: 1st Moke Project
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 02:09:49 PM »
Yep Terry. It is a ‘76
Roll cage looks similar to the one you doing up at the moment.
Do you think it’s original?

Cheers

Pete Power

  • Standard
  • Registered Member

  • Offline
  • *
  • MIGHTY MOKE

  • 2878
  • Location: Adelaide S.A.
Re: 1st Moke Project
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 03:49:57 PM »
Welcome, and enjoy the journey.
Happy Mokin
Regards
Pete

1981 Californian 1275 Galv "Mighty Moke"

"Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive!"

M.Aziz

  • Standard
  • Registered Member

  • Offline
  • *

  • 112
  • Location: Canterbury
Re: 1st Moke Project
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 05:50:14 PM »
Hey Chris,

That looks to be in good shape and the build quality on the roll cage looks really good.
I will have the rotisserie ready for you as im cleaning up where its currently stored.
What engine will you be running and are you missing pieces?

Cheers,
Mus

Halfpint

  • Forum Support Group
  • Registered Member

  • Online
  • ***
  • MOKE Pilot

  • 3947
  • Personal Text
    It's not where you go, it's how you get there !
  • Location: N/E Vic. Australia
Re: 1st Moke Project
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 08:28:47 PM »
Hi,
Looks like its in great nick.
Have fun  :)
HP
Experiencing the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.
"As a Moke owner, you have a heightened awareness of Mokes in your environment, they were always there." 

https://www.mokeforum.com.au/index.php?topic=4727.msg161920#msg161920

Chrisw

  • Standard
  • Registered Member

  • Offline
  • *

  • 25
  • Location: Northern beaches
Re: 1st Moke Project
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 10:43:21 PM »
Hi All

Looks can be a bit deceiving... unfortunately

A bit of her history:
She was owned by a local newsagent in Freshwater (Sydney northern beaches) and was used for the local paper run from new (76). When she became a bit rusty and dinged  up, a local person purchased her for a “few dollars”. She was taken off the road in 1986 for restoration, and that’s the last time she drove. A number of body repairs have been done, but I assume that because replacement parts were not availible at the time, it was patch repaired. To be honest, most of it is very crude!, so going to take a lot of work to get her looking good.(def won’t be a show car!). I bought it to teach my som some mechanics, so will hopefully be a good bonding experience.

She’s got a 998, drum brakes all round. Picking up the engine this weekend, but have been told it was started 10 years ago on the floor, so it runs.. will strip it down to see how it looks inside.

I’ve probably got 95% of the parts, but will need:

Front and back bumpers... I prefer the straight bars, so will be in the lookout if anyone is selling?
Also need a rear bench or pair of low backs... to transport the two terror kids :)

Engine wise, I’ll probbaly look to get a better head for it, mild cam and a Weber carb setup.. again if someone had any leads, much appreciated..

Some pics of the body underneath... not pretty!

Mus, thanks again for the rotisserie! It will be a great help!

Cheers
Chris