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THE BEACH TOURER BEGINS
« on: November 23, 2018, 07:43:24 AM »
In the next 24hrs im hoping to start my moke adventures...

Small wheeler is the target

Beach cruising is the game

Is it ok to change the colour of your moke if its not a special or rare moke? (Eg: not Army)
« Last Edit: November 23, 2018, 07:51:18 AM by Baggs71 »

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2018, 07:57:40 AM »
Hi,

it is your Moke, you make it what ever colour you like.

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2018, 01:58:13 PM »
Hi,
Have you found one already?
And absolutely make it whatever colour you want, Spruce Green, whilst not a bad colour in the day, might not be the colour you want.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2018, 03:01:59 PM »
Thanks guys!...

Yes id like to change the colour...as the one im lookin at is a small wheeler...i learnt that lingo here hahahah

As for colour i dont mind what colour ...the wifey wants a deep yellow....i dont mind that either....a set of alloy 10" with the smallest fattest profiles i can get on it...10×5.5" rims ....

Talking eith owner for past few days...she needs some work but surprisingly little rust....he has had it in the workshop past day or so making sure it runs for my arrival...i will be replacing all loghts with dome bullet ones from the 66 era....fleabay has got all i need at this point...minisports has the two floor skid pans i need ........if i buy it....and it runs good enough to pop down to the beach...ill remove all rust...respray....add lights...check everything while im at it...then maybe go for rego as its been in a shed for ages ...

Lookin forward to adding some pics of when i buy one and start the project

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018, 07:26:06 PM »


1966 small wheeler gulf replica ......hmmmmm

My project car might be in my hands tomorrow

Its a 1966 small wheeler with little rust
Its is running order
Been garaged for 10+ years
Before that it was always garaged...
Ive got a small budget on top of purchase price to play with...
1. Replace any rusted panels
2. Paint with 2 pac
3. Replace all lights and loom
4. Replace steering wheel
5. Replace seats
6. Replace wheels with alloys

KEEP RESTO TO MINIMUM....
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2018, 07:39:30 PM »
Here he is
Almost origional condition apart from bar work....hmmmm i wonder how deep this black hole will go?

Any way....im jumping in with eyes wide open and have a reasonably deep pocket to fund it....getting the paint on is the easy bit..and buying tyres and rims and seats and lights easy too...getting it structually sound and mech A1 is the priority and the hardest part

Ive got a boiler maker mate...and an electrician next door...i reckon im sorted ...nahhhh kidding...ive got NO IDEA HAHAHAHAHH
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2018, 08:39:15 PM »
Hi,

I would contain the excitement until you actually the get the Moke and get it home and make sure it runs and thew brakes work and that the suspension(front looks like it needs replacing) and driveline are good or what work is needed and what sort of cost you might be in for to get it up and running in a roadworthy condition.

In one of your posts you talk about buying replacement floor panels but have mentioned a few times there is little rust so I am not sure just how much or little you have so when you get it home take some photos of the rust you can see and then we can advise you as to whether you need a whole floor or just a couple of patches. If there is a lot of work, your boiler maker mate might not be your mate for much longer. :)

Unless it is a real basket case, and it doesn't sound like it is, then I suggest take the shortest route to get it up and running and on the road so you can find out how it drives, if the gearbox crunches coming down to second, if the engine is gutless or over heats etc. Once you know your Moke a lot better then look for the best way to get it looking how you want.

If you only have a small budget above purchase price then take it slowly and you will get a much better result.

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2018, 09:19:49 PM »
Understood....good info here....3rd to sexond...roger that....now im a little more grounded and nervous hehehe

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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2018, 11:25:46 PM »
It does look like a pretty good little wheeler Moke. Theres not too many around thats for sure.
As Terry said, find out how it drives for a little while, the season to find out is in your favour  ;), then plan your steps to get things back in order.
And please, that ( some would call it a roll bar  :-[) is really awful  ;), surely its one of the first things to go. ;)
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2018, 07:35:46 AM »
100% the bar work will go if i get it this morning.....ive got photo of rust in front floor pans ....but owner is positive thats all there is...if i cannot find a lot of rust then that will be step one and great...then as suggested start if a couple of times....then drive it...concentrqting on lisening to snycros....and try to see if its lost compression....

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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2018, 12:47:05 PM »
Well my first shot at a 66 failed BIG TIME

A CARROT GRATER HAS MORE STRUCTUAL INTEGRITY THAN THE ONE I JUST WASTED 4 HRS DRIVING AND 100 BUCKS TOWING A CAR TRAILER TO VIEW....OMFG

lesson learnt....dont take qnything for granted

To all peeps that helped in the last two days thankyou....

Ill keep lookin

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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2018, 02:36:32 PM »
Hi Baggs, I'm guessing but if I'm not mistaken you were up in the Barossa Valley region (maybe Kapunda area).

Had a look at a few up there advertised on gumtree, all in similar condition as you described, all from same seller or his mate. Usually find if the price is so low its usually a good indication. First 2 I looked at were $3400 and $4000 last 1 was also $4000. Son looked underneath and saw what appeared to be cardboard glued and painted over covering floor problems. Hope you find one soon. Jim
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2018, 02:51:21 PM »
Yep....same area....silicon everywhere...fresh patch paint..cross member up the back was compromised...every panel had welds and patches and silcon etc.....OMG....WEIRD LOCATION TOO....

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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2018, 03:11:29 PM »
There's a decent looking one on Facebook atm for $7000
Jim