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Wattsy

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The old Farm Moke
« on: February 03, 2019, 11:17:55 PM »
HI!

I have started a moke project and have found this forum to be an awesome resource already.

Back story on my moke,
It was bought by my great uncle about 30 years ago as a run around for the farm. From what my grandpa remembers it only lasted a short time before the motor died. After sitting in a shed for many years my grandpa found a donor motor and had it running once again, shorty after parking it in the shed again as he found it to low to the ground as he kept hitting rocks.  ???

So after 25 years of growing up on the same farm begging my parents to let me restore it they finally caved!  :D

The rust needs a lot of attention of course but I'm looking forward to the challenge and cant wait to see it back on the road !

I do have a few questions,
From what i can tell it's one of the last of the earlier models around 1968?
Could anyone tell me if it originally had rear seats? (Don't worry that funky tray wont be going back on  :-[)
And could those be the original front seats?

I will keep you updated on the progress (but it may be a bit slow i don't have a lot of free time)

CHEERS!!

Thanks Halfpint photos are now bellow












« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 03:50:28 PM by Wattsy »

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Re: The old Farm Moke
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 07:13:34 AM »
Hi, welcome aboard.
You should be able to post a photo now  :)

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« Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 07:27:09 AM by Halfpint »
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Re: The old Farm Moke
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 10:30:59 AM »
Good to see another WA moke being rebirthed.
Good luck with the build.
Happy Mokin
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Re: The old Farm Moke
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 07:37:48 PM »
Looks similar to my moke which I dragged out of the great sandy desert up near mininew in 2003. A good shot of soapy water first from a gerni will clean it up   Good luck with your build I’m sure you will love the challenges these little utes toss up

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Re: The old Farm Moke
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 09:44:13 AM »
Hi,

if you have some pictures of the seats and the numbers on the body we might be able to help answer your questions.

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