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Andg

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Moke Info
« on: October 06, 2020, 12:42:55 AM »
Hi All

I purchased this Moke in Adelaide about 10 years ago and have had it in storage ever since.

It’s in pretty bad condition.

I’ve always planned to find somebody to restore it but would love some advice before I look around.

Basically I would love to know if this Moke is worth restoring to complete original condition or just doing whatever i can to get it going .

Any help on identifying the model and year would be great also.

Thanks

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« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 01:49:56 PM by Andg »

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Re: Moke Info
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 12:56:09 PM »
Hi, and welcome to the Forum.
Ive just upgraded you to a standard member.
You can now put up some pictures, which will greatly help us all to understand what you have and what you would like to do with your Moke.
There are some very helpful members on this Forum that are very knowledgeable about all things MOKE  :) :) :)
So ask away.
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Re: Moke Info
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2020, 08:18:04 PM »
Hi,

It started life as a mid 1966 little wheeler(10" wheels) but someone has squeezed some 13" wheels under the guards but you can see on the rear there is little to no clearance between the tyre and the trailing arm. Surprised to see that they fitted but to be usable it would have to go back to the 10"rims to suit the diff which is likely to be a 3.x:1

The original low back seats have been replaced with high back seats that will need to have the original head rests fitted or they will break your neck in an accident. Never seen a split windscreen on a Moke before so that will need replacing.

There appears to be rust in the top seam of the side box near the drivers seat and the hole under the drivers feet suggest there is probably not much metal left for the subframe mount. There is not really clear pictures of the rest of the floor but I suspect the Bermuda Triangle will be open for inspection, but the rest of the rest looks relatively minor.

I would suggest you start by trying to get the engine running to find out if it is seized, smokey or at least doesn't need work. If you get the clutch to work then you can check the operation of the gearbox.

Depends on your long term plan or reason for having the Moke as to whether it is 'worth' restoring. Originality is probably not going to add much to the final value of the Moke and if your paying someone to restore it for you then you will need to have pretty deep pockets or learn how to do a lot for yourself.

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