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Just One More Build
« on: October 10, 2020, 07:40:01 PM »
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          WELL,  another ten years of adventurous moking?     I’ve decided         

                It’s time to rebuild Yellaterra one last time.
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Re: Just One More Build
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2020, 08:10:47 PM »
Hi,

is it just Motor upgrade or are you changing the body  etc. as well?

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Re: Just One More Build
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2020, 10:30:59 PM »
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Re: Just One More Build
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 11:07:48 PM »
 

                     If you were to custom build a Moke,


                         
                                   

                         how far would your ideas take you????
             
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Re: Just One More Build
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2020, 01:21:54 PM »
   
      For this build though, I will be keeping Yellaterras panel body. I have some more ideas for Terras last build, depending on engineering factors.Yes Terry, Both involve engine upgrades and more bodywork again.

           
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Re: Just One More Build
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2020, 08:19:15 PM »
Bigger wheels with wider tyres would be cool.

Make sure you get the right wheels nuts this time. :)

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Re: Just One More Build
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 01:35:34 AM »
                                                                           

             Had a hilux chassis dropped off home to explore a build option.           
             
                   

                              Now looking at a lexus driveline option
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Re: Just One More Build
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 09:33:48 AM »
Hi,

given that your plan is to now have a Lexus powered Toyota that resembles a Moke is seems a shame to me to break up Yella Terra. Have you considered leaving Yella Terra as a Moke and maybe just sourcing a Moke body to build your creation, that way if things don't go to plan you still have YT in a potentially usable state?

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Re: Just One More Bu
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 04:09:48 PM »
 
  Have owned YellaTerra since found in the middle of WA, Great Sandy Desert. The first rebuild of 1000 pieces was in 1998. The original 74’ moke needs some major age related body repairs now so have decided to keep using Yellaterra for this last build 

         




 
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Re: Just One More Build
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2020, 07:47:03 PM »
HI,

in the builds of this type that I have seen or owned where a Moke body is dropped onto another vehicles chassis they mostly don't get the wheel base correct or the ride height right so they look odd and not like a Moke at all which to my way of thinking defeats the purpose of doing such a conversion. How they handle, ride etc not like a Moke is another matter.

I have been following this conversion of a Mighty Boy which besides being a shed load of work still looks like a Mighty Boy, https://www.hcvc.com.au/forum/restore/18692-the-mightyboy-is-it-restoration-or-hotrodding?start=0

It would be good if you succeed and make YellaTerra still look like YellaTerra did in Moke form.

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Re: Just One More Build
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2020, 12:45:15 PM »
   

                        BUMMER       

                  first issue I have now is power/ weight ratio.

                        Vicroads  has disallowed a twin turbocharged or supercharged Lexus engine option,

                                     
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Re: Just One More Build
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2020, 03:09:11 PM »
Hi,

the casual change in the chassis rail height and the amount of chassis behind the wheel has me wondering how the body will sit without looking raised or having the spring hangers out near the bumper bar. :)

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Re: Just One More Build
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2020, 06:35:54 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2020, 09:38:46 AM »
   
              Now have the Moke body sitting on the chassis. Plenty of trimming needed.

     
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2020, 01:42:05 PM »
Aftermarket four links usually use a coil over suspension but not sure on legality. Hendo and I are looking at all suspension options available for this.

Have you considered using rubber cones/donuts for the suspension, I hear they work well. :)


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