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Re: WA Mokes
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2009, 06:19:43 AM »
And here's another one!


Mrs. Maddog found this one on a real estate site. What a great way to sell a house - park a moke out front!

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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2009, 03:04:28 PM »
I'm off to WA tonight, I'll keep my eyes peeled.

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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2009, 03:33:27 PM »
Saw a nice shiny red one in Freo last night. I only got a brief glimpse but it looked like a late model with Californian bumpers and no spare trye on the back. It must belong to someone cool because the top was down.

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Re: WA Mokes
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2009, 05:53:24 PM »
It must belong to someone cool because the top was down.


I am pleased to announce that i have NEVER driven mine with the top up!!

that said, i've never had to drive it in winter and my hood needs replacing... :)
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2009, 08:47:28 PM »
Yeah but you live in Perth so its not as though winter is going to be terribly bitter  :D

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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2009, 08:51:30 PM »
Hi,

Lets not forget Tim drives his Moke in Tassie winters wearing shorts. Of course he is pretty tough as before he leaves for work he irons the hairs on legs flat so that they don't ice up :)

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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2009, 11:16:54 PM »
Saw a nice shiny red one in Freo last night. I only got a brief glimpse but it looked like a late model with Californian bumpers and no spare trye on the back. It must belong to someone cool because the top was down.

Tim

Crikey Tim, for a minute there I thought it might have been me! But I was nowhere near Freo on Friday, so obviously it wasn't. You have done well though, we have been driving around Freo for nearly two years and never seen another moke there!

Now I'm getting paranoid that someone has pinched Arnold and flogged the spare to buy petrol!

Cheers, Maddog.
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2009, 09:37:24 AM »
I've spent a lot of time in WA for work over the years. I haven't been for a while but I usually see at least one Moke. The best one I ever saw was in Albany. Driven by two young guys, they had a set of household speakers hanging from the roll bar, blasting out music (playing "boys will be boys" I think) and a beautifully hand crafted (from silver painted cardboard) supercharger mounted on the bonnet. They were having a ball.

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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2009, 02:23:52 PM »
All these mokes in WA but of course none of them are for sale - just my luck!

There is a white one that I occasionally see just around the corner from me. It's actually a 6 seater and has a dual rear axle setup under it. I go past the house every day on my way to work in the hope of catching a glimpse of it.

I'm pretty sure there used to be a blue one there as well and they both had for sale signs on them a couple of years ago.

I'll try and get a photo of it but it might be a bit weird if the guy sees me - might think I'm stalking him.......
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Re: WA Mokes
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2009, 02:29:33 PM »
G'day Sparticus,
                 Welcome to the forum.
As far as stalking when it comes to mokes
there is no such thing as a stalker. Most
mokers are up for a chat about there cars
so stalk and photo away ;)

                         smokey

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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2009, 05:01:32 PM »
Ha ha sparticus - I like it. My daughter watches a show with a character in it call Sporticus. I've acually posted on here a couple of times but for some reason I only show 1 post?

Thanks for the encouragement regarding the photos - it's a bit of a shame to see the moke bastardized like that but I guess it's good to see something a bit different.
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« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2009, 11:01:32 PM »
Hi Spartan, and welcome aboard.

My little flag on Terry's map doesn't look so lonely now!

I've seen that six wheeler on G.E. Hwy near the lakes. I agree with Smokey - go stalking and share the pics.

I take it you are looking for a moke? Not easy to find here, are they! Just keep looking and be quick if you see a good one. And if you need any advice just yell.

With your post count, I gather the 'Out the Tailpipe' ones don't count towards your total.

Cheers, Maddog.
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« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2009, 11:06:48 AM »
Thanks for the welcome MD.

Yeah you're right, they are hard to find over here. I can't complain but as I haven't been looking for long and not especially hard either. I started asking some questions around here (I'm in the automotive game so I have a few contacts)and it's suprising how many there seem to be around.

I'm after a doer upper but as complete as possible so keep me in mind if you hear anything!

Also, if it's any help to any one I have the Leyland "Black Book" Workshop manual and I've just ordered the "Mini Moke: A
Comprehensive Guide to Restoration" book by Roy Scott. I'm sure plenty of people here have them already.
Plus I work at a Hyundai and Ford dealership in Service and Parts if anyone wants some "Off Topic" info.
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Re: WA Mokes
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2009, 12:12:53 PM »
Hi and welcome Spartan, why don't you drop in on the guy with the 6 wheeler and get some pix, you may even find that
he may have or know of a moke for you.
Its usually the guys that have a moke that is in a prominant location who know of other mokes.

good luck in 'the search'
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Re: WA Mokes
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2009, 12:13:42 PM »
Ok, finally got a pic. Sorry for the quality - I took it with my phone through the car window as I drove past, hence I didn't get a chance to stop and talk to the owner yet.

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