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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2011, 03:07:07 PM »
This sounds like great news Smoken,
Firstly that your Yellow Moke is coming to you and secondly that
You and Ruth are getting to have a holiday together, enjoy it!

Look forward to all the updates on the build of yet another Smoken Moke.
With the Rat, the Outback Moke and now the Yellow Moke, when does the Moke hire business open it's doors.

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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2011, 06:29:27 PM »
Great news Smoken - we will need a link that keeps the threads of your simultaneous rebuilds together!
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With the Rat, the Outback Moke and now the Yellow Moke, when does the Moke hire business open it's doors

Will it be open when we come over in a year or two?? ;)

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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2011, 06:30:45 PM »


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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2011, 06:56:45 PM »




No no TLP, Mav said it wasn't him  :D ;D ;)



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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2011, 07:13:53 PM »
g'day,
       Well the truth is there is more than one person to thank.
Origionaly Hag, Chippy Dave, This little piggy and Newie must
have been talking and thought it was a bit much for me to
drive up and be back for the muster at Tamworth. So they
decided the Queensland boys would  go up and get it. So i
was persuaided to sell my trailer to them so it could be done.
Hag and chippy were busting to go but the window of oppur
tunity closed with chippys job changing to nights and TLP
doing the same. So it was put on the back burner. Although
the more i think about it it was just a con to get me to sell
Chippy the trailer ;D. Any way I was planning to get it this
week and be back for the brother inlaws inconvenient wedding
 When i recieved a PM from Brad aka TLP saying it was time.
So many thanks to my QLD forum mates and specialy Brad for
for following it through.
         cheers Smoken


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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2011, 07:28:35 PM »
Well done boys.

Question though- by sell your trailer you mean Chippy
souvenired it and its coming back with a moke of it?

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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2011, 08:33:00 PM »
Yes, well done guys! ;) :) :)

I must say the list of those involved is hardly a suprise - the way they help each other out and organise runs is exactly what the forum and moking is all about. Great stuff and an example to all of us.

And of course there is no one more deserving of a helping hand than Smoken! ;)


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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2011, 08:57:06 PM »
I'm sure Chippy and Hag will agree that all the three of us ended up achieving was to convince Smoken not to do the 4500km trip in a couple of days just before the Round Up. As Smoken said, plans sort of went astray for awhile after that.

There were several false starts in getting it organised and we all had the best of intentions, but TLP is the one who actually got it done in the end :)


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And of course there is no one more deserving of a helping hand than Smoken! ;)


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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2011, 10:36:56 PM »
G'day,
       I'm back. The moke turned up while i was away.
actually just a few hours after i left. We didn't arrive
home until the early hours of this morning so i didn't
look at it until mid morning today. The first time i saw
it in the flesh since buying it 10 months ago. Its got
a bit more rust in it that what i was lead to believe
but thats the punt you take buying sight unseen. I
would have bought it still had i seen anyway and still
reckon it was good value. Its all there bar the drivers
side demister vent and front seat bases. It has a factory
rear fold up (or down) seat too but the comp plate says
only 2 seater.
                 

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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2011, 11:11:46 PM »
Good to hear Yellow Moke made it down OK and that your happy with it overall Smokey.

I know TLP will be breathing a sigh of relief too  :)


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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2011, 07:28:25 AM »
Thia good to hear Smoken but
Photos please
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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2011, 04:59:01 PM »
Hey Smoken,
well done and congrats on new baby arrival.
and
well done to your mates who pulled thru for you.

how was the wedding? Hope you had a great time!

cos the muster was a blast but we missed you sooooooooooo much
Been there.... Done that.... And still out doing it!

the family is growing - Buttercup, Cabsav, Resto & Gifthorse!!!! wow - oh! and Zac's Mini!!!

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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2011, 06:22:24 PM »
 G'day,
        It was really a case of the photos on ebay
only showed the good

Looks ok doesn't it.
But after doing some investigating i'm 99% sure
its been drowned at some stage. I thought looking
at the amount of rust in it, lots of it every where
in every seam. not bad rust just lots of it. Some of
its not good. A lot more than "no rust just a hole
where a chain had sat for a few years"  But i found
the engine had nice clean oil so it was changed at
some time. But when i pulled the spark plugs out as
i was going to try and fire it up they were rusty as,
with dried up condensation and the engine is locked
solid. I believe the oil must've been drained after the
drowning but its sat ever since.

             smoken

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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2011, 07:13:41 PM »
Sounds like you're sadly right Smokey  :(

The rust everywhere might be put down to the tropical FNQ climate (although still should have been disclosed  >:() but clean oil in a locked up engine with rusty plugs is a bit hard to explain any other way  >:( >:( >:(


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Re: My yellow moke
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2011, 07:22:38 PM »
G'day newie,
          The more i think about it the more it adds up.
But its all still good just more work than i anticipated.
It also came back with a tropical lizard thats living
behind the dash, some sort of a ghecko i've seen him
twice now. but no cane toads :)

      smoken

 

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