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Offline czerial

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« on: March 29, 2007, 04:15:36 PM »
Hi all here are some pics of my second moke (the first one i bought from kingaroy with three other friends - i visited netty and her family on the way back  (if she remembers)

but then i sold that and bought this one a year later!

It is not a confirmed genuine army moke, but it looks enough like one to convinve me hahahah













It still has the original 1100 in it and its fairly solid but there is of course rust in the normal moke places!

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2007, 04:28:43 PM »
Hi Chris, you found us alright then. The Moke looks like a bit of a project but I've seen a lot worse.

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2007, 04:39:36 PM »
yeah thanks tim i did!

I think it looks like such a project cos of the olive drab paint work , but
really its not that bad! just need to weld a few bits of new metal into the floor and patch a hole in the gear box.

came with a mint denim hood lining from a californian too!  :D

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007, 04:48:43 PM »
Czerial,

Don't get too excited about the denim hood, it probably want fit anything as it would have shrunk by now. :-)

Email me the body numbers and I will tell you if it is an ex-Army Moke. But it doesn't appear to have any of the normal markings that suggest it is army.

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2007, 04:50:19 PM »
After seeing the wonders you guys did with the last project I am sure this will come up great.

I however dont believe this is in fact a military moke. It looks more like an old moke that has been painted army green with a jerrycan holder on the back. The reasons I dont believe it is the real thing is because it is missing all of the identifying items that distinguish a military moke from the rest. These include;

1. ID plates on the pods either side with the military serial numbers etc.
2. The trailer brake indicator lights on the dash
3. Large UN style trailer plug
4. brackets front and back for unit ID plates

If you do a search I did place some photos up of the Military Moke I have and the distinguishing features are all photographed there.

Anyway the important thing is its a moke and sure to be lots of fun.

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007, 04:50:46 PM »
oh that wud be MAD if its not an army one as i want to respray it!

pm sent!

oh i hope the denim hood fits  :cry:

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007, 10:16:25 PM »
Czerial,

I think the shade of green is also wrong and the dash doesn't look like the Army Mokes I have.

On top of all that the chasis number you sent is not on the army records so I think you can pretty safely believe that you do not have an army Moke.

Happy painting,
Terry

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2007, 10:21:31 PM »
ahhh thats awesome mate!!

I am a bit of a purist at heart and I really didnt want to wreck it if it was gen army!!

but sweet, its gunna be surf blue schweeet!

Oh btw Mr Spotlights, I sold out of that other moke b4 they even started to move it from my house!! hahah so i cant take any credit for the way it looks, Ive resroted a few minis b4 tho so hopefully this will come up as good as them!

(I like this forum, ur all really freindly)

cheers
chris

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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2007, 10:13:38 AM »
Quote from: "czerial"
(I like this forum, ur all really freindly)


Yeah, they wouldn't even give you a hard time if they found out that you maintained the Mini Sunshine register or that owned a very nice Mini Sunshine which was in "The Mini Experience" a few issues ago.

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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2007, 11:17:28 AM »
What!!!

You are telling me he owns a Mini  :twisted:  Where is that delete button.

I will have to improve the new user registration process to stop such people joining  :D

I have also altered the subject line so people into army Mokes don't get too excited.

Thanks for the nice words Chris, I am sure the regular contributors appreciate them also.

Terry

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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2007, 11:33:28 AM »
hahahha thanks for letting the cat out of the bag mate!!  :lol:

Yeah thanks for changing it mate.

hey i have a rear seat in the back, im not sure if u can
see it in the pics, from experience, what sort of things do you
need to do to get the rear seat legal (or engineered). its complianced
as a 2 seater.

The back seat sort of has a tilting mechanism on the back rest, but then locks into place when upright, and thebottom pad just sort of ties to the back.

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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2007, 12:48:25 PM »
Czerial,

Do a search on seats and you will see this comes up often.

Depends on the person registering it, but the easiest way is to take it out, get it registered and then put it back in afterwards.

The actual pages from the DOTARS, the people who look after ADR's, say that because you aren't changing the mounts then it does not require an engineer certificate. However because you are not using a seat from the factory then the seat needs to pass an engineers inspection.

I would sit in your back seat and see whether it really is worth the trouble as it doesn't look that comfy.

Terry

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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2007, 04:14:16 PM »
It's ok Terry, I keep an eye on czerial when I am over at that Mini forum place.... He is ok because he likes the Clubman type Mini like I do....
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2007, 09:18:41 PM »
Hardtops and clubbies! Oh well I guess it takes all kinds.

Tim
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2007, 08:55:21 AM »
thanks guys :D