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Leyland Australia Factory Tour, circa 1978
« on: June 02, 2010, 04:11:30 PM »
Hi,

I have moved the Moke Factory Tour article to the new website and inspired by a couple of images Tasmoken enhanced, I have photoshoped most of the images to make it easier to see some of the background that was previously too dark to make out.

http://www.moke.com.au/moke-time-capsule/303-moke-factory-tour

Enjoy

Terry

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Re: Leyland Australia Factory Tour, circa 1978
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 09:31:55 PM »
Looks good Terry, Do you know what year the photos were taken, removable grill but top fill tanks
so I guess between late '76 to '79, when did they stop making mini clubmans? was it about '78

The yellow moke thats outside looks like it has blue sling type seats in it? Never seen blue ones.

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Re: Leyland Australia Factory Tour, circa 1978
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 03:19:16 AM »
Hi,

I am guessing about 78 too.

Terry

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Re: Leyland Australia Factory Tour, circa 1978
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 08:35:32 PM »
One photo looks like there making floral side curtains when did they stop making them

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Re: Leyland Australia Factory Tour, circa 1978
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010, 08:50:13 PM »
One photo looks like there making floral side curtains when did they stop making them

Good question, I am not really sure. I can't say I have seen one on Mokes past 1976.

There is aTriumph Stag in the picture and according to wikipedia they were produced from 1970 to 1977, however the article is very much UK based and makes no mention of Stags in Australia.

Another thing is the silage of Cali bumpers in the silage which are 1977 to 1979.

They are still producing Mini and they stopped in 1978 at some stage I believe.

So it is narrowed down to 1977 or 1978, which sort of answers the question about floral hoods. :)

Terry


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Re: Leyland Australia Factory Tour, circa 1978
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2010, 09:11:21 PM »
Ron is 6/79 and he had the floral top, seat and curtains.

Seats were stuffed, but the top is okay and the curtains like new. All stored away so Mrs. Maddog can put them back on when I die. Won't happen before then. ;D ;D


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Re: Leyland Australia Factory Tour, circa 1978
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2010, 09:58:18 PM »
Ron is 6/79 and he had the floral top, seat and curtains.

Seats were stuffed, but the top is okay and the curtains like new. All stored away so Mrs. Maddog can put them back on when I die. Won't happen before then. ;D ;D


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Re: Leyland Australia Factory Tour, circa 1978
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2010, 12:29:58 AM »
Newie - the taste police said NO! ;D


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Re: Leyland Australia Factory Tour, circa 1978
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2010, 12:54:27 AM »
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All stored away so Mrs. Maddog can put them back on when I die.

That can be arranged.

She could joined SA Mokin and i with our Floral roofs :)

Terry