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Re: series 2 carawagon build no's

Postby CurlyKangaroo » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:38 pm

Hi Robin,

Thanks for your reply... Much appreciated.

I just typed a lengthy considered reply and tried to send and submit but it vanished!

It is nudging midnight now. I will head off to sleep and try again tomorrow.

Best regards,
Darren

Southern fringe of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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RMS
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Re: series 2 carawagon build no's

Postby RMS » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:09 pm

CurlyKangaroo wrote:Hi Robin,
Southern fringe of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Ahhh.... we might be in your area for a couple of days in April :whistle:
1967 109" Carawagon 200TDi on the road and regularly used.
1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
1972 109" Carawagon 200 or 300TDi (project)
1972 109" SW Carawagon 2.5NA - to tidy!
1974 Dormobile 2.25D (project)
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Re: series 2 carawagon build no's

Postby CurlyKangaroo » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:17 pm

Hi Robin,

second time I tried writing a reply and it vanished again! I have not had much luck with this and it is frustrating, I don't know if this message will reach you....

When in April will you be in Melbourne?

Best regards,

Darren

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Re: series 2 carawagon build no's

Postby jerryd » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:42 pm

G'day Robin,
Are you visiting our neck of the woods in April ??
I'm still beavering away on the dormobile :banghead: Would be good to have an expert to advise :stars:
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Re: series 2 carawagon build no's

Postby RMS » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:34 pm

jerryd wrote:G'day Robin,
Are you visiting our neck of the woods in April ??
I'm still beavering away on the dormobile :banghead: Would be good to have an expert to advise :stars:


Sorry Jerry, not this time - flying straight to Melbourne then on to Hobart :tiphat:

We'll be in Tasmania for just over a month, making up for the last time which was cut short, then flying to Adelaide and taking a couple of weeks driving the coast road to Melbourne, with a few days on Kangaroo Island.

Maybe next time :cheers:

That's a very clean gearbox - did it go through the dishwasher :whistle:

Cheers,
Robin.
1967 109" Carawagon 200TDi on the road and regularly used.
1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
1972 109" Carawagon 200 or 300TDi (project)
1972 109" SW Carawagon 2.5NA - to tidy!
1974 Dormobile 2.25D (project)
(patNrob on S2C)

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Re: series 2 carawagon build no's

Postby RMS » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:50 pm

CurlyKangaroo wrote:Hi Robin,

second time I tried writing a reply and it vanished again! I have not had much luck with this and it is frustrating, I don't know if this message will reach you....

When in April will you be in Melbourne?


Strange - I don't know if anyone else is having a problem with posts - it seems ok for me :shrug:

We'll be driving from Adelaide to Melbourne to fly out on the 10th April, but haven't planned the last few days yet so could be just 9th/10th, or perhaps a couple of days before, depending on where/how long we stop on the way.

Cheers,
Robin.
1967 109" Carawagon 200TDi on the road and regularly used.
1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
1972 109" Carawagon 200 or 300TDi (project)
1972 109" SW Carawagon 2.5NA - to tidy!
1974 Dormobile 2.25D (project)
(patNrob on S2C)

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Re: series 2 carawagon build no's

Postby CurlyKangaroo » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:22 am

Hi Robin.

Here goes - Third time lucky

'Tis a shame. I fly out to NZ on April 8 and won't be about. Would have been good to meet you.

The engine in mine is the original 2.25, 4 pot but it is stuffed - the whole vehicle is a bit of a wreck and I am starting from scratch.
The interior is good and the body panels, whilst near back to bare birmabrite are in good condition.

I am placing a new gal chassis under it - compliments of a purchase from a Mr Jerry D.
The distances in Oz are vast and in my previous series ownership experience the original set up is slow and fuel heavy.
I will keep the wrecked motor and gearbox as I have a matching number vehicle. I am placing a 300tdi and r380 stumpy box from Ashcroft into the vehicle.
I will keep the vehicle standard, with the exception of the modernity under the bonnet...

Best regards,

Darren

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Re: series 2 carawagon build no's

Postby CurlyKangaroo » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:24 am

Hi Jerry

Gearbox is looking good Jerry...
How is the Dormobile going?
Have you got the TDI in and fired up?

Regards,

Darren

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Re: series 2 carawagon build no's

Postby jerryd » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:01 pm

In a word Darren "No" :embarassed: The above pic is quite recent although gearbox back in now. Found out the hard way that if you go to the beach and don't wash vehicle properly, surface rust appears on everything :aaagh: However, I've got rid of most of it now and will soon be putting parts back on after some more painting !!

Luckily chassis was well painted prior to driving on the beach so no damage, no more beach driving for me I'll stick to the forests and tracks :tiphat:

Most of my time recently has been spent on rebuilding number 2 son's Volvo :whistle:
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