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Old 07-06-12, 16:44
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It would be good to see a few restored in the PMG livery . They would have been a fairly practical vehicle for the time
I agree Andrew. I reckon they'd look quite smart in high gloss pillarbox red, with the PMG signage on the side. It almost looks like a coat of arms in Keith's pic.

As well as being practical they'd also be much quieter and less draughty with the coachbuilt cab.

The one in Rod Diery's pic is in amazingly good condition. The ones I saw in the '70s were already badly rotted.
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Old 11-07-12, 19:41
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What became of the FGT 8/9 I found at Whittlesea, Terry Halls place? The chassis was very rough, but it had a few bits on it.
Having received directions from Mike I took a drive out to Terry Hall's scrapyard in Whittlesea, where to my great surprise and pleasure I discovered this FGT9 wreck had somehow managed to escape the crusher. It now rests safe and sound in my backyard awaiting some long overdue TLC.
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Old 11-07-12, 20:12
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The chassis was very rough
You can say that again Mike!
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It took a bit of manouevering but finally it went through the gate to join its stablemates, safe at last after languishing for years under a pile of twisted metal in a scrapyard. In the shed are two FGT8 wrecks, with a third arriving in the next few weeks.
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Keith sent me this inspirational image of the future....my very own FGT9 in the driveway!
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Old 11-07-12, 22:38
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From Keith's oldCMP site, some pics of this FGT taken in 2004.

Keith, you may want to update the caption: "This is a vehicle in the final stage of it's life, about to be scrapped."

Although I must admit there's not a hell of a lot to salvaged from it!
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Old 11-07-12, 22:55
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As Keith also notes, "This is a sister truck to the one in a wartime image taken at Kairi in Queensland."

I wonder if it was in the same Regiment....
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From Keith's oldCMP site, some pics of this FGT taken in 2004.

Keith, you may want to update the caption: "This is a vehicle in the final stage of it's life, about to be scrapped."

Although I must admit there's not a hell of a lot to salvaged from it!
Hey Tony, Iím sure you figured were the side steps and fuel tank shield ended up?
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Old 12-07-12, 07:09
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Hey Tony, Iím sure you figured were the side steps and fuel tank shield ended up?
Yes Keith mentioned the side steps went on your CGT9. I find it amazing they survived intact on such a beat up sawmill wreck.
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