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Old 18-03-07, 13:34
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Well, the 'ol dog finally made it to Australia and in particular to the Corowa event.

Here are a couple of pictures to get us started - please add your own images too.



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Some of the MLU crowd (and there were LOTS of us there) at Corowa.


More pics here.
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Old 18-03-07, 13:43
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What a GREAT idea to start a whole forum just for COROWA! And what a great start to begin it with Geoff's first visit to Corowa!!!

Looking very good indeed (and I'm totally envious ) ... but happy to see you look like you're having an excellent time Geoff. (Love the uniform topped with the Digger hat )

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Old 18-03-07, 13:46
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Pee Ess: Verra funny trick there you guys, to see you both logged in at the same time from the same place Do you have TWO computers going on, or what?
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Old 18-03-07, 14:06
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Yep, Geoff's on Belinda's DosBox and I'm on my Mac.

Here's another pic of Geoff. I'm uploading this one to the server as the links aren't working for some reason. I've also added a bunch of others to the page.
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Old 18-03-07, 14:09
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I know nothing about the links but Geoff may be able to figure it out ... especially when he's verra verra near

Am off to check out your site for more pics

Thanks Keith.

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Old 18-03-07, 14:14
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Well ... now WHO'S a Happy Boy, then??????????
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Old 18-03-07, 23:26
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looks like Jif is in Hog Heaven especially with the mix of Tim Tams and CMP's

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Old 19-03-07, 00:54
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Some of the MLU crowd (and there were LOTS of us there) at Corowa.
Looks you all are having a great time!

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Old 19-03-07, 05:32
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Just took Geoff for a short spin in the FGT.

We made a couple of stops on the way home... this was one of them.

I'll be recovering it in the near future.
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Old 19-03-07, 07:27
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Some of the MLU crowd (and there were LOTS of us there) at Corowa.
Pitty not ALL MUL'ers were actually informed of the correct time for the initial photo!
There is a BIG difference between "7 o'clock" and "19.00 hours"!

To all MLU'ers that I met on the weekend, thanks for a great couple of days. Can't wait for next year. What a fantastic bunch of people. I came away with my head swimming with info, facts & figures. On top of that trying to figure out how to pay for all the bits I have "Lined up"....
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Looks you all are having a great time!

H. (only slightly envious )
Well, H, I guess we will see you 2009!? "Year of the CMP", then
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G'day All, Come on the event finished more than 24 hours ago and we are (those of us who couldn't attend for one reason or another) hanging out for an avalanche of pix, Keefy tempts us with a few and one derelict truck used for flood mitagation purposes, well Ma Yappy and I are gonna nick it and bring up to NSW just cause we can (well I think we can, can't we Ma!!!!, is that what you said you wanted to do ), come on put out us out of our collective misery and show us your pix, dirty one's an all just like Keefy did cheers Dennis
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Old 19-03-07, 14:29
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Riding in John Mackie's O.P. M3A1 scout car on Saturday arvo. The road ahead looks lonely .
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Pitty not ALL MUL'ers were actually informed of the correct time for the initial photo!
There is a BIG difference between "7 o'clock" and "19.00 hours"!

To all MLU'ers that I met on the weekend, thanks for a great couple of days. Can't wait for next year. What a fantastic bunch of people. I came away with my head swimming with info, facts & figures. On top of that trying to figure out how to pay for all the bits I have "Lined up"....

Howard..
If you told them it was 2 bells on the second dog watch,maybe......???

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Old 19-03-07, 14:41
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Rick Cove discovered the AIF reg number of this car on the bonnet . His research has revealed that it was despatched to the Middle East and it was subsequently returned to Australia intact after serving in Syria and beyond .

The Chev. suffered a broken gearbox close to Myrtleford , half way to Corowa , a replacement box was found and fitted . 1940 Chev gearboxes are common things in the Victorian alps .
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Old 19-03-07, 14:54
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wandering soul .
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Old 19-03-07, 16:31
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Old 19-03-07, 16:36
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Old 19-03-07, 16:43
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Old 19-03-07, 16:50
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.. To take a close look at this:

(do you know that new car smell? No, I don't mean new vinyl and plastic, I'm talking about just-dried paint and the slightly burnt smell of a new exhaust. The owner of this C60S finished his truck just three days before Corowa, and it is his first Military Vehicle restoration. Congrats!)
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Old 19-03-07, 17:23
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.. To take a close look at this:

(do you know that new car smell? No, I don't mean new vinyl and plastic, I'm talking about just-dried paint and the slightly burnt smell of a new exhaust. The owner of this C60S finished his truck just three days before Corowa, and it is his first Military Vehicle restoration. Congrats!)
Tony..
That looks like nice piece of work..The fairleads indicate a winch..was this a gun tractor?..Looks pretty short..Maybe it is the camera angle..
Who owns it..??
Lots of questions..
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Old 19-03-07, 19:15
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Alex, it's a 134"wb C60S with winch. I won't reveal the owner until he comes onto MLU, but in the meantime, he has fallen in with a bad crowd in the form of the Yass Chev boys (No, not Max, he's a respectable Ford man!). Even Keefy was seen standing up on the rear deck hollerin' like a Jackeroo as the truck did a circuit of the main street. Their evil influence is pervasive.
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Alex, it's a 134"wb C60S with winch. I won't reveal the owner until he comes onto MLU, but in the meantime, he has fallen in with a bad crowd in the form of the Yass Chev boys (No, not Max, he's a respectable Ford man!). Even Keefy was seen standing up on the rear deck hollerin' like a Jackeroo as the truck did a circuit of the main street. Their evil influence is pervasive.
Yeh Tony..A lot of the C 60S were fitted with winches and wrecker bodies..
Did that C-60 S come from around Brisbane..
A buddy of mine was restoring one and got a good jump on it and then traded it off on a crawler of some sort..
One of my favourites..C-60S wrecker..
I'd like to see more of it.
What ever the guy has caught is fatal..You'll die loving the damned things..
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Did that C-60 S come from around Brisbane..?
What ever the guy has caught is fatal..You'll die loving the damned things..
The truck was actually found smack dab in the middle of the Yass AO. This either speaks highly of the locals level of quality they reject, the utter volume of wrecks to choose from, or the restoration skills of the owner. Bit of all three, I think.
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Old 19-03-07, 20:57
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Err I think you'll find it is a C60L, or at least it was when I drove it and had to do a 10 point turn. It has the base for the standard GS dropside body.

It's a nice truck to drive though, and when Tony saw me on the back I was standing where the spare tyre carrier is going to go as Jif was being shown the sights of Corowa from the passenger seat.

And Mike, that wandering soul does look sort of familiar, like an itinerant minstrel or similar.
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... well Ma Yappy and I are gonna nick it and bring up to NSW just cause we can (well I think we can, can't we Ma!!!!, is that what you said you wanted to do ), come on put out us out of our collective misery and show us your pix, dirty one's an all just like Keefy did cheers Dennis
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Okay, my Aussie lingo still not great ... what do you mean by "nick it"? And does the answer explain why you think you may be in danger of my ? Me no wanna see no dirty pickies though unless they are dirty vehicles of course!

By the way, I love the car! (Rick Cove's)

I am antsy to hear more Corowa stories and see more photos too. So far they've been great! More please ...............

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Old 19-03-07, 23:19
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Means to steal.

As for other Corowa stories, they will come in time, and especially so on the DVD 'cos I interviewed many people to hear what they had to say... but there's never enough time to do all I want.

Just wait until you see the story of the propane bottle catching fire in a spectacular fashion with Jif taking command WAY too close for comfort - someone bodily hauled him back at one point.

By the time the fire brigade arrived it was under control and cooled off, but they still had to impress us with the high pressure hose and dire warnings to stay 300 metres back!
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Old 19-03-07, 23:39
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Means to steal.

As for other Corowa stories, they will come in time, and especially so on the DVD 'cos I interviewed many people to hear what they had to say... but there's never enough time to do all I want.

Just wait until you see the story of the propane bottle catching fire in a spectacular fashion with Jif taking command WAY too close for comfort - someone bodily hauled him back at one point.

By the time the fire brigade arrived it was under control and cooled off, but they still had to impress us with the high pressure hose and dire warnings to stay 300 metres back!
Ah, I thank you Master Keefy! (I'll deal with you later Master Dinty-Man )

And another AH ... I've been very impatiently waiting for more news on the more explosive events of Corowa! To think I'll get to see it on a clip even more better

The DVD to come sounds wonderful Keith ... as your videos always are. I look forward to watching and hearing the interviews ... will have to try and come up with a DVD player some day in the not too distant future. I wonder ... I should check the local library to see if they have one to use. that just occurred to me

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Means to steal.
Whereas "Nicked" means stopped/arrested by the police and written up for an offence.

Nick, however refers to a police station.

eg:
Verb. 1. To arrest. E.g."Right Mr Hall, please step out of the car, you're nicked for speeding."
2. To steal.
3. To take, have. E.g."Can I nick a cigarette until later? I'll buy a packet when I get my wages."
Noun. A police station.
Adj. Quality. Usually heard in the expressions, good nick or bad nick. E.g. "For that much money, you'd expect it to be in good nick."

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Whereas "Nicked" means stopped/arrested by the police and written up for an offence.

Nick, however refers to a police station.

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