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Old 10-01-18, 13:50
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An interesting one. 76125 Austin K2/Y Ambulance .

Found a few Ford Prefect staff cars !

78146 Morris Anti Tank Portee

76155 Bedford OY Lorry

76161 Bedford MWC water tank ex Z4578138
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Old 11-01-18, 05:57
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Confusing because they refer to CVT 30 cwt water tanks ? These maybe Bedford MWC water tanks , makes three so far . With an OX number ? Wheel Base is 101" so must be MWC I would think.

76159 and 76160 ex British Z4578229 and Z4578152

Not found any Morris CS8 yet.

76154 A Leyland breakdown lorry mixed in with a CVT sedan ? Seems to be two vehicles with the same ARN ? Seen this mixup more than once.

76115 Chev and Thornycroft with same ARN ??
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Old 12-01-18, 13:18
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This is a strange one:

51751 Ford pilot model GP 16651 5 cwt ?

52114 Ford 15 cwt van . Soviet Union ?
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The refugee Fordson WOT2D's were sold off , beginning in late 44 .

50317 - 50377 . Some went to bush fire brigades , Country Roads Board , NSW Railways and the Forestry Commission.

Mix of refugee from 50201 including Albion, Ford FGT cab 12 ? Austin K2Y. Bedford OY and MWC , Thornycroft .

I found a few 1941 Ford coupe utility model 11A, wb 112" : eg ARN 50030 Are these the 1941 Ford military sedan based utes ?

GMC 4X4 compressor trucks model AFKX 62054 - 62040
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Old 15-01-18, 13:17
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67165 is a White scout car held in the RAAOC museum Bandiana. Was this vehicle still in service before it was transferred to the museum ? I can see a 1982 date .

88469 was a 1941 Dodge GS Van or ute that went to the Aust. war Memorial . This car would have been a runabout for the museum staff just after the war.

It seems that just about every Govt. department in existence at the time, was putting in a bid for the vehicles . Even lowly shire councils got into the game. Some of the Govt. departments were almost esoteric , going by their weird titles ! Some of the weirder ones: Japanese board of trade. Director of Internal security.
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Old 19-01-18, 13:27
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more unusual finds:

127105 Opel staff car to the AWM . Was this a captured car ? Does the AWM still have it ?

123374 Dodge command car

136365 Dodge 1/2 ton ambulance

Found the WC 21 I bought in 1978: 129166

The Dodge WC 51's are around 128325

Found a few early T207's in there too.

The AEC Matadors are around : 123794, 123666, 123211

A mixture of impressed stuff at 127959
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Old 20-01-18, 08:34
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Seems to be a long list of impressed vehicles from 100000 onwards.

Many are 1938 models, even found a 1935 Dodge breakdown truck in there 100506 ! They certainly preferred Chev and Ford and Dodge/Fargo.

More impressed ? from 109251 , a few have gas producers fitted. The V and Q in the first column would indicate the state ?

1939 Morris tipper, a CV model 110011

General Laverack's Buick sedan 110113

The T110L Dodge's start at 120201
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Old 20-01-18, 14:15
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More odd bod stuff:

White Half Track 149650

Bedford OY Prime mover cab/chassis at Balcombe School of signals 1961 149590

Morris 8X8 Terrapin 149391

GMC Quad rear engine ? Peters crane ? 144722

FWD HAR tractors with radar trailers 150703
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Forgot to mention this:

The Buffalo LVT's 149457. Some were transferred to the French embassy, Canberra . What was that all about ?

127136 Yankee Joe telephone truck

127990 Model A Ford in among a menagerie of impressed pre-war vehicles in NG
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I wonder whether the Terrapin was the one at Belfield's?

The GMC Quad rear engine was probably one of the 8446 chassis imported for the Rhino project converted by Peters.



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Bedford OY Prime mover cab/chassis at Balcombe School of signals 1961 149590

Morris 8X8 Terrapin 149391

GMC Quad rear engine ? Peters crane ? 144722

FWD HAR tractors with radar trailers 150703
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Yes, Keith, there was only ever one Terrapin in Oz, and the remains are at Dingers.

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Old 21-01-18, 04:30
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Among the refugee listings is a single listing 'Morris 6W Rec.' 13809 ( British WD reg. 4407366) . It appears to have arrived with the thirty odd 4X4 Morris Portees on the same ship. Could this be a CDSW 6 wheeler breakdown truck ? I don't know what else it could be.

Spotted the Ford No.8 & 9 tractors sold off at Seymour , the latest was in 1964
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Among the refugee listings is a single listing 'Morris 6W Rec.' 13809 ( British WD reg. 4407366) . It appears to have arrived with the thirty odd 4X4 Morris Portees on the same ship. Could this be a CDSW 6 wheeler breakdown truck ? I don't know what else it could be.

Spotted the Ford No.8 & 9 tractors sold off at Seymour , the latest was in 1964
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I checked the British census number and the Morris is a CDSW Breakdown truck.
The Ford tractors could be models 8N and 9N. If I remember correctly, the 9N came first and was the tractor made in collaboration with Harry Ferguson.

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Yes, Keith, there was only ever one Terrapin in Oz, and the remains are at Dingers.
I recall we discussed this vehicle HERE, but since that thread, I have been told of another "Army vehicle, WW2 amphibious, 2 ford V8s" on a property a fair distance from here, so can't be readily visited. Certainly sounds like a Terrapin. Having expressed curiosity, I am awaiting photos from the contact before heading out to have a look.

Did the Belfield Terrapin sell in the Auction, or is it still there? If it sold, I might be chasing the new owner.
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Old 21-01-18, 13:39
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I checked the British census number and the Morris is a CDSW Breakdown truck.
The Ford tractors could be models 8N and 9N. If I remember correctly, the 9N came first and was the tractor made in collaboration with Harry Ferguson.

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Ah thanks ! Wish I could track down that CDSW , it may have survived somewhere . Can't quite make out the scribbly red note that gives a clue as to its whereabouts - possibly SA11 but that particular scribble appears on many other vehicles

Sorry I confused you re. the Ford tractors , I meant the CMP based Ford artillery tractors Aust. No. 8 and 9 . There are many conventional agricultural type Fordson tractors in the registers as well as McCormick Deering and other brands .
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Old 21-01-18, 13:48
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Did the Belfield Terrapin sell in the Auction, or is it still there? If it sold, I might be chasing the new owner.
Can't recall the Terrapin being sold at the auction. I have the catalogue here somewhere . A few items were withdrawn from sale at the last instant eg a DUKW was one.

That Terrapin was or is a rusty hull without running gear or engines , it looked more like a colander each time we laid eyes on it.

There is a second Terrapin in the register 149367 but its the same vehicle 149391
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Could the Buffalos relate to the growing problems the French were having in their colonial Vietnam?

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Yes I reasoned that was the likely scenario and the transfer dates (1954)
tend to support that suggestion.

Found this: Light tanks Mk3 USA origin . Were these Stuarts or the M-H Tanks ?
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Found four of the AEC Armoured Command Vehicles
138720 138734 139641 139891

Tracked truck: 139974 went to the PMG
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