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Johnno_p
13th February 2019, 09:54 PM
I finally got my Carawagon down from Qld.
Pretty excited to get started on it.
It will need a full mechanical rebuild as it hasnít been used for 39 yearshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190213/c58ef95f20b84c0cc83ac004e4884c26.jpg
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gromit
14th February 2019, 06:43 AM
Congratulations, should keep you busy for a while.

I see it has the rear pull out awning (well I can see the frame), how complete is the interior ?


Colin

123rover50
14th February 2019, 08:27 AM
A mate of mine just bought one as well. Its still in NQ. He is yet to work out how to get it back here.

Johnno_p
14th February 2019, 09:46 PM
Congratulations, should keep you busy for a while.

I see it has the rear pull out awning (well I can see the frame), how complete is the interior ?


Colin

Iíve got the tent for the frame and the seat that converts to a bed but the cupboards have all been removed unfortunately.
It still has its original engine and came with two additional engines and has a gal chassis

Pedro_The_Swift
17th February 2019, 08:00 AM
was the gal chassis standard?

Johnno_p
17th February 2019, 02:43 PM
was the gal chassis standard?

No not standard.
The guy that I bought it off used it between 72-80 for mostly family camping trips in Fraser Island
Then he fitted the gal chassis then itís been stored since.

Johnno_p
3rd March 2019, 10:21 AM
We managed to get it in my garage which was a bit of a mission as the driveway is steep and narrow and the carawagon doesnít run.
I placed the Hilux in the back yard and ran the winch through the garage back door via a snatch block which worked out fine.
Now I can start working on it. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190302/f6bd14accbc55dee16e7cb94b96042f8.jpg

Johnno_p
3rd March 2019, 10:24 AM
The rear awning tent has seen better days but will definitely work as a pattern for a new one.
The curtains all seem to present and in good condition https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190302/1722c37e0a8ec070660904640d84bef4.jpg

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Johnno_p
3rd March 2019, 08:18 PM
Iíve been clearing all the bits out of the rear.
Pretty frustrated how the PO stacked the gear inside.
The plan is to retain the paint/patina but the passenger door now has some serious scars from being transported down. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190303/948349972dc829f28f03919cdfe40eac.jpg

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gromit
4th March 2019, 06:51 AM
That's a shame about the scrapes on the door.
I'm paranoid about moving panels in the back of a car or trailer and take bits of cardboard, blankets etc.



Colin.

DiscoMick
4th March 2019, 12:43 PM
What a great find! Should keep you occupied for ages, but the results could be amazing.

Johnno_p
4th March 2019, 07:40 PM
What a great find! Should keep you occupied for ages, but the results could be amazing.

It definitely will keep me busy for a while.

The first step will be replacing to rusty foot wells and splash guards then probably require it ready to drop a motor in.

I guess I should check the gear box and transfer case before the motor goes in but I didnít know much about them TBH

DiscoMick
4th March 2019, 11:06 PM
Are you going to rebuild the motor?

Johnno_p
4th March 2019, 11:43 PM
Are you going to rebuild the motor?

I hope to get one of the spares up and running and eventually rebuild the original [emoji106]

jerryd
5th March 2019, 01:04 AM
I know of one in Perth that has recently been put up for sale, vehicle drives etc and looks to be in good condition [smilebigeye]


Good luck with your project

Johnno_p
5th March 2019, 08:31 PM
I know of one in Perth that has recently been put up for sale, vehicle drives etc and looks to be in good condition [smilebigeye]


Good luck with your project

Yes that looks fantastic with all the parts.
A little jealous of it.

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6th March 2019, 04:47 PM
These things are amazing!! What I would do for one! [bigwhistle]

Looks like a great project, good luck with it!!

86mud
8th March 2019, 02:41 PM
Love seeing these..

Great find.

Johnno_p
8th March 2019, 03:26 PM
Iíve been cleaning out all the gear that was piled in the back. There were quite a few spare axles and shafts in the back many with the wax wrapping in them still.

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There was also a bag of books in the back. There are some parts books and owners manuals in there [emoji106]

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DiscoMick
8th March 2019, 06:29 PM
That looks really useful for a restoration.