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    Quote Originally Posted by S3ute View Post
    Hello again.

    Interesting question.

    Back around 1965 when the family moved on to the farm that we had near Muswellbrook, the main vehicle shed had three bays with a dirt floor. Needless to say working on anything, and especially underneath something, was less than pleasant other than keeping out of the rain - poor lighting, lying in the dirt and the ever present grief of dropping some small or greasy part.

    Anyway, my late Dad got the floor concreted and, after some suggestions from me, the lights and power availability considerably enhanced. Excellent. However, the undersides of any concrete slab in that neck of the woods would sooner or later acquire a healthy population of rabbits or a population of healthy eastern brown snakes. Big buggers too. So, my recurring nightmare was to be lying under a vehicle and reaching sideways for a spanner or some dropped part and see a viper sliding past on its way in or out of its' new abode.

    To be honest, that didn't happen often, but the beasties were thereabouts. Luckily, in my present neck of the woods the main serpents are carpet snakes and they seem to prefer my neighbours' homes. Perhaps they can smell disapproval with their acute senses.

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    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    There's a *@#!! wombat under my shed!
    Hello again.

    Feed it some roots and it might leave....

    Thatís the theory.

    Cheers,

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    Neil, you are getting confused with a Lodger who eats roots & leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    Neil, you are getting confused with a Lodger who eats roots & leaves.
    Wombats too.

    Maybe even ones lodging under a shed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    Neil, you are getting confused with a Lodger who eats roots & leaves.
    Incidentally, was that meant to be Badger?

    I thought most lodgers would be wanting a full English breakfast regardless of how well they got on with the landlady.

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    Depends if they go to Jenny Craig or not.

    Nooooo, deffo Lodger.

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    Fair enough.

    Must be an English thing......

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    Local sources for bailey channel

    Hello again from Brisbane - on a coldish, wet, lockdown day........

    Just resurrecting this older thread rather than start a new one as it relates to the same area of the truck that was the focus then.

    At that time I replaced the more than worn out bailey channel in both the side and cab rear windows with new parts sourced from the UK. These had sat in the delivery tube for a couple of years before I attacked the job and, to be honest, had either deteriorated badly in storage or were crap to start with. The main problem was that the steel U channel had started to rust and the rubber backing was beginning to peel away - the inner felts were just OK, but I also had to shorten a couple of sections which left the ends in poor condition. Anyway, I went ahead and fitted them and they seemed to be OK.

    Several years later I have decided to get the truck professionally repainted and have just gone through the process of stripping the door tops and roof back and pulling the channels back out. The channels are no better or worse than when I replaced them but I'm inclined to toss them and start afresh with new material.

    My question is - what is the best locally available option for replacing the window channels in both the door tops and rear cab? I'm looking for something that is more durable and less prone to breaking down than the steel/rubber/felt arrangement that I was offered last time around. I have heard some suggestions of possibly using the stuff for caravans and/or boats but have no experience with that.

    Any suggestions?

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