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  • 1967 - 109 IIA - South African CKD

    Stay tuned.

    Last edited by worldofinflation; 11-07-2022, 09:41 PM.

  • #2
    Eagerly waiting. Nice truck!
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    '73 S3 88"
    '87 110 garden shed

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    • #3
      Looks sweet.

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      • #4
        Nice!!

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        • #5
          Zach,

          Hello from Brisbane.

          Now that you’ve had a bit of time to look the wagon over in Cape Town I was wondering how you found its general condition to be?

          If it had spent most of its life around the highveld up around Gauteng I’d imagine that it doesn’t have a lot of rust in the usual places. What are the mechanicals like - thinking there of the brakes, engine, clutch and steering mainly?

          Cheers,

          Neil

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          • #6
            Hi Neil,

            I've been eager to post an update but am without a working phone camera. The truck is in astounding condition and very dry. A cursory glance at the footwells -- covered with their original (and aggressively glued down) hydruda trim -- suggests that even they are unrepaired. Being from a salty, rusty region of the world I'm just not used to seeing survivors like this.

            All I've done so far is bleed the brakes and top up the fluids. Clutch (and possibly gearbox) will need some work. Motor runs great and I'm surprised how quiet the truck is -- despite running old bias ply tires (dated 1996) a conversation can be had at 50mph.

            Work-willing, I will have time to get it up on a lift this week.

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            • #7
              Zach,

              Hello again.

              That sounds about right and would be typical of most of the trucks that I came across in South Africa and Zimbabwe. You don’t get a lot of rust in those semi arid areas as a general rule - a bit like here unless they have served serious time on the coast.

              You should be well served by that vehicle.

              Cheers,

              Neil

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              • #8
                Originally posted by worldofinflation View Post
                I'm surprised how quiet the truck is -- despite running old bias ply tires (dated 1996)….
                Zach,

                I’m not sure that I’d be venturing into the African bush with tyres of that vintage - especially in an area frequented by less than friendly animals. Getting out to take a leak can be a bit nervy so stopping to change a wheel adds a bit of adrenaline to the pause.

                Time to start saving a few pennies.

                Cheers,

                Neil

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                • #9
                  I'd like to get some XZL's which are available here in South Africa but the price for 5 is a few pennies indeed.

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                      • #12
                        Few exterior shots. The Serck radiator is SA-made.

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                        • #13
                          Geesh what a beauty!
                          1969 Marine Blue Bugeye

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                          • #14
                            That looks incredible!


                            Colin
                            A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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                            • #15
                              Progress is slow here but hopefully pulling the engine in the next few weeks. While it is out, we will rewire the car, do the clutch and the brakes.

                              To add to my US purchase list - does anyone have a best guess of what lamps would have been on this 1967 South African CKD?

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