"Packer" Slunnie's IIa 6cyl ute

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"Packer" Slunnie's IIa 6cyl ute

Post by slunnie » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:38 pm

And so it begins!

Another SeriesII cab tray. Not a hint of rust in this thing anywhere!!!

Holden 6 cylinder motor with a driveline that needs some service, but the body is sensational!

Here is a sneak peak at this stunning ebay barnyard find from Willow Tree NSW.

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Well, the good and bad news is that there was plenty of discussion about this ol' jigger on AULRO. It was one of the last Series IIa, including the 6cylinder motor etc. There were quite a few that were adamant about it not being carved up into a fun machine.

Anyway, the long and short of it is that ol' Foxhound (Packer) is now destined to get fixed up. It wont be a restore job, but more a get it going and looking good project.

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Thanks Bob!

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/series-ii-an ... ost1192240
Vehicle 34712523H, engine no 34524020B 6 Cyl Chassis Cab, Salisbury Axle, supplied 22.5.72 in a batch to the Grain Elevator Board, Registration No EIC129, fitted with Dunlop RTM (Road Track Major) tyres, keys 916 and 701.
After picking Packer up he sat in the paddock for a while, but for what it was, the body wasn't in bad shape. Found on Ebay at Willow Tree, the the owner said that she couldn't see any rust on it. I rolled the dice, placed a bid, won it for about $1k and towed it home.

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The gearbox was broken, I suspect the motor wasn't much good either and didn't even try starting it. The brakes and clutch didn't work and while sitting there the front PS axle seized also. It was a skull drag from there to the house.

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Cheers
Slunnie


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