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Classic old surf cars

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Created by Al G > 9 months ago, 31 Oct 2015
Ted the Kiwi
NSW, 14256 posts
31 Oct 2015 7:42PM
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Macaha said..
My first ever car was like this 77 cortina




Mark 3? We had one of those in the family alongside a 186. My first car was a 1973 Mini 1000 LE. Loved that thing. Similar to that pic above

Al G
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31 Oct 2015 7:46PM
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Macaha
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31 Oct 2015 7:52PM
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Macaha
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31 Oct 2015 7:58PM
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Macaha
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31 Oct 2015 8:00PM
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thePup
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31 Oct 2015 6:52PM
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This is pretty close to the colours of the old girl I had ..... ran on the smell of an oily rag hardly ever filled the oil up either , just kept going & going the old champion








..... that night at Chidley , I'd been out at a show in Freo and hooked up with this chick from Nedlands ..... thought I was the Duck's nuts pashing on with a Mercedes College chick .... it got late & she didn't want to go home & face Dad sort of thing and I knew a good spot so anyway it got a bit steamy .... the old EK was rockin' ..... and the farken handbrake gave way ..... always was a bit dodgy the farker .... the old girl hurtled backwards through these wooden bollards smashed them like toothpicks .... all the way down into the sand and buried her arse end up to the lights fark halfway down I was just waiting for the splash of the river tried to get her out of the sand but she was bogged in proper but the silver lining was the Neddies chick was giggling her titties off so it was back to business & we slept there

Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
31 Oct 2015 8:56PM
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hahahaha,that's a classic Pup
some cool cruizers there fella's!...

Ted the Kiwi
NSW, 14256 posts
31 Oct 2015 8:57PM
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Shame there was no smart phones in those days....................

Surf69
WA, 871 posts
31 Oct 2015 9:30PM
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Loving this thread!!!

obct
NSW, 3481 posts
1 Nov 2015 2:05AM
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You've seen them all before, but I may as well put them all in this thread .


























This ones got nothing to do with surfing, I just think the chic looks really good.





Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
1 Nov 2015 6:45AM
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Yeah OB great pics,she's gourgeous,so is the Chrysler 300C

Al G
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1 Nov 2015 6:51AM
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Cobra
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1 Nov 2015 6:44AM
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this was Mac's first car,

with the original cappuccino machine bolted to the window.
for the young ones out there ,its for surf reports or surf stories …"long before the coffee club started"







Al G
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1 Nov 2015 2:26PM
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Al G
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1 Nov 2015 2:27PM
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MickPC
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1 Nov 2015 1:50PM
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Drove one of these from Margaret river to Perth to Albany to Esperence to Norseman, across the Nullabor sitting on 140km to Bordertown to Cactus to Boulders to Adelaide. Replaced a waterpump, off to Beach Port to Port Fairy to Port Campbell to Apollo Bay to Melbourne & back...bloody good surf beasts, thirsty on petrol though...but so good to sleep on one side with the board on the other

Perth petrol was about 65c, Margs about 80c & the Nullabor was about $1.10...must be bloody expensive now!

Al G
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1 Nov 2015 4:13PM
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MickPC said..
Drove one of these from Margaret river to Perth to Albany to Esperence to Norseman, across the Nullabor sitting on 140km to Bordertown to Cactus to Boulders to Adelaide. Replaced a waterpump, off to Beach Port to Port Fairy to Port Campbell to Apollo Bay to Melbourne & back...bloody good surf beasts, thirsty on petrol though...but so good to sleep on one side with the board on the other

Perth petrol was about 65c, Margs about 80c & the Nullabor was about $1.10...must be bloody expensive now!



Yeah Mick,a mate had one.The old XD wagon,very roomy & thirsty like ya said but that was a good effort though!...

Al G
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1 Nov 2015 4:37PM
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Al G
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1 Nov 2015 4:39PM
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Ted the Kiwi
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2 Nov 2015 6:52AM
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Saw a beautiful VW Combi in a delicious blue / green this morning at the Servo. I definitely had a bit of van envy - but then when he started it up and took off it reminded me why I like the new more modern versions with air con, suspension and an engine that will get you up a hill at 100km not one that drops your speed back down to 40km! Still it was a very nice example.

Al G
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2 Nov 2015 4:39PM
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Ted the Kiwi said..
Saw a beautiful VW Combi in a delicious blue / green this morning at the Servo. I definitely had a bit of van envy - but then when he started it up and took off it reminded me why I like the new more modern versions with air con, suspension and an engine that will get you up a hill at 100km not one that drops your speed back down to 40km! Still it was a very nice example.



Yeah they're nice the old ones Ted but slow.A bloke around the corner from me has an 80s model with a Subaru motor in it,it flys!

MickPC
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2 Nov 2015 3:08PM
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Wind Surfing Blokes tend to have pretty nice roomy surf vehicles. There was a bloke that lived next door to my old man that had an old ambulance from Qld, but only used it for wind surfing trips coz of how thirsty it was. Was funny, he used to use the spare bedroom of his flat to make his own boards. But yeah, wind surfing guys always seem to have a fully decked out van, truck or bus. Bloke teaching me has one of these with solar panels. Pretty bloody impressive when he rolls up

They're called an OKa, apprently the army use/used them too. Saw something on the news recently about how the army were building something new though. Merican looking, but built locally which was good to hear. Hopefully those submarines end up getting built local too. People need jobs or the bloody government are going to start shafting us a 15% GST. Cut down on government expenses I say, like Bronwyns party on dude hellicopter rides & free 1st class interstate flights for their kiddies at the very least...but I digress...

Tassiedevel
TAS, 1981 posts
2 Nov 2015 5:31PM
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Yep you are right ted the old kombis are rough as , die up the hills , are shocking in the wind with the aerodynamics of a brick , terrible fuel economy . But





they make great surf cars , especially here in tassie on the real cold windy days it's great to have a mobile change room .

heres a few of mine just removed bit of rust and repainted her . My 9 foot boards fit nicely in the back with the rock n roll bed down .

Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
2 Nov 2015 5:33PM
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Cool Tassiedevel,love it. What's that one about a 74 Model?

Tassiedevel
TAS, 1981 posts
2 Nov 2015 5:38PM
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Al G an old mate of mine had an old splitty with a chev motor in it . Reckons it used to do 100 mph uphill . Sadly back in the 70 s he pulled out the motor and sold the Kombi for scrap metal .

SP
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2 Nov 2015 3:39PM
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Good thread boys, some great cars..

Al G
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2 Nov 2015 5:43PM
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Tassiedevel said..
Al G an old mate of mine had an old splitty with a chev motor in it . Reckons it used to do 100 mph uphill . Sadly back in the 70 s he pulled out the motor and sold the Kombi for scrap metal .





haha.cool.Yeah but a sad ending.My mate at Coffs has a 63 Splitty single cab ute,waiting for a resto!...
He's also got a HD Holden Premier X2 Wagon,rare as.He's dad bought it new in 65!..

Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
2 Nov 2015 6:01PM
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Camping at Cactus.


MickPC
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2 Nov 2015 5:06PM
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Back Doors Cactus 1996

Al G
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2 Nov 2015 8:27PM
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