OKA owners

Submitted: Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 10:53
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I am considering purchasing an OKA to convert into a campervan. I would welcome contact with anyone who has done this and also details of any OKA owners clubs (if they exist ?)

John S
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Reply By: Davoe - Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 11:41

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 11:41
there was a write up recently on okas in a fwd mag which had such info which I can dig up for you tonight if you want there was also info on an oka nut who (for a fee) tell you the history of the oka you are looking to purchase which could be handy as I know at least 1 that is used in an underground mine
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Reply By: rolande- Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 13:04

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 13:04
On the campertrailer group in Yahoo! Groups, a guy called Collyn Rivers has had OKA camper for a while, has written several books as well, this group would be a good start to contact him to find out more.
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Reply By: CMB - Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 21:22

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 21:22
The latest "4WD Monthly" has all you need to know about OKA's. It has the number of the guy in WA who keeps a database of all vehicles sold.

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Reply By: Bilbo - Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 22:38

Monday, Jun 14, 2004 at 22:38
The last I heard about OKAs was not pleasant. The WA police at Laverton used to have one as long range desert vehicle. Poor reliability from the Perkins Diesel and chassis cracks. Mate of mine used one as a prospecting vehicle - lotta rough country. He was not impressed and reckon a Nissan or a Yota would have done better.

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Reply By: maverick - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 09:39

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 09:39
as above check out the mag - also the perkins will go forever but is oh so slow on the bitumen - for a little bit extra you can slide the cutest little cat diesel v8 into the space and just like magic it is transformed. just watch the loading you put into them - they have their limits and are built to them - don't overload. rgds
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 17:08

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 17:08
Having driven one many times in the RFS in NSW, we had the only one in the state for a Firetruck.
Was like driving a boat with only 1 shock per corner, without fail go the twin shocks straight away.

they go nearly anywhere, but are like a Defender to compare, they are agricultural.... There are many better options than that for a 4wd.
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