Rosie is for sale

Submitted: Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 18:57
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My favourite faithful old 'Rosie' Nissan G60 has to make way for a later model diesel version of whatever I end up with. I wanted to keep her but with two cars, a 4x4 and two trailers in the yard I got told by SWMBO. The trailer is included in the price. It is advertised in the Trader Section of this site. Now, don't you all rush at once....hahahaha
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Reply By: Banjo - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:04

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:04
I want first reply - hope she finds a good home Willem - bloke at work here had one just the same - for some reason, he seems not to miss his (in a Paj now). BOL.
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:16

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:16
goodday willem
i wish you all the best with whatever beast you end up with its a hard decision to part with part of your history but most times it ends up for the best
steve
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:24

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:24
It's gunna be a sad day when the new owner tows it away uhhh sorry, drives it to a new home.

sniff...sniff..sob!!!

So.... looking for a new (to you) troopy then? I see a nice 80 series on offer at CMI 4x4 at medindie! What is the budget so we can be on the lookout for ya?

Best of luck with the search.

Muddy'doe
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Reply By: navaraman - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:34

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:34
It's a vintage car, probably worth more now than when it was new.
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Reply By: Member - glenno (QLD) - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:36

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:36
It will have to be displayed in the explorOz museum Willem .
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Reply By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:55

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 19:55
Looks a treat in the Willem. I thought Woolfie wanted first digs?. best of luck with the sale and whatever you finish up with
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:12

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:12
There would be too much drama involved in that sale...
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Reply By: brian - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 20:36

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 20:36
Hello Willem, what condition is it in mechanically,i know its been everywhere also any details of the van,thankyou.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 20:50

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 20:50
Hello Brian

Go to the Trader Ad and click on View where I have described all the details.

The truck is still being used and I am driving up Mt Gill in the Flinders Ranges this Thursday. The motor runs well, the gearbox is noisy at high speed (100plus) but has been like that for past six years. The doors and windows rattle, I have cleaned up all the rusty bits and fibre glassed them. The paint job is a 5 metre one( if you stand 5 metres away it looks good). The engine runs well and burns 1 ltre per 1000km. It has a leaky transfer output shaft seal. Leaks about a litre every 10,000km. Springs are reset and have greaseable bushes. Whole drive train is strong. Has 5 speed box. Dual batteries.

The trailer is a 1994 Modern Trailer Heavy Duty with 16inch wheels and converted to a bike carrier and I have converted it to a sleeping compartment. Has Treg hitch. Slipper springs.
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 21:10

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 21:10
As much as we love our current vehicle,,, the next one makes you forget very quickly...
Just imagine not having to lift the hood every 10mins... Air cond / heater / pwr str / and still as tough as old hat.. If you buy a GQ that is...
Good luck with your search....
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Reply By: Member Colin - NSW Bungendore - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 00:47

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 00:47
Willem
No, No, No - don't do it.

Maybe the the Birdswood Museum would take her!
I saw on the news they had a Tom Kruze reunion - surely 'Rosie' deserves the same recognition?

It is always sad having to part with a favorite - my old '82 Jackeroo had good memories, it never let me down even though the motor was only good for about 120 000 kms. Just a motor a 4 wheels, the way bush cars should be!

Good luck with the new 'girlfriend'.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 13:48

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 13:48
Hi Colin,

Rosie is only 26 years of age this month...so not quite Classic yet. It is actually in quite good condition and would be a fantastic project for someone to restore. I just don't have the time or inclination for it.

The next vehicle will be number 100 !!!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:14

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:14
What the hell you gettin a breadbox for willem!? Keep Rosie, at least she has some character, and style!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 11:44

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 11:44
You are underselling yourself by few grand here... thats worth WELL more than your asking.

Look what a normal camper trailer sells for alone.

Good luck matey, so what you replacing it with, got it picked yet?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 13:12

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 13:12
Eric is looking out for a...............not telling you...hahahah. Will send you an email soon

Underselling? You only offered two slabs or was in one? :-)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:11

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:11
I still say your askin too cheap. I'd go that price for car alone, then another similar amount for trailer.

You wont find ANYTHING close to that well setup for that amount of $..
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:31

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:31
Truckster,
Unlike some who just go up to the hills behind their back yard I need a truck with a large fuel capacity to go in to remore country and therefor I am looking for a truck with long range tanks already fitted. It has to be diesel and the other stuff is for convenience. Need something a tad more economical as well. Hope that nswers you question
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 18:56

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 18:56
goodday folks
well i suppose if eric is looking its gunna be a yota ???lol
steve
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 12:17

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 12:17
Oh Willem, I don't believe it. So sad, will you need counselling when she finally goes? Can I counsell you with a bottle of Muscat?
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 13:14

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 13:14
Hey Ruth, maybe you should buy her and park her at the front of the CP :-)

It's where she deserves to "come to rest". Besides, you could probably hire her out to all the nancy-boys that drive their their 100 series to Birdsville but are afraid to take them out to Big Red LOL
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 13:22

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 13:22
Hi Ruth

Yeah well....can't keep them all. Maybe Rohans idea is a good one :-)
Have to find the right newbie first tho.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:40

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:40
:)

Hi Willem. Are you going to give the new truck the signature orange 5 metre paint job?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:56

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 14:56
Rohan
I would love for someone to paint the deserts, the waterfalls, the billabongs, the rivers, the mountains, the beaches etc all around the vehicle. I know there is a bloke in Sydney who does this sort of thing with cars. Maybe I should get a 'graffitti artist' to spraycan the truck.

What do you think???
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 19:49

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 19:49
LOL Willem. Sounds like you still haven't gotten over the '60s (1960s that is).

Actually, I reckon a mural of Birdsville and Big Red on Rosie, parked out front of the Gallery, or Ruth's place .... :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 08:38

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 08:38
Rohan, brilliant idea. Have been thinking of buying her myself, because I'm getting too old to walk the entire park all races and I could put a flashing light on top of her and use her for a parking car - you know show the people to their spot etc. (especially when coming home from the Pub and can't remember where their swag is.) Wouldn't let a nancy boy anywhere near the old darling!!
Beware what you say about the 60's Rohan - it was a very good time (I was very young but had a ball whilst being a surfie chick - even in Hawaii - I rode the waves not the beach). Music was fantastic and I still get sick in the pit of my stomach every time I see those monster waves in hawaii, Tahiti etc - we didn't have waveriders then either.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 12:44

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 12:44
LOL Ruth. I was very young too (not quite a teenager) so missed most of the fun. Mind you, I made up for it in the seventies but it was a very different decade.

For a surfie chick, you couldn't have put yourself much further from the surf, could you?
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 15:03

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 15:03
Hey Rohan - the scuba diving in the Billabong isn't much good either - not much visibility. Have to find the yabbies by feel. LOL.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 19:42

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 19:42
Ruth, does that make you a Platypus?
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 16:44

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004 at 16:44
Willem,

How the heck are we going to see you coming now?????
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 08:39

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 08:39
Willem, Wolfie does wonderful paintings like that (on vehicles, walls etc) - check out the one at Mungerannie Pub.
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