If I had a time machine...

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 13:32
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... I would go visit lot’s of dudes and places, but right now, I would go back to the Sheep Station I used to live on as a teenager, and head straight to the wool-shed, and nick two of those folding round tube type bed-frames we used to keep for the shearers, you remember the ones?

Well, the time machine ain’t workin’, so, I s’pose I’ll have to go without, or...... ask you guys here.....

Where can I get two of them, along with the netting (Cyclone) still intact? Bit rusty, not a problem. Bit bent (like me...), not a problem. Are they still being made, God forbid?

Anyone?

Cheers

Wolfie
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Reply By: gramps - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 13:40

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 13:40
Hahahaha Know the ones you mean. Use them each year on a hunting property we frequent. Unfortunately the owner won't part with them.

Wht are you after them? They're bloody heavy and cumbersome.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 13:45

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 13:45
Yes, I totally agree on the heavy thing, but gee, they are good.

I want them for a base camp I am in the midst of organising, to put swags on top.

When I travelled the Anne Beadell last year, as we were approaching the placed stones, we came upon a surveyors camp, and that is all these dudes as well, the bed frames & swags.

I'm wondering if they are still being made?

If anyone could post a GOOD picture up on here, I perhaps might just make two instead.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 13:59

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 13:59
I have one of those beds but I cannot post a pic. on here.

Send me your e-mail address Wolfie and I'll send you some pics.

Although I'm really at a loss to see why you would want one - we used to call them "Z beds", I think that is the same thing you describe.

Mike Harding

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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 14:01

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 14:01
Mike, thank you!!

I'm right on it.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 14:04

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 14:04
Checked the old photo collection and what a surprise. Bugger all in the way of photos of those damn things.

Sorry mate but this is the best I can provide till much later in the year


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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 15:03

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 15:03
Ahhhh....

Memories.....

Yep, that's the one alright!

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 21:59

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 21:59
Gramps, that looks like our beds in Puckapunyal in the early 70's
We went to bed sooo tired, the floor would have been soft.
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Follow Up By: gramps - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 00:29

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 00:29
Des,

I don't know where the landowner got them but they've been there a damn long time. They've all got the indentations of God only knows how many shearers and hunters that have slept on them. The trick is to get settled on them quickly otherwise you end up in an undignified heap on the floor. They're not the most stable beds around :))))
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 14:50

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 14:50
Wolfie,

years ago I had a rural merchandise business. I recall that Cyclone made those shearers beds. So clearing sales probably are the go to source some.

I can quite undetstand why you might want some for a base camp.

IFFFFFF you knew someone good at metal work you could ask them to fabricate one???????????????

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 15:06

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 15:06
Rick, I think it's my course of action, god knows what it'll end up looking like though....

Whenever I make stuff, I tend to go Mega. It'll probably have gas struts, over centre catches, tripod foot arrangement so it won't rock, hell, it would'nt look outa place on da moon!!!

I'm a worry somedays..... well, all days.....

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: V8 Troopie - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 00:50

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 00:50
Wolfie, if it turns out looking up to the standard of that fancy canoe trailer you showed the other day then it might even sell.
Klaus
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 07:52

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 07:52
Join the two together.... a canoe trailer you can sleep and land on the moon on
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