Well howdy folks, came by this site in a roundabout fashion.
Firstly, yup...I'm from 'Downunder', or is it 'up over'? Dunno, but anyhoo, currently working in the mining industry as a heavy diesel fitter, mainly on shovels/diggers & drills. As i work in an industry that 'fly in/fly out' with 1 weeks R&R I needed a project to keep me busy while 'she who must be obeyed' was at work.
I know, I'll do up a Dodge D5N 700 series that I remember from my meloncoly youth (a long time ago), complete with a Detroit '2 banger', Jake brakes, Roadranger gearbox, and Rockwell diff. Not a bad combo for a daily drive whilst home, subject to a no less long build.
I was describing this to a work mate who happens to have a couple of Mack trucks, and is very much into the onhighway old school truck scene. So we got chatting and reminiscing about the trucks of our yoof. I then went onto search engine and came up with the Mack trucks that were in Alaska, and ones as suuport to crane operations...forget the models.
I guess if I have as an option now is a B series, as my dad drove 'em while carting asbestos out of Witnoom mine to Point Sampson.
Anyway, enough of my ramblings, that's pretty much how i came by, and will be staying. Who knows, might just get me a B model instead of the Dodge.
Cheers & beers.