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Offline BlackBedford

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Looking for a TK
« on: June 25, 2012, 08:58:46 PM »
G'day

I am looking for a good TK truck for a project. It should have a V8 or a diesel motor and at least 12' wheelbase.
I have a D series Ford tilt tray truck. The tray and winch are great but the rest is very ordinary.
D series and TK have the same chassis width so the tray should fit.

The problem I have is that most of my stories end with... and that is why I am not allowed to go back there!

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Re: Looking for a TK
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 08:13:48 PM »
G'day

Everyone can relax and stop looking for me, I have found one:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tilt-Tray-TRUCK-SOLD-/190696654063?pt=AU_Trucks_Commercial_Vehicles&hash=item2c666804ef

It has a 308ci V8 but does not have the optional rust.

I have organised a pickup and it should be here next week!
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 08:46:06 PM by BlackBedford »
The problem I have is that most of my stories end with... and that is why I am not allowed to go back there!

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Re: Looking for a TK
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 07:28:10 PM »
G'day

The TK Tilt Tray arrived home today.
I got it out of the transport yard this morning, put my Suzuki Carry van on the back and drove it home up the Newell Highway.
It was a bit hard to start but once I got it going with a mouthful of petrol into the carby it was fine.
One of my neighbours was heading into town and saw my van on the back so he turned around and followed me home. He gave it a big thumbs up.
It has a reco'ed 308V8 4 speed gearbox and a 2 speed joey box. It has a new radiator, brakes done, and has been rewired.  Overall it is in good condition.
The problem I have is that most of my stories end with... and that is why I am not allowed to go back there!

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Re: Looking for a TK
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 08:42:42 PM »
Cmon Chris baby ...show us some pics ::) ::)
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Re: Looking for a TK
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 08:17:50 PM »
G'day

There are some pics on the ebay listing but I will post some tomorrow.
I spent the day tidying up my new V8 auto Range Rover Highliner that I bought just for fun.
I love the real woodgrain.
I ran out of daylight before I got the new stereo in.
And I will post some pics of it as well.
The problem I have is that most of my stories end with... and that is why I am not allowed to go back there!

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Re: Looking for a TK
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2012, 11:47:53 AM »
They say the one with the most toys wins, You must be winning.. LOL
make it reliable, or smash it with a big hammer

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Re: Looking for a TK
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012, 09:48:39 PM »
They say the one with the most toys wins, You must be winning.. LOL

I have a fair few. I have got rid of over 40 and still have over 80 vehicles. It looks like a scene from pomie land with all the CFs, Transits, D series trucks, TK trucks,  Jag, and Rovers, I do have a bit of Jap stuff as well.

No photos. what a day!!!
I sold an old VS commodore for $100 with IRS and new sports suspension. The bloke wanted to strip it and take the good stuff and I said OK as I would fill it with dead bits, including Bens leftovers. I was going to move it with the tilt tray but I had a load of roller doors on the D series truck so I drove over to the back of the yard to unload them and sank to the doors. I tried to drag it out with the winch but couldn't get a clear run. I tried to drag it out with the TK and managed to bog the back wheels on it even though I thought I was on solid ground. I tried to pull the TK out with the Range rover and managed to bog it as well even though it was on was on more solid ground. I pulled the Range Rover out with a hand winch and got a pile of sleepers and used the tilt tray to lift the rear wheels out of the mud. I put some sleepers under the wheels and drove it out. It was 9pm and the D series is still door deep in mud. I will have to wait a few days for the ground to dry out and I will have another go with the winch. Sometimes I still don't have enough toys. I am covered in mud, I am hungry and tied and I don't have any photos.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 10:00:59 PM by BlackBedford »
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Re: Looking for a TK
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 08:15:25 PM »
G'day

I am looking for a good TK truck for a project. It should have a V8 or a diesel motor and at least 12' wheelbase.
I have a D series Ford tilt tray truck. The tray and winch are great but the rest is very ordinary.
D series and TK have the same chassis width so the tray should fit.


I'm slow, Just noticed that you had Mark's tow truck.  That thing brought my camper home from behind Murwillumbah years ago.  The rear wheels were just on the back of the tray and we passed the RTA inspectors as we came into town.  Veery lucky....

How'd you end up with that?

Neil

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Re: Looking for a TK
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 09:03:41 PM »
I have been researching the history of the truck and the V8 was in it in the mid '80s when it was for sale in a Dubbo truck yard. They had bought it from a finance company after it had been repossessed. The truck yard has closed and the records are gone. The mechanic that was at the yard at the time remembers that little D with the V8 with affection.
It was sold to a business in Coonabarabran and then to a towing company in Lismore. A mate saw it for sale in a yard at Glenn Innes about 3 years ago. It was for sale in Brisbane on ebay when I bought it. I drove my work van to Brisbane, put it on the back and drove 800kms home. It handled the hills easily and certainly turned heads with its deep V8 rumbly exhaust.

I think I have found another D series truck for spares so I should have it registered again soon.
The problem I have is that most of my stories end with... and that is why I am not allowed to go back there!

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Re: Looking for a TK
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2012, 07:45:20 PM »
I have been researching the history of the truck and the V8 was in it in the mid '80s when it was for sale in a Dubbo truck yard. They had bought it from a finance company after it had been repossessed. The truck yard has closed and the records are gone. The mechanic that was at the yard at the time remembers that little D with the V8 with affection.
It was sold to a business in Coonabarabran and then to a towing company in Lismore. A mate saw it for sale in a yard at Glenn Innes about 3 years ago. It was for sale in Brisbane on ebay when I bought it. I drove my work van to Brisbane, put it on the back and drove 800kms home. It handled the hills easily and certainly turned heads with its deep V8 rumbly exhaust.

I think I have found another D series truck for spares so I should have it registered again soon.
I think it was mainly a one driver truck while owned by Alpine.  Mark was the owner and I think it was his truck.  He worked it but he was good to his machinery. Good thing to have.  well done.
Neil

 

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