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Yeah, it hurts, but back then lots of cars were "retired" as bashers.

I know I've been responsible for putting some old Safari Wagons into the mud....they used to be so cheap (a couple of hundred) and you'd take 'em out and flogg 'em to death. Damn they were strong though!

Interesting to note that, in the article you've scanned, the bloke was going to save it, so it might not be so bad after all..

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Yeah, it hurts, but back then lots of cars were "retired" as bashers.

I know I've been responsible for putting some old Safari Wagons into the mud....they used to be so cheap (a couple of hundred) and you'd take 'em out and flogg 'em to death. Damn they were strong though!

Interesting to note that, in the article you've scanned, the bloke was going to save it, so it might not be so bad after all..

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Reminds me of a relative who used to go travelling around Australia in his adolescence with a bunch of his mates. They used to pick up a cheap (but usually spacious car) that the lads would all chip in some money for, their favourite was often a big engined Customline that they could pick up for a hundred bucks or so. And as soon as the car gave them ANY hassle they'd just dump it on the side of the road and look for a cheaper alternative (usually another cheapo car!) I often wondered about all those abandoned cars just sitting out there probably with only minor defects to get 'em going again.
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Is'nt this from an old issue of Australian Custom Rodder from the 1980's or 1990's??? I'm sure it is !!!
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Is'nt this from an old issue of Australian Custom Rodder from the 1980's or 1990's??? I'm sure it is !!!
Yes its from a 84 issue of Custom rodder
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Reminds me of a relative who used to go travelling around Australia in his adolescence with a bunch of his mates. They used to pick up a cheap (but usually spacious car) that the lads would all chip in some money for, their favourite was often a big engined Customline that they could pick up for a hundred bucks or so. And as soon as the car gave them ANY hassle they'd just dump it on the side of the road and look for a cheaper alternative (usually another cheapo car!) I often wondered about all those abandoned cars just sitting out there probably with only minor defects to get 'em going again.
Now they just take them up to Bathurst and burn them on the hill.

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