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Once upon a time ( 30 yrs ago !! ) I bought a Wasp . I'd never seen one before . It was one of 2 in Tyabb
then they moved to Stawell ( & one disappeared ) I picked it up & stored it at work = when I left there it was stored in my backyard . Many years later Vanita wanted to plant a garden in yhe tub - it was full of old leaves/mulch . Something had to be done to it , so into the garage it went . I just wish I had more time to work on it as everything needs attention .
Soi far - cab off - floor replaced
sills replaced
roof off & A pillars replaced
various other rust repairs
in primer awaiting final coat
chassis - stripped & repainted
suspension- " "
tub floor cut out & new one fabricated
currently stripping rust & repairing everything else
I started to try an Elf 2 l;tr motor for size - didn't fit so it's staying original
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Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:38 am
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The basic idea is to have the only original looking Wasp - it was going to be a "hotty " but Brett Lizzy Oka & others have done that . After painting it ( who knows when ) the next big expense is a rebuilt motor - any
volunteers to push me ??


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Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:44 am
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Be Great to see another Styleside back on the road! :D
With only 49 imported reckon original is the way to go BUT as always its what ever makes you happy!!

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Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:16 am
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Now that is major work! I too am glad you are going the originality road, it will be good to see a fine example with there being so few. Modifieds are all good too, and I well understand the desire to gear them up a bit. They do excersize your patience.
It will be good to see her develop, thanks for showing us.
Cheers, Matt.

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Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:11 am
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Modified Wasp......
That's putting it mildly.
;) ;)

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Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:11 pm
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Happy new year - I took a bit of time off & spent it in the garage . Tub is now rubbed back , rust repaired in taillight panel , 4litres of bog ( most now on the ground ! ) & lots of hitting it ! The main section of new floor
is now welded in - the four bits either side of the wheelarch are yet to be cut to size .


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Next job is the tailgate - I've decided that a new skin is required - & relatively easy to get done . Then I have to find my paint chart - I had it 2 years ago when I got 1 ltr of Wasp Blue & now I can't find it !! I expecy it is safe - somewhere .
I didn't know the tubs were numbered - I found this brass plaque .


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Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:35 am
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TEN OUT OF TEN for courage on that one!!

When you've finished and still feel like another, Farmer can tell you where to find it in Northern Tas.
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Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:24 am
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I didn't know they were numbered either!

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Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:26 am
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Wait, which corner has that plaque??

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The front corner LHS


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