View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:23 am



Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
My SA Teardrop 
Author Message
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:29 pm
Posts: 1481
Location: Kallangur, Brisbane QLD
Car(s): 3x1965 PR20(Donkey, Jenny n Bundy) 1 1969 PR20(Percy) 2 1968 PR20(Eugine n GT Donor) 1 1968 PR91 GT, 1 1965 Wasp
Reply with quote
Many of you will remember the blue 66 Teardrop sedan that Ross trailer'd all the way from South Australia to the 2016 National meet in Albury. He was selling it as part of his fund raising efforts for the Cancer Counsel's Shitbox Rally.



Attachment:
20160929_175421.jpg
20160929_175421.jpg [ 648.6 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]




Well I ended up being the one to buy it (surprise surprise) and have FINALLY made the journey back down south to pick it up from Gricey's place (massive shout out of thanks to Jim and Cheryl for storing the car for my for so long too andputting up with my intrusion for a few days...... again :mrgreen: )
I've even bought a commemorative car badge to go on the teardrop that I got from another guy doing his own fundraising for this years Shitbox Rally



Attachment:
Shitbox Edition badge.jpg
Shitbox Edition badge.jpg [ 8.17 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]




I was lucky enough to get use of the bosses work truck over the holidays which gave me the opportunity to arrange for the purchase and pickup of another car at the same time, as well as help out Peter Mckill by delivering some parts down for his new 117.

So the parts and some loading ramps along with a swag were all loaded and secured on the back of the truck then bright and early on the morning of Dec 26th I hit the road
It was a great trip down, taking some of those off the beaten track roads I love to drive so much. Found some great new road trippin' roads for future Nationals trips too. I saw some beautiful countryside and experienced all sorts of weather conditions along the way including being blanketed with hail near Armidale.

The trailer tracked a bit weird behind the truck on the way down and when I got to Gricey's and backed the trailer into the paddock to load the teardrop the reason why became clear. The center locating pin on one of the sets of leafsprings had broken and allowed the front axle so move backward and forward a few inches. So trailer was jacked up and leafspring was pulled apart and center bolt replaced.
Although there must have been some damage done to the tyre also because I later had a blowout after picking the second car up from Wagga Wagga :roll:



Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 004.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 004.jpg [ 784.91 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]

Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 005.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 005.jpg [ 801.08 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]

Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 013.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 013.jpg [ 519.07 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]

Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 001.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 001.jpg [ 447.31 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]

Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 002.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 002.jpg [ 444.46 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]


Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 019.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 019.jpg [ 607.57 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]

Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 020.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 020.jpg [ 567.01 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]

Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 021.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 021.jpg [ 754.59 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]





And of course what is a roadtrip with Belletts if you don't do at least 1 lap around Australia most famous mountain :D




Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 038.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 038.jpg [ 823.85 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]

Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 034.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 034.jpg [ 458.26 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]

Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 035.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 035.jpg [ 528.64 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]

Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 037.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 037.jpg [ 677.27 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]




And of course there is the mandatory photo from the top of my favorite mountain top dirt road




Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 045.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 045.jpg [ 1.02 MiB | Viewed 1844 times ]





And finally the morning after arriving back home in sunny QLD with my new babies :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:




Attachment:
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 052.jpg
Albury Wagga Roadtrip 052.jpg [ 871.7 KiB | Viewed 1844 times ]

_________________
1xB+1xE+2xL+1xE+2xT=BELLETT
RUST isn't a crime
www.gartdesign.com.au


Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:10 am
Profile YIM WWW
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:17 pm
Posts: 2340
Location: Rye Park, N.S.W.
Car(s): Doris, Aunty Mary, Shrek, Jimmy; GT, Wasp, Florian & Sed unrestos; 65 Elf; worn 02 Forester; 07 Santa Fe CRD, Sigma.
Reply with quote
Two more saved, you little beauty Stickman! Thats a big trip, but a fun trip too.
The collection grows! ;)
:D Matt.

_________________
Life is far too short not to fill it with what you love. - Jackie French.[/size]


Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:20 am
Profile

Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:30 am
Posts: 387
Car(s): Bellett GT,
Reply with quote
:) Always good to read of your adventures Stickman and your photo's,went on a little trip myself today in the Tassie Devil,scored a few things Bellett related form an old collector,maybe something for you if you haven't got,will talk soon,Gerry


Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:10 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:29 pm
Posts: 1481
Location: Kallangur, Brisbane QLD
Car(s): 3x1965 PR20(Donkey, Jenny n Bundy) 1 1969 PR20(Percy) 2 1968 PR20(Eugine n GT Donor) 1 1968 PR91 GT, 1 1965 Wasp
Reply with quote
Farmer wrote:
Two more saved, you little beauty Stickman! Thats a big trip, but a fun trip too.
The collection grows! ;)
:D Matt.



It was a fairly big trip (approx 3000km return) considering one of the cars is a bare shell with parts thrown in. But when some of those parts include a full NOS 3 bearing rebuild kit and 5 extra NOS orig metal exhaust gaskets (suit cast head) and an early sump gasket, as well as a fully rebuilt starter motor.
It was well worth the $500 asking price and the trip to collect it with the other car instead of just getting the teardrop transported up with a freight mob, which was the original plan.
The shell is virtually rust free and straight and comes with the added bonus of Lichen growing on it :P I really hope I can save that wondrous feature when it comes time to doing something with that car.
I LOVE the Lichen :mrgreen:
Has no engine, gearbox, diff or even wiring harness but all those things came as loose parts with it, plus hubcaps, extra wish arms, rear swing arms (out of a 64 me thinks as they are none grease-able) teardrop bumper overiders, vg square tail lights, badges........ blah blah blah the list goes on.....

The collection grows indeed

_________________
1xB+1xE+2xL+1xE+2xT=BELLETT
RUST isn't a crime
www.gartdesign.com.au


Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:12 am
Profile YIM WWW
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:29 pm
Posts: 1481
Location: Kallangur, Brisbane QLD
Car(s): 3x1965 PR20(Donkey, Jenny n Bundy) 1 1969 PR20(Percy) 2 1968 PR20(Eugine n GT Donor) 1 1968 PR91 GT, 1 1965 Wasp
Reply with quote
GerryBellettGT wrote:
:) Always good to read of your adventures Stickman and your photo's,went on a little trip myself today in the Tassie Devil,scored a few things Bellett related form an old collector,maybe something for you if you haven't got,will talk soon,Gerry



Thanks mate, I'm glad you came along for the ride, wouldn't have been as fun without you ;)

Good to hear you got the Tassie Devil out for a run and always exciting when the trip include finding some bits too.
Looking forward to our next catch up.
Hoping to do an OSJCC run inc BBQ lunch some where soon so hopefully you have the day off when the time comes :P

_________________
1xB+1xE+2xL+1xE+2xT=BELLETT
RUST isn't a crime
www.gartdesign.com.au


Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:16 am
Profile YIM WWW
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:15 am
Posts: 1991
Car(s): 1965 Wasp, 1966 Bellett, 1967 Bellett, 1969 Florian, 1973 Bellett GTR, 1976 Buick Opel by Isuzu, 1978 Gemini van
Reply with quote
A little bit of info on the Corolla wheels on the ex-Ross Bellett.

They were on my grandfather's car, a yellow KE70 Corolla which he bought new in 1983.

A native of Northmead in Sydney, when he gave up driving in 1993, the car was sent to us in SA. My mum drove it around first, then my sister, who knocked it around a little bit.

In about 2003, it was sold to an acquaintance of my mum, who replaced the motor with an 1800cc OHC Hiace motor, installed a factory tacho, factory aircon and even found a guard at the wreckers in the same colour with the same pinstripe to replace the one that my sister dented.

A while later, he replaced the wheels with a set of 15in Performance Minilites and gave me the old wheels back!

He sold the car and it was written off a few weeks later. Boooo!

However, the wheels live on!


Attachments:
front yard - 1993 - ex-George Edwards Toyota Corolla - with SA plates.jpg
front yard - 1993 - ex-George Edwards Toyota Corolla - with SA plates.jpg [ 353.15 KiB | Viewed 1271 times ]

_________________
My latest automotive articles and original content shared here:

https://www.facebook.com/garageofawesome

Street Machine! Unique Cars! Awesome!
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:12 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:29 pm
Posts: 1481
Location: Kallangur, Brisbane QLD
Car(s): 3x1965 PR20(Donkey, Jenny n Bundy) 1 1969 PR20(Percy) 2 1968 PR20(Eugine n GT Donor) 1 1968 PR91 GT, 1 1965 Wasp
Reply with quote
Love hearing the history Dave
And it looks like the wheels will be going full circle then (pardon the pun) as Donkey is rolling on these wheels atm and we will be in Sydney for the ICCA's 50th anniversary this coming weekend :mrgreen:

Rest assured the wheels will live on for some time longer yet.........




Attachment:
Dave's Grandads wheels.jpg
Dave's Grandads wheels.jpg [ 657.57 KiB | Viewed 1260 times ]

_________________
1xB+1xE+2xL+1xE+2xT=BELLETT
RUST isn't a crime
www.gartdesign.com.au


Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:59 pm
Profile YIM WWW
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:15 am
Posts: 1991
Car(s): 1965 Wasp, 1966 Bellett, 1967 Bellett, 1969 Florian, 1973 Bellett GTR, 1976 Buick Opel by Isuzu, 1978 Gemini van
Reply with quote
Awesome!

_________________
My latest automotive articles and original content shared here:

https://www.facebook.com/garageofawesome

Street Machine! Unique Cars! Awesome!


Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:30 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:29 pm
Posts: 1481
Location: Kallangur, Brisbane QLD
Car(s): 3x1965 PR20(Donkey, Jenny n Bundy) 1 1969 PR20(Percy) 2 1968 PR20(Eugine n GT Donor) 1 1968 PR91 GT, 1 1965 Wasp
Reply with quote
Well Dave your grandfathers wheels have rolled through Sydney once again....
I am spending tonight at the "Crown on McCredie" in Guildford West.




Attachment:
ICCA 50th Anniversary 007.jpg
ICCA 50th Anniversary 007.jpg [ 583.11 KiB | Viewed 1193 times ]






Unfortunately Donkey was only running on 3 cylinders with the temp gauge kissing the top line for the last 300km of the trip down here :| but needless to say I reckon he'll get me the 1200km back home again....... hopefully :?

_________________
1xB+1xE+2xL+1xE+2xT=BELLETT
RUST isn't a crime
www.gartdesign.com.au


Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:45 am
Profile YIM WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 9 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: julieandtom and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software for PTF.