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1964 Prince Super Miler Preservation 
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For those interested in Classic Japanese Commercial Vehicles (that includes Wasps and Elfs by the way....)
A couple of pics. of my 1964 Prince Super Miler which I have just finished preserving/restoring. I am taking it to the 2015 Clunes (Vic.) Historic Truck Show in a weeks time. It has been a 4 or 5 year very "part time " project but I reckon "worth it".
An example of a forgotten Japanese Commercial Vehicle , in fact most people have never seen or heard of them..!
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Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:40 pm
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Hi KJB,
You count me in the "most people", as I have never seen one either.
But I likes. Very nice.


Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:19 am
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hi Kerry certainly is a rare one how many came to aussie and how many are still about you have done a great job cheers davo


Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:02 am
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Davo,
Do not know any import figures. As for those remaining , maybe 2 or 3 in sheds ( rumours ) in various condition ( and probably Milers not Super Milers - Milers are more the equivilent of a Toyote Lite Stout and the Super Miler the equivilent of a Toyota Stout . ) but I only know of 1 Super Miler (apart from my own ) and it is very rusty and past restoration but still driveable .
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A point of interest - the Prince trucks (Milers and Clippers ) and cars (Skyline GT ) that were fitted with Limited Slip Diffs. from new were delivered with orange painted rear axles. L.S.D's were virtually unheard of in the early '60's. I suppose that by painting these diffs orange it caught buyers attention and caused them to enquire about the colour and then have the salesman explain the benefits of an L.S.D..
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excellent and clarified the ''orange hubcap'' cheers davo


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As always fantastic work there Kerry, A magnificent Truck :o
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Looks very nice, Kerry. I am one of those who have heard of them as my father had one for travel to work from Adelaide to the outback as he was a travelling mechanic. I remember him saying that it was pretty good in outback mud with the huge diff. With the diff lock people were amazed at times that he actually arrived at their station over the muddy roads. However, one drawback with the diff lock and no drive to the front wheels was that it didn't like turning corners in the mud and would just plough straight ahead. Don't suppose you will be putting yours through such rigorous testing. His was a bark blue with a tub, not a tray.
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Nice Kerry, looking good, if I had one I would paint the axle orange anyway, who would know.. :roll:

Cheers Geoff


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You have him finished! Fantastic, mate!
And thats the right idea, take him to a show and get lots of puzzled people coming up for a chat.

Yours is the only one I've seen, but I do remember seeing those distonctive diagonal lights back in the day.
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Well done Mate. Having seen this truck over the last couple of years in the "In between projects" stages you've
finally pulled it off. :D . Congratulations.
What's next. :?: Another bike, car, super mod's too the fifth wheeler. An addition to your coffee machine collection.
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Great job! Looks Magnificent!!


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My Prince Super Miler at the 2015 Clunes Historic Truck Show .On show next to the Miler was a rare 3 wheeler Scammel (used for shifting trailers around at wharves and factories - before palletts and shipping containers came into vogue ) The Prince attracted alot of interest mainly because most people had never heard of or seen a Prince truck before. One felloow was quite emphatic that it was really built by Toyota!!!!!
I also showed my 1971 Honda CT70. Even Harley riders like it!
A very big showing of historic trucks , cars,classic caravans , tractors and a few bikes. I took my caravan and stayed overnight (many do this ) - great country iinformal atmosphere amongst people with common interests. Does not get much better.
The Forum is a bit quiet at the moment so I thought this report might add a bit of interest , I know Davo will read it1
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Looks like the Scammel was for sale. Do you know how much they were asking for it?
Very cool truck

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$7500 , It had alot of interest during the day.


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Hi KJB
looks like a good week end.. did you see one of those Hondas on Rusty wrecks last week? looked to be in pretty good condition.
Geoff


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Did not see them ,Geoff.. Can you EMail me a Link?
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I did buy a "Running, Rideable ,Ratter " though, at the Ballarat Swap.
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KJB wrote:
Did not see them ,Geoff.. Can you EMail me a Link?
KB

Cant, so sent you email.. let me know how you go.

Geoff


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Really good to see her finished, Kerry and being shown to the unwashed masses!

you always do a superb job of your Resto's and i think you and Greg are always pushing for the best finish.

thanks for all the info and keep us from dying of boredom

:) :) :)

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