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 Living on the Road :: WORTs :: #10

Name   none
Time to build Body rebuild from scratch in about 10 weeks - thanks to the late Robert Gallagher
Chassis/cab   International ACCO (Ex-Army)
Engine   Perkins 6354, 6 cylinder, diesel
Gearbox.   Clark T5 - 5 speed manual crash box
Drive train   hi-lo range transfer case
Suspension   Leaf springs
Steering   Power steering
Drive   4x4
Wheels   Ex-Army 12.25 x 20
Brakes   Air over hydraulics (2 hydraulic systems to improve safety)
Electrical   12 volt - 8 x frilight mini-spot (10 watt)
4 x Twinlite 8 watt dual fluoro
3 x 21 watt Awning lights
Dimensions length
hieght
width
7.5 metres
3.7 metres
2.4 metres
Weight   5-6 tonne
Ground clearance body
diffs
1.3 metres
38 cm
Angles approach
depart
rampover
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Fuel   Diesel 450 litres
(250 + 200 litre tanks)
Range   1200 kilometres
Recovery   PTO Winch 20,000lbs
Water drinking
general
grey
black
300 litre

80 litre
Power batteries


solar
genset
2 x 12 volt crank batteries
1 battery for motorhome in parallel with crank batteries but can be isolated
(In the future)
Dunlite 3.0 KVa
Appliances fridge

freezer
cooktop
stove & oven
microwave
aircon
Electrolux R2553 12v/240v/gas Fridge with small Freezer
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SMEV 7000 series


nil
wired for one but not installed
Shower   Yes
Toilet   Porta Potti 365
Gas   2 x 9 litre bottles
Cladding   Colorbond
Body   2" steel frame on 3" bearers
12mm ply floor and 3mm ply internal sheeting - insulated walls and roof
Storage   Ample
Comms AM CB
UHF CB
HF radio
Mobile
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Uniden
(Wanted)
Yes (when in range!!)
Other features Registered for four persons
Walk through to cab
Sleeps four very comfortably but can sleep 7 quite OK
Drawback is its road speed about 80 km/hour but …. it gets there - e.g. Noosa to Tip (of Cape York) two trips - last one in a hurry in 6 days
Despite its size has done the telegraph track (had to winch out on southern side of Palm Creek)
Mechanically requires good maintenance - changed a rear axle on Noosa North shore in 1998, rear differential on beach at Eurong in 1999, and bush-mechanicking when the tip of gearbox output shaft sheared between Jardine River and Bamaga in 2000
Contact   sue-ian@bigpond.com
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