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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:00 pm 
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This is the interior out of one of the R360s. Very interesting cloth pattern and it certainly looks very old. My guess is that it could have been redone in the 1970s?

Anyone else have any thoughts or ideas on this? Very unusual but Mazda were putting cloth inserts into their domestic products so it may even be original?

Note how narrow that rear seat squab is. Children only back there!

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:20 pm 
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These were in the box of NOS parts. A pair of tail light lenses and a new headlight switch lever for the T600.

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:44 pm 

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Great to see.....love your dedication on tracking these beauties down. I'm toying with the idea of an old E series truck, to make it a tow vehicle for my race cars.(One Day)


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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:32 pm 
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Okay, it has been a while without a post so I thought I would start to remove the parts off the two chassis brought back from Victoria to obtain the missing parts for my T600. It appears though that things are not quite as they seemed? I will clarify; they are both three wheel Mazda light trucks but to my surprise the rustier of the two is actually a K360. So, along with the K360 in Sydney there is now a second Australian delivered one that survives. Interestingly, my example is also fitted with T600 badged doors so maybe these were fitted at a later date, who knows?

I should have twigged they were different as the chassis is slightly shorter over the T600. They are both still the early versions though, as you can see both stamped 60 on the chassis before the chassis number.

Anyway, both chassis numbers are below:

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Also worth noting is this Dymo label still attached to the K360 dash showing that it too was working at an airport, but I am assuming not for the RAAF? Anyway, you never stop learning in this hobby do you?

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Just checked the chassis numbers on the other three T600 chassis I have including the restored one now that I know where to look:

60 TEA45-12196 restored T600
60 TEA45-12193 complete chassis with engine
60 TEA45-12199 bare chassis

That means the recent arrival is the oldest:

60 TEA45-12063

As this T600 chassis number is so far apart maybe there were more than 45 (as suggested by Mazda Australia documentation) imported after all?

The K360 chassis numbers are also interesting:

Mine is 60 KTBA43-45452

Sydney is 60 KTBA43-45458

They all appear to be from the same batches imported apart from the recent T600?

More useless information for you all to digest!

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:50 am 
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Still digesting! ................. Nope still no progress!

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Still digesting! ................. Nope still no progress!


Actually Marek there has been lots of progress behind the scenes, just that I haven't posted about it all yet. Major changes in fact.

Whilst the T600 will not be ready for our February show it will possibly make the June one.

All will be revealed shortly...... :D

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:29 am 
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Reproduced decals for the T600. Many thanks to fellow T600 owner Ed Krantz in the US for his help in making these possible. Printed on chrome backing paper, the black writing was printed onto a clear layer that was overlaid.

His neighbour Mark re-made the graphics off the originals, my professional vinyl graphics guy here in Australia printed them out. There are grammatical errors carried over from the originals that were on Ed's T600. That is the way they were.

The joys of the internet to make all this so easy from the other side of the world.

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Not shown here is the payload decal which will be re-done as I wasn't happy enough with them. The decals on their side are to get around the forum size limits!

Many thanks to Russell from Allsigns Mobile here in Brisbane.

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:27 am 

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Excellent work!

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:59 am 
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Well good to see the beast getting more action lately, the truck that is. I'm trying to get the 929 ready for Feb but not likely as well June looks more realistic.

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:36 pm 

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Outstanding work as usual on the little things Jon. As for the information you keep digging up on these rare cars I will as most will probably never need the info but gee I find it interesting keep up the great work.


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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
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nice collaborative work on the labels there.

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:25 am 

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I think you have a fortune Jon:

http://www.microcar.org/blog/microcar-m ... -1-part-2/
(21:03, 14:37)

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:02 pm 
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baltsiotis wrote:
I think you have a fortune Jon:

http://www.microcar.org/blog/microcar-m ... -1-part-2/
(21:03, 14:37)


The Japanese cars sold for some high prices. I hope when I go to sell my collection in many years to come the interest is still there.

Some very interesting prices on some of the rarer cars, thanks for sharing the link.

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:41 pm 

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I co-forumist in a Greek historic cars forum wrote that in many cases the prices are not "real" as they bid form the internet from all over the world without any guarantees. In any case, in these prices a 10 to 15% auction fees are included he noticed. Judjing from auctions in Japan I think prices for restored cars are not reaching even the half of the ones in this auctions. But you never know: some months before an unrestored short body T600 was sold in Greece 2,500 euros in the peak of the financial crisis.

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 Mazda T600 light truck - Australia
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:04 pm 

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Scored a nice complete R360 (won't allow me to post a picture...try here: http://www.ausrotary.com/viewtopic.php? ... &start=120), plus another shell off Gumtree recently...gave it a wash and threw it in the garage, it'll be a few years before I can start a resto.

The shell is missing the rear screen, front screen is smashed, motor is missing. Not sure if I'll ever find any of these, so it may remain spares forever...handy at least.

BTW, there's an NOS T360/600 speedo on eBay at the moment...doesn't appear to suit the R360 (grey face instead of cream).

Cheers,
Duane

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