Why are all these early Mazdas in Victoria? Another 3750klm round trip in 6 days saw us arrive back in Brisbane Friday after leaving last Sunday. Thankfully all of my measuring before we left saw everything fit exactly how I hoped it would, with two T600 chassis, a T600 rear tub, one Carol 600 sedan, 2 x diffs, 3 x engines, numerous rims and tyres all fitting on the back of the truck. One R360 each on the two car trailers, with a large box full of trim pieces on the larger trailer.
Many thanks to my partners in crime; Tim Holland, Paul Davies and Nathan Farr. Without their help I would not have been able to achieve this anywhere near as smoothly as it all turned out. Apart from a scare just 300klm out of Brisbane when a dead Skippy (two together, missed one but got the second) damaged the trailer spring we had a trouble free run.
I don't want to think about the total cost of all this, but the important thing is that now that I have had a chance to check all of the NOS Mazda parts I have all of the missing pieces to finish the restoration on the first T600 at the start of this thread.
There were some NOS Datsun parts along with a Fiat 400? engine we had to bring back as part of the deal. Once I sort it I will post details as I don't need any of those bits.
Anyway, here are a few pics of us loading the truck on Tuesday afternoon just before it rained.
Two T600 chassis were "wheelbarrowed" onto the truck.
Just fitted between the gates, tyres to rest the front of the Carol 600 on.
Tim Holland is in this picture adding the RFZ logo to the Carol. Des Wright is in the background.
The Carol 600 was pushed up onto the truck. No engine, not that heavy. Tim is asking "why do we do this?" at this point.
Paul Davies is in this pic. His lifting was a big help.
It all fits! Thankfully
T600 rear tub standing up on the right hand side. A pair of new Carol 600 doors are inside the T600.
More to come, stay tuned!