Transformed in 12 months from suss to super
by Colin ‘Squizzy’ Taylor
I have owned my Moke for 25 years, it's a 1981
Californian Model, purchased in 1989. I used to drive a
work car during the week, and the Moke at weekends.
I startedthe restoration 12 months ago, and I found that
some of the parts were in such bad condition, it was
better to buy new replacements than bodge up the old
The paint shop did a super job cutting out the rust and
then a first class paint job. ‘Moke Australia’ and ‘Mini
Plus’ provided many bits.
The photos were taken in my driveway, but I will do
better ones when the Moke is finished. And all that
remains is replacing struts and rubbers in front
suspension, which is happening now, a new steering
wheel, and new hood.
What I envisaged being a small job turned into a
massive restoration project but as you can imagine I am
very pleased with the result!
I have yet to find a name for "my Moke". Maybe "Bluey"
what do you think? Cheers and Beers from Townsville,