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2012 Sept. WORK IN PROGRESS, CAIRNS, QUEENSLAND PART 1
Max Lincoln is the founder of 'NQ Mokes' a very popular get-together for North Queensland's Moke devotees. Max is the proud owner of four Mokes, one Moke body and a Fiat 500 which he obtained from Western Australia. He also has heaps and heaps of spares including a 1275 engine. After sorting out and putting behind him all the things that were getting in the way he has now at last dedicate all his spare time and efforts to restoring his fine collection to perfection.
His two red Mokes are already roadworthy and only require a few minor mechanical tinkering's but Max has bigger and better things planned for this duo.
Max's good wife Trisha drives 'Strawberry' which is soon become 'Raspberry' when it gets a coat of Metallic Hot Pink on a Moke rotisserie. ''The clutch on the Moke I drive, 'Speedy', is inoperative'', says Max. But that does not stop him from starting it in gear and judging the shift changes as he did when driving huge trucks. As can be seen in the photos Max has not been half hearted in his approach to the projects in hand and no expense has been spared in installing a huge shed dedicated to Mokes (and Fiat) restoration. He is a very lucky guy indeed in this respect and is surly the envy of the majority of Moke owners who struggle to find even a few square feet in which to do up their Mokes!.
These photos represent the 'before' aspect but progress is already being achieved at a rapid rate of knots as the in-the-way Moke body is destined for a new owner. This will free up space for spare parts shelves as well as more working space.
Look out for PART 2 online with 'nqmokes'.
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Half a hood is better than none.And it keeps out a tremendous amount of sun/rain.
Strawberry needs a little attention from Mark Brewer at Aarvark Autos.It has a few mechanical misgivins
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What every bloke dreams of owning a bloody big backyard shed.
"Its only the gear lever thats a bit dicky on this Moke"says Max.
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A 1968 Moke and one of the first 13" wheelers.Notice the 'English' rear lights. And under the blue cover specially made for a Moke is a complete 'Californian'. The body to be disposed of is in the left of the picture.
Max shows how he intends storing all his spares-in clear plastic bags.
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