Austin Decal

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Re: Austin Decal

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Mon Feb 13, 2012 18:58

Looks like you'll get to use the Moke quite often (unlike some of us) Also I can see why you opted for a Moke over a Mini while I was looking at the height of those Kerbs in your town :D
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Re: Austin Decal

Post by janz » Mon Feb 13, 2012 22:45

You're quite right Nigel, for a country that designed so many convertible cars, the weather's darned awful :roll: still.... we appreciate the time we have in the sun (or relatively OK Moke weather) more than those that take it for granted :lol:
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Re: Austin Decal

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Tue Feb 14, 2012 19:40

And another thing..... Have you noticed how they all have hoods that can be erected in seconds :)
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Re: Austin Decal

Post by janz » Tue Feb 14, 2012 21:53

And without having to get out of the car :roll:
Actually, Moke not too bad. Most of the time to put the hood up is taken up trying to get out of the car gracefully and subsequently face planting in the puddle next to it :lol:
Have you ever dealt with the hood on an MGB :?: More poppers, studs, clamps straps and getting the owner's manual out to remind yourself how to fold it correctly without totally ruining the perspex windows... not forgetting having to disengage the seatbelts from the top panel :shock: then forgetting to fit them back before you fasten the hood down or you can repeat the whole exercise :x
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Re: Austin Decal

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Feb 15, 2012 19:38

I once sat in an MGB - couldn't hardly get out again
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Re: Austin Decal

Post by janz » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:46

I never had any problem getting in or out of an MGB as long as it didn't have the huge original steering wheel :shock: Compared to getting in and out of the 64 Moke... it's a breeze. I had the last (supposedly) Mirage Grey Roadster (1973 - only produced in that colour for 3 months or so) in the UK. Imagine shiny grey primer with a hint of mauve.
Sold it to a French coleague last year after having caught Moke fever for good :lol:
This is a picture of it, still on the MGExperience forum.
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Re: Austin Decal

Post by biggiezeke » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:00

I actually inherited the Moke from my father who won it in a contest in 1966. He guessed the amount of cola sold in Los Angeles over one weekend. He won a Mini Moke "beach buggy", two surfboards, and some swim trunks. The wierd thing was that two of his co-workers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory won the same contest, so the three of them would drive the Mokes in to work......in the nice Southern California weather, of course 8)

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Re: Austin Decal

Post by janz » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:40

How cool is that????!!!! 8) Would be great if you have more vintage pictures. In 1966, these must have been made specially for the event, or repainted and clothed afterwards.
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Re: Austin Decal

Post by Doug G » Wed Jul 11, 2012 20:26

Any more pictures available?
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