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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:53 pm    Post subject: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

We got word on a 55 SC in outback Australia so we planned the trip kids and all loaded the truck and packed the trailer

2000ks to the front gate

Outback red dirt track a further 11ks from his letter box

There he was Rusty as the kids named him

Almost 4hrs to load him and secure him in 40c heat dry hot heat

But now another 2000ks home we are proud to have saved him
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

Okay... I'll say it: "Photos or it didn't happen".

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

Trip Home

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

Home and clean up begins

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

LOL! Okay, okay! It's a true story! Congrats on your road trip and haul out of your new "old" Bus! Keep up with the photos and more story about the find and haul-out.

Tell me that someone turned that static 747 into a residence. That would be cool! I'm a flight attendant and have spent an awful lot of time working inside those beasts. I bet with the right ramp, one could store a lot of old Buses inside of one of those Boeings...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

Well almost 4000ks and we are home safe WHAT AN ADVENTURE yes after the first day busting my freckle loading it in the 40c heat I did want to sell him buy 4 days later and another 2000ks of bonding he is part of the family kids have been waiting to go get him for almost 3 months now he is here they cant stop talking about him
Rusty turned many heads coming home had many chats in all the towns loads of people taking pictures so i will say pending the repair bill being over the top he will stay
Enjoy Rusty we certainly have and look forward to the next chapter


Qantas museum in Longreach Queensland Australia the town where they started the company and where we found Rusty

The trip again was an epic family adventure and so will be the rebuild I'm sure
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

That first photo you posted is wallpaper material. Great to see another one brought back to being in service.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

Great photos! I enjoyed those a lot.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

Bery cool find,thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:13 pm    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

Nice find!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:33 am    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:36 am    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

And some more nostalgic moments with Australian history of the Qantas museum in Longreach

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:21 am    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

yep bloody awesome
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:38 am    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

Do you have the door also?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

Welcome 'Cafe53' to the PostBD 55 Resurection Club. I wish you much joy in your project.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

v.a.s.cleaning wrote:
Do you have the door also?
Cool bus


Ya so weird right? It's not like it was used on another bus or something. Where did it run off to?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

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Love this shot. The folks to the right are happy to see the new find, and the hardware store sells caskets.

Great story and photos. Thanks for posting up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:48 am    Post subject: Re: 55 SC paddock Find almost 4000ks trip to get him Reply with quote

Awesome, another VW being saved.
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