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#1 Moke Spider

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 09:37 AM

This one seems to have been around a long time and I doubt it'll go anywhere anytime soon.

 

I met my wife (yes, I still have her,,, or she me!) in our Moke Club when we had it running, in fact, we met on the very day it got started.

 

The Moke she had then (1985)

 

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It underwent a few transformations soon there after, as did we !!

 

Here on it's first engine re-build

 

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We took it on many Club trips together and even our first born came along, enjoying some breaky here in one of the best settings

 

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Some more transformation work can be seen in that one along with the trailer I built to make things a little more comfortable.

 

I'll find some photos, it was used as our Wedding car too.

 

Both our children, shortly after being born came home from hospital in it.

 

At our previous house, it did get land locked for a while and needed rescuing

 

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Shortly there after, with a Moke Event looming, it underwent another transformation. This was the start of a very long 3 weeks,,,,

 

Stripped out over a day

 

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Ready to go off for Soda Blasting

 

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all naked after blasting

 

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Preping for a lick of paint

 

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Then a full refit following colour

 

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Including an engine rebuild

 

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fitting up

 

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Every item was overhauled, this is it's original Speedo

 

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one of the helpers

 

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This would be the most awful job on a Moke - bolting up the seats

 

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First Drive !

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off for Rego and get some new number plates

 

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The Night before heading off to the event (and the end of the 3 week rebuild)

 

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Running it it on route, we made it to the Event

 

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#2 Chris.Williams

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 10:43 AM

Ok ok, stop looking......I found all the mokes!! ⬆️

#3 panky

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 11:01 AM

Nice Moke - nice 'tache  :-)



#4 Itsaminithing

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:21 PM

Love the Baby Carrier - we didn't have any of those on UK Mokes.... were they factory fitted at Zetland or Enfield?



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 05:56 PM

Love the Baby Carrier - we didn't have any of those on UK Mokes.... were they factory fitted at Zetland or Enfield?

 

They should have been !!

It was a baby chair that 'clipped' on to an ordinary table - or the front guard of a Moke !!  Very handy and kept his feet clean :D



#6 4XMOKE

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 05:58 PM

Spider,

I can't have been paying attention in the shed. I didn't realise this was Linda's original Moke, the one you ripped the brake pedal stop off !

Every Moke should have a story, and this one certainly needs to come up with some answers !

 

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#7 Mini Manannán

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 10:36 PM

As Panky says, nice 'tache mate :-)

 

    Helluva build and one mighty selction of Mokes in that pic, a beaut!



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 08:10 AM


Every Moke should have a story,

 

 

4X - I'm sure every Moke does have a story mate - they just need finding and telling ;D

 

My trouble here is, I've probably too many to tell !!

 

But yes, the very one in this thread has been with us now 33 years,,,,, since BC times (Before Children)

 

It's not only bought us together (for better or worse,,,), joined us in Holly Matrimony, transported our our off-spring on their first journey, taken us to lands afar but also over-seen countries fall and be joined, pre-9/11 times, pre-internet era, pre-mobile phone days, for that matter, FM Radio had not long started up (in Aust at least). Colour TV only hit our shores 10 years earlier,,,

 

 

The Moke I had at the time - on the day - we got Married

 

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(as seen on Ch 7)



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 09:11 AM

Running it it on route, we made it to the Event

 

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Just looking again at this photo, while I haven't done a count of how many Mokes are here, it's almost disturbing just how many of these cars here I've worked on over the years,,,,



#10 Mini Manannán

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 09:18 AM

Forgot to ask, how did the Moke get land-locked??



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 09:25 AM

Forgot to ask, how did the Moke get land-locked??

 

A few 'building' projects,,,,,,and a 'lovely' neighbour,,,,






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