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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:52 am 
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Hey All
Am putting the Haffie to bed for about 12 months because the rolling chassis is complete except for a set of 13 inch wheels. Will start on the platform after eating and drinking far too much over Christmas.
All the best for 2017.
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Rick


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:25 am 
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Wow! Looks amazing!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:15 am 
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Why put it away? Finish the platform, put it together and use it! If you don't plan on taking it off-road, then winter snow is the perfect time to have four wheel drive!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:56 am 
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Hey John,
I am putting it away to give myself some room to finish off a couple of vintage bikes and to also do the platform. The platform is in a pretty bad way and I figure it will take me 12 months to get it done before I even start on the body work, but at least when I do the platform I can drive the vehicle. I also restore aircraft for a local organization so at times I can be a bit pushed for time.
By the way, what is snow? We don't have anything like that in sunny Queensland.
Regards Rick.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:32 am 
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Are yes - Sunny Queensland - Beautiful one day - raining the next.

A beautiful chassis - all pristine - shame it is going to look like crap after its first drive in that rainy Queensland clay and mud :shock:

A nice effort all the same - looks like a lot of effort went into that looks like it will be a top vehicle when it is all done. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:40 pm 
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Wow. Looks beautiful, but so nice I probably wouldn't take it on any trails lol.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:40 am 
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Very well done by the looks of it


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:07 pm 
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Make the mechanicals good, make the platform solid, then use it!!!

Making everything to pretty and you will be loathed to take it where it was designed to go - they are not really at home on the highway... having said that mine does 800 mile round trips on main and side roads at one time at least once a year. Just takes a long time to get there and back.

John
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