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Love the matching vans.

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I remember the traffic jam on the way back from the Goldie to Brissy on Sunday arvo. Now it's from the Sunny coast to Brissy.

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Yeah sure do Daz,either going North on the Pacific Hwy from Sydney to Forster or going down South to Gerringong!...

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Sydney to Forster would have almost needed an overnight stop back then.
We used to go to the Entrance at Christmas. It was usually a 7 or 8 hour trip from Hornsby. Today it's about 45 minutes.
I remember dad doing a 48 point turn (seemed like it) with the caravan on the back at Hornsby near the fire station and going via Wisemans Ferry one year. Even that took 5 hours.
David

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Old is good.

Have to laugh at people towing vans at how they used to do the 48 point U turn or even reverseing, my dad was a cane famer and worked as a “electric instrument fitter” at a sugar mill,
Anyway h drive’n all types of trucks and farm equipment ment he was pretty good at reversing and narrowing it down to a 6 point turn, lol
I remember a bloke asking my dear old dad if he could reverse his car and van in the spot to park for the couple of days straight and spot on like he did, then asked “how did you do that”
Dad would always say “ practice “ lol

As I always say
Stay safe all

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My dad could could reverse a van as good as anyone.
He did the U turn with the van in College Cr, Hornsby, on the hill coming up to the Pacific Highway. In bumper to bumper traffic. We sat there until he had a gap in front, then he did it. It is a two lane street, not overly wide.
David

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Old is good.

yes the road distances and speeds have been reduced drastically haven't they? When we lived in PNG ( in the 50's early 60's)the road trip from Madang to Lae was approx. 2 or 3 days as bridges were crap if any and now the highway goes well above the rivers no need to drive down the mountainside to the river, cross it and then up the other side countless times. Takes 3 hours now from 3 day journey, my how times have changed for the better for the PNG people.

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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yes the road distances and speeds have been reduced drastically haven't they? When we lived in PNG ( in the 50's early 60's)the road trip from Madang to Lae was approx. 2 or 3 days as bridges were crap if any and now the highway goes well above the rivers no need to drive down the mountainside to the river, cross it and then up the other side countless times. Takes 3 hours now from 3 day journey, my how times have changed for the better for the PNG people.

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They are much better now.
I can remember when a 6 hour trip was making good time from here (Port Macquarie) to Sydney.
Now it's well under 4 hours including a pee stop.
David

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Old is good.

looks like it was back in the '70's.

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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Early 70,s style.

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Life is too brief to build ya own time machine
With out old Aussie products an a few blurbombs 🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃.

Yea when we we’re kids we did the car and van trip from Cairns’s to Brissy and back in the HJ and a van, that was white with a blue strips, around Christmas time we would get a lot of rain and have to come home the in land roads.
So we did a few extra kays lol
Funny thing, I own my dear old dads car now and my kids are around the same age

As I always say
Stay safe all

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I still have the HJ, same colour as that one too!

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"If your car has quarter vents, a diff at the back, and was available with wind-down windows, you may talk to me.
Otherwise I am not interested. Amen."

Dads friend had the same back in the day. What is that colour called?

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Be a turquoise colour, sorry mate not sure I bought that book home with me!
Will have a look for it for you mate

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I came up with Aquarius Paint ( in the add breaks) lol

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I'm a fan of that colour,with a white roof looks good to!...

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A very apt name for that colour. Love it!
Thanks DDD

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I always wanted another HR but in Wagon sort of that colour with a white roof and a chrome roof rack with the X2 option would look cool

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Yeah mate, I came across this one kicking around down here. Burpengary, Brissy Northside. I heard it rumble into where I was working so I asked the lady if I could have a look. 350 chev.

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