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Old 10-22-2012, 03:53 AM
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I always wanted a powerstroke truck since I first drove one, all my mates have them and I didn't, so I made myself a plan and have finally got one. So I been buying and selling a few trucks over the past couple years and finally made enough to buy one. Plan was to build a mid 90's truck with later engine, trans and diffs but changed. Around 6 months ago I bought a truck in California for parts;
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it was a 7.3 auto 4x4, bought it at a damaged vehicle auction for $4900, had done 250000 miles. had a guy i know pull it apart and ship engine, gearbox, diffs, wheels with another early truck i bought (still waiting on cab and rest)
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with the help of those on fte found Clay for a rebuild kit, but it is on way with some other parts i have coming.
anyway instead of building a 90's truck, my mate (who owns F series parts Tas if you ever need anything) talked me into an ambulance. so a couple weeks ago i bought this;
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Its an F350, 7.3 auto.Plan on shortening the chassis to fit a long tub, using the lift and diffs from the black truck, putting in a manual transfer case (so i dont have to wire an electric one) and rebuilding my spare engine. All I need now is to stop being stuffed around by car carriers and get the bloody thing From Qld..........
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:26 AM
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I reckon you want to get the interior of the US truck sent over, at least get the 3 front seats - having the jump seat will be a real bonus!
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:19 AM
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this will be an interesting read. If I can help, just ask
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:07 AM
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I reckon you want to get the interior of the US truck sent over, at least get the 3 front seats - having the jump seat will be a real bonus!
Yeah mate the whole thing enroute!! Need the back window, seats and some small stuff.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:08 AM
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this will be an interesting read. If I can help, just ask
Thanks mate. Will definatly need some advice when it comes to engine and tune, and everything really!!!
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Yeah mate the whole thing enroute!! Need the back window, seats and some small stuff.
Just check, But I think the back windows in the US trucks are slightly smaller in height, from what I have noticed anyway. Mine seems to be anyway.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:38 PM
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Just check, But I think the back windows in the US trucks are slightly smaller in height, from what I have noticed anyway. Mine seems to be anyway.
my mate has heaps of u.s cabs at his place, but hasnt said anything, i will find out. i hope not cause we have another truck comin too that has a power slider.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:16 PM
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thought i might add some pics of a truck my brother bought as a donor
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:21 PM
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its a lot of work to organise stuff from here compared to being there, but its all apart now and on its way
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how F'ed up is it that we cant import them whole even tho they can never be registered here anyway!
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Have you had advice on that? I was under the impression that you could import a 'vehicle' NOT for registration. Failing that you could chop it in half and import the halves as spare parts.
Once imported like that they can't be registered cause the VIN would have never been entered on the national VIN system. To get that done you need to get the permit and all the approvals, and pay all the money!
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:51 AM
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Been thru it all before mate, all good, as it is in the rule book;

Precedent No. 15439800 relates to bodies for passenger motor vehicles for the purposes of subheading 8707.10.91. For these goods to be considered as parts they must be imported with at least the engine, transmission and all wheels and axles removed and these components must not be shipped on the same vessel;
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:55 AM
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Have you had advice on that? I was under the impression that you could import a 'vehicle' NOT for registration. Failing that you could chop it in half and import the halves as spare parts.
Once imported like that they can't be registered cause the VIN would have never been entered on the national VIN system. To get that done you need to get the permit and all the approvals, and pay all the money!
wont ever be registered again, just for parts only.
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So now you've got the engine, transmission, wheels and axles removed, you could bring the body over - on a different vessel.

I presume it really CAN be the same vessel, but on be a different voyage!
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well, few updates. Lost the ambo i bought for a few weeks. Used a carrier i will name later but he farmed the work out and hasnt answered phone for a month. Was real worried for a week or two, but sorted now.
Big day tomoro for the trucks from usa, container been here for a week and been a back and forward with customs and aqis, but being unloaded at 9am tomoro with aqis. Fingers crossed its clean.
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Best of luck with that - hope it works out. List up any parts that you have as surplus when you get a chance!
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