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4 axle twin steer Autocar Holmes 850 ex Kauffs


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This is the end result of almost 22 years of a painfully  slow restoration.....and now is almost complete  ......it still needs all the detailed pinstriping done  and few other small items





my sincere thanks go to Richard Kauff  and  the Autocar historic society  for the registration and  manufacturing information and technical help and advice ......

Pendell Towing and Kramers Towing  for allowing me to clamber over their Autocars and take photographs of their superb trucks ...

I have so far taken it to a few shows and have worked it in the show arena  doing demonstrations of rolling  trucks and busses over and uprighting ....all worked well  No hydraulics  and no electronics here !

But I worked muscles I forgot I had.....

John   ?

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What an incredible result John! Your attention to detail is admirable and the truck is stunning. It would be great to see history pics of it in action.


How about a picture of the 359? All of the attention on the Acar, it must be jealous by now...LoL

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Ed....thank you for your kind comments ......I really appreciate that 

We have had the Pete out quite a lot this year .....we have done a lot of work on the back end ... fitting wheel arches and made  a lot more stainless  including the flames ...we had an big problem when my son Graham accidently stabbed his elbow with a sharp edge of one of the flames .....a visit to the hospital to have the wound sewn up was necessary......sucks    !!!

Pic 2  is our toy hauler  living trailer we take to the shows   often our family and grandchildren will join us...great fun 20180803_202249.thumb.jpg.4e119f559ac429dd047167ba70e9a528.jpg20180617_174100.thumb.jpg.765bd7b49612f953513e4092ab0a3c37.jpg20180723_162028.thumb.jpg.44b503ed18e29ca6614cd2be7d816f1d.jpg 

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