Hallo everybody, I thought you might like to see some photos of my latest attack on my bank balance. Purchased from Picnic Point NSW.about a month ago. No.62 Totally original outside.90% original inside. Just needs a coat of paint,new window rubber and spare tyre and away we go. Have already started repainting Am i a happy little vegemite or what?
And i surprised myself as the upload worked.
Last Edit: Nov 5, 2005 15:34:41 GMT 10 by bigdidda
earlee, you were right. there were only boxes but now the pictures show up. the misty damp weather affected my brain and i deleted the photos from P bucket just like Jims' instructions told me not too. regards don
Hey Don, I hope your not complaining about the misty damp weather --here is your chance to open up the Propert and see if she leaks. It is a great find--they tow like you don’t know if it’s still there or not Cobber.
Hi bigdidda Great to see you finally decided to make your find official. been waiting for ages to see it here!!! Are you going to extend the drawbar so that you can open her up whilst still attached to the car? What are your palns for the interior bench seats? Will you bring them back to the original setup? Notice you have a water pump there, where is the tank located? I'm sure you will enjoy what you have been chasing for so long. Cheers Ray
Ray, Will try to keep her as original as possible. The tank is fitted under the sink which drains through a garden hose fitting into a bucket. The sink section actually is removable. I never thought about the drawbar but that will be for a later time. Have been onto Waverley Council History section regards Tom Propert as well. Do you have or know of someone with good original inside photo? All the best don
Cobber, National Museum apparently has both Folding and standard type caravans in their collection. Am definitely going to Motorfest but have to ring Steve Knox and change where situated to where VC is setting up. kind regards don
I was at the National Museum in March this year. They don't have the folding Porpert set up, nor could I get to see the van in storage, as I was buried quite deeply amongst other thing. Subsequent correspondence with them indicated that it would be quite a while before it got to se the light of day again. Quite a lot of these Properts were sold as kits, ie empty and the owners did the fitout (like so many vans of that era) Will scan a copy of the Propert ad for you Don, (I will email direct as it's easier) and you will see the intended layout as Tom Porpert saw it. My friend in Melbourne whose van is for sale on his site is the only person I know who has actually corresponded with Tom Propert before he died a few years ago and had discussions with him about the van.
Yes Ray, I didn’t think the folding Propert was on display yet, I got momentarily confused by that second link I mention above, it shows some of the inside that somebody from the FE/FC club was able to get at the S.A. NMM. From what you can see does it look like the same lay-out you are going to send to Don?
Hi Cobber I hadn't looked at the second link (didn't notice it to be honest). The first of those pics (the van in the dealer's yard) I'm sure was in Watson's Caravans yard in Coffs Harbour, because I saw it too and asked if it was for sale about 4 or 5 years ago. Bill Watson has now restored the van and it lives in his new showroom there (behind an FJ Holden) The amazing thing about that van is that the inner shell roof is actually a poptop and gives much better headheight in the whole van, rather than just a part of it. Bigdidda, it's worth having a look if you ever go past that way. The other van showing the interior shots is in the Birdwood museum SA. Bigdidda, as you will notice from what I sent you, the layout in that is the original layout as per the ad. Cheers Ray