Just had a check in the technical section. Globe did make hitches. As for that jockey wheel base, I hang my head in sorrow. Had a clearance of all things I didn't want and after carting it around for five years, I threw out the base section you seek. Sooo sorry😓😔
Post by Don Ricardo on Aug 4, 2018 19:57:21 GMT 10
As you are aware your Wayfarer was built by Globe in South Australia and then sold in Victoria badged as a Wayfarer, hence the Globe coupling.
I think the '603' must refer to either a patent number, part number, or something similar for Globe's coupling. As you'll see from the first post on the DHL Globe thread here, one of the earliest Globe's shown on the forum also had '603' on the coupling. Back in the day we took it to be the chassis number, but with more information now available we know it isn't that.
Globe vans - and some of the vans built for Wayfarer - also used to include a plaque with the patent number on it (also shown in the above post), which some people have initially thought was a serial number. So Globe obviously liked to promote their brand via the numbers. Does your van have one of the patent number plaques?
Thanks Don, but I'm not thanking Roehm3108 (only joking) where did you throw it? ..... it might still be there!!! I have bought a steel cast jockey wheel from Bunnings that looks similar and will do the job nicely.
Yes I figured that the hitch casting was more of a part number than a serial number.
Hi Dave, as in my thread pictures above I've put a Wayfarer sticker (not genuine, something I've put together) on the front and I had planned to fit the diecast "Wayfarer" script to the back. Thanks for letting me know where they were located. It also explains, (if there were two on each van) why I was able to buy 2 scripts from the swap meet.
Hello Redmr2red,Great rsto of that old Wayfarer. I'm about to pick up a wood sided, aluminium front& rear Wayfarer with the metal knight badge front and rear. Rear single wide window is missing and aluminium sheeted over. Ply below window is rotten and wood will need replacing. Q's ... 1. Any ideas on replacing a whole long winow without the original? 2. What thickness/type of ply? you recommend and from where? Cheers Jeffhead59