1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Who remembers?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bagman, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,730
    Location:
    Seven hills
    I wouldn't mind going to the bus museum in Sydney. You can still go and see them.On special events even get a ride for a gold coin donation.
    https://www.sydneybusmuseum.com/
     
  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,467
    Location:
    Avalon Beach NSW
    We used to ride these to school sport......we were soooo dumb back then....
    We’d pile into the upstairs bit and run from side to side to try and tip it over on the corners :rolleyes:
    Ahhh the stupidity of youth.
    From these they went to the Atlantean, modern blue and white double deckers.
    It’s a wonder I survived my teenage years :eek:.....in hindsight!
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
    David H likes this.
  3. Kazz

    Kazz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    174
    Location:
    Newport NSW
    We rode an open air Double decker tourist bus in Banos, Ecuador and they warned you not to stand up because you would contact the overhead power lines .............yikes !!
     
    oldman likes this.
  4. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    21,183
    Location:
    Bracken Ridge, Qld
    If you want to see some really cool memorabilia check out Desert Collectors - it's Australian ..... and there is some great and interesting stuff people collect ;)

    https://7plus.com.au/desert-collectors
     
  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    21,183
    Location:
    Bracken Ridge, Qld
    There are some countries where you warned NOT to put your hand/arm out the window of a bus or taxi ..... especially if you are wearing any sort of jewellery :confused: ..... you get thieves on motorbikes come alongside withe a machete and just chop it off.
     
  6. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,582
    Location:
    Hunter valley
    Who remembers using a blade to remove their rego sticker on their Kombi .... “a thing of the past”
    E1B31597-DE61-4099-937D-45273EF13197.jpeg
     
  7. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,467
    Location:
    Avalon Beach NSW
    Yes! When a rego sticker was a “transfer”.....old trick was to wipe the transfer down with water and then put glad wrap over the back......water then reconstituted the adhesive and you could just peel them off.....!
    Now you need eucalyptus oil to get rid of the gum that’s left behind
    ....like the one pictured above....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
    MAP77 likes this.
  8. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,777
    Location:
    Abbotsford NSW
  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,467
    Location:
    Avalon Beach NSW
    Barry likes this.
  10. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,163
    Location:
    Taree
    A friend ours was on one of those tourist buses when the lady she was travelling with yelled "duck" and as she was looking for the duck the tree branch hit her in the face.
     
    KahunaKombi and Barry like this.
  11. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,582
    Location:
    Hunter valley
    oldman likes this.
  12. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,140
    Location:
    Lower Hunter, NSW
  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    21,183
    Location:
    Bracken Ridge, Qld
    Found that after peeling the old sticker off using a safety blade a clean to remove excess gum/glue with mineral turps then a good clean with methylated spirits = a clean surface for the new one to be adhered to ..... led to easy removal 12 months later :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2020
    oldman likes this.
  14. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    21,183
    Location:
    Bracken Ridge, Qld
    Coca Cola vending machines where you had to pull the bottle through the trap -

    [​IMG]

    This one looks as though it's been adapted to dispense beers -

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    17,085
    Location:
    Southern ACT
    Had one of those at my brothers high school.

    Until one clever student took a bottle opener and a few straws to school - free drinks all round!

    Machine disappeared soon after..........
     
    oldman likes this.
  16. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,777
    Location:
    Abbotsford NSW
    What about “bundy clocks”

    it was my job on Saturday morning as year 1 apprentice to bundy all the tradesmen on
     
    KahunaKombi, oldman and Luckyphil like this.
  17. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,617
    Location:
    Gosford
    So did they actually attend work or did you just bundy them on. :)
     
  18. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,467
    Location:
    Avalon Beach NSW
    Yup, had one at Golden Fleece too......strange coincidence, bottle tops were removed there also and no cctv back then to find the culprit/s :rolleyes:
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  19. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,777
    Location:
    Abbotsford NSW
    First year apprentice turned up first.
    Others followed....... finally

    All got a full days pay.

    Early 80’s
     
    David H and oldman like this.
  20. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,467
    Location:
    Avalon Beach NSW
    Love it !
    Aussie culture at its best ! :rolleyes:
    Same thing used to happen on the commercial sites in Sydney that I worked on.
    Used to see the same fella with a fistful of cards clocking on every morning.....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
    Barry likes this.

Share This Page