La Traction de Graham

La traction sauvée de la casse par Gerry. Restaurée par Bill Schenk pour Graham Letham. Saved from the wreckers in 1998, Gerry started to restore this unusual 11BL c 1949, made in France but right hand drive and delivered in the Northern territory of Australia. The project went on hold until 1993, when Graham Letham took up the challenge and had Bill Schenk do a superb restoration respecting the original construction.
  • tr2  As it arrived in 1997
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  • Pressing out the old silentblocs
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  • DSC01906  The front suspension, sand blasted, painted with new silentblocs and Konis, brakes relined and repaired.
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  • tr3  Engine test bench !!  Banc d'essai!
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  • DSC01909  Gearbox tower relined with bronze sleeves
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  • tank
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  • rearframe
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  • DSC01979  As she was in May 2003 being reassembled for transport
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  • Picture 012  Assembly aided by John McKenna
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  • DSC01986  Ready to go!??
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  • DSC02048  Farewell!
  • DSCN1813  Restored by Bill, May 2005 still unregistered
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  • DSC04715  Bill on the right with kangaroo in Andernos 2009
  • DSCF0422  Graham, proud owner, Dec 2012
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  • DSC04385  Checking the work on the front suspension
  • DSCF0435  la boîte et le berceau - silentblocs parfaits
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  • DSC04388  At last, a drive
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  • DSCF0438  and then, a classic Australian coffeee break
  • DSCF0439  when it arrives.........
  • DSCF0437  and was it windy ???
  • DSCF0440  Gerry's parking technique. à la prochaine......................