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01 Apr 2015 17:43 #21 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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The camo one with Rommy2 number plate is 374.

OKA 374 LT Van, converted to camper/motorhome,
400ah Lithiums, 1100w solar, diesel cooking heating and HWS,
Cummins 6BT, Allison 6 speed auto, Nissan transfer.

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01 Apr 2015 17:54 #22 by Jo and Al
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bored with the coloured one
and seeing as people are posting photos of black OKAs
which technically is the absence of colour, sent the
OKA back to the shop and gave it a chrome makeover
shades of black white grey
Jo

Big Al & S'Jo
OKA 159
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01 Apr 2015 17:58 #23 by Frank
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Peter and Sandra James OKA 374 wrote: The camo one with Rommy2 number plate is 374.


What is the thingy in the bumper each side?

Frank & Christine Thomas

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01 Apr 2015 18:04 #24 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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Military blackout lights, 374 spent the first eleven years of its life with the RAAF as a comms van.The blackout lights all still work including the red one pointed at the rear diff pumpkin for convoy work.

OKA 374 LT Van, converted to camper/motorhome,
400ah Lithiums, 1100w solar, diesel cooking heating and HWS,
Cummins 6BT, Allison 6 speed auto, Nissan transfer.

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01 Apr 2015 19:18 #25 by Peter Davis
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Black Otway expeditions is 307. Started life as a WA police divvy van, then tours for school kids, now family tourer.

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01 Apr 2015 19:20 #26 by Peter Davis
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Has anyone got photos, info of 307 when white and blue?

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02 Apr 2015 09:10 #27 by Paul and Sue Crompton
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This is Oka 168 - the photo was included in the June 2014 Wanderer magazine. The actual colour is a little darker in the flesh (metallic). Paul.



Paul Crompton - OKA 168
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17 Apr 2015 15:59 #28 by OKAPETE
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Oka 303

Chaplain. Won x One Chaplaincy.
AM SAE-A. AAFRB.

Oka 383. In process.... Cummins 6bt. Allison 2500 6spd. NP205. Dana 80 F & R.
Oka 408. AMG P400 V8 t diesel. 4L85e Auto. Nissan transfercase
FS as is or as cab chassis.
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17 Apr 2015 16:36 #29 by Peter_n_Margaret
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Back in 2004 I wrote a little story about coloured OKAs.

Looooooong Springs!

In June 2003 we were on our way to the Sandy Blight Junction Road in the OKA when we stopped off at Yulara for a night.
Always having an eye out for ‘proper’ vehicles, I noticed a 2 door, matt green Hummer H1 trying to sneak into the camping area and I quickly resolved to have a chat with the driver.
The owner was one John Faulkner, a weathered man of very small stature but significant presence. He had just driven over from the West, cruising the Hummer at around 120kph along the Great Central Road via Warburton and Docker River.
John was camping out of the back of the Hummer. He had a single burner gas cooker, a small bag of personal belongings and a swag. Two spare wheels and a tool kit occupied most of the balance of the cargo area. A pair of jocks was drying on the campground fence.
Not withstanding a four tonne plus vehicle, this guy travelled light!

We chatted about Hummers for a time until he noticed my OKA a short distance away. He had purchased OKA #004, the first OKA ever sold, he told me. Because he had contributed significant effort and advise to the Company during development, they agreed to waive their ‘white only’ policy for that first vehicle and had painted it (you guessed it) matt green for him. I had seen this vehicle in a used car yard in Sydney just two months earlier. It had had a body change and had been re-painted white.

John had obviously enjoyed the OKA. When the new LT model was released, he bought one. It was in that vehicle that he had driven into a remote Aboriginal community in the Western Desert and he told me the following story.

After he had pulled up and alighted from the vehicle, a full-blood Aboriginal Elder had wandered across towards the vehicle and spoke to John in broken English,
“Is dis one of dem four cylinder ones mister?”
John replied “Yes it is”
“With dem turbo charge?”
John responded “Yes, that is correct, it is turbocharged”
“Dis one got dem Chrysler transfer or dem Rockwell transfer?”
Gob smacked, John replied, “As a matter of fact, this is one of the latest models and it has a Rockwell transfer case.”
To which the Elder responded with much waving of the arms “And dem loooong springs that make im like-a bitumen aaaaaall du way!”

There are lessons in this tale:
Don’t make assumptions about people because of their age or appearance.
John Faulkner at near 80 years young had more off road experience and knowledge than anyone else I have ever met (except Len Beadell).
That Aboriginal Elder in the remote community owned an OKA and he knew very well why they performed so well in the bush.


© 2004, Peter Wright.
OKA196

Anyone here know John? I believe he has passed away.

Cheers, Peter.
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04 Sep 2017 21:38 #30 by rob and jan
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The Oka in Perth was owned by David Cox he has put a V8 chev it sounds great he was having issues with heat from the engine in the cab but I would say he has over come this by now it was a few years ago the I chatted with him. Regards Rob T

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12 Sep 2017 13:51 #31 by Peter334
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Oka 334 is as you all know is Scoda orange and Land Rover grey with lots or aluminium to match.

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13 Sep 2017 18:04 #32 by Peter334
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Oka 334 is Scoda orange and Landrover grey.

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14 Sep 2017 19:29 - 14 Sep 2017 19:30 #33 by Dean and Kaye Howells
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What the heck is a colored OKA ?, surely you mean a colo u red OKA ?

Deano :)
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15 Sep 2017 16:46 #34 by Holmz
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Peter334 wrote: Oka 334 is as you all know is Scoda orange and Land Rover grey with lots or aluminium to match.

Peter334 wrote: Oka 334 is Scoda orange and Landrover grey.


Is there a picture of it?

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16 Sep 2017 19:50 #35 by Paul
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lol, go back a page 4 or 5 down

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16 Sep 2017 22:25 #36 by dandjcr
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Frank's striking colour scheme for Oka 410.

We met in the woods in WA in 2015...


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