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SkillsTech forging forward with Thornycroft restoration

Published: April 30, 2020

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech are quite literally forging forward with the Thornycroft restoration project.

Parts for a 1926 Thornycroft A2 are not easily sourced at your local auto shop; in fact many of her original components were handmade.

A new engine fan, headlight rim and steering wheel have been cast at TAFE’s own foundry in Acacia Ridge with the use of Ron Toy’s Thornycroft as a template.

The timeline of the restoration is leading towards having her on display at the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show.

Track her progress and join the Thornycroft Restoration Project – Facebook Group

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