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Published on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 Written by Mark Read « Back to news articles

With thanks to Paul of Powerlift, a brand spanking new forklift arrived at the workshop today. The mission for the day was to pull Aussie Invader 5R out of the workshop, turn it around and roll it back in...

This operation was no mean feat for a vehicle that weighs over 5 tonnes in its present state and is 12 metres long after nose cone frame and front suspension were removed. Suburban streets weren’t built for vehicles like this, however after three painstaking hours moving at a snail’s pace, the job was done.

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Bryce McGlashan on forklift duty Rosco and Bryce
Aussie Invader 5R see daylight for the first time 5R on its way back in slowly...
Final move back into the workshop Rosco and Pete after a hard 3 hours

Rosco’s son Bryce is a licensed forklift operator and did a fantastic job, whilst Rosco and Pete Taylor ran back and forth with lengths of protective matting that prevented any damage to our 1000mph wheels.

The move was to enable the rear air brakes to be closer to the workshop for fitting and work on fabricating the nose cone could be conducted in a bright and well ventilated space at the front of the workshop.

Anyone coming to the workshop now will be met with a frontal view of Australia's next land speed record holder, Aussie Invader 5R.

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