Power Wagon at Ballarat

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Bill Gossett aka WildBill
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Powerwagon at Ballarat

Post by Bill Gossett aka WildBill » Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:22 pm

David -

Thanks for the info. I will check with them and see what they remember but they're probably just like me. At that age we were just too busy drinking and chasing girls. I now know who brought the powerwagon to Ballarat and I do know that it came from the Indian Ranch. I also know who brought it to the Indian Ranch. This person is in Needles. I'm going to contact him and see what kind of info I can get. As far as the old powerwagon that was Tex Watson's goes, I don't know if the remains got junked or stolen or what. I will post some pictures of what is left of another powerwagon that was at the Barker Ranch at the time of the bust. The remains are not far from the Barker Ranch. Sure wish I knew how to make them bigger but this is the best I know how to do.


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Castle -

Adding to the military thing, when I was there I was told never stand in the front row or the back row :D

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Post by kylie » Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:45 pm

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hmm and to think i didnt even know who own it. but i was thinking the only thing that would make it around at the time was a dodge. lolol


PS i dont think its military. it look like it may had sum "extras" for the time that i dont think military would not use but hey its so old i could be wrong. :wink:

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Post by Bill Gossett aka WildBill » Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:07 pm

Kylie - Interesting photos (the old and the new). For all you old powerwagon lovers out there (me included), here's a couple of pictures of old powerwagons. The old powerwagon with duel wheels is one I used to keep out at Ballarat in 1968 and the other one is Emmett Harder's taken in 1971 with Jim Weston. Looks like Jim was fixin to have a good time. I'm still working on getting the proper answer as to where the powerwagon in Ballarat came from.

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Post by kylie » Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:11 pm

Isnt somthing to look at them and see how we have change but yet they do seem to have some of the same styleing at the same time almost 30 years later.

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Post by Ontos » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:44 am

The original civvie Flatfender Powerwagons changed very little during the entire production run from 1946 until domestic production ended in 1968...cosmeticly, few changes, mechanicaly, several! Dodge continued building the Flatfenders until 1978 I think for export...Isreal got most of them, all with Slant 6 power instead of the old flathead.

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Post by budge » Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:21 pm

Sorry for resurrecting this old thread, but according to Bobby Beausoleil and Paul Watkins the Mansons had a few Powerwagons. Bobby stated in an 81 interview that there were two. Paul Watkins said in his book there were two. I believe Tex said there were three (3rd may be the disassembled one out back of Barkers).

So the one in Ballarat isn't the Tex Exodus truck, but it still may be Bobby's. Someone said that one of Bobby's girls drew the stars on the inside (may not be true).

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