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Setting aside any sentimental attachment you might have, I personally wouldn't spend a lot of time in restoring this router. It's powered about the same as current compact routers, and limited to 1/4" bits (or whatever comparable size you have Down Under). It does have the advantage of being a plunge router, but would be more cumbersome to control than the hand grip styled compacts. The plunge posts most likely need some attention to smooth out the rust; I'd try Scotch abrasive pads or fine sandpaper, removing enough to get smooth plunge movement. The other issue is how to insert and remove bits. It isn't obvious to me how one locks the armature shaft while tightening/loosening the collet nut. There may be a push button on the back side, or simply (crudely) inserting a rod into the hole on the shaft above the collet.

If the armature shaft rotates easily by hand, I'd just go ahead and plug it in to see how it sounds; if the motor seems okay, put in the least amount of effort to get it operating. It will never be a powerful or precision tool, but might be enough to get through your campervan build, and other light tasks. Good luck!
 
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