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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2016, 06:06:38 PM »


Ever since seeing a Model A 4x4 hot rodded tray back truck on Fraser  once, and having kids I reckoned a 4x4 dual cab version would be cool .
But done in an aged / weathered condition along the lines of this O'l girl .

A close friends father has an old A Model buckboard very similar to your bottom pic. Built it out of parts dragged out of paddocks in the late 70's. 
Was his daily driver (his weekender is a beat up E Type Jag...) up until the cops put it off the road a few years ago.

My partner and friend would get dropped off to school sitting on the back and there was even a trip to Phillip Island when they were kids.  Couch strapped to the back and a water tank cut in half roped over as a roof...
Had to ditch the tank roof half way as they were getting fumed out.

Up until 10 years ago, every year he'd drive it from Melbourne to the Tamworth county music festival.  Took a while....

I'll try and find a pic. There was a feature done on it in a book call Beaut Utes.


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« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2016, 03:55:56 AM »
Some nice stuff in this line up. The red 64 SS Impala would look good in my garage.

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« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2016, 06:37:19 AM »
Yeah. I like that list mate.


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« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2016, 06:48:54 AM »


I'll try and find a pic. There was a feature done on it in a book call Beaut Utes


Photos of the photos in the book. Not tge best quality.





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« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2016, 12:28:06 PM »
Gold FM on the coast had a billy cart race the other day, ripped these pics from face crap, This ones a beastie
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« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2016, 12:49:39 PM »
I was at the bully kart race and neither of those were there.


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« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2016, 01:06:46 PM »
Local VW:



In daily use, the story is he parks it facing downhill a lot of the time, so he can roll start it... I suspect it's old enough that it might be a 6V car... He also has a set of car boots and out of car boots, and gets changed into them accordingly.

At work we also have a hot rod show each year:







This one is a local car, and was doing laps around town last night (as he is wont to do):


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« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2016, 01:35:11 PM »
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« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2016, 01:36:35 PM »
the same little dude now packed for camping apparently
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« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2016, 12:55:49 AM »
I was at the bully kart race and neither of those were there.


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Bugger and here I was thinking how cool some of them were, just checked out the web site for Gold FM, Would still have been fun .
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« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2016, 07:45:57 AM »
Nah. I just happened to be driving past the velodrome and saw the gold fm flags so quickly stopped and had a look. There was only about 5 billycarts competing. I saw the final then nicked off.


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« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2016, 09:25:16 AM »
Only 750 made, probably 748 have rusted away to nothing  :'(

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« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2016, 04:59:43 PM »
Heres another advert for you ..
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« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2016, 04:00:27 PM »
Got a 1966 MGB in a garage.....is that old enough.....with eletric over drive....

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« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2016, 04:29:03 PM »
Got a 1966 MGB in a garage.....is that old enough.....with eletric over drive....

                         ;D

Geez, you in a MGB......  you'd look like a kangaroo rooting a tennis ball.

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« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2016, 04:34:47 PM »
Geez, you in a MGB......  you'd look like a kangaroo rooting a tennis ball.

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« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2016, 05:45:25 PM »
Got a 1966 MGB in a garage.....is that old enough.....with eletric over drive....

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My parents MGBs had the overdrive on 3rd and 4th, in effect a 6 speed box or one with some half gears in between.

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« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2016, 07:49:37 AM »
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« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2016, 12:26:46 PM »
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« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2016, 01:35:11 PM »
My parents MGBs had the overdrive on 3rd and 4th, in effect a 6 speed box or one with some half gears in between.

My dad had an MGB in his youth. His mum took it for a drive and commented "This feels fast for 50mph".  She was actually looking at the rev counter which was in increments of 100 so she was doing 5000rpm in 4th gear down the high street.
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« Reply #49 on: October 30, 2016, 07:24:48 AM »
Here's my old girl. Love the wagons, really wanted an eh and still do but the fc will do. Best looking holden grill by a long shot.
It's got a warm 186 with a trimatic, Hr frontend and chassis bracing for future upgrades ;) just a cruiser.




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