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Customs 1950 Australian Ford Ute

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ratrodbarney, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. ratrodbarney
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    My name is Barney, I live in Florence , Oregon. I've been a member of the HAMB since 2008. Last Jan. I traded for a 1950 ford Ute from Australia & am trying to find any of its history. I have traced it back to Oct. 2009 , where it was purchased at Bernie Zieminski's collection auction in Medford , Oregon. It has a vin. - modification tag on the left side of the firewall from Queensland , Australia dated July 2000. When bought in 2009 it had a 351m ford engine & c6, it has been chopped, wheelwells restyled, tailgate filled, converted to left hand drive, Toyota front clip, 9" ford rear end, Hard tonneau w/ wing, etc. Does anyone from here or Australia remember this car or know the builder ? The body work is very well done. It now has a twin turbo SBC w/ twin turbos chuck 3.jpg chuck 7.jpg & fuel injection. Thanks , Barney
     
  2. NOT Hamb material.....

    Are you planning on 'de-street rodding' it?
     
  3. BJR
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    Neat car, but loose the wing.
     
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  4. ratrodbarney
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    P1010129.JPG
    Already done . got rid of the Boyds wheels also.
     
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  5. ratrodbarney
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    Steve, I'm going to change a lot on it . What would you suggest ?
     
  6. mgtstumpy
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    Can you post a photo of that blue 'Qld' modification tag, it may help.
     
  7. ratrodbarney
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  8. ratrodbarney
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    P1010021.JPG Maybe you can decipher this, it is meaningless to me. Thanks,
     
  9. Patrick46
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    Coolio Barn!

    this is a tight little ride!
     
  10. Nice Ute. Sure glad you ditched the wing.
    It shouldn't be to hard to come up with some info.
     
  11. Inked Monkey
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    It already looks a lot better.
     
  12. Edsel58a
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    Is it me, the angle or is the roof flat? Cool ride for sure
     
  13. oldolds
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    What Toyota front clip was used on this?
     
  14. ratrodbarney
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    It is the photo , it has a slight radius.
     
  15. ratrodbarney
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    No idea, since they have different models than we have here, I needed a idler arm & matched it up in Napa online parts catalog. That was 78 Toyota corona 6 cyl. 4 dr , rotors are 5 lug pickup. It is from a full size Toyota, not a subcompact like we're used to.
     
  16. ratrodbarney
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    Mgtstumpy already found who built it & deciphered the modification tag !!!
     
  17. rusty rocket
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    Looks like hamb material to me. Just have to make it your own. Oh and change your name ratrod isnt taken fondly around here.
     

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