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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, May 11, 2017.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    A bit of So Cal Down Under


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  2. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,071


    The simple life,it's a beautiful thing.
  3. Great video, cool dude, cool-ass car. I'm always amazed at the vibrant hot rod culture down under.
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  4. A cool and all, but how did he get the missing front shocks past his engineering certificate??
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  5. 1stGrumpy
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
    Posts: 4,105


    Cool video & cool AV8! Thanks for posting...
  6. Danekejt
    Joined: May 27, 2012
    Posts: 79

    from Pa

    Man id love to find something like that. Very cool. Thank you for sharing this.
    Joined: Jun 12, 2010
    Posts: 6

    Very cool video. Love that A-bone!
  8. Torana68
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
    Posts: 695

    from Australia

    nice car but not "legally" on the road here in the condition shown in the vid :) there are various ways to get round "sort of legally" for short periods............
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  9. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 965

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    from australia
    Staff Member

    Ross is a great guy and very talented. Couple of pics from our river city Reliability Run.

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  10. jugheadjones
    Joined: Jun 6, 2011
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  11. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 18,027

    Jalopy Joker

    great story & ride - some suspension work and a shorter seat would make the ride even better
  12. flatford8
    Joined: Dec 12, 2012
    Posts: 27

    from Lyman,ME.

    Nice car......I like the one intersection he went thru with all the "burnout" rubber marks.... Mark
  13. Billylando
    Joined: Oct 23, 2016
    Posts: 3


    I don't agree with cars being sold into other countries. I know its the sellers right to do with there car as they please. But its making it harder to find good steel cars in America. People are having to rely on reproduction bodies. Seems like its always about some one trying to make a dollar on our culture. It shouldn't always be about the dollar.
  14. Billylando
    Joined: Oct 23, 2016
    Posts: 3


    What a waste of good henry ford steel. I don't agree with people selling cars over seas or into other countries. This stuff is getting harder to find. And these people who are into only for the money are really hurting this hobby. Seems like if you want a steel car these days the only options are reproductions.
  15. So the only ones who are allowed to have hotrods are people in the states?

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  16. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 393


    Yeah Billylando. Those bloody Aussies have no rights spending their hard earned piss weak Aussie dollars, buying your cars, bringing them over here and having fun like they own them.
  17. andydodge
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 552


    Its a big world, so long as no one is harmed physically or whatever and treats the seller fairly its caveat emptor or something like that.........andyd
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  18. Torana68
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
    Posts: 695

    from Australia

    been a few cars go to the states from here , were not crying about it too much even though it means its harder to find good steel cars in Australia. Some are having to use those horrid (?) steel repo things from Brookville, all that no rust and no panel damage is just terrible to have to deal with o_O
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  19. Quick wind back the clock and stop Henry from exporting fords...... Cool little clip!

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  20. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
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    Wow??? Sold my Aussie built 33 phaeton to Sweden, I'm glad it's gone to a person who'll enjoy and look after the car. Countless times overseas buyers, including myself buy, sometimes inadvertently, the rusted junk that you guys won't touch. In the 70's many open Aussie cars left our shores for the states, it's just the way it was.
    Maybe opening your eyes, appreciating what hot rodders are doing around the world and seeing the enjoyment it brings might'n be such a bad thing.

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  21. 36roadster
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,314


    Neat li'l roadster, thanks for the clip. Now that we have had our fun with all the cars that were not made here, I am organizing a big ship to send them all back. They must all go back in the condition they arrived.
  22. 3 posts since you joined and two are on this thread, crawl back under your rock. Many 30s-70s Australian vehicles have been sent to the US over the years, we don't bitch and moan about that. You rant about a few thousand cars out of production totalling millions, as comparison Australian production of the time would be in the tens of thousands.

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  23. Shamus
    Joined: Jul 20, 2005
    Posts: 715

    from NC

    Wonder what "Billylando" does for money??? Wonder what he's hurting???
  24. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 1,067

    sloppy jalopies

    IMO... I would rather see an Aussie make a rod from thin tin, than see a Yank building a vintage roundy round from them...
    ... hot rods > roundies...
  25. Fopelaez
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 272


    LMFAO ... is like saying US americans can't eat tacos hahahaha. Love the aussie enthusiasm for cars.
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  26. Check your facts.

    I know a guy who sold 3 Australian 32 roadsters to the U.S.
    A past AMBR winner used an Australian deuce roadster body.
    There is a build on here by an American, using and Australian 32 tub.
    And where do you think Dick Scritchfield's deuce tub came from?

    And these are only the ones I know of.

    Not to mention the various Aussie utes owned by HAMB members and others in the U.S.

    Like I say, check your facts.
  27. choptop4
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 622


    I just went to the Street Rod Nats there. Had a great time. My friend is one of the first hot rodders in oz. He singed a lot of autographs. Saw some sheds full of 32s. American & Aussie cars.

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  28. Torana68
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
    Posts: 695

    from Australia

    shhhhhhh ............... nothing to see down here, no old cars, beer or attractive women........nothing ;)
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  29. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,410


    Would you like us all to stop supporting your economy by not buying after market parts from your country also........
    Seems to be the way the world works.
    Not just 'your' culture only, fwiw, both my cars were originally built in Canada, imported new to New Zealand.
    Then we turned them into hot rods!
    Last edited: May 18, 2017

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