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Aussie Icon-- The UTE

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oz40, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. '53 Holden. Mid 80's build by my brother (hot-rod dude). Cherry little car, fairly stock, blower cam, was set up for Norman blower, ( it was not fitted). Seen here at auction where it sold.
    Please excuse crap photo- figure it shows how nicely proportioned these utes look in profile.
     

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  2. A friend of mine has a Mainline ute (not sure what year only seen it once, never got to look at the front, it's locked away in a farm shed) in pretty poor condition that has had a metal canopy welded to it and the back of the cab cut out making it one seriously ugly wagon :eek:. I'l find out more about it if you guys want?

    He also has 2 customlines (both twin spinners I think) and a 2 door Ranch wagon :cool:. He has plans to restore them all but he's had them for 15+ years and hasn't touched any of them :(.

    Hayden
     
  3. greenlitebandit
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    from USA

    He's obviously never seen a Powell.
     
  4. roadkillontheweb
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    The powell was made in the 50s on a refurbished 1946-48 Plymouth passenger car frame are what I would consider a rebody not new manufacture. I never really cared for the look of them either.
     
  5. toddc
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    Here is my ute made from a 4 door

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  6. koolkemp
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    Thats pretty cool ! Any pics of the building of the body that you can post?
     
  7. toddc
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    There is a bit of a build thread on MetalMeet. Its not really HAMB friendly under the skin:D:D:D
     
  8. koolkemp
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    I dont care ! It looks awesome I would love to check out the pics post the link here please :D
     
  9. I bought a I bought a '39 Standard Ute in 1973. Paid $50.00 and drove it home. See picture below.

    Eventually dismantled it but moved it on whilst I built a '32 Highboy. My information is that this car went to the USA. The body and frame had all been primed but no assembly.

    Some suggestion it went somewhere over to the east coast of USA. That was some years ago now, perhaps late 80's.

    Anyone spotted one of these or heard of one of these Stateside?
    '39 Standard Ute in 1973. Paid $50.00 and drove it home. See picture below.

    Now slowly progressing on a '28 Plymouth ute however other projects are taking priority.


    Eventually dismantled it but moved it on whilst I built a '32 Highboy. My information is that this car went to the USA. The body and frame had all been primed but no assembly.

    Some suggestion it went somewhere over to the east coast of USA. That was some years ago now, perhaps late 80's.

    Anyone spotted one of these or heard of one of these Stateside?

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  11. ikoolmarz
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    from Ausrtalia

    here is a pic of my 1947 ford ute that i built about 15 years ago
     

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  12. XM_HADDY
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    Another one of my XM Ute, got a load of dirt in the back thats why its so low.
     

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  13. BLACKNRED
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    a 40 standard
     

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  14. I'm a sucker for purple paint and i still thhink its one of the best 47 utes...
    Not sure but was it a cover car for custom rodder back in the day???
     
  15. 40fordtudor
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    One cool thread---looks like the Aussie design team had their act together.
     

  16. I've got a pic I took of that ute as well, my all time favourite post war ute!
     
  17. ikoolmarz
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    from Ausrtalia

    Its the only pic i have its one on the cleannes purples ive ever painted .so deep , so rich in colour , so simple to paint ,it was a candy pearl over gun metal base. I wish i had more pics of it after a year i sold it to a farmer from new south wales . 12 months later i bought it back he destroyed the paint ,and two weeks later i destroyed the front.
    so back in the shop it went. I then suicided the doors shaved the door handles and rounded the corners . i sold in lilac suede I know where it is today a mate of mines got it its lookin a little bit down , but not for long itl be back on the scene soon i hope.
     
  18. Chopped FB/EK holden ute, from a show a couple of years ago.
     

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  19. Ozzyrat39
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    I posted some pics a few pages ago of my 39 banged up. It's fixed now.
     

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  20. Any closer pic's of the arse end........PLEASE???????
     
  21. Aushotrods
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    marz, that ute is one of my all time favourite aussie cars ever! used to see it as kid at tudor automotive. always wondered what happened to it??
     
  22. Wardog
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    My 46 Custom. Victorian car. Any info would be appreciated.
     
  23. koolkemp
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    Saw this nice falcon on a recent trip to Adelaide ...

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  25. Wardog
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    I saw this thing a bright last year. Very cool car um ute. Love the merc caps, flake dash and the paneling on the roof and sun visor.
     
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  28. customizer2024
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    from niles, mi.

    That cool. What is it? Chevy?? Holden??
     
  29. Deano55
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    Here are a few pics of my ol'mans '34 "ÿoot"
    He bought it in '74 and has been on the road since '77 rebuild in '79 saw a 283 powerglide and HG front end installed then unchanged until I started playing with it about 2006.
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    Script on the door says "lil Coupe Ute"
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  30. Mojo
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    Does anyone know if the green one was a factory car? Or is it a custom build?
     

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