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Aussie Icon-- The UTE

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

  1. 1953girlracer
    Joined: Dec 27, 2010
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    1953girlracer
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    from Redlands

    The tan ute seen at Bonneville is owned by me and yes I am part of huntimer photography and a tech inspector for SCTA and a gear head and a pinstriper and a race car driver


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  2. morac41
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
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    Hi .. Heres a 1956 Ford Mainline ute I had about 25 years ago...had FE 428 .C6......9".....was a great towing machine.....Doug
     

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  3. morac41
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    Hi ... Found a couple more around 20 years ago..one is Aust 1957 the other is 1958........Doug
     

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  4. Dago 88
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    Hi Tony, How are you ? Charlie here in Sydney.
     
  5. RobC
    Joined: Sep 20, 2011
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    from Australia

    Boy that Willys improved post chop, good job!
     
  6. Zed
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    Way better without the rear fender ! :D nice chop too
     
  7. aussie57wag
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
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    aussie57wag
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    from australia

    I agree, my daily driver is LHD A rear view camra that was mentioned is a good idea. It just all add wieght to the argument that to convert a car is a lot of work and expense for little gain
     
  8. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
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    A buddy just finished this 1940 Ford ute I found in a yard ten years ago - the roof had been cut off to ship from Australia to the US and it was in very sorry shape. It now runs a 351W with a C4 and Gear Vendors overdrive. another one saved....

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  9. What a beauty. Roofs were cut off for shipping as the shiping bill was usually for total cubic feet of the item. Total length x width x height. Convertibles usually had the complete windscreen frame removed, That could be enough to bring the shipping bill down by half.
     
  10. PaulN
    Joined: Aug 23, 2010
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    i built a 33 ford ute having a hard time selling it 603 332 6266
     
  11. gnichols
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    How about a little thread on your avatar car? Gary
     
  12. PaulN
    Joined: Aug 23, 2010
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    i have a 33 ford roadster ute
     
  13. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
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    I have a rotten 50 Meteor 4 door (Ford) that I am gonna do something with and I am thinking a modified Ute ....what I am thinking is using 2 door doors ,slanted b pillar chopped but still keep the 1/4 window ...might stretch the wheelbase a bit to help the proportions...if I knew how to photoshop I would but for now its just stuck in my head lol!
     
  14. koolkemp
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    Wow I missed this pic when you posted it ,cool thanks!
     
  15. ahgarageohio
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    from ohio

    Does a 1940 ford ute have the same frame as a u.s. Made car?
     
  16. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    Outback
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    from NE Vic

    My understanding is that they have the same chassis/frame.

    This is one I've just bought, the plan is for an 8BA flatty, early g/box and maybe a channel as there are no floors... it'll have a 38 deluxe grill n 39 std bonnet sides.
     

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  18. This is my '51, bought it on a tuesday and it was lowered and scalloped by the weekend, its needs some rust fixed in the usual chev places but apart from that its a great ute
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  19. bowlingball
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
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    bowlingball
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    from Australia

    ive found 1 1/2 of one of these,,,,been negotiating with him for nearly 3 years to get hold of it,,,ive bought 3 other fx fj ute shells off him to try and eventually get to it,,,and its a real long haul getting them each home to resell,,,its in real bad condition,but its a 34 ute with spare quarters and turret
     
  20. Deu55
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    Wow that's a nice body ,like your plans...still have the Jailbar project?..Rod.


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  21. RobC
    Joined: Sep 20, 2011
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    Don't cut two up to make one. Use one for patterns. Doors and cowls aren't that hard to find comparatively speaking.

    They're just too rare to lose one now.
     
  22. RobC
    Joined: Sep 20, 2011
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    from Australia

    Utes should have the same extra frame bracing as an open car. All my '37-'40 utes had the extra X-member braces to stop the side rails rotating outwards when under load. I'm not sure about the earlier years.

    Also available was a helper spring kit that added two more leaf springs, one each side. Most ex-military early Ford utes I've seen had these springsunless they had been subsequently removed. She'd have been a hard ride then when empty!
     
  23. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
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    This original 1934 Roadster ute is available if anyone is interested. It is a top quality build - it belonged to a buddy and his stuff is the best of the best....

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  24. PaulN
    Joined: Aug 23, 2010
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    thers one on ebay now.it is a 33 roadster ute
     
  25. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    Outback
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    from NE Vic

    How'd you go? or did i read about this some where else?

    Deu55 yeah still have the 40 pick up parts will have to move them now ute is home. will use chassis & running gear I had for pick-up.

    RobC any chance of some pics of extra bracing?

    I guess this is a btt also.

    Glenn
     
  26. LabRat
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
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  27. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    Outback
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    from NE Vic

    That's a cool lookin jigger, whats the story?
     
  28. Wow Shrapnel, that FJ's tough and the swage is slick.
     
  29. PaulN
    Joined: Aug 23, 2010
    Posts: 26

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    i have a 33 ute i like it its different
     

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