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Aussie Icon-- The UTE

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  1. Boones
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    BTT for more chevy versions, especially 49-52s...
     
  2. Barn Find
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    Here is a '36 REO Ute. It is interesting to me that REO built Speedwagon pickups like this in the states using Flying Cloud sedan doors and cowl. This ute use an entirely different windshield and cab, etc.

    I found these photos on the web researching for Dad's Speed Wagon build.


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  3. Barn Find
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    Here's a1948 Holden ute that's been chopped.


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  6. I'm fairly sure this is may not be an Aussie Icon , but it is iconic ;)

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  7. ranchy
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    Here is a factory 1936 Ford ute that I built in the early 1980s. Ran a 351W with Cleveland heads ( B& A Boss conversion ) C4 trans and 9" diff. There wasn't a day I drove it and didn't hit 7000rpm....it was a blast to drive!
     

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    Here is a 1947 Ford ute that I bought in the 1990s. Pretty much stock except for a SB Chev engine.
     

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  9. ranchy
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    Here are some more pics of my buddy's 1947 Ford ute also built in the 1980's. Ran a very strong 351 Cleveland, FMX and 9" rear.
     

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  10. Barn Find
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    Here's a Dodge

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  11. Need a bump on this, let's see more pics of Utes!
     
  12. 38Chev,, you do this just because you have two of them,,, oh yea so do I
    And we love 'em
     
  13. Keats
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    Here are a few I've run across, from my Flickr photostream...

    48-215 Holden (actually a 50-2106, but...):

    50-2106.jpg

    FC Holden:

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    FB Holden:

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    EK Holden:

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    EJ Holden:

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    EH Holden:

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    HR Holden:

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    Ford Mainline (since been rescued and undergoing rebuild):

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    XP Falcon (nice):

    XP A.jpg

    XP Falcon (with potential):

    XP raw.jpg

    XR Falcon:

    XR.jpg

    VE Valiant:

    VE Val.jpg

    International C-line:

    Inter C B.jpg

    Dodge AT4-114 (note the sheet of cardboard in front of the radiator - high-tech!):

    Dodge AT4.jpg

    And yeah, out of the site's time-range, but the facelifted Dodge AT4, the D5-300:

    Dodge D5.jpg
     
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  14. camerl2009
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    I was going to do something like that to a edsel I found for $400 but sadly my tow vehicle broke down and the guy who had it cut it up
     
  15. Mercman from Oz
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    While Australia built a dedicated Utility that they called Mainline from 1952 thru 1958, it had a special body with a Cab that had 5 Windows, but used the front clips from the applicable year big Fords. While it was a very practical vehicle, it didn't really have a sporty looks that it could have had. An expert in Brisbane decided to create his own Ute & started out with an Australian 1957 Ford Customline. The finished product is what you see in these pictures. Just so that our USA readers don't correct me when I say that the builder started out with a 57 Ford Customline, that is correct. In 1956, Ford Australia only released the 56 Ford in one series, that being the Customline. This era being the time when an annual change was mandatory that a new model be introduced each year, Ford Australia, having limited funds & could not justify producing an all new 1957 Model. So, what to do? They simply added the Trim from the 1956 Ford Fairlane, added Chrome Headlight Rims & a giant V8 Badge in the Grille & hey presto, a new 1957 Ford.
    Darryl wasn't overly fussed with the looks of the 1956/57 Ford Mainlines, so designed & built this beauty. It is a credit to him. The roof line has similar looks to teh 57-59 Ford Rancheros. Well done Darryl. RIMG2121.jpg Darryl Blight\'s 56 Ford Ute.jpg RIMG2119.jpg RIMG2120.jpg
     
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  16. Mercman from Oz
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    While visiting the USA back in 2009, I came across this 1956 Ute that was made from a Park Lane Station Wagon. It did look quite good. Unfortunately, as the yard was locked, these are the best pictures that I could get. This was in Albuquerque, New Mexico. DSC_0181.jpg DSC_0190.jpg
     
  17. Mercman from Oz
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    These are the covers of the Original Sales Brochures for the 1955, 56, 57 & 58 Ford Utes. In my previous Post, I mentioned that for 1957, The Australian Customlines got Chrome Plate Headlight Rims. The Ute, being a cheaper Slide1.jpg Cover - 1956 Ford Mainline.jpg Cover - 1957 Ford Mainline.jpg Cover - 1958 Ford Mainline Ute.jpg model didn't get these, & as a result, are better looking that the Sedan that got these chrome Plated Headlight Rims.
     
  18. Mercman from Oz
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    Here are a pair of XP Falcon Utes rusting away on a farm. DSC_0132.jpg DSC_0133.jpg
     
  19. Mercman from Oz
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    Here are some old photos of Chrysler Valiant Utes that I spotted while walking. It is amazing what you see when you are on foot. RIMG0179.jpg RIMG0180.jpg RIMG0182.jpg RIMG0174.jpg RIMG0178.jpg
     
  20. senginc
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    My 42 Olds home built ute in progress.
    I used the rear quarter windows stood on end and swapped sides then trimmed length for the small side windows. The back window is composed of the top of the rear door window frames trimmed and spliced in the middle so i can use flat glass.
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  23. Petejoe
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    Strange one I just came across.

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  24. gnichols
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    Ah, yes, love those venerable old transom tail Utes! Gary
     
  25. Strange? That's the first real, official, from the factory one!
     
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  26. flatheadute1934
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    Long live the utes
     

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    Here's a few. I go to shows every week, utes are not thick on the ground. The '22 'T' is one of 40 or so pole erector cars built for Electricity trust of South Australia. The A40 is a reminder that Australia had unique A40 utes- I'll get some shots when I can.
     
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