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History Aussie Traditional Shows and Builds - Photo thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by p__moore, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Deuces
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    That^^^^^last one reminds me of Port Kembla Beach.....
     
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  2. waxhead
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    Lots of cool pics here, please keep them coming.
     
  3. roger didonato
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    roger didonato

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    roger didonato

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  6. rooman
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    A few more from me that date back to the 60's.

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    Roo
     
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  7. rooman
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    Here are a few of the Sawtell family's rods from Plympton in South Australia.

    Pete's bucket used a 30 Chevy tub front half on a Whippet frame with early Ford running gear.
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    Pete's older brother John was building a T tub and Pete started on a 23 T roadster but then got married and John took over the roadster project.
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    Although not strictly a rod or custom per the thread theme their dad Don built this 4 cylinder Hillman powered X/Dragster that John drove early in its life. All of these cars were built in the back yard shown in the first photos although I did paint the 23 in my parents' garage. The candy orange on Pete's bucket was done in the open fronted shed in the background of the second photo.
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    Don also built a matching mini bike from a BSA Bantam to use to get around the pits and this shot shows Pete riding it at Castlereagh
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  8. Great thread! I wish someone would start a separate thread for Australian hot rods of the 50's and 60's.
     
  9. Thanks for those pics Rooman, lots of local cars (where are they now?) in that lot. The AP5? tailights on the FC are nifty.
     
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  10. whodaky
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    Rooman will get a kick out of this.

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  11. whodaky
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    Here'one using one of Charlie's shots.
    Geoff aka whodaky

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  12. swifty
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    AP5 or AP6 wagon? I'll have to have a look at the AP5 wagon in the paddock as I can't remember as some had a round tail-light section and some were straight like in the pic.
     
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  13. You guys know how to build traditional Hot Rods for sure! Good to see Swifty's T in a couple of photos.;) It would be nice to spend your Summers there. Since it is Winter now in Australia. Looks like a great place to be if you are a Hot Rod nut.:cool: Except for the Snakes! :eek:
     
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    Luv the cut down chrome wide 5's on this beast. :) img564.jpg
     
  16. Deuces
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    Yep! Great place to visit during the Christmas holidays..... ;)
     
  17. rooman
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    Thanks mate! Waaay back in time I actually had one of my photos used as the cover shot on Hot Rod. I will try to find and scan/post it as it is relevant to this thread.

    Roo
     
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  18. rooman
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    Charlie,
    the only problem with using 13" rims on wide five centers was tightening up the lug nuts as they end up very close to the well section of the rim.

    Roo
     
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  19. rooman
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    Here are some customs at the drags at Brooksfield.
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    Kev Johns' radical section and shorten job
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    Tom Stranger's humpy
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    These utes were close to stock but still pretty smooth looking for their time
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    In the spectator car park
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    The image is flipped so this one is actually RHD
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    Roo
     
  20. Dago 88
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    While we are on the subject of customs...………... 23472024_1662139823836444_6294021206575488286_n.jpg 29136942_10212076856498575_4240435569416470528_n.jpg 27368784_10155822480195071_4966336215244078752_o.jpg 27797389_10213267200287211_2213892723325955519_o.jpg
     
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  21. whodaky
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    Nice stuff, Rooman. The early Holden customs are cool. But that FB/EK is not really pretty, but a lot of work gone into it.
    I can see some covers featuring some of those customs.
    Geoff aka whodaky
     
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  22. whodaky
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    Here you go Rooman.

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  23. whodaky
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    No problems. Sorry .

    Geoff aka whodaky
     
  24. tub1
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    I don't think sorry is needed , whodaky maybe that was your way of telling x38 to piss of, I dam well hope so ! , I for one don't contribute much to this site, but I get a lot from this site in my dark times , and don't want to start a fight or get banished but x38 you are a rude bastard and your comments prove it
     
  25. Dago 88
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    The post has slowed down a little, thought I would give it a lift. Some more old Aussie cars. :) MPNavigator046-1.jpg MPNavigator049.jpg MPNavigator095.jpg MPNavigator035.jpg
     
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  26. Dago 88
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    Some more, this time in beautiful instamatic colour. 993827_10202947757960038_1512745955_n.jpg 1499510_10202947758000039_663719497_n.jpg 67bneshowlynarrowsmith.jpg 1512644_10202947910603854_1989890737_n.jpg
     
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  27. fol
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    Barry Oakman's '53 at Hume Weir Race Circuit, mid '70s... hot cars, 70s & 80s style 001 (2).jpg hot cars, 70s & 80s style 001 (3).jpg
     
  28. Dago 88
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    A few cool old drag cars. 35682276_10156445799133633_7772571121223729152_o.jpg 19238175_1953701594849111_85635057404456575_o.jpg 36199965_996822180493899_1550313413798789120_n.jpg 36188107_996822040493913_1192142342795034624_n.jpg
     

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