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  1. hudson48
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    I am on a FaceBook page called Aussie Historic Hot Rods and there are lots of early photos from all over Australia. They include photos from Victoria particularly the drags and shows as well as photos from Sydney and Brisbane(my home town).
    A lot of the cars still exist as well. Probably most noticeable here is that we really did a lot of channeled cars. Most of these cars date back to early 60's and into late 60's. 26170310_2010577569156747_1012506300038337101_o.jpg 68447297_10217512031823969_7336851623961952256_o.jpg 68673742_2422106034491061_5576591760534011904_n.jpg 70624569_2425310184170646_4664209207849910272_n.jpg 70642321_2417227624978902_3262369729687322624_n.jpg 70725500_2417907754910889_451108085910470656_n.jpg 70769891_10217743157303339_7393642627897229312_o.jpg 70811664_10217743152063208_4703066434106818560_o.jpg 70818658_2430605200307811_4699625319194165248_n.jpg 70846135_10217743159703399_3350098886294241280_o.jpg 70876371_10217743161983456_5558722106717372416_o.jpg 70891329_10217743151663198_7223304783283617792_o.jpg 70913626_2418035984898066_6395583075455074304_n.jpg 70913980_2418266818208316_3255751266688565248_n.jpg 70976440_10217743160263413_1258168819201867776_o.jpg 70986465_2431310963570568_6030665044621000704_n.jpg 70998716_10217743161583446_7775686389852536832_o.jpg 71050670_10217743162303464_5619517304367742976_o.jpg 71105751_10217743178943880_5722111591894220800_o.jpg 71140707_10217743159983406_966744683894013952_o.jpg 71142743_2433514043350260_442475815825833984_n.jpg 71181673_10217743190184161_5998884468473987072_o.jpg 71186626_10217743167623597_7143086107138195456_o.jpg 71213944_10217743159183386_4131339848160116736_o.jpg 71227068_10217743156303314_4517998277597069312_o.jpg 71238044_2421586957876302_8168433321978626048_n.jpg 71268833_2420063748028623_9073323926985113600_n.jpg 71273390_10217743158503369_631879789065535488_o.jpg 71298824_10217743152783226_3495231947259510784_o.jpg 71351797_10217743179543895_2881023736708857856_o.jpg
    There may be some duplicates in here.
     
  2. hudson48
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    Some more. One snuck in here from CA with the girls in bikinis but worth leaving it.Picture 8 71523662_10217743189304139_2043939992312479744_n.jpg 71844291_10217743158063358_5013721818058457088_o.jpg 72089262_2428944993807165_379951056320200704_n.jpg 72426498_2455422351159429_1063072133099290624_n.jpg 72559854_2452134674821530_9069661909019525120_n.jpg 73315836_2212093619083623_4942758607457353728_o.jpg 75402315_2637096163013813_8601134015577063424_o.jpg 75446479_2494826080798935_3049911213816283136_o.jpg 79016464_2563375077225707_3060266457276350464_o.jpg 81490532_3111031578911279_6315466855754498048_n.jpg 81760153_1510325342453943_981501908055228416_n.jpg 82279091_165843998157521_1923267487357468672_n.jpg 82387925_10157227858658401_289595522916810752_o.jpg 82564346_165844081490846_6255910068974256128_n.jpg 83769660_2887662047965700_2991613771576770560_n.jpg 83835719_3054767987888948_2597340644296884224_o.jpg 83944471_474249633244705_497766905512198144_n.jpg 84664035_10218896828664402_5473428471445192704_o.jpg 84718931_3064629763569437_6179253243567144960_o.jpg 87371289_1289429031251859_3411793939722665984_o.jpg 87386418_10218636335432334_6007240675240706048_o.jpg 88433612_2785947844773543_1247693608715288576_n.jpg 89609619_2785683561466638_6635501473323024384_n.jpg 89685865_2785707634797564_6335723991696670720_n.jpg 89739869_187782939334544_2879709167478636544_o.jpg 89940880_2785426701492324_8091910344932327424_n.jpg 90106866_185571899555648_4684947453143678976_o.jpg 90246372_1413858175463574_5678696563522666496_n.jpg 90253038_194529275326577_683448254502797312_o.jpg 90356746_2969555773089941_3040865686273392640_o.jpg
     
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    Still going
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    Maybe two or three more lots
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    Last lot for the time being.
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  8. hudson48
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    Yes and one of Brisbane's earliest hot rods. At a later stage it was redone fully fendered with a 361 Dodge and cast iron torqueflyte. I purchased it and shortly after fitted a 1975 Chrysler 360 and aluminium torqueflyte. The car is currently being restored in that configuration by another local hot rodder. Here are a few photos from the early days and an article on the car. Will find photo of current look. 86875334_10219157269535261_2948243956325941248_o.jpg 87480483_10219157269815268_4730427557625724928_o.jpg 87566512_10219157268815243_4849659479010050048_o.jpg 89181183_10219157282335581_8253265329870864384_n.jpg 89315280_10219157290175777_3305914478956118016_o.jpg 89318845_10219157282095575_861906297430212608_n.jpg 89340272_10219157282255579_1816643970751528960_n.jpg
     
  9. Crayons
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    Question....how difficult is it to speed shift with your left hand....?
     
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  10. hudson48
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    Very easy!!
     
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  11. grumpy65
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    Outstanding period shots of some outstanding period cars. We should be happy of the fact that hot rodding is a global phenomenon, a world-wide brotherhood for us all to be proud of. More, more, more !!!
     
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  12. gnichols
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    WOW that was quite a trip back in time. I'm surprised the Rooman wasn't in there some place. Thanx for posting them.
     
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  14. hudson48
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    OK here are some more from another FB page. Queensland Hot Rod History. This may contain some of the same cars as it was a small community back then. The first picture is the roadster I bought at the Brisbane Hot Rod Show in 1968 for $800. It was Y Block powered with 39 trans. I later rebuilt it and painted dark blue. Will put a picture up of it at a later show.
    The picture #19 with the hiboy 32 roadsterwith number plat NWN 722 with owner/wife and child is the famous John Anderson roadster. It has been rebuilt with a lot of original parts including the number plate. When Cyclone Tracey went through Darwin on Christmas Eve 1974 John went missing and never found his body. 29 Roadster I bought at this show.jpg 32 Roadster.jpg 84155760_10219173572502825_5008413045207072768_n.jpg 86281677_10219123344527157_6988255658558619648_n.jpg 87153096_10219173573142841_8357269491951861760_n.jpg 87342140_10219140639519521_7054638814819516416_o.jpg 87389827_10219173567502700_3786312622622638080_n.jpg 87626632_10219173565022638_3816467433389031424_n.jpg 87832367_10219116795243429_112135209482190848_n.jpg 87888714_10219123329126772_2630738799616851968_o.jpg 87964137_10219123358527507_2494480485409882112_n.jpg 88144915_10219100158307516_2811889782743891968_o.jpg 88169148_10219123373887891_4811748279429627904_o.jpg 88301389_10219123372407854_1685292467701678080_n.jpg 89074298_10219123358407504_4452186227432488960_n.jpg 89137679_10219123334006894_5437801073479778304_n.jpg 89151998_10219123344407154_5659084011977310208_n.jpg 89176221_10219123328286751_8351758834162728960_o.jpg 89193738_10219123372767863_1494231023632777216_o.jpg 89220228_10219148652279835_7948247923718881280_n.jpg 89291781_10219173568062714_4869508099137863680_n.jpg 89294089_10219148654479890_7135328709006852096_o.jpg 89297913_10219123372527857_774463920084615168_n.jpg 89365963_10219123344687161_5890141123514466304_n.jpg 89386044_10219173570542776_6528873610210181120_n.jpg 91999053_10219520930346554_8364355264572293120_n.jpg 92358402_10219520924746414_2245178034971738112_n.jpg 92549115_1098768547166374_8877382038563323904_n.jpg 92621600_10219520931506583_7582825968666935296_n.jpg 92638650_10219520935146674_6187716583998095360_n.jpg
     
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    Some more. The John Anderson roadster appears here a few more times at shows. 93280415_1098783760498186_8389824532306722816_n.jpg 94394262_3252247558140989_6160641406516854784_o.jpg 94551479_3115251618525250_1743186805785624576_n.jpg 94690979_3245512928814452_7264144454775209984_o.jpg 94878462_3252248774807534_5925066912802275328_o.jpg 94889436_260803165323392_174740710078021632_o.jpg 95019828_260826298654412_4953867295555321856_o.jpg Cheetahs get together.jpg Custom FJ 2.jpg Custom FJ 3.jpg Custom FJ.jpg Custom Rodder Cover.jpg Gary Wright Roadster.jpg Hot Rod Lincioln 1.jpg Hot Rod lincoln.jpg Hot Rod Show 1967.jpg Hot Rod Show 1968.jpg Hot Rod Show Brisbane.jpg Joe Pring 1.jpg Joe Pring 2.jpg John Anderson 32.jpg Junky Kevs roadster.jpg Roadstars 1.jpg Roadstars 2.jpg Tronc 1.jpg Tronc 2.jpg Tronc 3.jpg
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  16. hudson48
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    Here is my roadster after I rebuilt it and painted blue shown at the Brisbane Hot Rod Show 1970.
    Also found a picture of the John Anderson roadster as it is now. And the last few I have for the moment
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  17. theman440
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    That black digger had blown Poly motor in it - cool!
     
  18. theman440
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    That black digger had blown Poly motor in it!
     
  19. Stogy
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    Thanks for sharing @hudson48...certainly is a wide range of Hotrod going on...
     
  20. Man I remember the Woolworths supermarket on Logan Road when it looked like that. I went to primary school across the road from where those cars are.
    Phil Dean's chrome radiator shell deuce was good enough to feature twice!
     
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  21. Well done @hudson48 . That took some time to post. Thankyou. I remember in the late 1960s just about any old "bomb" o_O( rusty project )could be bought for a tenner or two. This workshop pic you posted was just around the corner where i lived in Ringwood, Victoria. I believe Colin Bates still has the orange coupe and the white coupe. At the time they were restoring a Bugatti speedster. I would visit just to see the Bugatti :cool:. Never got to own one :rolleyes: :oops: but did manage with old Fords :D .
    ColinBates chassis enginering.jpg
     
  22. This is awesome, I grew up in the 70's reading these old hot rod mags. I'm in another facebook group, Australian Hot Rod history, and its amazing to see the names of the people on there, sometimes I can still put a hot rod to the name, or a car they painted in the case of the artists. And the scribes and photographers - all heroes as a kid. Still have a pile of old magazines too.
     
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  23. Stovebolt
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    Amazing - I wanted to post stuff about this and that car, but I think it's best to let the cars say it all.

    Well done on presenting "Australian style early hot rods".
     
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  24. Incredible collection, weather yours or pinched from FB.
    This little T/Bucket was the subject of a Mad Fabricators video
    Q: why do some of proportions look so off, on many of these Rods? Somethings wrong like the wheel base or front axle position??
    School me please on vintage Rods down under
    Thanks for sharing


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  25. Without referring to specific cars, it used to be very popular to upgrade to hydraulic brakes buy swapping in a 39 or later front end complete with brakes. Obviously the spring is in front of the axle but they never worried about moving the front cross member. The result moves the wheelbase back and makes the rad shell look too far forward.

    You will also notice that the cars were a lot more like East Coast U.S. in build style.
     
  26. X 38 is correct. The Australian hot rods of the early 60's were very much like the 60's east coast USA hot rods of the same era. And as you can see, I am partial to channeled roadsters.
     
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  27. hudson48
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    Only a few more today. 94640214_2896252997076360_5361660335637921792_n.jpg 94723168_153528972866898_2223766085402886144_o.jpg 94766917_153568012862994_1574121946528874496_o.jpg 94778094_231167961302418_6104871840293847040_n.jpg 94779352_231175074635040_92088221994844160_n.jpg
     

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