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  1. hudson48
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    They are coming in singles now. We have been given permission to go driving this weekend so I guess all the hot rodders are out there and not on computers. Taking the Riviera out this afternoon for a cruise. 95989816_933717633715865_3878466540437241856_n.jpg
     
  2. Just taken the Dodge out for a run around the block this morning............a few less cobwebs in both it and me...........lol........that wrecking yard in Bathurst........was that the one as you come into Bathurst on the left, behind the large park?.......I went to it in 1972 with a mate, I could tell that the Frod vultures had picked over most of it tho' there was still a lot of non Frod stuff.........Cooma in NSW & Dalby in Qld were the best I've ever seen..........andyd
     
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    Yes Andy , it is.
     
  4. Lil32
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    Prayers sent to Reg
     
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  5. hudson48
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    Some better pics of Coffs Harbour 1972 with an article and then some cars Coffs Harbour 1.jpg Coffs Harbour 2.jpg Coffs Harbour 3.jpg 95430692_10219798945896769_6617835194797785088_o.jpg 95441909_10219798946376781_5580602967930699776_o.jpg 95658420_10219798945056748_1319638734739603456_o.jpg 95854824_10219798945536760_7098460009658318848_o.jpg
     
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    One more random shot shot that wouldn't load before. John Walker  Sports Coupe.jpg
     
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  8. Yes, I have that magazine. One of only 6 issues published.
     
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  10. Ah..........our misspent youth comes back to haunt us..............lol.............Bruce fitted a triple carb Tattersall intake with 3 Holden carbys but only the centre carb connected and a modified set of Holden sideplate extractors, 6x14' chev wheels on the front to give it a severe rake & the van and me in the 40 Dodge went to the 1975 Nats........the van had something like 5 or 6:1 gears in the diff and would give a GT Falcon a run up to 10mph..............after that it peaked at about 50-60mph, it was a slow trip to the Nats & back.............lol...............Bruce kept the van but started to concentrate work on his custom 51 Chev sedan, he moved to Springwood in the Blue Mts and he eventually sold the Van in the mid 1980's to a guy in Ryde or Carlingford in Sydney who was a well known Chev nut............by that stage it needed a proper resto as we really only gave it a quick go over to get it back on the road, the timber framed body was starting to come apart ..............I have no idea of the guys name who bought it......funny thing is a few years ago the US magazine Collectible Automobile had a feature on a 1936 Chev Panel Van identical to Bruce's and it seems that whilst the body was made by Holdens in Oz, from the cowl & windscreen forward it was genuine ex USA and was a 1936 FB Series model, not as most people thought a 1934 or 35.........no idea what ever happened to it since it was sold........have attached a couple of colour pics of the Van and one taken at the 1981 Mildura Nats with both Bruces 51 & my 40 Dodge.......regards, andyd
     

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    Thanks Andy, I remember seeing it around in the early 70's & often wondered what happened to it. It was a pretty rare beast in Ozz.
     
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  12. hudson48
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    Some more from FB. The first one of the Lively Set movie is significant as that was the first Hot Rod Club I joined here in Brisbane back in 1968. It had been recently formed at that time when I had purchased the 29 Ford roadster. Maybe a few repeats here of the same car but not necessarily the same situation. The Lively Set HRC.jpg 95108723_1630916250394851_7809094625460748288_n.jpg 95187247_1630916723728137_1892235932032040960_n.jpg 95387314_1630916860394790_2983116384940064768_n.jpg 95699749_1630916337061509_754521523640860672_n.jpg 95932438_1630916563728153_6645551443392593920_n.jpg 95331632_1628053010681175_2364798298709032960_n.jpg 95437474_291058068559020_7681508601843679232_o.jpg 95450296_10219819592812929_7426466915456909312_n.jpg 95465216_10223581747471544_8933320809317924864_o.jpg 95479066_10219819589692851_3260252173371441152_n.jpg 95487854_10219819586332767_3377452068418617344_o.jpg 95487857_10219819590572873_7258268368283631616_n.jpg 95662991_2910026575699002_1357577319031504896_n.jpg 95684919_10219819593692951_5884125703988838400_n.jpg 95790598_10157723855936523_8537916550861029376_o.jpg 95808177_10219819592132912_5761663468981714944_n.jpg 95835020_10219819591132887_5041442761052520448_n.jpg 95840467_10219819589892856_4202488133196972032_n.jpg 95865187_10157723856016523_5466420759855366144_o.jpg 95914307_291051621892998_5798905538427224064_o.jpg 95957513_10219819592612924_8605599158067265536_n.jpg 96170129_10219819593892956_5581904510525112320_n.jpg 96214524_10219819593452945_4803451021089046528_n.jpg 96420598_291054421892718_1506169542362005504_o.jpg 96678536_10219819593212939_138921571887611904_n.jpg
     
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  13. I have a question regarding Australian Rodding World magazine.........May 1965 was the 1st issue, I have May 65, June 65, July 65, August 65, Sept-Oct 65, Jan 66, Feb 66, Apr-May 66, June 66, Jul-Aug 66, Sep 66, Oct-Nov 66 and Jan 67......13 issues in total........the 1st 10 are the standard magazine size(10&3/4 x 8 & 1/4"), the last 3 are smaller( 9 &1/2 by 7&1/4") but larger than the "little" magazine size.............Jul-Aug 66 & Sep 66 are both missing their covers but all the rest are reasonably clean and intact........was January 1967 the last issue?..........andyd
     
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    It's the last issue I have also, pretty sure it was the last .
     
  15. hudson48
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    I had a mention earlier that Rock N Roll Reg was very ill and the driveby for him had been cancelled as he was readmitted to hospital. Have just been notified that Reg has passed away. He was a
    character in the car scene. That sidevalve had twin turbos!!!
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    Thanks Paul
    we just heard the news
    Prayers to Family
    Noel
     
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    Thanks for another shot of the George Clark coupe; I've been kinda fascinated with this car ever since I saw it in the April '64 (USA) Rod & Custom.
    39plymouth clark rod & custom.jpg
     
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  18. Dago 88
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    George actually lives in Texas now & is still heavily involved in Drag Racing. :)
     
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  19. hudson48
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    A few posted on FB today. The dash plaque from 1975(not mine) is for the first Nationals I attended with my 29 Model A Tourer. When we left on Sunday it poured rain for hours until we had to find somewhere to stay for the night.
    The yellow bucket is Greg Thomsens who has great hot rodding and drag racing history here in Brisbane. He also puts on the monthly coffee runs I post regulary. They have been off for a few months while we deal with Chinese Virus stuff. 1932 Roadster 1.jpg 1932 Roadster 2.jpg 1932 Roadster 3.jpg 1932 Roadster 4.jpg 95589263_156300562589739_6030649415235010560_o.jpg 95808175_1353961941478138_8247170741213069312_n.jpg 96090460_2914942608540732_3077625289157640192_n.jpg 96234945_1635550886598054_1401034219039227904_n.jpg 96523240_10219825264354714_2729587879956185088_o.jpg Barry Saw's A.jpg
     
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    A few more listed today. The Model A roadster(first picture) is the one I purchased in 1968. That is a photo with the builder of the car,Evan and wife Sue. Must be early as still has the cross over exhaust manifold on the 272 Y Block. Later Evan made a set of extractors and side pipes. 95909110_1025216874539555_6974631614273814528_n.jpg 95592917_293492454982248_6283554887967965184_o.jpg 95882488_2917389368296056_2552136878010662912_n.jpg 95999288_1636575519828924_1120317213862002688_n.jpg 96141948_293491274982366_2730924267620270080_o.jpg 96239809_157307915822337_1026873560318083072_o.jpg 96244842_2921947374506922_1345247511601741824_n.jpg 96370873_156969215856207_248138196473348096_o.jpg 97266816_2919783344723325_2965283461683740672_n.jpg
     
  21. Love this early builds from u guys - you built as you could - glad y'all kept them going !
     
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    Add some more
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    Keep it up. Hope you can shame a response from the Canadians.

    Sent from my SM-T350 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  25. hudson48
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    Some more with history. The Gatt brothers were into hot rods with T buckets, coupes and drag racing in a big way. Ben Gatt also built a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr and the link to that is here as it is not "historic".
    I remember getting the supreme compliment from Ben when we attended the Sydney Meguirs Hot Rod Show and I had the Hudson showing for the first time and Ben had the Lincoln. Someone asked him if he had a choice of cars to take home from the show which car would it be. He said I want the 48 Hudson.:) Here is the link to the Lincoln Zephyr. I think it used the glass body from Terry Cooke in USA (Art Deco)
    https://www.throttlextreme.com/dumped-benny-gatts-1939-lincoln-zephyr/

    Some other interesting shots are the Essex by the Murray Brothers (this appears in earlier photos here) in its original form and then another fully fendered along with a T Bucket the brothers built but not finished by them I believe. It is still around owned by someone else but seldom seen.
    Other pictures here are a 32 roadster from Brisbane area, another 32 owned by John Philpot who is a well known Brisbane rodder now living in NSW and still building cars, my old friend (RIP)Junky Kev's
    32 roadster after it had just been painted maroon. Kev came to my house probably late 67 to see a 34 roadster basketcase I had and I joined their club The Lively Set in early 68 after purchasing the 29 Roadster. Also another 1926 Essex, this time a pickup with a Studebaker engine.
    Also here is a US 34 Coupe in ealry 70's. That was rare here and the body was different to the Aussie
    5 window body.Last is a 34 coupe at Castlereagh Drags in 1965
    Gatts Gallery 1.jpg Gatts Gallery 2.jpg Gatts Gallery 3.jpg Essex 1.jpg Essex 2.jpg 32 Roadster 1.jpg 32 Roadster 2.jpg Philpt Roadster.jpg Junkys 32 around 1967.jpg Essex with Studebaker V8.jpg US Coupe in 1976.jpg Castlereagh 1965.jpg
     
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    img440.jpg
    A later Gatt brothers effort at Castlereagh.

    Roo
     
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    Mighn't get away with that name now with the PC police out there.
     
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    Here are more from various FB pages. Some photos from maybe late 70's early 80's and you can see that by the hair styles and clothes. 96379588_2980989821993013_5504503676523249664_o.jpg 96232390_10223274682915739_2406148598862446592_n.jpg 96395532_10223274672675483_9189930098638192640_n.jpg 96406024_10223274730916939_8576167877491556352_o.jpg 96517780_10223274719756660_3465240151976837120_o.jpg 96519577_120775672955736_6802492017994629120_o.jpg 96519802_1373642679513608_3665440182645030912_n.jpg 96539081_10223274726356825_5981314298431930368_o.jpg 96559576_2928959187139074_6990901405657595904_n.jpg 96764716_10223274669195396_6824243742426267648_n.jpg 96795109_120775412955762_4323436057224806400_o.jpg 96840583_10223274691315949_7473794689099890688_o.jpg 96845195_10223274704276273_820765681875156992_n.jpg 96945029_120775489622421_5343368168708505600_o.jpg 97036589_10223274680035667_1439215361609170944_n.jpg 97041960_10223274687395851_4036379895067049984_n.jpg 97413516_10223274662035217_4636574207151439872_n.jpg 97439156_10223274709516404_6489565283538173952_o.jpg 97496212_10223274677795611_6886844647407091712_n.jpg 97557004_10223274674755535_760768446198710272_n.jpg 98119888_10223274656995091_8514026671450357760_n.jpg
     
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  29. hudson48
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    Light on today. This is a 35 Coupe and some comments suggest it is on a Customline chassis. The front end certainly looks like that and it is running a Y Block so maybe a donar car. the last picture shows what it later became.Now a traditional rod. Calder 1970.jpg Channelled 35 1.jpg Channelled 35 2.jpg
     
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  30. Great history there, thanks for posting it all.
     

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