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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hudson48, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. Here,s another photo of the very low :eek: Terry Scully Topolino Cabriolet . Also one of his earlier creations :cool:. Then a black hardtop coupe , maybe with a 6 cylinder Holden engine , wheels look like 4 stud Austin A40.
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  2. hudson48
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    Some more. The Model A I had never seen before but was special here apparently as it ran a Hemi.
    The second picture was after it had been sold without the Hemi and refitted with SBC.
    It later caught fire when the owner had his cooler in the trunk and it moved and the handle shorted the poles of the battery. Apparently the fire was spotted and was put out with beer!!!
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    Hard to see but this is a 37 Coupe Ute
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  3. Particularly like the overhead pic of the black T with the tunnel rammed hemi, that was built by Graham(?) Bush from Sydneys northern suburbs, was a beautiful car and somewhat unusual for Oz in that it used a turtledeck instead of a pickup box, also unusual was that curved tubular 37/38 mopar front axle..........some great pics again........thanks, andyd
     
  4. Yes it was Graham Bush.
     
  5. deadbeat
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    Just a quick question for you guys in regards to the rear fenders that you used back in the day, that were cycle type. They are a bit wider than the spare wheel type used on the front. Where/what were they sourced from? This a great thread and a blast from the past for this expat, Cheers
     
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  6. From my memory those wider rear fenders were trailer accessory fenders and/or cut up/down stock fenders............and interestingly in the background of the Hemi Model A pic is Bob Dykes' Orange Model A Tourer and behind the tailgate of the red 40 Ute is what appears to be Bob Bowmans Metallic Green Model A Coupe, "Peppermint Pirate" in a pic with so much wet ground would seem to be in "mexico".......Victoria............lol.
     
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  7. hudson48
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    Adding some more. The Model A 's are all from Brisbane area. The first one is the start of Les Winters
    sedan delivery. Les now lives the dream in Texas for half the year and has a couple of cars that would be familiar to US rodders. The tourer shows how to carry your kids back in the 70's. The last picture is
    a Nash bucket.
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  8. Stan Back
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    from California

    Those Aussies and Kiwis must not sleep well. Seems like a lot of them post in the middle of the night. And a lot of cars using radiators for bumpers – what's with that?
     
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  9. hudson48
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    In the middle of the night over there is daytime here. We are 17 hours ahead of you.:)
     
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  10. swifty
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    That 38 panel van was owned by Russell (Fred) Hicks and he was a plumber from Castlemaine. Couple of other Castlemaine rodders standing in front of it. That was at the Sultans swap meet in the Safeway carpark in Greensborough in Melbourne. Lots of good hot rod stuff changed hands there, was a real rodders swap with no socks, crockery or cheap Chinese tools.Was a long drive from Castlemaine with no freeways, ring roads and lots of traffic lights which being country boys we didn't appreciate LOL
     
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  11. 19Fordy
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    Spectacular thread. Thanks.
     
  12. Stan Back
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    from California

    "In the middle of the night over there is daytime here. We are 17 hours ahead of you."

    Just trying for some humor. Was there for the first time early this year. Loved it. Can't say I'd go again – too hard for the hours in coach for these old bones . . . but if I didn't have to come back?!?
     
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  13. Lil32
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    we are yearly visitors to USA and this years visit has been cancelled by Govt
    someone told me we cannot fly to USA till 2023, SH T ???
     
  14. hudson48
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    Noel I think it will be before that. I am still planning a mid 2021 maybe with the Hudson again.
     
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  15. hudson48
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    Some more random shots for today. The Narranderra Nats 75v was my first. The first one was 1973 at the same place. Some of the rodders who went there continued on and there has been a run there every year since at the same time as the ASRF Nationals that is held in different locations each year.
    The Dave Gale Model A(last three pictures) was a fast car and it was called The Baroness. 34 Coupe ute.jpg 96834327_10219930124976164_4862409201097375744_o.jpg 97028934_1652486131571196_4621354140134539264_n.jpg View attachment 4688246 97207087_122959332737370_9193695801409273856_o.jpg View attachment 4688249 97415840_122959482737355_7485497981060251648_o.jpg 97419974_10158530167791520_50055052106137600_o.jpg 97450168_122959156070721_2623960804352851968_o.jpg 97465536_122959439404026_8097149474889007104_o.jpg 97468089_122959252737378_1084690730724622336_o.jpg 97511499_122959206070716_7508238544402382848_o.jpg 97665833_122959392737364_7429026776094867456_o.jpg 97784618_159372535615875_5412250411820122112_o.jpg 98165200_159022258984236_3452827486037999616_o.jpg Custom 35 1.jpg Custom 35 2.jpg Dave Gale 1.jpg Dave Gale 2.jpg Dave Gale 3.jpg
     
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  16. A lot of post '65 getting into this thread.
     
  17. hudson48
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    This thread is about the history of Australian Hot Rodding and I try to be careful and with most of the cars I try to maintain the "built in the traditional style" even if they maybe built later. That pertains to a lot of threads on the HAMB where much later built cars that have the "pre 65 traditional style" are still accepted here. Some of the threads that I see have shows that are much later but still represent what is intended here. Our Australian Hot Rod history is not as rich as in the USA and really only got started in the late 50's and early 60's. We also had to adapt to what was available here at the time and our raw material was less diverse than USA.
    I think that with nearly 3000 views and a lot of positive comments that this thread is enjoyed by a lot of the HAMB community.
     
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  18. That is quite true.
     
  19. WiredSpider
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    `The red 40 sedan delivery is Tom Beatty,s old push truck for his belly tank.
    Used to run an olds engine
     
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  20. Desmodromic
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    It's a good thing you pointed out that it was the 8th picture. Otherwise, I would have missed it completely!;)
     

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  21. hudson48
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    That was owned by Joe Pring from Kippa Ring at the time of the photo I think. Don't know the history.
     
  22. hudson48
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    Just a couple today that should past muster. The last 3 of Lyn Arrowsmiths coupe are legendary
    Australian Hot Rod material. He later chopped the coupe and painted it black.
    Doug Pross 1.jpg Doug Pross 2.jpg Tony Mullins 1.jpg
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  23. Lil32
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    Paul
    all those old Aussie books I dumped recently as no one wanted them
    1000's went in the dumpster
    sad
     
  24. Desmodromic
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    Now you tell us!:(:(:(
     
  25. hudson48
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    I need to do a clean out of a lot of my old magazines. I don't think they are worth a lot. One idea I read about(on here maybe) was to take batches to retirement villages to put in the reading room for car interested guys to have something to read.
     
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  26. When i went to Ringwood Tech School ( Vic ) in 1967 the school library allways had fresh HotRod magazines from U.S.A. & Oz . ( Do schools still have a library o_O )
     
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  27. rooman
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    When I moved to the US 30 years ago I donated my magazine collection (20 years plus of just about every automotive magazine from Oz and the US) to the National Motoring Museum in Birdwood, South Australia. They have finally been sorted and cataloged and are part of the museum's archives.

    Roo
     
  28. Dago 88
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    Thought I would bring this thread back to the top. 109036908_4354228347928296_1944412340938924468_n (1).jpg 114890930_3307521575936291_5059364608632545055_n.jpg 04-P16_17.jpg
     
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  30. midroad
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    I love this thread. I haven't seen Ron Wickham's F100 for years, which brings up the question "Where are they all now?" I know a lot of our early hotrods got driven into the ground but we had some stunning customs that seem to be long gone.
     
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